Matt Harvey
SP NYM
2 months ago

Harvey (5-7) took the loss Friday against the Phillies. He allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out three over four innings.

EDGE Analysis

Harvey's rocky, injury-plagued season came to a close Friday in what was his fourth consecutive start in which he was unable to work past the fourth inning. The 28-year-old will wrap up the month of September having allowed 28 earned runs over six starts spanning a total of 22.1 innings (roughly 3.2 innings per start). Two years removed from posting a 2.71 ERA during the Mets' World Series runner-up campaign, Harvey will conclude the 2017 season with a dreadful 6.70 ERA. His fantasy outlook heading into the offseason is especially bleak and he'll likely serve as no more than a late-round flier in deeper fantasy formats in 2018 drafts.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
2 months ago

The Mets will tender Harvey a contract for 2018, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

While Harvey owns an unsightly 11.78 ERA and 10:9 K:BB in 18.1 innings (five appearances) since returning from the disabled list at the beginning of September, the Mets still see value in him for next season. According to Heyman, he's expected to make a similar figure to his $5.12 2017 salary, a price at which the Mets view him as cost-efficient. Harvey struggled to a 6.60 ERA and 1.69 WHIP in 88.2 innings while battling multiple injuries this season, but at the end of the day, the Mets decided they would rather spend one more year trying to fix him instead of watching him flee and thriving with another team. While New York is optimistic about the former ace bouncing back next season, he'll head into 2018 as one of the more volatile fantasy players given his struggles over the previous two seasons.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
2 months ago

Harvey will replace Noah Syndergaard (lat) in the second inning of Saturday's contest against the Nationals, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

EDGE Analysis

Instead of earning the "start," Harvey will enter the game in the second inning following Syndergaard's first game back on the mound since April. Besides this slight abnormality, everything else should go on as planned for Harvey, who is coming off a rough start against the Marlins on Monday. During his four September outings, Harvey has posted a 13.19 ERA and 2.72 WHIP in 14.1 innings of work.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
2 months ago

General manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets plan on tendering a contract to Harvey in 2018, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

Puma threw out a guess of a $6 million arbitration figure in Harvey's final year of that system. That may seem like a lot, considering he holds a 13.19 ERA in the four starts since returning from the disabled list, but the Mets seem more willing to spend one more year trying to fix him instead of seeing him flee and thriving with another organization. The former ace's tumultuous season, in which he's dealt with recovery from thoracic outlet syndrome surgery and a stress injury in his scapula, positions him as one of the most volatile fantasy players heading into next year, considering his offseason and spring news may swing his draft-day price wildly for either better or worse than the risk-reward cost in 2017.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
2 months ago

Harvey (5-6) allowed seven runs on 12 hits and two walks while striking out two batters through four innings to take the loss against Miami on Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Harvey has now surrendered 21 runs through 14.1 innings through four September starts. However, what is perhaps even more concerning is that he's only struck out eight batters and allowed 32 hits during that four-game stretch. It's difficult to view Harvey as a viable fantasy option in any setting entering his next projected start against Washington at Citi Field.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
2 months ago

Harvey (5-5) gave up five runs on seven hits and four walks over just 3.1 innings Wednesday, earning him a loss at the hands of the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

This was a rough day for the Mets' pitching staff in general, so it could have been worse for Harvey -- after all, the Mets gave up 17 runs in all and six of his baserunners got stranded. Nonetheless, Harvey's three outings since returning have offered no encouragement for fantasy owners, so it's best to leave him to the wire in single-season formats. The righty's next start is scheduled for Monday in Miami.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
3 months ago

Harvey (5-4) allowed two runs on five hits and a walk while striking out a single batter through five innings during Thursday's win over Cincinnati.

EDGE Analysis

Fantasy owners that have stuck by Harvey will take the win, but this was another mediocre showing. With a 5.82 ERA, 1.50 WHIP and 6.8 K/9 through 15 starts this season, there is likely still more risk than upside at this stage of the game. Harvey lines up to face the Cubs at Wrigley Field in his next start.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
3 months ago

Harvey will make his next start Thursday against the Reds, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets had initially planned to pitch Harvey on short rest Wednesday, but have now decided to bump him back a day due to the poor weather that's expected to arrive Wednesday. The team has not announced who will start Wednesday's contest.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
3 months ago

Harvey will start Wednesday's game against the Phillies, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

EDGE Analysis

This is somewhat surprising, seeing as Harvey lasted just two innings in his first start in two and a half months following shoulder surgery. However, Harvey was able to toss 70 pitches in his return outing, apparently giving manager Terry Collins enough confidence to send him out for his next start on short rest. While the 28-year-old lines up against a much easier Phillies side in his second start back from the DL, he should still be viewed as a risky play until he proves otherwise.

Matt Harvey
SP NYM
3 months ago

Harvey (4-4) allowed seven runs on eight hits while striking out three batters through just two innings during Saturday's loss to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

This was Harvey's first start since June 14, and while it's easy to focus on the negatives, Houston is a daunting opponent, and the Astros also had a lot of off-field motivation to rise to the occasion at Minute Maid Park on Saturday. Still, Harvey now sports a 5.97 ERA and 1.52 WHIP for the campaign, and he should be viewed as a risky start in all fantasy settings until proven otherwise. He lines up to face the Phillies at Citi Field in his next outing.