Tonight, Matt Harvey proved to me that he is ready for the big leagues and it gets me excited beyond belief. His line tonight was, 6 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 4 walks, and 5 strikeouts. Over his past five or six starts he has shown growth, maturity, determination, and dominance posting an ERA under 3 and not losing a decision in any of those starts. Matt shows something that the Mets don’t have, a power arm as a starter who has the ability to strike out 10 nightly. Well Dickey is capable of those strikeout numbers, but he is in another world right now. All of the Mets starters throw in the low 90s and rely on breaking stuff. Harvey can blow a fastball by someone at 95 and get you out with a nasty slider. I give it one more good start by Harvey and/or a bad start by Hefner until he is up for the Mets.
The Mets pitching rotation for this year has been pieced together with veterans. Some of them were signed to one year contracts like Chris Young, and Chris Capuano. So I was thinking, what would the rotation look like next year.
- Johan Santana
- R.A. Dickey
- Jon Niese
- Dillon Gee
- Matt Harvey
For Johan, he is an ace and will still be our ace next year no matter what he does. His experience and knowledge of how to get hitters out will keep him a quality pitcher. His personality will help him get hitters out in my opinion. Besides it’s not like he is 40.
For R.A. I Believe he is still a good knuckleball pitcher and he can give us innings. I am in no way expecting the 2.8 ERA he got us last year, but I do expect him to be a quality starter for us.
Jon Niese has the potential to be the best lefty in the game. He has a great curveball that he can control, a cutter to get into righties and get them out, a Fastball that can get upto 95, and a change. He can be a great pitcher.
Dillon Gee is a 4 pitch guy who can control all of them. 4 quality pitches, a fastball, curve, change, and slider. His change is great, and can get lefties out. I love this guy, he can get through innings and doesn’t walk many. He can be like a Carl Pavano, maybe better.
Now Matt Harvey, he is young, but I think he will be in that rotation. He is currently having a ridiculous season in Single A. He is 4-1 with a 1.10 ERA. His most recent start he went 6 1/3 innings let up 1 hits, and 9 strikeouts. Are you kidding? That is rediculous. I love Matt Harvey and maybe this is me wanting to see him in 2012 not just thinking he will be there in 2012. He is also the power pitcher the Mets need.
Now, if you notice, one guy missing from this equation is Mike Pelfrey. I honestly think that Pelf is not in the 2012 plans and will be traded. I really don’t think he is all that good, even though he does have his moment. I think he is wearing another uniform next year and this team is better without him.
What do you guys think?
The Mets agreed to a 2.5MM dollar deal with their first round pick RHP Matt Harvey. They picked him 7th overall and is expected to make his debut with the AFL. He has a plus fastball and a good curve. I hope to see what he can do.
With the 7th overall pick in the 2010 first year player draft, the Mets selected the 6’4 225lb, RHP Matt Harvey. I had not heard much about him but, according to MLB Network he threw 156 pitches in a start, the last one hitting 95MPH on the radar gun. He was classified as a “strong” kid.