Matt Harvey
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 4" 220LBS | Age: 35
Draft: 2010 | Rd: 1, #7, New York Mets | North Carolina
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2019 3 5 7.09 12 12 0 59.2 39 1.54
2020 0 3 11.57 7 4 0 11.2 10 2.74
2021 6 14 6.27 28 28 0 127.2 95 1.54
9 Seasons 50 66 4.42 180 172 0 966.1 867 1.29
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2019 12 3-5 7.09 59.2 39 1.54
2020 7 0-3 11.57 11.2 10 2.74
2021 28 6-14 6.27 127.2 95 1.54
9 Seasons 180 50-66 4.42 966.1 867 1.29
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 26 2798 524 18 3.4 2.4 87.9 112.9 10.9 29.6 .207 .317 .266 .253 .312 30.4 24.9 4.9 2.71 2.59
2016 27 1514 300 13 4.3 3.2 88.5 112.7 11.2 38.0 .263 .415 .341 .315 .365 37.0 18.9 6.2 4.86 4.19
2017 28 1686 311 21 6.8 4.9 87.4 114.2 10.4 33.8 .278 .493 .377 .369 .397 34.4 15.5 10.9 6.70 6.12
2018 29 2535 489 39 8.0 5.9 90.1 113.3 13.5 32.3 .249 .434 .334 .319 .374 40.0 19.8 5.6 4.93 4.33
2019 30 999 195 15 7.7 5.6 90.7 113.2 12.5 31.8 .304 .543 .368 .393 .426 42.1 14.7 10.9 7.09 7.32
2020 31 247 50 6 12.0 9.2 93.5 112.2 8.9 44.0 .366 .684 .543 .460 .529 54.0 15.4 7.7 11.57 10.62
2021 32 2232 445 35 7.9 6.0 89.5 115.0 13.3 36.4 .289 .476 .355 .351 .395 40.9 16.3 6.4 6.27 5.37
Player 12011 2314 147 6.4 4.6 89.1 115.0 12.0 33.6 .258 .432 .336 .325 .374 37.3 19.2 6.9
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Harvey relies on 5 pitches.
Four Seamer
(34.1%) ,
Sinker
(20.7%) ,
Slider
(19.3%) ,
Curveball
(14.0%) ,
Changeup
(11.9%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 48.7 23.3 22.3 5.7 33.6 38.0 28.4 3.4 35.5 27.3 22.7 3.6 3.4 2.4
2016 44.0 18.3 31.0 6.7 24.0 42.3 33.7 4.3 33.3 22.7 24.7 8.7 4.3 3.2
2017 45.7 24.4 24.1 5.8 32.8 41.2 26.0 6.1 30.5 23.8 23.5 5.8 6.8 4.9
2018 45.0 24.3 22.1 8.6 31.1 38.0 30.3 2.5 31.9 25.6 23.7 6.1 8.0 5.9
2019 43.6 21.5 30.3 4.6 42.6 36.9 20.5 1.0 30.3 19.5 26.7 5.6 7.7 5.6
2020 42.0 18.0 36.0 4.0 26.0 34.0 40.0 0.0 30.0 16.0 32.0 10.0 12.0 9.2
2021 44.0 24.3 24.5 7.2 35.5 38.0 26.5 3.6 31.0 22.9 27.9 6.7 7.9 6.0
Player 45.4 22.9 25.0 6.6 32.7 38.8 28.4 3.5 32.4 24.1 24.8 6.0 6.4 4.6
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 4-Seam Fastball BAL R 760 93.4 17.0 -2.1 -14 12.3 5.4 78
2021 Sinker BAL R 463 92.9 19.2 -2.2 -10 16.2 1.6 11
2021 Changeup BAL R 266 85.3 26.4 -3.4 -11 14.5 0.8 6
2021 Curveball BAL R 312 79.9 49.8 -3.1 -6 11.9 4.3 58
2021 Slider BAL R 431 86.9 29.8 -3.9 -12 1.6 -2.5 -61
2020 Sinker KC R 19 94.4 20.2 -0.2 -1 15.5 0.8 6
2020 Slider KC R 57 86.9 32.9 -0.9 -3 2.8 -0.9 -25
2020 Changeup KC R 24 84.7 27.8 -1.8 -6 11.7 -1.2 -10
2020 4-Seam Fastball KC R 112 94.0 18.1 -3.3 -22 11.9 4.9 71
2020 Curveball KC R 35 81.7 49.6 -0.7 -1 4.0 -3.4 -46
2019 Slider LAA R 264 87.2 31.2 -2.9 -8 2.3 -1.5 -40
2019 4-Seam Fastball LAA R 443 93.2 17.7 -1.7 -11 12.1 4.8 65
2019 Sinker LAA R 3 94.5 21.0 0.3 1 17.7 3.2 22
2019 Changeup LAA R 97 85.7 25.8 -4.1 -14 14.4 1.1 8
2019 Curveball LAA R 135 81.4 49.8 -2.5 -5 2.9 -4.1 -59
2018 Changeup CIN R 290 87.1 26.3 -3.0 -10 14.5 0.9 6
2018 Slider CIN R 606 88.5 29.2 -2.7 -8 1.5 -2.0 -57
2018 Sinker CIN R 771 94.2 18.9 -1.8 -9 13.3 -1.2 -8
2018 4-Seam Fastball CIN R 724 93.8 16.4 -0.9 -6 10.5 3.3 46
2018 Curveball CIN R 139 82.9 46.7 -3.9 -8 1.5 -5.4 -79
2017 Curveball NYM R 119 81.0 46.7 -4.1 -8 0.0 -7.1 -99
2017 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 483 94.0 14.0 -0.2 -1 10.5 2.6 32
2017 Sinker NYM R 488 93.9 17.4 -2.1 -11 15.9 1.0 7
2017 Slider NYM R 374 88.6 26.9 -2.8 -9 0.6 -3.4 -121
2017 Changeup NYM R 210 86.3 28.0 0.1 0 17.3 3.8 28
2016 Sinker NYM R 101 95.5 18.5 -1.6 -8 13.0 -1.0 -7
2016 Slider NYM R 283 89.4 27.6 -2.7 -9 2.5 -2.0 -44
2016 Curveball NYM R 166 82.8 43.9 -4.9 -10 1.8 -5.9 -76
2016 Changeup NYM R 165 87.6 27.2 -1.8 -6 14.7 2.4 20
2016 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 779 95.1 14.1 0.5 3 8.7 1.2 17
2015 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 1,061 96.5 14.4 -0.3 -2 10.2 3.0 42
2015 Sinker NYM R 588 96.6 18.3 -1.3 -7 13.5 -0.3 -2
2015 Slider NYM R 408 90.1 30.2 0.6 2 2.4 -2.0 -46
2015 Changeup NYM R 328 89.0 26.9 -1.5 -5 14.7 2.5 21
2015 Curveball NYM R 317 84.2 45.4 -1.0 -2 1.8 -5.7 -76
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 4-Seam Fastball -2.0 -15 760 34.1 202 .319 .568 .408 15.3 18.3 14.7 .325 .613 .418 50.7
2021 Sinker -0.4 -2 463 20.7 120 .333 .477 .383 12.4 10.0 13.0 .305 .445 .347 41.0
2021 Slider -2.3 -10 431 19.3 121 .291 .418 .373 27.6 24.8 18.3 .253 .404 .319 31.3
2021 Curveball -2.3 -7 312 14.0 61 .304 .589 .391 32.5 21.3 13.7 .260 .411 .312 31.8
2021 Changeup 2.8 7 266 11.9 77 .203 .284 .242 12.9 3.9 5.3 .245 .339 .269 36.6
2020 4-Seam Fastball 0.7 1 112 45.3 30 .393 .464 .400 11.1 16.7 20.0 .367 .510 .399 60.9
2020 Slider -7.1 -4 57 23.1 17 .438 1.000 .606 24.0 11.8 14.3 .308 .804 .470 35.7
2020 Curveball -7.1 -2 35 14.2 7 .333 1.000 .564 26.7 28.6 20.0 .328 .751 .482 50.0
2020 Changeup -9.2 -2 24 9.7 7 .500 1.000 .643 37.5 14.3 20.0 .437 .631 .490 60.0
2020 Sinker -16.9 -3 19 7.7 4 1.000 2.000 1.263 0.0 0.0 0.0 .537 1.393 .792 75.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball -1.1 -5 443 44.3 128 .299 .542 .420 11.8 10.2 11.2 .358 .622 .456 47.9
2019 Slider -0.5 -1 264 26.4 67 .254 .475 .318 29.9 22.4 19.0 .238 .433 .296 35.4
2019 Curveball -4.2 -6 135 13.5 29 .296 .778 .460 32.1 20.7 18.8 .308 .659 .436 45.5
2019 Changeup -0.2 0 97 9.7 20 .188 .313 .310 33.3 20.0 18.2 .229 .319 .328 25.0
2019 Sinker 13.4 0 3 0.3 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .025 .028 .023 0.0
2018 Sinker -0.4 -3 771 30.4 211 .284 .457 .350 16.4 19.0 18.2 .273 .478 .343 50.3
2018 4-Seam Fastball -1.2 -9 724 28.6 175 .280 .547 .392 18.2 20.6 15.3 .260 .497 .368 47.1
2018 Slider 1.5 9 606 23.9 175 .207 .317 .248 25.3 21.1 19.5 .216 .322 .255 29.0
2018 Changeup -3.1 -9 290 11.4 68 .353 .676 .442 19.5 11.8 11.0 .229 .475 .297 25.0
2018 Curveball -1.1 -2 139 5.5 31 .276 .414 .305 33.9 32.3 22.2 .255 .355 .292 31.6
2017 Sinker -0.9 -5 488 28.9 125 .340 .651 .458 11.6 13.6 12.1 .300 .599 .420 42.9
2017 4-Seam Fastball -0.5 -2 483 28.6 114 .333 .510 .399 17.0 21.1 19.7 .287 .482 .381 36.5
2017 Slider -1.6 -6 374 22.2 87 .237 .425 .318 24.6 19.5 13.2 .247 .451 .323 32.8
2017 Changeup -0.6 -1 210 12.5 69 .230 .393 .316 22.5 11.6 13.1 .279 .444 .351 30.2
2017 Curveball -0.5 -1 119 7.1 30 .333 .519 .400 25.9 3.3 2.7 .251 .357 .304 11.5
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Changeup 264 85.3 98 18.4 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Curveball 310 79.9 63 16.0 7:30 7:45 -15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 748 93.4 98 18.9 1:30 1:30 0
2021 Sinker 455 92.9 98 20.7 1:30 1:45 -15
2021 Slider 430 86.9 32 5.9 12:15 11:15 60
2020 Changeup 23 84.6 98 15.5 1:30 1:45 -15
2020 Curveball 35 81.7 60 11.8 7:30 6:45 45
2020 4-Seam Fastball 101 94.1 99 17.4 1:30 1:30 0
2020 Sinker 19 94.4 98 18.8 1:30 2:00 -30
2020 Slider 39 86.8 25 4.1 11:30 10:00 90
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2012 245 978 6 10 -5 -4 8
2013 689 2,692 28 17 -8 -6 31
2015 857 3,156 23 26 -5 -10 34
2016 401 1,510 -4 3 -6 -4 -12
2017 425 1,679 -6 14 -14 -9 -15
2018 660 2,530 4 7 -15 -9 -13
2019 246 942 0 2 -9 -5 -11
2020 65 247 -4 -4 -3 -1 -11
2021 581 2,232 0 -3 -14 -9 -26
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,798 51.8 63.6 78.8 32.3 58.1 43.2 68.3 48.5 26.4 7.9 70.3
2016 1,514 51.7 66.9 82.2 33.9 66.1 44.1 65.9 50.9 21.4 7.3 76.6
2017 1,686 48.6 68.1 84.4 25.3 70.8 42.6 58.0 46.2 18.5 7.8 79.4
2018 2,535 54.0 69.5 83.1 24.7 64.6 43.4 62.9 49.0 20.5 8.8 84.7
2019 999 49.9 68.7 83.6 21.2 57.0 41.4 63.2 44.9 20.9 6.8 81.3
2020 247 51.4 64.6 90.2 19.2 52.2 35.6 66.2 42.5 17.1 8.9 63.6
2021 2,232 51.3 67.8 86.7 27.1 64.7 41.3 63.9 48.0 18.9 7.3 84.6
Player 12,011 51.5 67.1 83.0 27.8 63.3 42.6 64.2 48.1 21.4 7.8 78.8
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 94 88 88 81 96 38 85 56 71 78 90 78 77 94 81 38 41
2016 46 29 41 53 54 55 80 51 26 35 76 35 90 82 51 26 25
2017 4 12 8 8 5 31 33 43 39 11 15 13 24 66 40 28 38
2018 35 35 22 17 63 6 21 7 12 32 88 19 14 68 34 58 29
2019 1 2 3 5 1 53 34 7 8 4 16 16 1 48 32 48 12
2020 63 24 34
2021 12 4 11 26 19 11 48 33 31 6 78 4 42 44 32 55 26
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.6 8 7.5 1 6 4 4 50.0
2017 22.7 21 18.6 2 4 16 7 33.3
2018 24.2 27 25.6 1 13 16 13 48.1
2019 23.5 13 10.6 2 3 8 5 38.5
2020 23.5 6 6.4 0 0 6 2 33.3
2021 22.9 19 19.0 0 10 15 6 31.6
Player 23.3 94 87.8 6 36 65 37 39.4

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 8 7 7 10 8 6 8 8 5 5 6 9 8 7 7 8 5 6 9 8 7 6 9 10 8 7 8 11 9 7 6
2017 21 18 17 16 21 21 22 19 15 15 21 24 16 18 19 18 16 16 19 22 19 18 23 20 16 16 17 24 19 22 12
2018 27 34 23 24 24 22 27 25 21 20 24 29 27 25 22 29 27 25 25 29 27 28 31 29 22 23 22 27 31 25 22
2019 13 12 9 13 10 10 12 13 8 9 9 12 13 11 12 11 11 9 10 10 11 9 15 13 12 8 10 11 12 9 5
2020 6 8 4 6 7 7 8 5 4 5 6 7 6 5 7 7 7 7 7 8 6 7 8 7 5 6 7 6 7 7 4
2021 19 20 16 21 18 18 21 22 11 16 15 20 20 17 20 23 18 18 20 19 19 21 26 23 17 18 20 22 21 16 15
Player 94 99 76 90 88 84 98 92 64 70 81 101 90 83 87 96 84 81 90 96 89 89 112 102 80 78 84 101 99 86 64
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 96.6 95.2 -1.4 94.0 -1.2 94.0 0.0 93.2 -0.8 94.0 0.8 93.2 -0.8
Offspeed Velocity 89.0 87.6 -1.4 86.3 -1.3 87.1 0.8 85.7 -1.4 84.7 -1.0 85.3 0.6
Breaking Velocity 87.5 86.9 -0.6 86.7 -0.2 87.5 0.8 85.2 -2.3 84.9 -0.3 84.0 -0.9
Exit Velocity 87.9 88.5 0.6 87.4 -1.1 90.1 2.7 90.7 0.6 93.5 2.8 89.5 -4.0
Launch Angle 10.9 11.2 0.3 10.4 -0.8 13.5 3.1 12.5 -1.0 8.9 -3.6 13.3 4.4
Barrel % 3.4 4.3 0.9 6.8 2.5 8.0 1.2 7.7 -0.3 12.0 4.3 7.9 -4.1
Hard Hit % 30.4 37.0 6.6 34.4 -2.6 40.0 5.6 42.1 2.1 54.0 11.9 40.9 -13.1
LA Sweet-Spot % 29.6 38.0 8.4 33.8 -4.2 32.3 -1.5 31.8 -0.5 44.0 12.2 36.4 -7.6
xBA .207 .263 0.056 .278 0.015 .249 -0.029 .304 0.055 .366 0.062 .289 -0.077
BA .222 .302 0.080 .295 -0.007 .271 -0.024 .275 0.004 .450 0.175 .299 -0.151
xwOBA .253 .315 0.062 .369 0.054 .319 -0.050 .393 0.074 .460 0.067 .351 -0.109
wOBA .266 .341 0.075 .377 0.036 .334 -0.043 .368 0.034 .543 0.175 .355 -0.188
xSLG .317 .415 0.098 .493 0.078 .434 -0.059 .543 0.109 .684 0.141 .476 -0.208
SLG .344 .452 0.108 .509 0.057 .466 -0.043 .528 0.062 .817 0.289 .481 -0.336
K% 24.9 18.9 -6.0 15.5 -3.4 19.8 4.3 14.7 -5.1 15.4 0.7 16.3 0.9
BB% 4.9 6.2 1.3 10.9 4.7 5.6 -5.3 10.9 5.3 7.7 -3.2 6.4 -1.3
Swing % 48.5 50.9 2.4 46.2 -4.7 49.0 2.8 44.9 -4.1 42.5 -2.4 48.0 5.5
Whiff% 26.4 21.4 -5.0 18.5 -2.9 20.5 2.0 20.9 0.4 17.1 -3.8 18.9 1.8
In Zone % 51.8 51.7 -0.1 48.6 -3.1 54.0 5.4 49.9 -4.1 51.4 1.5 51.3 -0.1
Out of Zone % 48.2 48.3 0.1 51.4 3.1 46.0 -5.4 50.1 4.1 48.6 -1.5 48.7 0.1
Out of Zone Swing % 32.3 33.9 1.6 25.3 -8.6 24.7 -0.6 21.2 -3.5 19.2 -2.0 27.1 7.9
First Pitch Swing % 35.3 32.1 -3.2 28.1 -4.0 33.0 4.9 32.7 -0.3 32.3 -0.4 32.5 0.2
First Pitch Strike % 68.3 65.9 -2.4 58.0 -7.9 62.9 4.9 63.2 0.3 66.2 3.0 63.9 -2.3
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 399 .340 188 2 1.1 211 39 18.5
2017 Shifts 426 .375 225 4 1.8 201 31 15.4
2018 Shifts 661 .334 321 4 1.2 340 114 33.5
2019 Shifts 242 .364 124 0 0.0 118 44 37.3
2020 Shifts 65 .543 28 11 39.3 37 25 67.6
2021 Shifts 581 .355 318 32 10.1 263 154 58.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo