55 Facts About Matt Harvey

1. Matt Harvey was drafted seventh overall in 2010 by the Mets out of the University of North Carolina.

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2. Matt Harvey was born on March 27, 1989 in New London, Connecticut.

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3. Matt Harvey said Tuesday he will keep his options open in free agency with one exception: the New York Mets, his former team.

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4. Matt Harvey appeared on the cover of the May 20, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, dubbed "The Dark Knight of Gotham", a play on Batman's home city, its association with New York City and the recent Dark Knight film trilogy.

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5. Matt Harvey was listed at 6′ 4″ and 210 lbs, batting and throwing right-handed.

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6. Matt Harvey is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

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7. Matt Harvey says he strives to have a clean image like Jeter and be a big name is baseball who is known for good reasons, according to the New York Post.

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8. Matt Harvey tells the New York Post that he enjoys being in the spotlight and talking to the media.

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9. Matt Harvey is active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram account.

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10. Matt Harvey was recorded at 6′ 4″ and 210 lbs, batting and tossing right-gave.

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11. Matt Harvey is the only son and youngest child of his parents.

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12. Matt Harvey got suspended for three games without pay by the New York Mets on May 7, 2017, for violating team rules.

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13. Matt Harvey went on to star for the UNC Tar Heels, pitching for the school for three seasons before going professional in 2010.

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14. Matt Harvey is a professional baseball player who currently plays for the Major League Baseball side Cincinnati Reds.

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15. Matt Harvey appeared on the cover of the May 20, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, dubbed "The Dark Knight of Gotham", a play on Batman's home city, its association with New York City and the recent Dark Knight film trilogy.

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16. In May 2013, Matt Harvey began dating model Anne Vyalitsyna after meeting her at a New York Rangers game.

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17. Matt Harvey has a four-pitch repertoire that includes a fastball, slider, curveball and change-up.

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18. On December 21, 2018, Matt Harvey signed a one-year, $11 million guaranteed contract with the Los Angeles Angels.

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19. On May 4, 2018, the Mets announced that Matt Harvey would be designated for assignment the next day after he refused a demotion to the minor leagues.

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20. Matt Harvey was visibly frustrated after the game, refusing to talk to news media.

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21. Matt Harvey added, "I think he has more talent than I do.

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22. Matt Harvey told reporters around the same time that he was looking to return around September 2014.

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23. Matt Harvey threw 20 times at a distance of 60 feet at the Mets spring training site Port St Lucie, Florida, with the Mets goal being that he would be ready for the start of the 2015 season.

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24. Matt Harvey was featured on the cover of the May 20, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated magazine, dubbed "The Dark Knight of Gotham.

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25. Matt Harvey left the game after nine innings, having surrendered only the one hit, as the Mets won in 10 innings.

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26. Matt Harvey was invited to spring training by the Mets that year but did not make the team.

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27. Matt Harvey spent the summers of '08 and '09 pitching for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League.

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28. Matt Harvey would go on to pitch three seasons at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in sports administration.

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29. Matt Harvey was grouped with Madison Bumgarner and Rick Porcello as one of the best pitchers in the 2007 MLB draft and a likely first round pick.

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30. Matt Harvey was teammates with future Major League pitcher Jesse Hahn on both teams.

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31. Matt Harvey was born in New London, Connecticut; he is the only son and youngest of three children of Ed and Jackie Harvey, both teachers.

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32. Matt Harvey had a breakout season in 2013, being selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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33. Matt Harvey scored the first five points to push the Irish.

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34. Matt Harvey added 15 to lead four Notre Dame players in double figures as the Irish beat William and Mary.

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35. Matt Harvey scored the first five points to push the Irish out to the early lead to 2:18 into the contest.

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36. Matt Harvey is going to sign with a team who can get him closer to his Dark Knight days.

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37. Matt Harvey had this to say, "We're super psyched to bring Baz into the fold.

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38. Matt Harvey introduced the Fairmont State Collegiate Singers "Twenty years ago, we stood in a candlelight procession right there in front of the building when Matt Shepard, a young gay man, was murdered", he said.

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39. Matt Harvey enjoyed a bit of a renaissance in Cincinnati and.

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40. Matt Harvey Had a nice resurgence in Cincy but then it fell apart in the second half.

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41. Matt Harvey is mentioned as a cheaper option of which Cincinnati seems to be fond.

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42. Matt Harvey was once expected to be a premier free agent in this class.

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43. On May 11, 2018, Matt Harvey made his first start for the Reds, in which he pitched four scoreless innings against the Los Angeles Dodgers.

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44. On May 7, 2017, Matt Harvey was suspended for three games for violating team rules.

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45. Matt Harvey was the starting pitcher for the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, which took place at the Mets' home ballpark, Citi Field in which he pitched the first two innings.

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46. Matt Harvey continued to garner accolades for his arm strength and control in 2013.

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47. Matt Harvey recorded his first major-league strikeout against the first batter he faced, Gerardo Parra of the Diamondbacks.

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48. Matt Harvey was ranked as the Mets organization's second best prospect in 2012 and the 34th overall best prospect by MLB.

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49. Matt Harvey pitched in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game, recording a save for the winning US team over the World team.

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50. Matt Harvey was selected as the seventh overall pick by the New York Mets in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft.

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51. Matt Harvey returned to Chatham in 2009 after a difficult sophomore year on the mound.

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52. Matt Harvey was raised in Mystic, Connecticut, with his two older sisters, Jessica and Jocelyn.

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53. Matt Harvey had a breakout season in 2013, being selected to play in his first Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

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54. Matt Harvey is a four-year starter And now, if a guy does go down with an injury like defensive end Enyi Uwazurike did last week, his backup, Matt Leo, is more prepared to play because he already had been getting snaps in games.

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55. Matt Harvey is a four-year starter with an injury like defensive end Enyi Uwazurike did last week, his back up, Matt Leo, is more prepared to play because he had already been getting snaps in.

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