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Profile: Matt Harvey
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Name: Matt Harvey
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 195
Date of Birth: 3/27/89
School: Fitch (CT) Rank: 73
Harvey, along with Michael Main and Rick Porcello, is yet another powerful right-handed pitcher with a projectable pitching frame. Harvey has the smooth delivery of the three, with an extremely easy, loose and fluid arm action in which his fastballs explode out of his hand. He is quickly moving up draft boards after touching the mid to upper-90s most of the summer of 2006, with bigger and better things expected from him as he enters the spring. While he throws hard, his fastball lacks movement at this point in time, and he will need to develop his curveball and changeup so opposing batters aren't teeing off of his fastball at the next level. His curveball at this point in time is inconsistent, but when he snaps a good one off it is nearly impossible to make contact with. He hasn't needed to throw his changeup much during his prep career given his power fastball, but when he has it shows promise and he keeps it down in the zone. If he maintains his velocity while improving his offspeed pitches, he stands be selected within the top 10 picks next June.

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