Matthew Edward Harvey (born March 27, 1989) is a minor league baseball pitcher in the New York Mets organization. He was drafted by the Mets with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft. Harvey was drafted in the third round of the 2007 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, yet opted not to sign. He instead attended University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he pitched for 3 years as a Tar Heel. During his collegiate career, Harvey went 22-7 with 3.73 ERA in 238.2 innings. Additionally, he ranks ninth all-time in UNC history in strikeouts (263) and 10th in wins (22). Harvey was selected as the seventh overall pick by the New York Mets in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. He was signed by former NY Mets general manager Omar Minaya. Harvey is 6' 4 and weighs around 210 lbs; he bats and throws right handed. During his first professional season in the Mets minor league system, Harvey spent his time between the St. Lucie Mets and the Binghamton Mets. While with St. Lucie, he went 8-2 and when called up to Binghamton he went 5-3. Harvey also pithced in the 2011 MLB futures game, recording a save for the wining U.S. team over the World
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