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Ken Harvey

36-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

There was no outlook written for Ken Harvey in 2014. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.

STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:       EST. RETURN:  Unclear
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: ' "   WT:    DOB: 3/1/1978
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Signed a minor-league deal with the Twins in December of 2006.

July 17, 2007  –  Ken Harvey News

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Harvey will undergo season-ending arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports. He was 4-for-17 with a home run and played just five games after coming back from knee and a chest muscle injury.

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Ken Harvey Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 27 AAA OMA 25 110 104 10 36 8 4 1 3 18 0 0 5 18 0 1 0 .346 .373 .490 .863
2005 27 MAJ KAN 12 48 45 4 10 4 3 0 1 5 0 0 3 13 0 0 0 .222 .271 .356 .626
2007 29 R GCL 5 20 18 2 4 4 3 0 1 4 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .222 .300 .556 .856
2007 29 AAA ROC 5 17 17 3 4 2 1 0 1 5 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .235 .235 .471 .706
Career  (View All) MAJ   271 1078 998 102 273 82 54 1 27 125 3 5 60 200 3 4 13 .274 .322 .411 .733

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Ken Harvey: MLB Games Played By Position

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Ken Harvey Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 27 AAA OMA 110 104 4.5% 16.4% 0.28 83% .398 .144
2005 27 MAJ KAN 48 45 6.3% 27.1% 0.23 71% .290 .134
2007 29 R GCL 20 18 10% 15% 0.67 83% .214 .334
2007 29 AAA ROC 17 17 0% 23.5% 0.00 76% .250 .236
Career MAJ   1078 998 5.6% 18.6% 0.30 80% .319 .137

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Best Matchups for Ken Harvey (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Colby Lewis TEX 3 2 2 3 0 0 0 .667 2.667 3.333
Jake Peavy BOS 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Cliff Lee PHI 8 4 1 5 0 2 0 .500 .875 1.375
Jose Contreras TEX 6 2 1 1 0 0 0 .333 .833 1.167
John Lackey BOS 9 3 1 1 0 1 0 .333 .778 1.111
Fernando Rodney SEA 4 2 0 1 0 1 0 .500 .500 1.000
Bartolo Colon NY-N 9 4 0 0 0 1 0 .444 .556 1.000
Francisco Rodriguez MIL 3 1 0 1 0 1 0 .333 .667 1.000
R.A. Dickey TOR 11 4 0 0 0 1 0 .364 .455 .818
CC Sabathia NY-A 18 5 0 2 0 2 0 .278 .444 .722

Worst Matchups for Ken Harvey (by OPS, min 3 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brandon Lyon ANA 3 1 0 2 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Jason Frasor TEX 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Joe Nathan DET 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 .333 .333 .667
Jerome Williams HOU 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 .333 .333 .667
Mark Buehrle TOR 22 4 0 1 0 5 0 .182 .318 .500
Erik Bedard TB 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .333 .500
Bruce Chen KC 6 1 0 0 0 2 0 .167 .333 .500
Kyle Lohse MIL 20 4 0 1 0 4 1 .200 .200 .438
Johan Santana BAL 19 2 0 2 1 9 0 .105 .211 .401
Tim Hudson SF 10 0 0 1 1 2 0 .000 .000 .091

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Ken Harvey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Harvey (knee) has come off the DL and is 3-for-10 with a home run in his first two games for Triple-A Rochester.

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Harvey, on the DL at Triple-A Rochester, has had three injections in his right knee with a substance that helps generate cartilage, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

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Harvey was placed on the DL at Triple-A Rochester due to a knee injury just five days after he was activated for the first time this season.

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Harvey was activated from the DL at Triple-A Rochester. He had been out since March after knee surgery and a pulled chest muscle.

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Harvey (knee surgery) was assigned to Minnesota's minor league camp.

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Harvey (pulled chest muscle) will undergo arthroscopic knee surgery and miss between four and six weeks, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reports.

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Harvey went 1-for-2 in his first spring game since Feb. 28 but re-aggrivated the same pulled chest muscle that had sidelined him, the team's official web site reports.

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Harvey went 1-for-2 in his first spring game for Minnesota, but left with a pulled chest muscle, the Associated Press reports.

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Minnesota agreed Friday to a minor-league contract with Harvey, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Ken Harvey.

2007

Harvey didn't play in the majors last season due to a torn Achilles' tendon and back problems kept him out of all but 12 games in 2005. He should get his chance in March to show that he can still hit, as he vies for the Twins designated hitter spot.

2006

Harvey's horrible 2005 season began with the Royals choosing to keep Calvin Pickering on the roster rather than their 2004 All-Star representative. He smoked Triple-A pitching while Pickering failed miserably. By the end of April, Harvey was back in the majors and continued his hot hitting. Two weeks later, his back tightened up. Harvey tried to play through the pain but wasn't effective. To add to his problems, he had surgery to repair a tear of his Achilles' tendon in December and may miss most of 2006. He wasn't offered a contract by the Royals, so he'll be a free agent when healthy.

2005

Harvey took a .375 batting average into June and became the Royals’ lone representative at the All-Star game. Shoulder problems and a bruised forearm gnawed at him in mid-June and sent him spiraling. He hit .235 in July, .254 in August and .205 in September as numerous aches and pains haunted him. Harvey’s a chunky guy, which puts stress on his lower body. When healthy, Harvey is an All-Star caliber hitter capable of hitting 20-plus home runs and hitting over .350. Health, however, is a big issue and one he will have to overcome in 2005 to continue to be a major cog in the Royals’ plans.

2004

Harvey's emergence came at a perfect time, allowing him to play a nice first base when Mike Sweeney couldn't. He'll need to improve his walk totals and power numbers to maintain that job, and the signing of Matt Stairs clouds that possibility. He has the ability, certainly, but struggled at times. Right-handers gave him some trouble, keeping him to a .234 average.

2003

If not for an eye-popping MVP campaign in the Arizona Fall League, Harvey might have wished 2002 had never happened. He improved his home-run totals, but his average dropped to .277 and his strikeout totals ballooned to 87. But, in the AFL, he hit over .400 with power and played a nice first base. The Royals have a lot of options at designated hitter, but none are better than this huge specimen (6-foot, 4-inches).