Hunter Harvey
Hunter Harvey
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Harvey finally had a (mostly) injury-free season, throwing 82 innings, beating the 63.2 frames he threw from 2015 to 2018 combined. Of those 82 innings, 6.1 came in the big-league bullpen, where he allowed just one run while striking out an impressive 11 batters. The bullpen is likely Harvey's long-term home, given both his injury history and his pitching profile, as he has a strong fastball and curveball but a mediocre changeup and shaky command. While that does cap Harvey's upside, the Orioles will be happy to have him healthy and pitching in whatever capacity he can. He could become a fantasy-relevant option if he works his way into the closer conversation. Baltimore lacks a proven bullpen ace, and Harvey seems to have taken to the bullpen well, seeing his strikeout rate jump from 23.7% as a Double-A starter to 31.4% in the Triple-A bullpen and 42.3% in the majors. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year contract with the Orioles in March of 2019.
Returns to work
PBaltimore Orioles
February 19, 2020
Harvey (illness) was present Wednesday for the Orioles' full-squad workout, but he didn't take part in any throwing, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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The Orioles are likely just easing Harvey back in with cardio work and fielding drills after he missed the past few days of workouts with the illness. More importantly, the oft-injured 25-year-old reported to camp without any arm-related concerns, so he looks like he'll have a legitimate chance to make the Opening Day roster for the first time. Harvey likely won't be given a look in the closer's role to begin the 2020 season, but if healthy, his big fastball could allow him to quickly claim a key late-inning role for the Orioles.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
20
Last 10 Games
20
Last 5 Games
19
How many pitches does Hunter Harvey generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Hunter Harvey generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs RHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .143 10 3 3 1 1 0 0
Since 2017vs Right .133 16 8 1 2 0 1 1
2019vs Left .143 10 3 3 1 1 0 0
2019vs Right .133 16 8 1 2 0 1 1
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 0.00 0.50 2.0 1 0 0 13.5 0.0 0.0
Since 2017Away 2.08 1.38 4.1 0 0 0 16.6 8.3 2.1
2019Home 0.00 0.50 2.0 1 0 0 13.5 0.0 0.0
2019Away 2.08 1.38 4.1 0 0 0 16.6 8.3 2.1
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Hunter Harvey compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.75
 
K/9
15.6
 
BB/9
5.7
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
98.4 mph
 
ERA
1.42
 
WHIP
1.11
 
BABIP
.226
 
GB/FB
6.00
 
Left On Base
107.1%
 
Exit Velocity
90.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
9.1%
 
Spin Rate
1937 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
36.4%
 
Swinging Strike
12.4%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2015
2014
Harvey's brief professional career has been marred by injury, causing the 21-year-old to lose his prospect luster. Harvey burst onto the scene in 2014, posting a 106:33 K:BB in 87.2 innings at Low-A Delmarva as a teenager. He missed the entire 2015 campaign due to a right elbow strain, though. Harvey then suffered a groin injury during his return to the mound in the spring of 2016, forcing him to undergo hernia surgery. Harvey subsequently pitched in just five games before exiting with soreness in his right flexor mass. He ultimately needed Tommy John surgery in July, and could miss the entire 2017 campaign as a result. When healthy, Harvey has demonstrated a superb fastball/curveball combo, but he has pitched just 12.2 innings in the minors since the end of 2014. If he can return to health, he will be nearly 23 years of age while having never pitched above Low-A, even if all goes swimmingly in his rehab.
Working his way back from elbow issues in 2014, there was hope in Baltimore's camp that Harvey could help at the MLB level in 2015. That was not the case, as Harvey was hit in the shin by a come-backer in a minor league spring training game. He was targeting a May return, but elbow issues cropped up again. Harvey was diagnosed with a strain of his flexor mass muscle and was shut down. He tried a throwing program in July and August, but was shut down again. When healthy, Harvey has a plus fastball and he mixes it with a curveball. The Orioles say Harvey will be ready for spring training, but there is a major injury red flag after he has tallied just over 100 innings in three professional seasons. If he can stay healthy, it would make sense for Harvey to begin the season at High-A. The optimism for his moving quickly through the system has to be tempered. Thanks to his injury history, there will likely be a strict innings limit for him in 2016.
There are two major bullet points attached to Harvey’s 2014 season. The first is that he was awesome, and pitched himself into the discussion of best young arms in the minor leagues. The second is that he was shut down in late July with a strained flexor mass in his throwing elbow. Baltimore is confident Harvey will avoid surgery, but in addition to preventing the 6-foot-3 righty from possibly getting a taste of High-A before the end of the season, it also leaves a slight cloud hanging over his 2015 outlook. In 87.2 innings at Low-A Delmarva, Harvey posted a 106:33 K:BB ratio and a 3.18 ERA. Assuming he enters camp rested and healthy, Harvey could rise like a rocket through the Orioles’ system. If his changeup can develop into a useful complement to his already plus fastball/curveball combo, Harvey is someone with the ability to finish the year as the No. 1 pitching prospect in baseball.
The son of former MLB closer Bryan Harvey signed quickly after the draft and logged a good chunk of innings in the rookie leagues. Harvey more than held his own at both stops, using a fastball that sits in the low-90s (he could reach the mid-90s as he continues to advance), while a curveball and a changeup serve as his secondary pitches, both of which need work. Despite his youth, Harvey seems likely to get a full season at Low-A as a 19-year-old but could become a frontline starter, if everything goes as planned with his development.
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Dealing with illness
PBaltimore Orioles
Illness
February 14, 2020
Harvey didn't throw Friday due to an illness, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports.
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Not rotation candidate
PBaltimore Orioles
February 11, 2020
Harvey is not considered a candidate for the starting rotation this spring, Rich Dubroff of BaltimoreBaseball.com reports.
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Shut down for season
PBaltimore Orioles
September 18, 2019
Harvey will not pitch again this season, Dan Connolly of The Athletic reports.
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Returns Friday
PBaltimore Orioles
September 14, 2019
Harvey (biceps) threw a scoreless inning while notching one strikeout Friday against the Tigers.
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Hopes to pitch this weekend
PBaltimore Orioles
Biceps
September 11, 2019
Harvey (biceps) said Wednesday that he hopes to return to game action this weekend in Detroit, Joe Trezza of MLB.com reports.
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