Originally posted on Flushing's Finest  |  Last updated 8/16/10

Late last night, right before the midnight deadline, the New York Mets came to terms with their 2010 first round pick, Matt Harvey.  As reported first by Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated via Twitter, Harvey and the Mets agreed to a deal worth about $2.5 million.  So with Harvey signed the question is, what are the Mets getting in this 21 year old pitcher?

The scouting report on Harvey is he has a fastball (94-98), slider, and curveball in his repetoire.  As a junior at UNC last season Harvey pitched to an 8-3 record with a 3.09 ERA and 102 strikeouts.  He is considered by most scouts to have a power build and has had no significant injury problems to this point.

The most impressive thing about Harvey from what has been written is his work ethic.  Case and point is a game he pitched against Clemson when he threw 157 pitches while under the weather.

From all reports Harvey seems to be a potential flame thrower at the MLB level in the future for the Mets.  Harvey seems to be the right fit for a Mets team that lacks intestinal fortitude.  He is only 21, so he will need a couple of years to develop most likely, but if he is as advertised the Mets are getting a top of the line starter to pencil into their rotation for years to come.

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