Originally written April 22, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Whenever a player does well in April, any seasoned baseball fan will be quick to point out that it is still early. The Mets might not be very good this year, but Matt Harvey seems to be grabbing all the attention as an ace in the making. The question is, how good can he be? Through four starts this season, Harvey has gone 4-0 with a 0.93 ERA. Batters are hitting just .108 against him, as he has given up just 10 hits (compared to 32 strikeouts) in 29 innings. Those are great numbers for sure and have brought him to the attention of the fantasy baseball fans, but at some point he will hit a rough patch. The makeup of Harvey is what more people should be focusing on. This is a guy who has the perfect body frame (6’4”, 225 pounds) and delivery to be an efficient, durable pitcher for years to come. It also helps that he has excelled at every level. This makes the start to 2013 a little more reliable that he can be a true ace. With R.A. Dickey gone and Johan Santana basically written off ...
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