Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 2/26/12
Mets top pitching prospect Matt Harvey had everyone abuzz yesterday after an electric early spring performance while facing live batters. Teammates, coaches and everyone on hand raved about his velocity, his command, and the wicked movement on his breaking pitches. The baseball exploded out of his hand and bore down on hitters. Harvey exhibited a tremendous amount of mound presence and a confidence that caught Terry Collins’ immediate attention. The reviews are in: “Did you see him? (Bleeping) unbelievable. The last one he threw to me started on my hip. I jumped out of the way and it was down the middle. You don’t see that on an everyday basis.”  ~ Josh Thole “Obviously, these guys aren’t throwing as hard as they can and breaking it off as hard as they can, but his mechanics are real smooth and when he stays on top of the ball it jumps out of his hand. He’s got tremendous run and it just keeps on going. I’d like to see him when he’s in a game throwing 97 like he can, with that mov...
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