Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/10/13
One of my greatest wishes as a relatively young Mets fan is wanting to have seen Tom Seaver pitch. Sure, I’ve seen the highlight videos and World Series tapes that portrayed his dominance, but it’s still not the same as seeing the best pitcher in Mets’ history actually toe the rubber. However, albeit still very early, we younger Mets fans are seeing firsthand what it was like when Seaver took the mound in the form of Matt Harvey – just throwing it out there that I was also too young to remember Doc Gooden as well. Harvey has been dominant this year, and his body of work is very similar to that of Seaver. Harvey has a slightly bigger build than Seaver when he pitched, but Seaver still fit the mold of a powerful right-hander. Both have explosive fastballs and aren’t afraid to challenge hitters up in the zone – again going back to at least what I’ve seen from Seaver on the tapes. Both have at least one good secondary pitch: Seaver mostly a slider and Harvey a curveball, slider and change-up.
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