Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/29/12
Matt Harvey gave Mets fans a glimpse of good things to come in his debut this past season. Yesterday, I was reminded about a feature I started after last season ended, entitled “The Keepers”. It’s just a few posts intended to highlight some of the bright up and coming players we have in our system. Enjoy!  After spending just over a season and a half in the minors, and dominating at each level along the way, Mets prospect Matt Harvey got his chance and had a very impressive performance to begin his Major League career this past season. Harvey is the first of what many Mets fans hope is a long line of talented players coming from our farm system. Harvey wowed fans, players, coaches, and especially Ron Darling with his “gamer” mentality. Darling compared Harvey’s repertoire to that of the late Darryl Kile. Darling also said ”I don’t want to jinx him, but he’s got mechanics as good as Tom Seaver.” Matt Harvey debuted with 11 strikeouts, breaking Tom Seaver’s record of eight punch-out
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