Matt Harvey is a professional baseball player from the United States of America. He is a pitcher and he played in Major League Baseball. Some of the teams he has played for include the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Angels, and most recently, the Baltimore Orioles. In 2013, he was named an All-Star.
Player Profile and Personal Life
He was born Matthew Edward Harvey on March 27, 1989. His hometown is New London, Connecticut and he stands 193 cm tall. His last listed weight is 99 kg. A right-handed player, he bats, and throws with his right hand. Nicknamed, The Dark Knight, he was drafted in the MLB in 2010.
When he played for the Mets, he was the darling of the press and is best known for his flashy lifestyle which included expensive sports cars. Aside from baseball, he is also a big fan of ice hockey and is a supporter of the New York Rangers.
|Height / weight||1.93 m / 99 kg|
|Born||27 Mar 1989|
|Nickname||The Dark Knight|
|Baltimore Orioles||2021 - present|
|Kansas City Royals||2020|
|New York Mets||2015 - 2018|
|New York Mets||2012 - 2013|
He has also appeared on several magazine covers including the May 20, 2013 issue of Sports Illustrated.
He attended Fitch Senior High School where he was bot on the baseball and basketball teams. He later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spending his summers playing on the Cape Cod Basketball League.
In the 2010 MLB Draft, he was selected by the New York Mets. The Mets put him through their minor league system and he played for teams such as the St Lucie Mets, the Binghamton Mets, and the Buffalo Bisons.
In 2012, he was promoted to the majors and was part of the roster as a 5th starter. He later debuted on July 26 in a game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. In 2013, he was named an All-Star.
He underwent Tommy John Surgery in 2013. He did not pitch for the Mets again until the 2015 Season. He was then awarded that year’s AL Comeback Player of the Year Award.
In 2018, the Mets traded him to the Cincinnati Reds. In December of the same year, he was traded to the Los Angeles Angels. In August 2019, the Angels traded him to the Oakland Athletics. Less than a year later in July 2020, they subsequently traded him to the Kansas City Royals.
In February 2021, he signed to play in the minors for the Baltimore Orioles. A month later, he was added to their 40-man roster. His 2021 season ended with him on the injured list because of an issue with his right knee.
- 2013 – All-Star
- 2015 – NL Comeback Player of the Year