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Birth Date12-9-1994
Height6' 3"
Weight175 lbs
Age25 years, 9 months, 15 days
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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2019 BAL MLB 7 0 6.3 1 0 0 3 4 11 1 106 4.3 5.7 1.4 15.6 55% .200 1.11 3.72 1.42 84 3.70 76.0 0.1

Statistics for All Levels

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2013 ABE A- NYP 3 3 12.0 0 1 0 11 4 15 0 93 8.3 3.0 0.0 11.3 0% .355 1.25 1.59 2.25 80 4.05 87.9
2013 ORI Rk GCL 5 5 13.3 0 0 0 10 2 18 0 93 6.8 1.4 0.0 12.2 0% .333 0.90 1.20 1.35 70 2.56 55.6
2014 DEL A SAL 17 17 87.7 7 5 0 66 33 106 5 102 6.8 3.4 0.5 10.9 0% .291 1.13 3.41 3.18 83 2.82 59.7
2016 ABE A- NYP 3 3 7.7 0 1 0 9 6 7 0 92 10.6 7.0 0.0 8.2 39% .391 1.96 4.17 3.52 113 7.79 172.1
2016 ORI Rk GCL 2 2 5.0 0 0 0 3 0 11 0 97 5.4 0.0 0.0 19.8 57% .429 0.60 -1.10 0.00 26 0.69 15.2
2017 DEL A SAL 3 3 8.7 0 1 0 4 3 14 0 92 4.2 3.1 0.0 14.5 31% .250 0.81 1.68 2.08 63 2.21 47.0
2017 ABE A- NYP 2 2 5.0 0 0 0 1 3 10 0 98 1.8 5.4 0.0 18.0 33% .167 0.80 1.23 0.00 70 2.04 43.4
2017 ORI Rk GCL 3 3 5.0 0 0 0 6 0 6 0 112 10.8 0.0 0.0 10.8 36% .429 1.20 1.02 0.00 81 3.45 73.4
2018 BOW AA EAS 9 9 32.3 1 2 0 36 9 30 3 95 10.0 2.5 0.8 8.4 36% .351 1.39 3.68 5.57 95 5.07 107.2
2019 BAL MLB AL 7 0 6.3 1 0 0 3 4 11 1 106 4.3 5.7 1.4 15.6 55% .200 1.11 3.72 1.42 84 3.70 76.0
2019 BOW AA EAS 14 11 59.0 2 5 1 63 21 61 14 99 9.6 3.2 2.1 9.3 40% .316 1.42 5.55 5.19 117 6.42 132.1
2019 NOR AAA INT 12 0 16.7 1 1 0 13 5 22 2 7.0 2.7 1.1 11.9 43% .275 1.08 3.62 4.32 86 2.97 61.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2019 135 0.5037 0.4963 0.7463 0.7059 0.2836 0.7917 0.6316 0.2537

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-07-26 - Minors - - Right Elbow Strain -


Year Team Salary
2020 BAL $565,000
2019 BAL $
2018 BAL $
1 yrTotal$565,000


Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 47 d1 year/$565,000 (2020)

  • 1 year/$565,000 (2020). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/20.
  • 1 year (2019). Re-signed by Baltimore 3/19.
  • 1 year (2018). Contract selected by Baltimore 11/20/17. Re-signed by Baltimore 3/18.
  • Drafted by Baltimore 2013 (1-22) (Bandys HS, Catawba, N.C.). $1.9476M signing bonus (slot amount).

2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

90o 0 5.8 0 15 15 52.2 45 19 48 8 .261 1.23 4.16 4.23 -5.5 -0.6
80o 0 5.4 0 13 13 45.3 43 18 41 8 .277 1.34 4.65 4.73 -7.1 -0.8
70o 0 5.1 0 11 11 40.5 40 17 37 7 .290 1.43 5.01 5.11 -8.0 -0.9
60o 0 4.8 0 10 10 36.6 38 17 33 7 .300 1.50 5.33 5.44 -8.5 -0.9
50o 0 4.5 0 9 9 33.0 36 16 30 7 .310 1.58 5.63 5.75 -8.8 -1.0
40o 0 4.2 0 8 8 29.5 34 15 27 6 .320 1.65 5.94 6.07 -8.8 -1.0
30o 0 3.8 0 7 7 25.9 31 14 24 6 .331 1.73 6.28 6.42 -8.7 -0.9
20o 0 3.4 0 6 6 21.8 28 12 20 5 .343 1.83 6.68 6.85 -8.3 -0.9
10o 0 2.7 0 5 5 16.3 23 10 15 4 .360 1.98 7.27 7.45 -7.3 -0.8
Weighted Mean04.309932.13515296.3071.565.575.7-8.4-0.9

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2018-02-05 12:00:00 (link to chat)I know he’s been injured, but was Hunter Harvey considered? Did you get any looks at him? What does his stuff look like?
(Tom from College Park)
It looks like Hunter Harvey always looks in his Brigadoonesque appearances. Jarrett has postulated the Orioles are a good spot for him given what they got out of Dylan Bundy, but he needs to have Dylan Bundy's 2017 innings count first. (Top 101 with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)The reports on Hunter Harvey have been really good since returning, does he regain top 50 prospect status if he remains healthy?
(Rex from Oxford)
I am going to need a few years of him being healthy before I predict him to remain healthy. Since he has to be added to the 40 this year, I don't think he will still be prospect-eligible by that point. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-09-29 12:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey or Mitchell White?
(rex from oxford)
White has "worse-than-average" pitching prospect durability concerns. Harvey has "thrown 30 innings since 2014." (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Hunter Harvey have a future? Can't remember the last time he was healthy for any extended period of time.
(Dave from Baltimore)
I hope so, Dave. I hope so. The stuff is so good, but you're right, the track-record here is pretty awful. I'm an optimist, but, it'd be silly to expect anything now. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)What team is the worst at developing pitchers? The Indians system has a lot of hype, but the pitchers they have taken in the top 90 since 2002 have combined for only 3.2 WAR in an Indians uniform (excluding the 6.1 WAR they got from trading Pomeranz/White for Ubaldo). The list is depressing: Jeremy Guthrie, Brian Solcum, Adam Miller, Jeremy Sowers, Justin Hoyman, Scott Lewis, David Huff, Steven Wright (traded for Lars Anderson), Trey Haley, Alex White, Drew Pomeranz, Dillon Howard, Mitch Brown, Dace Kime...are you as depressed as I am yet? No? How about the fact only Sowers and Huff had at least 1 career WAR for the Indians, making them probably the 2nd or 3rd best in a group of 14 picks.
(Truganini from CO)
I wouldn't say there are specific teams that you know are bad at developing pitchers but there are some concerns. Seeems like Baltimore has had some recent bad luck with Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey, and Kevin Gausman just to name a few. Obviously Colorado has had its own troubles with Tyler Anderson, Tyler Matzek, Mike Nikorak (at least right now), Drew Pomeranz, Christian Friedrich, and Peter Tago. -SG (Live Draft Chat)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)Which MLB pitcher will have the most consecutive starts without injury in their career: Brett Anderson or Hunter Harvey?
(Matt from Arizona)
I don't wanna play this game.

Harvey. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see anything the O's are doing to cause their pitching prospects to fail?
(John from Chicago)
I can't and shouldn't speak out a ton on this, but my gut says it is a player development staff that is a lot less progressive and regime-changed than some other aspects of the organization. I know Hunter Harvey has had some injury troubles, but we should give them credit. No one--seriously, no one but them--had him placed that high on their board. And there's a chance they were spot on about it. (Adam McInturff)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the work that went into this list. Struggling to understand the thought process behind Hunter Harvey ranking 58th. Just one example, that's 40 spots higher than Kopech who is almost two years younger and at the same level Harvey was at last time he pitched back in 2014. From what I've read Kopech's stuff isn't any worse and it sounds like he maybe even throws harder. What am I missing? And why does someone like Harvey keep a high ranking and someone like Fried not? Thanks!
(Tommy from NC)
Sure, reasonable to want to know the process behind something like that. I don't see Harvey and Kopech having comparable stuff, as Harvey showed two potential double-plus offerings when healthy, with an idea for a decent change. Kopech does throw harder, but Harvey throws hard enough that it's not a significant point in Kopech's favor. (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)In my dynasty league, trying to decide who to keep out of Jose Berrios, Hunter Harvey, and Alex Reyes. Harvey obviously has an injury concern now, and eventually the AL East. Berrios has size and pitching plane concerns, and the American League line-ups. Reyes of course has the suspension issues, although I like the National League advantages and the Cardinals reputation for grooming pitchers. Leaning Reyes as I have no immediate starting pitching issues. Thoughts?
(Scott from Pa)
You can't really go wrong with either Berrios or Reyes. Since you aren't overly concerned about this year, I'd probably lean towards Reyes for the reasons you mentioned. Especially the Cardinals factor. But I'm also super high on Berrios. As for Harvey, I'd be trying my hardest to avoid Orioles pitching prospects. (Matt Collins)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Any word about DBundy and Hunter Harvey? Are their injuries a string of bad luck and coincidence or do they become cumulative after awhile?
(CyMature from Cooperstown Retirement Home)
I do believe the Orioles list goes up this week! (Christopher Crawford)
2015-10-27 13:00:00 (link to chat)So that would make Hunter Harvey the Cub's future #3?
(GoTribe06 from Lynchburg)
Checks out. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Dynasty where we keep 5 minor leaguers...I've graduated Scwarber and Correa this year...will pick up 2 to replace them, but also have Dahl, Tim Anderson and Hunter Harvey...with Harvey injuries, should I replace him too?
(bankeravp5 from My living room)
If it's five minor leaguers, no way I'm keeping Hunter Harvey. Cut and run. You can do better. (Bret Sayre)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Which breakout specs are you ... selling?
(majortom from space)
Do they have to be breakout specs? Guys I'd be testing the waters on, who are generally regarded as high-end fantasy prospects, are Julio Urias, Tyler Glasnow, and Hunter Harvey (if you can get anything for him at this point). I'd sell almost any breakout spec if people are too amped up on them (like Robles). (Bret Sayre)
2015-08-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Have you heard any updates on Hunter Harvey? Seems like he's lost a lot of key development time.
(Jpilgrim from Jenks)
I haven't heard anything in a few weeks. Last I heard, Harvey was throwing but didn't have a timetable to return to game action. Seems unlikely he'll do it in 2015 at this point and there's no question the lost year dents his value. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Did injuries to Hunter Harvey and Jorge Alfaro ding their rankings? Could they have been higher if healthy?
(edwar288 from Minneapolis, MN)
More so for Harvey than Alfaro because Harvey hasn't played all season. The developmental time missed by Alfaro is big though, as he needs all the at-bats and defensive reps he can get. Staying on the field always gives a player an opportunity to make a stronger case for himself, so yes they both could have been higher. It don't cost them too many spots though. (Jeff Moore)
2015-04-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any pitchers you've seen or heard taking the next developmental step early on? Kline is a guy who gets mentioned as bumping his velocity but who else should we watch?
(flashtheleather from One foot in the box)
A pitcher who took developmental strides in his first season was Hunter Harvey. He had that unfortunate injury in spring and I'm interested to see where he is developmental once he makes a few starts. (CJ Wittmann)
2015-02-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Al, Of the top pitching prospects, Giolito, Syndergaard, Urias, and others, do you see any developing into a true ace, I mean, among the top half dozen or so starters in the game?
(Cal Guy from Cal)
Giolito. Giolito all day long. Urias I haven't seen. Bundy has a shot. I don't think Syndergaard, Appel or Gray will quite get there, but all these guys will be good.

I've had a couple conversations about this, but I tend to wonder if the obvious ones are less likely to make that last jump from 2 starter to true Ace. It tends to be guys with a flaw who figured it out at some point. Pedro Martinez was not someone people thought would be an Ace. Justin Verlander was not someone people thought would be an Ace.

Hunter Harvey has one of the better chances, I think. Super impressed when I saw him. If he's healthy, of course. I covered Rodon above, and as much as I loved Hoffman I don't think he'll ever clean up the command enough to be a real Ace. Alex Meyer... now that guy has a shot. I've seen him 4, 5 times. Most times no chance. First couple times I actually thought reliever. But one time I saw him and he figured his delivery out and had it all going. Wouldn't bet on it, of course, but I'm a believer in Meyer. Another page to the "big guys figure it out a little late" book, too. (Al Skorupa)
2015-02-04 19:00:00 (link to chat)Other than maybe some different names at the back end, would there be any significant ranking differences between the BP 101 and your personal 101?
(Shawnykid23 from CT)
I can't really speak to that since the BP 101 isn't officially released yet. But, in general, some guys I'm higher on than other lists are: Tyler Glasnow, Reese McGuire, Aaron Judge, Manuel Margot, Brandon Drury, Nomar Mazara, ad Jorge Mateo. Guys I'm a bit lower on: Aaron Sanchez, Nick Williams, Josh Bell, Matt Olson, Hunter Harvey, Tyrone Taylor, Luis Severino, Brandon Nimmo. Hope that helps. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-12-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)Henry Owens or Hunter Harvey?
(GoTribe06 from Lynchburg, VA)
Harvey. I love the arm and what he brings to the table. The fastball/curveball combination are nasty, while I believe the changeup is going to continue to take steps forward. Owens can certainly be a valuable pitcher within a rotation, but from what I have seen from both players Harvey has the chance to really bring some impact and potentially pitch up near the front of a rotation. (Top 10s Chat With Chris Mellen)
2015-02-13 19:00:00 (link to chat)Which of these 3 guys would rather have dynasty wise and why. Hunter Harvey, Tyler Glasnow, or Carlos Rodon? I pick at #1 and those guys are available. Or if Moncada gets added to espn database take him? What order would you take those guys? thanks
(Marlins88 from Anoka MN)
Harvey and Glasnow are a toss up; I'd lean Glasnow because of the NL/PNC Park/Ray Searage advantage. Rodon is solid but doesn't match up with those two in my mind. Moncada I'd probably throw in at third before Rodon, but as I said in an earlier question we're just making silly guesses on him. (Mike Gianella)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a shallow keeper league with an unlimited farm roster, but only a 3 round prospect draft each year. As a result, guys like Alex Meyer, Tyler Kolek, Hunter Harvey, and Stephen Piscotty are still available. How would you rank them in with the obvious top new talent (e.g. Tomas, Castillo, Rodon, Schwarber)?
(Steve from LBC)
Meyer – Harvey – Piscotty – Kolek. I like Kolek the prospect but fantasy wise he's a ways away from contributing. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-02-09 20:00:00 (link to chat)While I do not deny the awesome power of all things #DIESEL, I do wish we could have a little more #rig and #sparkle sprinkled in... After all, is baseball not for #lovers? That being said, who would be your top 3 or top 5 players based purely on #DIESEL.
(nzach54 from Los Feliz, CA)
In no particular order: Byron Buxton, Hunter Harvey, Nomar Mazara, Francisco Mejia, and Blake Swihart. (Top 101 Chat)
2014-11-04 18:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any updates on Hunter Harvey?
(Ben from Manhattan)
I don't have any kind of scoop on his status. My expectation is that he'll be back in the mix next spring, but he should be watched with a close eye by prospect hounds. (Mark Anderson)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey has looked very promising so far. How edited should I be?
(Jonah from Redwood)
I was unfortunately out of town when Harvey made a start in Rome, which was a huge bummer. From talking to scouts and other writers who saw him, he's definitely a dude. The huge crossfire in his delivery and the elbow injury at the end of the season give me some pause, but I think he has the three-pitch arsenal, including a swing-and-miss fastball/curveball combo, to profile well as a low #2/high #3 SP. I'd say that's worthy of excitement. (Ethan Purser)
2014-09-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey, Hunter Harvey, how's his elbow? Surgery or High A next spring? Thanks, E.
(CyMature from Cooperstown Retirement Home)
I know as much about the elbow injury as you do, but we'll stay optimistic here and say that he'll be in Frederick next season after a stellar campaign in Delmarva. We'll be sure to have eyes on him if that's the case. (Ethan Purser)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Time to dish: any news on Hunter Harvey's elbow? Is this a TJ prelim? Tendonitis? Dan Duquette wants to know. Us, too. Thanks.
(CyMature from Cooperstown Retirement Home)
I wish I knew. Harvey was one of my favorite prospects I saw this season. I hope it is just an elbow sprain and nothing is wrong with the ligament. But who knows with prospects these days. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-08-19 14:00:00 (link to chat)Give me two prospects that wouldn't be in a top 20 right now, but will be this time next year.
(Chuck from a deep-ass league)
Nomar Mazara, Hunter Harvey. (CJ Wittmann)
2014-07-31 19:30:00 (link to chat)Please rank these pitchers in terms of best fantasy career prospects: Taijuan Walker, C.J. Edwards, Lucas Giolito, Hunter Harvey, James Paxton, Kohl Stewart, Carlos Rodon. Thanks.
(graham from Richmond, VA)
Hmm. Let's go Walker, Rodon, Giolito, Harvey, Stewart, Paxton, Edwards (Ben Carsley)
2014-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for reading all these questions, Doug. Have you seen Hunter Harvey in person or on film? The stuff looks good. He comes around the corner a little bit, but doesn't seem to cut himself off. Do you see any red flags?
(CyOld from Cooperstown Retirement Home)
Hi Cy. I would like to see a better burst and a long stride, as Harvey seems to put his foot down too early to reap the full benefits of the lift+stride phase. The stuff is definitely legit, though, and he has time to hone his delivery and discover the pitch command that will make the most of his repertoire. (Doug Thorburn)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Jordan, thanks. Hunter Harvey on TV: young, inconsistent. FB moves hard when down; CB: tight. Scouts agree? What about a change?
(Random Smoke from High 'n' Outside)
That pretty much sums it up. Reports on Harvey are outstanding, and I had the chance to see him in person at the futures game. I was actually sitting on the first base line, so I got to see his mechanics from the closed side. He's definitely got some arm lag. This is something that can probably be cleaned up over time, but it was easily apparent, even in warm ups.

The arm is live, and I see the big time upside. The CB is a MF pitch. CH is coming along, but he's still really young. It's a feel pitch, but he has the arm speed to create separation with the FB. I see a starter in there for sure, but I'm more content with my stance that Kohl Stewart is the better prospect (see debate with #diesel Mellen) (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-22 15:00:00 (link to chat)Who threw the best breaking ball you've seen all year?
(Fart Garfunkel from Poopsylvania)
I was sitting on the side for the futures game, but this guy Lucas Giolito has a pretty good one. Hunter Harvey's had big time depth.

Full game observance: Jake Thompson's SL is really nasty. Alex Reyes' flashed 6+. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-07-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which pitchers do you see rising into the top 20 by the end of the season?
(flashtheleather from Over the wall)
He doesn't need to move far, but Hunter Harvey could cement himself as a Top 20 prospect by the end of this season. He was awfully close in our discussions leading up to the revised Top 50 release.

I also believe you could see another jump from someone like AJ Cole, and with a rebound in the second half, Mark Appel could re-assert himself as a top prospect without much trouble. (Mark Anderson)
2014-07-03 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat! Who has the greatest ceiling and what is their future rotation spot - Lucas Sims, Trey Ball, Kohl Stewart, Jeff Hoffman, and Hunter Harvey.
(Nicta from Peoria AZ)
I think Kohl Stewart and Hunter Harvey have the biggest ceilings here. Kohl has a very athletic delivery/body and I dig his profile. I would probably put him over Harvey. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-06-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)I think Jose Berrios would rank much higher as a prospect if he went by JO. But as it stands who ranks higher Berrios or Hunter Harvey?
(edwar288 from Minneapolis)
Harvey is going to be higher in the rankings, but as soon as Berrios finishes this year without losing his velocity, he's going to close the gap.

And given the choice, all prospects should go by initials. I'm with you. (Jeff Moore)
2014-06-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey has taken the prospect chatter by storm this year. He seems to have all the pitching tools, emotional maturity etc to be a top five frontline starter. What's your take?
(John from CT)
Love Hunter Harvey. The Orioles have a stellar trio in Gausman, Bundy, and Harvey. With Gausman in the big leagues, I still like Bundy more than Harvey. I think people will start to realize that as he works back from TJ surgery. Harvey is a potential stud, though. A 2/3 starter with maybe a bit more in the tank, if you dream. (J.P. Breen)
2014-06-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)With the idiotic demotion of KG, especially when he was pitching very well and the mishandling of many 1st rd arms(by rushing them or poorly developing them altogether), how can anyone really be head-over-heels infatuated with Hunter Harvey in Baltimore? He's got the stuff, but there's something fundamentally wrong when the Orioles rotation doesn't contain 1 first-round arm in it's rotation.
(The Truth from Caverns of Greatness)
Give me talent over situation and organization. The cream rises to the top. Even though, yes, I do agree that Baltimore has made some questionable decisions regarding plenty of their top pitchers, I'm not inclined to think Harvey is going to bust because he's in Baltimore. If Harvey doesn't work out, it's not likely to be because of the organization he plays for. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-06-03 14:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Hunter Harvey is a safer bet at this point as compared to Appel?
(Chris from Baltimore)
This one is difficult to answer, which tells you all you need to know right now. But if Appel's main issue is he's tipping, then you can fix that and he becomes closer to what people thought he would be -- though I don't see a No. 1 or No. 2 starter -- but he will never hide the ball within his delivery. (Ron Shah)
2014-06-11 12:00:00 (link to chat)Any concern about Hunter Harvey? He got blasted again last night? Do you think Bundy gets a starting shot with O's this season?
(John from CT)
You always like to see results from minor leaguers, but a 19 year old in A ball has what the experts call time. I wouldn't worry about it. (Matthew Kory)
2014-05-29 19:30:00 (link to chat)Hey Ben, what would your order be of these prospects you would want in a Dynasty League? Alexander Reyes, Hunter Harvey,Francisco Mejia, Franchy Cordero, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Hmm, let's go Harvey, McMahon, Reyes, Cordero, Mejia. Is this Craig? These are all guys who Craig loves. (Ben Carsley)
2014-05-27 11:30:00 (link to chat)Could Hunter Harvey be among the top pitching prospects by years end? Is he already?
(nottes from MD)
I think the Harvey hype is going parabolic, and I'm cool with it. I absolutely love everything about the kid, and the fact that Ryan Parker and CJ Wittman are debating between him being plus and plus, plus pretty much tells you everything you need to know. He's an absolute bulldog on the mound, and shoves it every time he steps out there. He could have two pitches that border on plus plus, and I'm interested to see how the change up progression comes along. If you want to group him among the top pitching prospects, that's fine, especially if the top tier of guys who are close to the majors no longer qualify for prospect status. If they do, he's probably a second tier guy, but the ceiling is still that of a #2 starter long term. (Jordan Gorosh)
2014-05-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Bret, what would your order be of these prospects you would want in a Dynasty League? Alexander Reyes, Hunter Harvey,Francisco Mejia, Franchy Cordero, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
I'd go Harvey, McMahon, Reyes, Cordero, Mejia. (Bret Sayre)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey is blowing a lot of people's minds. I was pretty psyched for him pre-draft (mayhaps on lineage alone), but this is some video game shit. Can he keep this up?
(Jonah from Redwood)
Sure. The stuff is legit. He will need to continue to refine his command and overall picthability, and that can take time. He will continue to dominate the A ball level, and won't face a serious challenge until he hits AA. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Professor Parks, what would your order be of these prospects if you had them in your farm? Alexander Reyes, Hunter Harvey,Francisco Mejia, Franchy Cordero, Ryan McMahon?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Harvey, Reyes, Mejia, McMahon, Cordero (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hunter Harvey a top 5 pitching prospect in the minors right now? I am very happy about 20 team to pass him up.
(Kevin from Baltimore)
I wouldn't go that high considering the more experienced talent in front of him. But he will get there. He's legit. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Why Twins passed up "stud" Hunter Harvey and select "bust" Kohl Stewart? Was Stewart overrated?
(Nicky from Minnesota)
No. He was rated appropriately, and still is. Harvey was underrated by many and has made that very clear in his first full-season. But just because Harvey is blowing up the world doesn't mean Stewart--who was selected ahead of him--is a bust. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey - top 20 prospect in midseason rankings?
(Sam from St Louis)
Haven't put them together yet. Seems high but possible if he keeps it up and the scouting continues to back up the stats. (Jason Parks)
2014-05-13 11:00:00 (link to chat)In a Dynasty league - Hunter Harvey or Brady Aiken?
(Eddie from Cali)
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2014-05-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey is__________?
(Ryan from Baltimore)
going to be very good, but you'll have to be patient. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)Long term: Luc Giolito or Hunter Harvey?
(Burt Macklin from FBI )
If we were a magic 8 ball, we'd say something about things being hazy and asking again later, but right now we lean slightly towards Giolito. I think both are guys we aren't (personally) likely to end up with because even the best A ball pitching pitching prospects are difficult to keep in the Scoresheet format. (Scoresheet Chat with Ben, Jared, and Ian)
2014-04-17 12:00:00 (link to chat)Is Hunter Harvey better than we thought?
(John from CT)
He might be, but he might not be. How's that for an answer? He's undeniably good (18Ks, 4BBs in 17 IP), but we're talking about a 19-year-old in Single-A, so tempered expectations is my happy place. Also, the Orioles don't have what you might call an impressive track record when it comes to developing young pitching. I'm not sure how much that applies here, but it does apply at least somewhat. So, to sum up, Harvey = good (probably (I think) (unless he gets hurt) (or the Orioles mess him up))! (Matthew Kory)
2014-04-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather have in a dynasty league, Hunter Harvey or Julio Urias? And why?
(Clarke H. from NY)
Hard to believe the answer is an 17-year-old when it comes to keepers in fantasy, but he's probably closer to the majors than is Harvey, and when it comes to keeper leagues, that's always a huge factor. That said, Harvey has the higher ceiling. It's important to remember with Urias that just because he's doing what he's doing at an incredibly young age, it doesn't raise his ceiling. Urias projects as a number two while Harvey could be an ace. The floor is higher on Urias because he's closer to the majors. It's your call on what you want. (Jeff Moore)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey, has his performance in spring training and early season accelerated his ETA? Is there a better pitching prospect trio than in Baltimore w/ Gausman, Bundy and Harvey (not to mention Rodriguez)?
(Gordy from Torrance)
I think Harvey always had a legitimate chance to move quickly through Low-A, just because his stuff can be so dominating at times. I don't think he's ever truly been viewed as a raw high school arm, so any expectations that he would take a considerable amount of time to move through the minor leagues may have been misguided. I still think you're looking at a 2016 ETA, but that's damn impressive for a 2012 prep arm that was on the young side entering the draft. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Hunter Harvey make THE LEAP this year into the elite arms in the minors?
(kfazio from WV)
Yes, I think he does.

If the Orioles can manage to successfully develop the starters they have on their way through the minors -- Gausman, Bundy, Harvey, Rodriguez, at a minimum -- their rotation could be obscene. (Mark Anderson)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat. In your opinion, which hitter and pitcher, outside of the top 50, have the highest ceilings?
(cracker73 from Florida )
Alex Reyes, Jose Martinez, Braden Shipley, and Hunter Harvey on the pitching side; Nick Williams, Raimel Tapia, and David Dahl on the positional side of the ball. (Jason Parks)
2014-04-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)Are you still typing one-handed when you think of Dylan Bundy, or have you clicked to another video? Or, in non-porn terms, are you still as high on him as ever?
(Johnny Utah from 50 Year Storm)
Based on reports from last season and this spring, my hands are busy thinking about Bundy's organizational teammate Hunter Harvey. Get ready for this monster. Its coming. (Jason Parks)
2014-03-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Hunter Harvey have the highest ceiling of any pitcher in the lower levels?
(Victor from Dumfries)
Giolito has him beat, but Harvey's ceiling is up there. I talked to some scouts who said they didn't get the hype surrounding Harvey, but then the hype just keeps getting better and better. And when I say hype, I mean hard, factual reports flowing through the back channels here at BP that I trust very much. He's legit. (Jeff Moore)
2014-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Chances Hunter Harvey starts this year in Low-A?
(aceblack from PA)
I think that's where he should start (Jason Parks on the Completed Prospect Rankings)
2014-01-17 10:00:00 (link to chat)In a couple years, which 2013 draftee are teams gonna be sick they didn't draft earlier?
(tr from Mattress factory by the Goldsteins)
From the first round, McGuire, Shipley, Marco Gonzalez, and Hunter Harvey come to mind as guys that will be viewed as draft steals. (Jason Parks)
2014-01-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which 2013 draftees have improved their stock the most since the draft?
(Rich from Missouri)
It's pretty hard to argue with the excellent reviews on Hunter Harvey since the draft. There were a lot of questions about him entering the stretch run before the draft, and while there are still questions now, the scouts that saw him after signing were blown away. (Mark Anderson)
2014-01-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Top 5 dynasty prospects from this past draft?
(John from My basement)
Off the top of my head: Bryant, Frazier, Gray, Stewart, Appel. The fifth one was tough for me. I also really like JP Crawford, Braden Shipley, Hunter Harvey and Reese McGuire. The first four I'm a little more confident on. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)More promising potential: Braden Shipley or Hunter Harvey?
(Alex from Denver)
I'd take Harvey's ceiling, but also high on Shipley. (Jason Parks)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Vegas over/under number of number 2 or better starters from this group: Lewis Thorpe, Julio Urias, Hunter Harvey, Edwin Diaz, Alex Reyes, Jesse Hahn, Steven Matz, Adalberto Mejia.
(huggirl from Joisey)
From that group, one pitcher will develop into a number two starter (or better). I was tempted to say 0. (Jason Parks)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Hunter Harvey could be a legitimate #1/ace type starter or is his ceiling strictly #2 (which I understand is not any kind of insult)?
(Tyler J from MD)
We projected him to be a number two starter (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Other than the top talents from the most recent draft class, who has jumped up prospect boards after their first season of pro ball? Phil Ervin? Ryan McMahon? Billy McKinney?
(Fred from Detroit)
Those are nice choices, but don't forget guys like Hunter Harvey, Shipley, Kaminsky. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you have a good comp for Hunter Harvey? What kind of ceiling are we looking at here?
(Jason from Baltimore)
Could be a number two type if everything clicks. Chris Mellen loves the kid. We are going to blow him up in the rankings this year. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)Outside the top 10 draftees, has anyone other than JPCrawford improved his stock by a large margin?
(tr from Here )
Since the draft? Absolutely. Hunter Harvey, Bobby Wahl and Devin Williams are a few guys whose prospect stock look significantly better than their draft slot. (Bret Sayre)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)I was skeptical of Orioles first rd pick Hunter Harvey out of the draft. However, he's been brilliant in his pro debut. What are your thoughts on the youngster?
(Biscuits from Cali)
Well, I have several reports on the kid, including glowing ones from BP's Chris Mellen. This kid is legit. We are going to blow him up in our 101 list this year, as he will probably be a top 25 prospect in baseball. His combination of attributes are very sexy. (Jason Parks)
2013-10-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Which prospect will breakout next year?
(Cards from St. Louis)
Braden Shipley; Hunter Harvey; Edwin Diaz; Chi Chi Gonzalez

Just to name a few (Jason Parks)
2013-09-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hunter Harvey has had a very strong pro debut for the Orioles. How much of it is smoke and mirrors? Is his off-speed (changeup in particular) underrated, or is his heater to much for low-A hitters?
(biscuits from cali)
It's very legit. His heater is better than people realize and his secondary arsenal has plus projections. This guy is going to take a huge step forward next season. I trust Chris Mellen when it comes to talent evaluation (not much else because he's from Boston), and he blew the guy up. If Mellen loves him, bank on it. (Jason Parks)
2013-09-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where in 100 ranking for Archie Bradley? Tyler Glasnow? Hunter Harvey? CJ Edwards? Thanks!
(Joe Bob from TX)
Ask Parks, that's his area. (Harry Pavlidis)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Hunter Harvey crack the top 100 prospects despite his limited pro career? Given Bundy's recent TJ surgery, does Harvey move ahead of him on the O's prospect list?
(Jay from Madison)
We haven't discussed the top 100 internally at BP yet, but there's a good chance of that. Your second question: I'd at least still go Bundy. I know people like to knock TJ surgery guys down on the rankings (and we've been guilty of doing it as well), but the recovery rate is so good these days that I think they can get penalized too much (rankings-wise). I'll still go Bundy. (Jason Cole)
2013-09-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Have you seen Hunter Harvey pitch this season? What are your thoughts on him?
(gphelp77 from Chicago)
I have not. (Jason Cole)

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