Harvey, making his return from Tommy John surgery, posted a 0.96 ERA and 30:6 K:BB over 18.2 minor-league innings in 2017. The sample size was small, and the competition was substandard, but it was still encouraging to see the top pitching prospect return to good health. Harvey logged a 0.91 WHIP and limited opponents to a .167 BAA in eight total starts across three levels. The 22-year-old will skip the fall league and aim to begin 2018 at Double-A Bowie.
Harvey will finish out the minor-league season with a planned eight starts at High-A Aberdeen before skipping the Arizona Fall League to rest, Brittany Ghiroli of MLB.com reports. Health has been the biggest concern surrounding the O's top pitching prospect. Harvey's been throwing since December after missing the better part of two seasons and undergoing Tommy John surgery last July. However, the organization is content with that progress and doesn't want to push the 22-year-old too much, thus electing to shut him down in the fall. There's an outside chance of seeing Harvey in MLB sometime in 2018, but dynasty owners shouldn't plan on the right-hander contributing much for another couple of years, at least.
Harvey (elbow) pitched in his first rehab appearance since undergoing Tommy John surgery last July, Jon Meoli of the Baltimore Sun reports. Moving forward, Harvey will continue to rehab in rookie-league games before he's cleared to report back to High-A Frederick for the remainder of the 2017 campaign. The right-hander will pitch once a week during the rest of the year, and then rest during the offseason, rather than throwing in the Arizona Fall League or playing winter ball. The Orioles are hopeful that Harvey will be ready for an assignment at Double-A Bowie to begin the 2018 campaign, according to Rich Dubroff of PressBoxonline.com.
Harvey (elbow) will begin a rehab assignment Wednesday, MASN's Roch Kubatko reports. This is a significant step in Harvey's recovery from Tommy John surgery after undergoing the procedure last July. The expectation is that Harvey will begin his rehab in rookie-league games before the Orioles activate him at High-A Frederick. Harvey is considered one of the best pitching prospects in the Orioles' system, but injuries have slowed the 22-year-old's development.
Harvey (elbow) threw a two-inning simulated game Tuesday, Roch Kubatko of MASN Sports reports. He has not yet returned to game action, and while he is technically on the 7-day DL at High-A Frederick, Harvey is expected to rehab in rookie-league games before coming off the DL.
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