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April 14, 2014

Monday Morning Ten Pack

April 14, 2014

by BP Prospect Staff


Hunter Harvey, RHP, Orioles (Low-A Delmarva)
Given the volatility of young arms, along with the overall nature of the position, it’s easy to be on the conservative side when initially assessing the early stages of their pro careers. After seeing Harvey toward the end of last season, though, it wasn’t a tough call to put a 7 on the future potential. The stuff absolutely screamed “legit.” The heater effortlessly came out of his hand at 92-95 mph, with late life and jump. The feel for the curveball was advanced for a pitcher his age, and though the changeup was inconsistent, the quality arm-side fading action when Harvey did execute lent a big clue that future growth is there. It’s an arsenal of three future plus-to-better pitches.

I left that first look impressed, and with the view that 2014 was going to reveal some big things. We ranked him 58th in the BP Top 101 based on the belief that this is an arm with the potential to be special.

After some solid reports from spring training, especially in regards to Harvey’s fastball command, contacts who saw his first two outings have indicated it is only a matter of time before he’s taking the hill a level up. Both the fastball and curve have received high marks. Harvey’s heater has routinely been 93-95 mph, and he has shown the ability to pound the lower tier of the zone and control plate appearances with it. The curve has shown the tight rotation, depth, and power of a plus offering that can get swinging strikes or freeze hitters. Harvey’s poise and composure have also stood out for a pitcher his age.

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