The Book on Hunter Harvey
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Hunter Harvey / RHP, BAL
Slidell, NC, USA
School: Bandys HS (NC)
84 | 3/4/2016
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (2/21/2017): #69
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #85
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #70
Minor League Ball (Sickels): Unranked or n/a
Baseball America 2016: Unranked or n/a
Baseball Prospectus: #58
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
The son of mustachioed Angel closer Bryan Harvey, North Carolina's Hunter Harvey is a big righthander with a big fastball and a quality curve. The fastball, which used to peak in the low-90's, now reaches 98mph when it needs to, and while that's the main reason he's been zipping up prospect lists, it's his plus curveball that truly makes Harvey exceptional. Prep pitchers aren't known for having quality secondary offerings, but Harvey's Hammer (trademark pending) is a beautiful one. Harvey's change is still coming along, but it looked better at the end of the year than the beginning, which means he's right on track. A complete pitching package, he's almost certain to hit an MLB rotation sometime in the next year or so. The only question is whether he'll settle into the middle of it, or reach the top ahead of schedule.
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