Mets Sign First Round Pick Matt Harvey

An article by posted on August 17, 2010

The New York Mets have confirmed that they have agreed to a deal with first round draft pick,  RHP Matt Harvey.

A team official made the announcement just a short time ago, as the Mets seemingly got it done before the clock struck midnight.

Terms of the deal have not been released yet, but Harvey was holding out for a $4.5 million dollar bonus. Although, Jon Heman is reporting that they may have setlled for $2.5MM.

Harvey’s fastball sits between 91-98 mph, according to the Mets. He also throws a hard slider (83-85 mph), curveball (79-81 mph) and changeup. He went 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 35 walks in 96 innings as a junior.

The Mets have signed each of their top twenty picks ftom this years MLB Draft.

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