Hunter Harvey is set to return in 2015


The Baltimore Orioles have a lot of talent in their Minor League system. Behind Dylan Bundy, Hunter Harvey is Baltimore’s No. 2 prospect. Despite being only 19 years old, Harvey has impressed already.

After being drafted by the Orioles in the first round of the 2013 MLB Draft, Harvey quickly signed with the ball club straight out of high school.

In two seasons, Harvey has maintained a combined 2.87 ERA in 25 games started. He also has struck out 139 batters and walked 39. His 1.115 WHIP is most impressive.

Harvey’s fastball is in the low- to mid-90s. Harvey also has a good feel for the curveball as his secondary pitch.

In 2014, Harvey played in Single-A with the Delmarva Shorebirds. In 17 games started, Harvey had a 3.18 ERA and a 7-5 record. Harvey impressed the scouts so much that he earned a trip to the SiriusXM All-Star Game in July. His 33 walks in 2014 were on the high end of things, but nothing to be too concerned about as he is still a young talent being molded into a professional pitcher.

Everything was going well for him until he suffered an injury during a start on July 25th.

When he returned to Baltimore to have an MRI taken, the injury showed to be more serious than expected. He had a strained flexor mass in the elbow of his throwing arm. Harvey’s season was cut short about a month early when doctors told him to immediately rest and rehab the injury.

Obviously, both the doctors and coaches took precautions with Harvey to make sure it did not turn into another Bundy-like injury.

There has been no hiccups thus far in the rehab process and, hopefully, it will remain that way as the 2015 season gets closer and closer.