Matt Harvey posted a 2.73 ERA with 70 strikeouts in 59.1 innings as a rookie in 2012.

In 2013 he was a star going 9-5 with a 2.27 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP with 191 strikeouts in 178.1 innings.

He missed the entire 2014 season due to Tommy John surgery.

He returned in 2015 no worse for the wear going 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA, 1.02 WHIP and 188 strikeouts in 189.1 innings.

In 2016 he went 4-10 with a 4.86 ERA, 1.47 WHIP and a mere 7.38 strikeouts per nine innings over 92.2 frames.

Let me point out directly what I just said.

In one of the last three seasons he didn’t even pitch.

In two of the last three seasons he wasn’t even a league average arm.

Despite these facts, I still hear all the time from folks that they are expecting a huge comeback effort from Harvey in 2017. Why?

Let’s look at what happened to him last year.

I could break down the numbers from last season but it would be a wasted enterprise, just like Harvey’s effort was last season cause of ill...

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