WASHINGTON – After pitching at low Single-A Delmarva in 2014, Hunter Harvey was requested what it might take to make the majors.
“I simply must get extra according to my pitching mechanics. I’ve to have the ability to command it and throw strikes,” he advised this reporter in a narrative for Orioles’ Inside Pitch.
Harvey did ultimately make The Present, pitching in seven video games for the Orioles in 2019 as we went 1-0 with an ERA of 1.42.
A right-hander from North Carolina, he was claimed off waivers from the San Francisco Giants on Monday by Washington.
Harvey is the son of Bryan Harvey, who was a better for the Angels and Marlins from 1987 to 1995; the elder Harvey was an All-Star in 1991 and 1993.
The youthful Harvey was born in Catawba, North Carolina, and was taken within the first spherical out of highschool there by the Orioles in 2013.
He has appeared in no less than seven video games within the majors in every of the final three years.
Harvey was 0-2 with an ERA of 4.15 in 10 video games out of the bullpen for the Orioles in 2020.
Final yr he was 0-0 with an ERA of 4.15 in 9 video games out of the pen for Baltimore.
Harvey started enjoying organized baseball on the age of three with a T-ball workforce referred to as the Optimists in North Carolina.
He had a strong yr in 2014 with Delmarva as he went 7-5 with an ERA of three.18 in 17 begins earlier than he was shut down in late July as a result of a flexor mass pressure.
Harvey, who handled accidents as a professional, mentioned he realized quite a bit in his season on the Jap Shore.
“I realized it was a protracted season,” he mentioned. “It’s important to have good command to pitch in professional baseball. That’s one thing I’m engaged on. I’ve to get extra according to all of my pitches.”
Whereas within the Baltimore system, he gave a variety of credit score to former main league hurler Alan Mills.
“I had him all of final yr and he was an enormous assist,” Harvey mentioned of that 2014 season. “He picks up on stuff. If he sees you drifting in your supply, he picked up on that basically rapidly.”
Former Baltimore supervisor Buck Showalter, now with the Mets, acknowledged the potential of Harvey in 2015 when his contract referred to as for him to be in Spring Coaching with the Main League membership.
“He’s not misplaced,” Showalter mentioned then.
And Harvey received’t be misplaced with a Washington workforce on the lookout for extra pitching choices.