|Real Name/Full Name:
|Matthew Edward Harvey
|34 years old
|27 March 1989
|New London, Connecticut, U.S.
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):
|Is Matt Harvey Gay?:
|Professional Baseball Player
|Net Worth in 2024:
Matt Harvey is a popular American professional baseball player. He has previously played for New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, and Los Angeles Angels in Major League Baseball (MLB). He made his debut on the 26th of July 2012 for the New York Mets against Arizona Diamondbacks, where he set a new club record with 11 strikeouts. He had a great 2013 season and was even selected to play in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
He has suffered from thoracic outlet syndrome and a stress fracture in the scapula as a result of which his performances have slipped. He was traded to Cincinnati Reds in 2018. In 2019, he signed with the Los Angeles Angels in 2019 but was released midway through the season.
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Early Life & Biography
Matt Harvey, whose full name is Matthew Edward Harvey, was born on the 27th of March 1989 in New London, Connecticut, the U.S. to parents, Ed Harvey and Jackie Harvey. He is of Irish and Italian descent and was raised in Mystic, Connecticut. He has two sisters, Jessica and Jocelyn.
His father works as coach of a Fitch Senior High School’s baseball team. Matt has attended Fitch Senior High School, where he played both baseball and basketball. His father was his baseball coach at the school. He has played summer baseball for numerous travel teams including, the South Florida Bandits, the Midland Redskins, and the East Coast Grays.
He was considered as one of the pitchers in the 2007 MLB draft. Los Angeles Angels offered him a $1 million signing bonus, but he chose to sign with the UNC Tar Heels instead. He has attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he majored in sports administration. He had a great collegiate career, and he is also ranked at 9th in the UNC history in strikeouts and 10th in wins. He played for the Chatham Anglers of the Cape Cod Baseball League during the summers of 2008 and 2009.
Matt Harvey began dating popular model, Ania Cywinski, in 2015, who he dated until October of that year. In March of 2017, he began dating Brazilian supermodel, Adriana Lima, which lasted for only a couple of months, as she was spotted partying with her ex-boyfriend and NFL wide-receiver, Julian Edelman, in May of 2017. He was upset because of the incident, and as a result, he failed to be present for show up for a Mets game at Citi Field and ended up receiving a three-day suspension from the team. He is currently single, as per our records.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on the 27th of March 1989, Matt Harvey is 34 years old as of today’s date 21st February 2024. His height is 1.93 M tall, and his weight is 102 Kg.
Matt Harvey got the start of his professional career when he was selected as the 7th overall pick by the New York Mets in the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. In 2011, in his first professional season in the Mets minor-league system, he played for both the single-A St. Lucie Mets and the Double-A Binghamton Mets. While playing for St. Lucie in the Florida State League (FSL), he went 8–2 with a 2.37 ERA and got 92 strikeouts in 76 innings which brought him two FSL Pitcher of the Week Awards and a selection in the FSL Mid-Season All-Star game.
He has also pitched in the 2011 All-Star Futures Game. In the first half of the following season at Triple-A, he went 7–4 with a 3.39 ERA in 18 starts, which brought him the IL Mid-Season All-Star honors. In 2012, he was promoted to the majors, which ended his run with the Bisons with a 7-5 record and 3.68 ERA.
In his debut on the 26th of July 2012, he recorded 11 strikeouts. He got his first major-league strikeout against the very first batter he faced, who was Gerardo Parra of the Diamondbacks. In his game itself, he made the franchise record for most strikeouts in a pitching debut (11). He also became the first player in modern baseball history (since the 1900s) to strike out ten or more batters and get two hits in his major-league debut. By the end of the season, he had got 70 strikeouts.
His 2013 season was greatly successful as well, and his performance in April got him the Pitcher of the Month honors. On the 18th of June 2013, in a game against the Atlanta Braves, he got his career-best 13 strikeouts. He was the starting pitcher of the 2013 MLB All-Star Game as well. On the 26th of August 2013, he was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow due to which he couldn’t play for the rest of the season.
In the same year, he went through the Tommy John surgery to repair his right elbow. On the 9th of April 2015, he made his return in a game against the Washington Nationals and got nine strikeouts. On the 11th of July 2015, he scored the first home run of his career. He didn’t have the best of 2016 as his performances were just average, and on the 15th of June 2016, he was placed on the 15-day disabled list because of shoulder pain.
He later went through surgery to solve a condition called thoracic outlet syndrome. Although he returned to the game in the 2017 season, his performances weren’t good. On the 7th of May 2017, he was suspended for three games for violating team rules. On the 15th of June 2017, it was revealed that he had suffered a stress fracture in his scapula.
He continued to struggle in the 2018 season and was put in a bullpen role. The Mets gave him a demotion to the minor leagues, but he refused, and on the 8th of May 2018, he was traded to the Cincinnati Reds. He played his first game for them on the 11th of May 2018 against the Los Angeles Dodgers.
On the 21st of December 2018, he signed with the Los Angeles Angels for a contract worth $11 Million. On the 21st of July 2018, he was released by them. Playing for the Angels, he had a 3-5 record with a 7.09 ERA. On the 14th of August 2019, he signed a minor-league deal with the Oakland Athletics, and he has become a free agent after the end of the 2019 season.
Awards & Achievements
Here is a list covering some of the Awards and Achievements earned by Matt Harvey:
- He was the National League Player of the week for the period between the 8thof April 2013 and the 14th of April 2013.
- He was the National League Pitcher of the Month for April 2013.
Net Worth & Salary of Matt Harvey in 2024
As of February 2024, Matt Harvey has gathered a net worth of $10 Million. He has garnered most of his earnings from his career as a professional baseball player. His career began in 2010 when he was picked by the New York Mets to play in the minor leagues. He was promoted to the majors in 2012, and he played for the New York Mets for most of his career. He has also played for Cincinnati Reds and Los Angeles Angels. In 2019, he signed a minor-league deal with the Oakland Athletics, and after the completion of the season, he became a free agent.
Matt Harvey has been a great baseball player, and his performances in the early part of his career prove that. With that being said, we wish him the best of luck for all his future endeavors and hope he gets back to his top form.