Though the righty fire-baller wasn’t unleashing his best fastball, he kept the Mets off balance enough to earn a salute from Ike Davis, who was over matched by a Harvey slider.
“His mechanics are real smooth,” Davis said. “I’d like to see him when he’s in a game, throwing 97 [mph] like he can. With that movement it would be pretty nasty.”Harvey, the team’s top draft choice in 2010, likely is not competing for a spot on the major league roster, but will be watched closely this spring as the Mets try to assess his growth. Harvey progressed from Single-A to Double-A last season.
“I truly believe in the process,” manager Terry Collins said. “There’s a fine line of making sure you don’t put somebody in a position where they’re going to fail, so we’re going to let him pitch and as we go along we’ll make decisions we believe will be best for him.”