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Mets #7 pick – Matt Harvey
Harvey is an interesting name thatâ€™s been floated out there recently. He walked a ton of batters in his first two years at North Carolina but is having a tremendous junior season in 2009 that has restored his draft value, albeit not as high as it was back in 2007, when he was considered of the better prep pitching prospects in the country. (Interestingly, Harvey and Rick Porcello were considered the two best high school hurlers that year, both committed to UNC, but Porcello signed with the Tigers instead.)
Harvey has a fastball that tops out at 96-97, according to MLB.comâ€™s scouting report , as well as a slider and change-up. He threw a curveball in high school but it looks like the slider is his new favorite weapon. Both Baseball America and ESPN.comâ€™s Keith Law rank him as the 20th best player available, and itâ€™s looking more and more that the Mets will go in a different direction at seven.