What Is Matt Harvey’s Net Worth?
Matt Harvey is a $8 million dollar professional baseball player from the United States. Matt Harvey was born in March 1989 in New London, Connecticut. He is a right-handed starting pitcher who bats and throws. He went to Fitch Senior High School and was picked in the 2007 MLB Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Early Life and Career
Matt Harvey was born in New London, Connecticut, in March 1989. He bats and throws right-handed as a starting pitcher. He attended Fitch Senior High School and was selected by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim in the 2007 MLB Draft.
Instead of playing for the Angels, Harvey elected to play for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In 2008 and 2009, he pitched in the Cape Cod Baseball League. In the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft, he was taken seventh overall by the New York Mets.
As normal with rookie baseballers, he first played In the minor leagues, with the single-A St. Lucie Mets and the Double-A Binghamton Mets. He would go on and get a record of 8-2 with St. Lucie and would then be promoted, and achieve a 5-3 record with Binghamton and became the Mets second best prospect in 2012. He then became a part of the Triple-A Buffalo Bisons, and was eventually promoted to fifth starter replacing the injured Johan Santana.
During his pitching debut he set a record for strikeouts, and became the first modern baseball player to strike out 10 or more batters while conceding just two hits in a major league debut. He posted impressive pitching and batting records despite losses in his next games, as he had a lot more opportunities to pitch, but management decided to end his season run with a 3-5 record. He returned in 2013 with improvements to both his control and arm strength, and his season performance earned him the title of “the best Mets pitcher to ever wear the uniform”. After retiring the first 20 Chicago White Sox batters on an almost perfect game, he was featured by Sports Illustrated with the nickname “The Dark Knight of Gotham”. After the 2013 MLB All-Star Game, he would suffer an ulnar collateral ligament tear which would require Tommy John Surgery, and was placed on the disabled list for the rest of the season.
Despite a great recovery after the surgery, the Mets decided not to put Harvey back on the roster in 2014 since they had a losing season anyway. They did not want to risk Harvey’s health and decided that he would return during the start of the 2015 season. During his return, he performed spectacularly and even prompted Pedro Martinez to say that Matt could have a better career than him. His agent put in concerns that his health might be in danger because of the demands the Mets are putting on Matt. Despite this, he still played in the NLDS and would go on and help the team in the National League Championship Series against the Chicago Cubs. However, they would lose, and perhaps unsurprisingly in 2016 Harvey was out for most of the season because of an injury.
Harvey is a huge fan of the New York Rangers and watches games at Madison Square Garden on a regular basis. During his time with the New York Mets, Harvey was well-known in the media. He was known to live a wealthy lifestyle, drive a high-end Maserati sports car, and was frequently mentioned in New York media’s celebrity gossip sections.
Because of his history of courting fashion models, he was branded a “lothario.” Matt Harvey began dating model Anne Vyalitsyna after meeting her at a New York Rangers game in May 2013. They ended their relationship in February of 2014. In 2015, he began dating Polish beauty Ania Cywinska. Harvey and Cywinska split up in October 2015, shortly after Harvey missed a team practice with the New York Mets.