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Report: Matt Harvey could be "backup plan" for Milwaukee Brewers

Another starting pitching rumor

Philadelphia Phillies v Cincinnati Reds
One-time Mets ace a Brewer target?
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And now, another pitcher for your consideration. Ladies and gentlemen, Matt Harvey!

Harvey was traded to the Reds earlier this season, and as a Red has fourteen starts with a 4.44 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. On the plus side he is just 29 and is in the final season of a reasonable contract...about $2M left this season on his deal. But is he better than the other options Milwaukee already has in house? Perhaps - especially if Zach Davies is on the shelf for a longer period.

For the season his xFIP is 4.52. His fastball has held steady at 93.8 mph, and he throws it 62% of the time this season. A hard slider at 88 mph, and an occasional change-up round out his stuff.

Perhaps the exec is Nick Krall.

Statistics courtesy of fangraphs