Matt Harvey named the NL Comeback Player of the Year by the Sporting News
In what should come as no surprise, Matt Harvey has been named the Sporting News Comeback Player of the Year in the National League.
Harvey, 26, completed a brilliant season after missing the entire 2014 season while recovering from Tommy John Surgery with a 13-8 record and a 2.71 ERA in 29 starts during the regular season. He allowed 156 hits, 57 earned runs and only 37 walks with 188 strikeouts in 189 1/3 innings, posting a 4.3 bWAR in helping the Mets win the National League Pennant for the first time since the 2000 season.
“I have a tremendous amount of respect for Matt and what he has accomplished this year, and coming back from that surgery, pitching as much as he has, as well as he has, and his determination to pitch in the postseason,” Sandy Alderson told Sporting News.
Harvey earned 72 votes, six more than runner-up Carlos Gonzalez who received 66 votes.
Harvey is also 2-0 with a 2.84 ERA in his two starts in the Postseason. He will start Game 1 of the 2015 World Series against the Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City on Tuesday night.