Born on March 27, 1989, American former professional baseball pitcher Matthew Edward Harvey (nicknamed The Dark Knight) spent nine years in Major League Baseball (MLB) with the New York Mets, Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, and Baltimore Orioles.
After graduating from Fitch Senior High School in Groton, Connecticut, where he excelled in baseball and basketball, Harvey played for the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in the baseball program.
Harvey was the seventh overall pick of the Mets in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft. Harvey won his first major league game, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, on July 26, 2012, and set a new club record with 11 strikeouts.
Harvey made his way to the MLB All-Star Game after a spectacular 2013 season. After missing all of 2014 due to Tommy John surgery, Harvey helped lead his team to the 2015 National League pennant and the World Series on his return.
His career was doomed by ailments, such as thoracic outlet syndrome and a stress fracture in his scapula, despite a promising start in his first two seasons. When Harvey’s 2018 campaign got off to a slow start, the Reds made a move to acquire him.
The Angels released him in the middle of the 2019 season after going 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA after signing with the team. For the 2021 season, he’ll be playing with the Baltimore Orioles. In baseball, he has represented Italy at the international level.
How Much is Matt Harvey Net Worth?
Professional baseball player Matt Harvey of the United States is worth $8 million. He’s a righty starter who also swings the bat. He went to Fitch Senior High School before being picked in the seventh round of the 2007 Major League Baseball Draft by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Harvey declined to sign with the Angels and played baseball for UNC-Chapel Hill. He was a Cape Cod Baseball League pitcher in 2008 and 2009. In the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft, he was selected by the New York Mets at No. 7. Harvey has spent his whole Major League Baseball career with the Mets.
He made his debut with the team in 2012. In 2013, he made the All-Star team and won the NL Pitcher of the Week award twice (April and July). Harvey struck out 11 batters in his major league debut, an all-time record for the Mets. After sustaining right elbow damage, he underwent Tommy John surgery and was out for the 2014 campaign.
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How Much Did Matt Harvey Earn From Contracts?
Matt Harvey made almost $31 million during his professional baseball career. That contributed significantly to his already substantial wealth. In 2010, he signed a contract worth roughly $2.5 million, most of which was a signing bonus.
From that point until 2016, when he secured his first large contract, he had a series of smaller deals paying him a total of several thousand dollars. From that contract, he took home $4,300,000. It increased to around $5 million in 2017 and then again in 2018 to $5.6 million.
His contract with the Mets was his last, although he went on to other great deals. After becoming a free agent, he took a $11 million contract with the Los Angeles Angels. As evidence of his steep decline, in 2020 he signed with the Kansas City Royals for a couple hundred thousand dollars.
The Baltimore Orioles, for $1 million, was his last team. Harvey’s overall MLB career earnings amounted to $31,845,822.