News from some past Connecticut first-round picks
Groton's Matt Harvey, the seventh overall pick of the Mets in 2010 after an All-American career at North Carolina, earned his much-anticipated promotion to Double-A. Harvey will join the roster of the Binghamton Mets today. He went 8-2 with a 2.37 earned run average in 14 starts for Class A St. Lucie (Fla.). He struck out 92 batters in 76 innings, allowing just 67 hits and 24 walks.
"Harvey is a starter -- major league arm, major league stuff; big time," B-Mets manager Wally Backman told the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin. "He's can throw 95, 96, with a great breaking ball, great changeup. He's the real deal."
Harvey will make his first appearance in Connecticut since his high school days at Fitch-Groton July 8-11, when Binghamton visits the New Britain Rock Cats for four games.