New York Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been named the recipient of the 2015 National League Comeback Player of the Year Award, respectively, Major League Baseball announced today.
The announcement was made earlier this morning on MLB Network's Hot Stove. The Comeback Player of the Year Awards are officially sanctioned by Major League Baseball and presented annually to one player in each League who has re-emerged on the field during the season. The 30 Club beat reporters from MLB.com, the official web site of Major League Baseball, selected the winners from an original list of 30 candidates (one per MLB Club).
Harvey went 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA over 29 starts this season, helping lead the Mets to their first NL East Division title since 2006 and their first World Series appearance since 2000. The right-hander, who missed the entire 2014 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery, tossed 189.1 innings, permitting 62 runs (57 earned) on 156 hits with 37 walks and 188 strikeouts while holding opposing hitters to a .222 batting average.