Hunter Luke Harvey...Attended Bandys (N.C.) HS...Married wife, Summer on Dec. 31, 2021...Son of former Major Leaguer Bryan Harvey, who spent nine years in the Majors as pitcher for the California Angels (1987-92) and Florida Marlins (1993-95)…Hunter’s older brother, Kris, who is 10 years older, starred at Clemson University and played Minor League baseball from 2005-12, reaching as high as Double-A...Kris was a fifth-round pick of the Braves in 2002 out of high school and a second-round pick of the Marlins in the 2005 draft....Hunter and his brother own a company called “Deceit,” selling a spray that covers the human scent while deer hunting.
Appeared in a career-high 38 games after being claimed from San Francisco on March 21...He was one of just 10 MLB pitchers with at least 39.0 innings pitched to allow one or zero home runs...He did not allow a home run until his 30th appearance on Sept. 13 vs. Baltimore...Finished strong, going 2-1 with four holds and a 1.66 ERA (4 ER/21.2 IP) in 19 games from Aug. 18 through the end of the season...Was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on April 10...Was placed on the Injured List (right pronator strain) on April 21 and was reinstated on July 22.
Did not make his season debut with Baltimore until June 4 after beginning the year on the 60-day Injured List with a left oblique strain after suffering the injury during Spring Training... Appeared in nine games out of the bullpen for the Orioles, pitching to a 4.15 ERA (4 ER/8.2 IP)...Struck out six batters and held opponents to a .242 average... Placed on the 60-day Injured List on Sept. 7...Was claimed off waivers by San Francisco following the season on Nov. 5...2021 Pitch Mix: 4-Seam Fastball (64%) Curveball (20.1%) Slider (8.6%) Changeup (7.2%).
Made his season debut on 8/30 at TOR (0.2 IP, H, ER, BB)...Worked a career-high 1.1 IP twice (9/6 vs. NYY and 9/20 vs. TB)...Did not allow a run in five appearances at Oriole Park (5.2 IP, 4 H, 5 K)...Worked in back-to-back outings (9/26 at TOR and 9/27 at TOR) to close out the season; the first time in his career working in consecutive games...Threw his four-seam fastball 77.2% (97.4 MPH) of the time, according to Fangraphs; also threw his curveball 14.5% (83.3 MPH) and split-fingered fastball 8.3% (90.7 MPH)...Recorded strikeouts in four of his 10 appearances...Allowed a career-high three runs (two earned) on 9/26 at TOR...Three of the four earned runs he allowed on the season came via a home run...14 of the 28 balls put in play against him were “hard hit” (95+ MPH) according to Fangraphs...Opponents hit .143 (1-for-7) with runners in scoring position and were hitless (0-for-3) with RISP and two outs...First batters faced hit .500 (4-for-8) with a home run...Lost back-to-back appearances (9/9 at NYM and 9/12 at NYY), including suffering his first career loss on 9/9 at NYM (1.0 IP, ER, H, HR, BB)...Started the season on the 10-day IL (right forearm strain); reinstated from the 10-day IL on 8/30.
Recalled on 8/17 from Triple-A Norfolk; the second time in his career being recalled by the Orioles (4/9-11/18 did not appear in a game)...Made his Major League debut on 8/17 at BOS (1.0 IP, BB, 2 K); struck out Christian Vázquez for his first career strikeout...11 of the 19 outs he recorded were via strikeout (15.63 SO/9)...Struck out at least one batter in all seven of his appearances, including a season-high two batters in four of the seven...Earned his first career win in his second appearance on 8/20 vs. KC (1.0 IP, 2 K)...Went a combined 3-6 with a 5.00 ERA (42 ER/75.2 IP) in 26 games (11 starts) between Double-A Bowie and Triple-A Norfolk...Posted a 2.81 ERA (8 ER/25.2 IP) and 33 strikeouts in his 15 relief appearances between Bowie and Norfolk...Made his first professional relief appearance on 6/14 vs. Trenton, while with Bowie...Held opponents to a .206 opponent batting average while with Triple-A Norfolk...Did not allow a run in nine of his 12 appearances with Norfolk...Struck out the side in each of his last two appearances with Norfolk (8/13 and 8/14 at Pawtucket)...Entered the season as the Orioles No. 7 prospect, according to Baseball America.
Entered the season ranked as the No. 4 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America... Made nine starts for Bowie, going 1-2 with a 5.57 ERA (20 ER/32.1 IP) and 30 strikeouts...Recalled by the Orioles on 4/9, but did not make an appearance and was optioned back to Double-A Bowie on 4/11... Struck out a season-high seven batters in a season-high-tying 5.0 innings on 5/26 at Binghamton... Placed on the minor league disabled list on 6/8 with posterior shoulder instability and missed the remainder of the season.
Split the season between Aberdeen, Delmarva, and the GCL Orioles...Went 0-1 with a 0.96 ERA (2 ER/18.2 IP) between the three levels... Began the season on the disabled list…Sent to the GCL Orioles on a rehab assignment on 7/19...Did not allow an earned run in 10.0 innings between Aberdeen and the GCL Orioles...Struck out a season-high seven batters on 8/16 at Brooklyn (3.0 IP, 1 H, 7 K).
Entered 2017 ranked as the No. 4 Orioles prospect, according to Baseball America...Pitched in his first game in almost two years on 6/25, starting for the GCL Orioles and working 2.0 scoreless innings...Struck out a season-high six batters in his start on 6/29 against the GCL Twins...Entered the season as a top 100 prospect according to MLB.com (85th), and Baseball Prospectus (58th).
Entered the season as a top 100 prospect according to Baseball Prospectus (20th), MLB.com (41st), and Baseball America (68th)...Did not pitch due to injury (right fibula fracture).
Entered the season as the 58th-best prospect in baseball, according to Baseball Prospectus...Pitched the entire season with Class-A Delmarva, starting 17 games for the Shorebirds...Earned the win in his first start, tossing 6.0 shutout innings, allowing four hits with five strikeouts...Five of his first seven starts were scoreless outings...Had eight starts in which he struck out at least seven batters...Worked a season-long 7.0 innings, allowing just one hit and striking out a season-high 10 batters in his start on 5/12 vs. Lakewood...Placed on the disabled list on 7/31, ending his season.
Made his professional debut on 7/19 against the GCL Rays...Struck out a season-high eight batters in his start on 8/1 vs. the GCL Red Sox...Transferred to Short-Season A Aberdeen and made three starts for the IronBirds...Struck out five batters in each of his three starts for Aberdeen.