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Matt Harvey named National League Comeback Player of the Year

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Having missed the 2014 season after Tommy John surgery, Harvey had a great 2015 season.

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Mets pitcher Matt Harvey has been named the 2015 National League Comeback Player of the Year. In his first season back from Tommy John surgery, which he after the 2013 season, Harvey had a 2.71 ERA and 3.05 FIP with 188 strikeouts in and 37 walks in 189 1/3 innings in the regular season.

Harvey's only real blemish came via the long ball: Though he allowed only seven home runs in 11 fewer innings two years ago, he was victimized 18 times this year, with eight of those home runs coming in a four-start stretch in late May and early June.

Including the playoffs, Harvey threw 216 innings over 33 starts. During the regular season, he was skipped in the rotation a few times to keep his innings count low and his arm fresh. The innings limit became a major issue in early September, but talk of a potential shutdown at the time proved to be premature.