Matt Harvey has been named the Players' Choice National League Comeback Player of the Year, the Major League Baseball Players Association announced Monday. The Players' Choice Awards are voted upon annually by major league players who submit secret ballots for various categories.
The award is the second for Harvey in less than a week. On Thursday, Harvey was also named the National League Comeback Player of the Year by MLB.com's 30 beat reporters who cover the teams around the league. Prince Fielder won both Comeback Player of the Year awards in the American League.
Sidelined for of 2014 while recovering from Tommy John surgery, Harvey returned to the Mets' rotation in 2015 and became an integral piece in helping the team win its first National League pennant in fifteen years. Harvey started 29 games for the Mets this season, posting a 2.71 ERA and a 3.05 FIP, striking out 188 and walking just 37 in 189 innings. Between the regular season and playoffs, Harvey threw 216 innings, the most ever by a pitcher in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.