NORFOLK, Va. – Hunter Harvey sizzled on Sunday in his first appearance in Class AAA baseball.
Harvey — a former right-hander drafted in the first round of the MLB Draft by the Baltimore Orioles – handcuffed the Charlotte Knights in Norfolk’s 6-1 home victory before 3,751.
He threw two innings in relief, facing seven batters, and struck out one while throwing strikes on 25 of his 33 pitches.
Harvey, after three relief appearances that followed 11 starts at Class AA Bowie (Md.), was promoted to Norfolk on Saturday.
The son of former major league All-Star reliever Bryan Harvey is in a new role – relief pitching – as the Orioles begin to look at how soon he might be ready for the big leagues.
Hunter Harvey was called to the major leagues (from Bowie) last season but did not pitch in a game during the two days he was with the Orioles.
His role moving forward could include being a starter in Baltimore’s rotation or working out of the bullpen, if and when he gets a call to the major leagues.
His dad pitched nearly 10 years in the big leagues, saving 177 games.
HUNTER’S PRO CAREER: http://www.milb.com/player/index.jsp?player_id=640451#/career/R/pitching/2019/ALL