With the seventh overall pick in the Major League Baseball draft, the Mets selected University of North Carolina’s Matt Harvery.
The 6-foot-4 right hander, from Mystic, Conn., went 8-3 with a 3.09 ERA, 102 strikeouts and 35 walks over 96 innings as a junior.
A first-team All-ACC pick and preseason All-America, Harvey ranks ninth all-time in strikeouts (263) and tenth all-time in wins (22) in Carolina history. The Mystic, Conn., native pitched two complete games this season while registering a career-best eight wins.
In 2010, Harvey led the Tar Heels in nearly every statistical pitching category posting 102 strikeouts and a 3.09 ERA in 96 innings pitched. Opponents hit a lowly .224 against the junior, who registered a near 3:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
He also struck out a career-high 15 batters in a complete game on April 23.
Harvey was drafted out of high school by the Los Angeles Angels, but they missed out on signing him when his agent, Scott Boras, passed on their $1.4 million offer.