By Austin Medina
Orioles pitcher Hunter Harvey has become somewhat of an enigma since last August.
After being called up in August last season, Harvey pitched in seven games earning a 1.42 ERA and an astounding 15.6 K/9.
When Harvey came up to the big leagues, the bullpen ERA dropped to 3.63 as his presence lightened the load for additional relievers such as Mychal Givens and Richard Bleier.
Manager Brandon Hyde praised Harvey after his one inning of work Monday.
“Hunter threw the ball good,” Hyde said. “I thought he’s right where he needs to be."
Harvey projects as the Orioles main set-up reliever and he's projecting to make the Opening Day roster. Harvey stated that although the O's haven't told him anything, he "enjoys getting the rush when the phone rings."