As a Mets fan I'm absolutely ECSTATIC about Harvey! ... but as a fantasy owner, I'm disgusted with myself. In my "big $ money" draft, I had Matt Harvey checked up and ready to be selected. Between the current pick and my pick, I began to overthink and due to our League's settings being favorable to speed guys who don't strike out at the plate as much, I convinced myself to take Ichiro Suzuki instead of Matt Harvey
.... The "Real Factor" here was me being a jaded Mets fan, I assumed he would have a decent (maybe even bad) Sophomore season, and I never thought he would make a leap to "elite" or even 'top-tier' like this because..... well because I'm a jaded Mets fan who's been burnt way too many times in the last 20+ years. I assumed that Harvey's BB% would rise and/or be the death of him, or at least what held him back from that 'next step'. So because I'm a DIEHARD Mets fan, I convinced myself to un-click Matt Harvey and select Ichiro Suzuki (had I not been a Mets fan, I select Harvey
)... that's right, a true DIEHARD Mets fan doubted our #1 prospects 59 Innings Pitched last season. This Fan has watched Elite Prospect after Elite Prospect come up and dominate the MLB for a couple months, only to regress and/or get 'figured out' the FOLLOWING Season, and I thought "What're the odds that MY Metropolitans actually have the real deal here?" .... "No way! We NEVER Catch a Break!".... Guys as heralded as "ELITE Pitching Prospects" such as Tommy Hanson and Matt Moore came up for a couple months or so and DOMINATED, like Harvey or Better, only to have AWFUL/not good Sophomore Seasons. The worst part is, those pitchers were Ranked inside the top 65 Fantasy Players (I think) going into their Sophomore years, whereas Harvey's Ranking was actually quite LOW, almost accepting the Regression or at least embracing the fact that he "should struggle".... But he HASNT struggled AT ALL!!! & his value was very much worth the gamble, he should've been a "Must Have" or a "Target" of mine, not a player who I practically "Avoid" due to pessimism ...... I will literally NEVER forgive myself for this move... as a fan and as a fantasy owner! The worst part, and most embarrassing, is that this league also Heavily Favors Pitchers who Strike people out, even MORE Heavily favored than "the reason" why I drafted Ichiro.
P.S. I can't be the 'only' pessimistic Mets fan who made a gaffe similar to this and wrongly doubted our future Ace... Can I ???