kab21 wrote:He is currently 8th in the majors in innings pitched and 16th in pitcher abuse points (from BP). He pitched a lot compared to other MLB starters especially considering the team was going to shut him because they were concerned about his arm.
I didn't know what PAP was, so I looked it up, and I'm skeptical. I can't find anything that shows it's predictive, but I'm willing to be convinced. Also, I'm not sure how bad 16th would be, particularly considering that very high pc have become much rarer.
He has pitched a good number of innings, but a lot of that is being consistently great -- he's not getting tagged every so often and getting pulled early, a la Wily Peralta. At this point last year, he was at 148 or so. So 178 seems to be an unsurprising total, only slightly higher that you'd expect, given the usual idea of stretching a starter out by 30-40 ip, and Harvey had (obviously) been a lot more efficient with his pitches this year (fewer per ip).