It's hard to find a negative thing to say about Harvey from what he's shown thus far, not just in his brief MLB career but also since he's been on the national spotlight.
Harvey possesses the ideal build for a big league pitcher at 6'4" and 225 pounds, which bodes well for his long-term durability.
Additionally, from all accounts he has the mental toughness and tenacity that allows pitchers to transition from a highly-touted prospect to established MLB star status.
"I'm here to win," he told reporters at Citi Field last month. "I take anger to the mound. I take a lot of aggression," he added.
As a person who played baseball from ages six to 20, including at the collegiate level, I can find no reason to temper the expectations for Harvey.
He seems hellbent on proving he is capable of being an ace, and even seems a bit irritated that Zack Wheeler was the prospect receiving all the hype leading up to last season.
During his abbreviated 10 start stint with the big league club last season, the soon-to-be 24-year-old posted an impressive 2.72 ERA including 10.6 K/9, 3.9 BB/9 along with a 1.14 WHIP.
Assuming he makes roughly 30 starts and averages six innings per start, I expect Harvey to come close to duplicating last year's stats, but will find a way to win 13 games against only six losses.
He is simply too motivated to fall victim to a sophomore slump.