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5 Reasons Matt Harvey Will End Up as the New York Mets Ace by Mid-Season
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Matt Harvey on the mound at Citi Field in a 2012 matchup against the Washington Nationals.

It didn't take long for Matt Harvey to move up the ranks in the New York Mets organization.

The next challenge for the 23-year-old right-hander is to rise to the occasion and become the team's No. 1 starting pitcher. We're not even close to getting into the meat of the 2013 schedule—simply tasting grapefruit juice now—but what's evident is that Harvey is making the right moves and putting himself in prime position to be the ace.

Five internal and external factors will fuel his success in the Mets' first 81 games.

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