Photos: Matt Harvey's BP session against big-league hitters

This morning, Matt Harvey threw batting practice to David Wright, Ike Davis, Jason Bay, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy and other hitters from the big-league roster.

However, first, he warmed up in the bullpen, along side one of the team’s other top pitching prospects, Jeurys Familia.

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Mike Nickeas caught him in the bullpen. The two played together in the minors, and, from what I could gather, they’re close friends living together during the off season in Atlanta. They walked to Field 7 talking about how, in this session, Harvey needed to work on his location in and off the plate.

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He then took the mound, with more or less every influential person in the organization watching on (from Jeff Wilpon to Terry Collins to Dave Howard to David Wright).

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He looked good. He’s very smooth, slow and contained in his delivery, which is quite effortless. However, he still needs work.

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In the middle of his first inning, he met with Wright, Jason Bay, Ike Davis and Nickeas to talk about the hitters were seeing from him.

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In listening to people quietly talk as he was throwing, the consensus seemed to be that he must work to better locate his fastball, while also gaining better command of his off-speed pitches in counts when he needs a strike. I have video of all this that will part in about an hour, during which Bobby Ojeda gives a similar scouting report, while offering other observations.