On Thursday, the Rangers Prince Fielder and the Mets Matt Harvey were named Comeback Player of the Year for their respective leagues, MLB.com announced.
After Tommy John Surgery eliminated 2014 for him, the Dark Knight rose (sorry Christopher Nolan). This season Matt Harvey teamed with Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard to round out one of the best young rotations the MLB has seen in years. Harvey’s 2015 final line was 13-8 with a 2.71 ERA and 188 Ks. Picking up right where he left off in 2013, he helped the Mets to an incredible season that saw them win the NL East and appear in the Fall Classic for the first time since 2000. The Amazin’s may have been underwhelming in the World Series, but the sky is the limit for their future, especially with young guns such as Harvey leading the way.
Prince Fielder appeared in only 42 games in 2014. He was diagnosed with a herniated disk in his neck and surgery was the only option. The big man did not miss a beat, batting .305 with 23 HRs and 98 RBI this year. Fielder’s prowess helped the Texas Rangers surge late in the season and capture the AL West Championship. Though they choked royally against Toronto, Fielder had a terrific season and will surely continue to be a threat for them in the future.
Agree, disagree? Who had the comeback of the year in your opinion?
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