Nice that Harvey is coming up. I just don't see the point of throwing Batista out there, everyone knows he sucks and he doesn't have a future with the team. OTOH, Harvey projects to be a part of the roation for the foreseeable future.
Here's Keith Law's (like him, sarcastic humor, realistic view on prospects, etc) beginning of 2012 report, #38 prospect
Harvey's strong season in Double-A showed that he's not that far away from contributing in the big leagues, but also masked some of the ongoing questions about his repertoire and command that probably push him toward a good No. 3 or average No. 2 ceiling.
He will sit 91-97 mph as a starter with good downhill plane, and his changeup is a weapon for him against both left- and right-handed hitters. His curve and slider tend to run together, and he'd probably be better off just picking one or the other and using it exclusively to avoid throwing in-between pitches that will get hammered at higher levels.
The UNC product didn't dominate Double-A like you'd expect him to based on his velocity, but a sharper breaking ball could produce those results and get him to the big leagues by the middle of this year.
Here's his midseason report on him: #30
He has four average or better pitches, with velocity that will flash plus and a pretty good changeup but without the consistent breaking ball or command to make him a potential ace.
FWIW Wheeler is ranked the 6th best P