New York Mets' right-hander Matt Harvey is on pace to throw 249 innings in 2013, which has caused manager Terry Collins to consider a plan to limit Harvey's workload through the second half of the season.

"As we continue into the season with three months to go, always remember something: we are not—we are not—going to hinder this kid's health by killing him now, when the future is so bright," Collins told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo and Chris Iseman. "With (Zack) Wheeler coming, with (Rafael) Montero coming, all these young prospect pitchers coming, we're not going to jeopardize what's down the road for right now. I'm not going to do it. So we're going to monitor his workload, and hopefully he gets through the month of September."

Harvey threw 169 1/3 innings last season between the Mets and the organization's previous Class AAA affiliate in Buffalo. Jumping to 249 innings in 2013 would be a 47 percent leap, which is well above the standard 15-20 percent jump from year to year.