After two-plus seasons in Matt Harvey’s shadow, Jeurys Familia is on his own.

Harvey, the 23-year-old fireballer, is entrenched in the Mets rotation after a dominant stretch to finish last season that left little doubt he could succeed in the major leagues. Familia, who had climbed the minor league rungs with Harvey — the two names almost became entwined within the organization — is still searching for a foothold with the Mets.

Though the Mets haven’t abandoned the idea the 23-year-old Familia can be a successful starting pitcher, the latest plan calls for trying to mold the right-hander as a reliever.

“I still think he projects pretty good as a starter,” said Mets Triple-A manager Wally Backman, who had Familia the last two seasons. “But with his stuff, as a one- or two-inning guy at the major league level, he could be a force to be reckoned with at some point in time.”