Originally posted on The Fantasy Fix  |  Last updated 2/22/13
Photo Credit: monsim When the Mets acquired Zack Wheeler for free-agent-to-be Carlos Beltran in July of 2011, GM Sandy Alderson was praised by the masses in New York.  At the time, Wheeler was considered San Francisco’s top pitching prospect.  Now the Mets’ top pitching prospect, he has spent the past two seasons cruising through the minor leagues, and should make his Citi Field debut at some point in 2013. Wheeler spent most of 2012 with AA Binghamton before getting called up to AAA Buffalo at the beginning of August.  There was a spike in his walk rate, but he was able to keep his WHIP and ERA steady, showing Mets brass that he was up to the challenge.  Further, he gave up just four (four!) home runs in 149 total innings. Level W-L ERA GS IP WHIP K/BB K/9 BB/9 H/9 AA 10-6 3.26 19 116 1.164 2.7 9.1 3.3 7.1 AAA 2-2 3.27 6 33 1.182 1.9 8.5 4.4 6.3   Wheeler’s fastball sits in the mid-90s, but he can dial it up to 97-98 mph when necessary.  Scouts rave about his big curve, b...
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