Zack Wheeler has 40 strikeouts this season (in 36 IP), tied for second in the Pacific Coast League. However, he has also walked 17, tied for fourth-worst in the PCL.
This one comes from Jay via email:
When do you think Wheeler will get the major league call up and how large of an impact do you see him having on this season?
If Zack Wheeler continues to mix his pitches and keep hitters guessing, which made him so devastating last year, he will be with the Mets sooner rather than later. According to all accounts, he failed to mix up his pitches over his first few starts, becoming predictable and hittable, something he has reportedly improved on in his last few starts. There is no question about talent. This guy’s got it. He has the pure stuff to match up against most major league pitchers right now. It will be control of those deadly pitches that will determine the path of his career.
As for the immediate future, my best guess is Wheeler makes his debut in late June or early July, for...