Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/30/11
Tej from Mets Prospect Hub was kind enough to answer a couple of questions for me the other day via email: In Baseball America’s most recent rankings of the Mets top prospects, Zack Wheeler, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Fulmer held three of the top ten spots with Wheeler tabbed as the organization’s top prospect. Is that an indication of how talented these three prospects are or how poor the Mets farm system was to begin with? When do you think we’ll see them on the big club? Wheeler is absolutely the goods, mid to upper 90s fastball, and an absolutely devastating curveball to go along with it. The only reason (IMO) he didn’t see Binghamton this year is because both the Giants and Mets had him on a strict pitch/innings count. He should open there in 2012 and form one of the nastiest rotations in minor league ball with Familia, Harvey, and… yeah, Gorski. (big sigh) Nimmo is a raw, toolsy high school outfielder we took with our first overall pick, but everything you’ve heard about him ...
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