Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/19/13
I received an email from Justin after I posted about which Mets prospects will make their debut in 2013 and what the odds were. Justin asks… I liked your post about the 2013 Debuts and was wondering if we could see Wheeler or anyone else hit the ground running the same way Matt Harvey did last season. What do you think Wheeler will do when he finally arrives and will he be as good or even better than Harvey? Joe D. replies… First of all, it’s important to note that what Matt Harvey did after he was promoted to the Mets was not exactly the kind of debut you see all the time. He tossed 5.1 shutout innings and his eleven strikeouts set a new Mets’ record for a major league debut, smashing Seaver’s previous mark of eight K’s set in 1967. Harvey’s ten starts as whole were nothing short of remarkable. His 2.73 ERA ranked third all time for a Mets rookie season behind only Jim McAndrew (2.28, 1968) and Dwight Gooden (2.60 in 1984). Harvey’s 10.6 K/9 was the second highest mark in Mets hist...
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