Updated by Joe D. on 4/17
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, spoke to Mets GM Sandy Alderson who essentially said that Zack Wheeler’s performance at Triple-A Las Vegas is the primary consideration for him to be promoted to the big leagues. Or in other words, what I’ve been saying all along and you can read below this update.
“Super Two status is a consideration”, Alderson told Rubin.
“But his level of performance is probably the major consideration. He pitched at Triple-A last year. He’s pitching at Triple-A this year. His last outing was excellent. Let’s see how it goes.”
Wheeler allowed three runs on six hits in 5 1/3 innings against Colorado Springs in his last start, walking none and racking up eight strikeouts.
“If he pitches extremely well over the next several starts, that will indicate one thing. If he doesn’t, that might indicate something else,” Alderson explained.
“And, of course, we’d have to have input from our player-development people as well as Las Vegas manager Wall