Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 1/21/13
Jonathan Mayo ranked the top ten right-handed pitching prospects and the Mets, not surprisingly, had Zack Wheeler check in at No. 5 and Noah Syndergaard at No. 10. Of the pitchers on the 2012 list of the Top 10 right-handed pitchers, six pitched in the big leagues. One finished fifth in American League Rookie of the Year Award voting. This year’s Top 10 right-handed pitchers list has seven repeat performers, with a trio of newcomers. Eight of them are former first-round picks, with the other two having been selected in the supplemental first round of the same Draft. 1. Dylan Bundy, Orioles 2. Taijuan Walker, Mariners 3. Gerrit Cole, Pirates 4. Jose Fernandez, Marlins 5. Zack Wheeler, Mets: After being picked sixth overall by the Giants in 2009 and signing for $3.3 million, Wheeler was traded to the Mets for Carlos Beltran in ‘11. Wheeler split time between Double-A and Triple-A last season, pitching well at both levels while generating a lot of strikeouts. Wheeler’s fastball and curveball
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