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Note: This a guest column from DraftStreet.com on fantasy baseball.When San Francisco traded Zack Wheeler to the Mets for Carlos Beltran in July 2011, Wheeler became one of several recent top ten picks to be traded without ever playing a major-league game for the team that drafted them. Wheeler was the sixth pick in the first round in 2009. Beltran hit .323 for the Giants in 44 games before leaving San Francisco as a free agent. Wheeler, one of the top pitching prospects in MLB, recently made his major-league debut, and is a hot free and cash fantasy baseball pick.Here are other recent trades involving top ten picks who never played with their original teams:Trevor Bauer, P (2011, 3rd pick, Arizona)The Diamondbacks traded Bauer, now 22, to the Indians last December in a three-team trade in which the main player they got back was shortstop prospect Didi Gregorius from Cincinnati. Bauer is generally considered a better prospect than Gregorius, but as of early June, Bauer wa...
BEST OF MAXIM
After what happened Friday night, it was impressive how the New York Mets rebounded yesterday. While the baseball cliché is “there’s always a game tomorrow,’’ there can be a carry-over. Now, let’s see if there is one today in Zack Wheeler’s Flushing debut.
WHEELER: Turn him loose.
In his first two starts, Wheeler is 1-0 with a 3.18 ERA. The Mets took him off the hook...
WHEELER: On an island (AP)
Can we stop pinning the greatness label on Zack Wheeler? If they hadn’t already, the New York Mets surely learned Sunday, Wheeler has a long way to go before he’s the next Matt Harvey, let alone the next Tom Seaver.
Nobody knows how Wheeler’s career will unfold, but there’s one camp believing he was rushed by the Mets. The arguments from that corner...
Barbara Barker of Newsday caught up with Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson who had some nice things to say about Zack Wheeler, but also pointed out what the young right-hander’s main problem is.
“You’ve got to like his arm,” Nationals manager Davey Johnson said. “He has a good fastball and breaking stuff. But it’s command. It’s always going to be command up...
Zack Wheeler did not throw his bullpen on Thursday as is usually routine for him on the third day following a start. Instead, Wheeler spent the day working with Dan Warthen on altering his delivery so as not to tip his pitches as he was during his start against the White Sox.
Regarding the changes they are looking to make, Warthen told ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin:
“Open up his...
Sunday was the day.
New York Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler finally made his Citi Field debut, and Sandy Alderson and Co. must have been just as excited as their pitcher. The sun was shining, “Meet the Mets” was blasting over the speakers, and all was right in the baseball world.
Zack Wheeler (Photo credit: Howie Rumberg/AP)
The Georgia native received a loud ovation from fans...
Andy Martino of the Daily News weighs in on the problem with hype, projection, unrealised expectations, and something about Mike Pelfrey being the devil.
It is dehumanizing, what happens to phenoms like Zack Wheeler over the long arc of a professional baseball career. In the minor leagues, you are an abstraction, a blank screen onto which fans and media project hopes that have little...
Yeah…This was such a joke of a game that I insinuated in the shout box that I didn’t even think it deserved a recap. But it happened — and what’s done is done. Zack Wheeler, our touted prospect, took the mound against the Nationals for his Citi Field debut and it was rocky, to say the least. Wheeler looked to be making an effort to throw more pitches over the plate, although...
Patience was never really a word you would hear when it comes to New York fan bases. Now, possibly more than ever, Mets fans with the exception of a vocal minority are practicing patience with regard to their expectations for this franchise.
I know it’s tough to be a fan especially in New York and think “we’re almost there,” especially after 2006 – but the situation is...
When the day arrives, and it’s clear Zack Wheeler has “figured it out,” this will be the day he will appreciate most. New York Mets fans will prefer to reflect on Wheeler’s first MLB start, six shutout innings vs. Atlanta, but Sunday will be one of those starts that will educate the Mets rookie most as he moves forward.
The Mets and Wheeler were roughed up by the Washington...
Mets go for the series win as the home fans get their first look at Wheeler. Game time is 1:10 PM.
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Nationals (40-40) vs Mets (33-44)
LHP Gio Gonzalez (4-3, 3.31) vs RHP Zack Wheeler (1-0, 3.18)
Eric Young Jr., lf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
David Wright, 3b
Marlon Byrd, rf
Josh Satin, 1b
John Buck, c
Juan Lagares, cf
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Zack Wheeler, rhp
Dillon Gee limited the Nationals to one run in six innings as the Mets won, 5-1, Saturday at Citi Field...
Many times, reality doesn't reach the hype. We've been spoiled by Matt Harvey, who seems to reach the hype every time, and has done so in a relatively short period of time. Zack Wheeler hasn't even reached Harvey's amount of service time, so to think that Wheeler was going to break through and be dominant and reach his hype after three starts is quite ridiculous....