Tuesday marks the big league debut of two of baseball’s most exciting prospects: Zack Wheeler and Wil Myers.
Both Wheeler and Myers were high first-round talents drafted in 2009, Myers slipped to the third round due to perceived bonus demands. Despite, or perhaps because of, their elite amateur statuses both Wheeler and Myers were traded for established major league All-Stars before their own big league careers began. And now both Wheeler and Myers will make their debuts on the same day; both during double-headers.
Should we expect similar results from these two? For that a closer look is needed.
A 6-foot-4 right-hander from East Paulding High School in Dallas, Georgia, Wheeler was the sixth-overall selection in 2009 by San Francisco. The Giants later shipped Wheeler to the Big Apple in exchange for Carlos Beltran at the 2011 trade deadline. Changes in organization seem to have had little effect on Wheeler’s development as he’s posted excellent numbers at just about eve...