Monday, June 17, 2013

2013 Phungo #57 Zack Wheeler

The New York Mets have listed 2009 #6 overall pick Zack Wheeler as the starter for the 2nd game of Tuesday's double header against the Atlanta Braves.

2013 Phungo #57 Zack Wheeler

This is exciting news for the Mets, not so much for the Phillies. If Zack Wheeler turns out to be a first round talent, the Mets could potentially have two young aces (Matt Harvey being the other) at the top of their rotation for half a decade or longer.

Going into 2013 Zack Wheeler was listed as the #8 and #13 Prospect by and Baseball America respectively.  His 2013 numbers in the hitter happy PCL (with Las Vegas) are 4-2 W/L with a 3.93 ERA, 1.282 WHIP, with 73Ks in 68 2/3 IPs. Those 68+ innings are spread out over 13 starts, so I would not expect a shutout or even a Gerrit Cole outing.  Wheeler has not exceeded 6 innings in his last 5 starts, and has only finished 6 or more four times this season. . 

Phungo Card
The Photo from this Phungo card was taken prior to last years AA All-Star game which was hosted by the Reading Phillies.  Unfortunatley Wheeler had pitched in the Futures Game earlier that week and did not get involved in the AA ASG.  


1 comment:

shlabotnikreport said...

Man, I'm glad you mentioned where the photo came from, because I was sitting there wondering "Why the heck is Wheeler wearing a Reading 'Baseballtown' cap????"

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