By: Michael Ganci

Is Zack Wheeler Part of the Mets’ Future?


With Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard in town, one name we haven’t heard a lot of this season is Zack Wheeler, who is currently working on making his way back from Tommy John Surgery.

Wheeler, 25, has all the talent in the world, and that’s why the Mets were thrilled when they acquired him for Carlos Beltran. Beltran, now a turncoat Yankee, was on his contract year, and the Mets were unlikely to bring him back anyway. Management maximized the return for him and got an A-level prospect in Wheeler, who we’ve seen flashes of dominance from since his arrival.

He’s also shown a mortal side. It’s unfair to compare him to the likes of Harvey, deGrom and Syndergaard, but that’s what we Mets’ fans do. A friend of mine once referred to him as John Maine reincarnated, but it’s too early to pass judgement.

In parts of two seasons, Wheeler is 18-16 with a 3.50 ERA. He’s truck out 271 in 285 1/3 innings and he’s walked 125.

If you ask me, I’d have to be getting THE GUY to part with Wheeler in any deal, but I think all possibilities are on the table. I would love to see a starting five one day of Harvey, deGrom, Matz, Syndergaard and Wheeler. Good luck facing that rotation National League.


About Michael Ganci

Michael Ganci is the Co-Founder of the Daily Stache, along with Matthew Falkenbury. Since 2008, Ganci has eat, drank and dreamt all things Mets, and he'd have it no other way. Feel free to follow him on Twitter at @DailyStache.

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