Zach Wheeler Giants
July 27, 2011 by staff
Zach Wheeler Giants, The weeks of speculation shopping spree finally materialized today, as the Mets sent outfielder Carlos Beltran star and and $ 4 million for the San Francisco Giants in exchange for pitching prospect studies Zach Wheeler. After two seasons cut short due to a serious knee injury, Beltran returned with a bang in 2011, posting a .289/. 391/. 513 line with 15 homers, 66 RBIs, 61 runs and three stolen bases.
With hitters like Ike Davis, Angel Pagan, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Jason Bay and out over long periods of time, Beltran, ironically, became the symbol of stability margin line of the Mets. While his bat and veteran presence will be missed very, Mets fans will soon be delighted with the talent of Wheeler.
Zach Wheeler was the Giants first round pick (sixth overall) in the 2009 draft. It was immediately classified as a prospect by Baseball America (# 49 pre-2010), and had 3.99 ERA, 1.44 WHIP and 1.84 K / BB (including a 10.7 K / 9) in 58.6 innings for the Giants Single-A team. So far in 2011, the 21-year-old right-hander has launched a 399 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and 2.09 K / BB in 88 innings. Their control can raise some red flags, but fell a full point from last season (from 5.8 BB / 9 to 4.8 BB / 9) and strikeout ability has impressed the scouts.
Wheeler has three fields of fastball, curve and shifting all of which also sheds. Straight averages between 91 and 94 mph, with occasional heater 95. The right-hander is able to keep hitters off balance with a broken curve in two planes, which is in the range of 72 to 78 kilometers per hour. Its launch more rarely used is 82 to 84 mph changeup that Wheeler sometimes the use of mixture between straight and curved.
According to the classifications Kevin Goldstein midseason perspective, Wheeler ranked 36 in general. Goldstein said: “The material is great, the command is, for now, bats lose their ability to override other concerns. If you start to launch more attacks, the roof of his exploits.” Needless to say, Sandy Alderson did a Wheeler fantastic fishing at the Giants. Matt Harvey, Jenrry Mejia (after the return of Tommy John surgery), and now Zach Wheeler in the farm system, Mets fan can expect a very exciting future rotation.
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