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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

So Who is Zack Wheeler?

He's in his 2nd year of pro ball, after being the Giants first round pick and #6 overall in the 2009 draft.

Last year in A ball - he had a record of 3-3 with a 3.99 ERA in 21 games (13 starts) striking out 70, walking 38 in 58.2 innings.

This year, for the San Jose Giants (high A) he's gone 7-5 with a 3.99 ERA in 16 games (16 starts) striking out 98 and walking 47 in 88 innings.

He was the number two prospect in the Giant organization, right behind Brandon Belt.  He was also the 33rd ranked MLB prospect, according to MLB.com.

I'm glad the Mets are making the trade.  They're out of it.  Give Beltran another shot at the postseason.  Call him whatever you want, but he's been nothing but a good citizen in New York.  If they let him walk, they weren't going to get anything for him.  Now you've got a top pitching prospect that will either pan out or won't. 

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