Mets’ top prospect Zack Wheeler to make debut vs Braves
New York Mets fans will see the future of the Mets pitching staff as Zack Wheeler will make his major league debut Tuesday in the second game of a day-night doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves.
Wheeler will follow Matt Harvey, who will pitch the first game on Tuesday, according to the New York Post.
“You’re looking at The Future,” said Mets manager Terry Collins. “I can’t wait to see the two of them pitch on the same day. It’s going to be a lot of fun and they’re going to be lined up in the rotation with each other from that start on. I’m hoping this kid watches Matt’s games and he learns from it.”
Wheeler also shared his excitement on Twitter, writing, “Thanks everybody for the support along this road to the show. It’s an honor to be called up by the @Mets Big thanks to my family and friends.”
Wheeler is the Mets’ top pitching prospect and is the seventh best prospect in baseball, according to MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo. Wheeler was acquired by the Mets, when they traded Carlos Beltran to the San Francisco Giants in July 2011.