Stud Pitching Prospect Impresses In Las Vegas

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Just when will Mets fans get a glimpse at stud prospect Zack Wheeler?

One team official told the New York Daily News that the right-handed fireballer could hit the big leagues “about June 1 at the latest.”

That’s if Wheeler keeps it up. He’s rebounded from a rough start, allowing just one earned run and eight hits in his last two starts at Triple-A Las Vegas.

“Oh, the timetable has accelerated a lot,” the official told the paper. “He’s had two good ones, and if he has two more, you’ll see him up here.”


Another official told the Daily News that June 1 was “a little aggressive.”

“We’re still taking it start-to-start,” the not-as-convinced official said.

Mets fans have been eager to see the 22-year-old in the same rotation as phenom Matt Harvey, who made his debut last season on July 26.

Wheeler has a 4.00 ERA and 40 strikeouts over 36.0 innings in his seven starts for the 51s.

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