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Wheeler Endures Rocky First Outing

Zack Wheeler provides instant depth to the farm

The prize of the Carlos Beltran trade made his debut in the Mets organization on Monday night. Zack Wheeler, formerly of the Giants farm system, took the ball in St. Lucie. However, it was a rather tough first outing for the highly-touted right-hander. But Wheeler's arrival is more than just the box score. He represents further quick actions of an improving farm system.

Zack Wheeler allowed four earned runs and seven hits over four innings with four strikeouts in his first Florida State League start. One plus out of the start was that he did not walk a batter after issuing 47 free passes 88 innings with San Jose in the California League. Nearly every out record came through the air, but overall Wheeler displayed many of the assets that make him such a high...

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