All pitcher's numbers take a hit in the PCL and hitters profit. Everyone knows it and takes it into account. It will not make him a worse pitcherQuote:
Originally Posted by metswon69
It sucks Wheeler's numbers are going to take a hit in the PCL (not considerably i am sure but a hit nonetheless)
If the Mets trade Dickey, Niese, or Gee its conceivable to see Wheeler start the season with the team (especially if he has a really good ST). He has exemplified excellent control and we certainly know he has the stuff to be on the major league roster.
It's not probable, but Wheeler will definitely open up some eyes this spring.
Harvey then got bumped to AAA instead of going back to AA. I could see Wheeler jumping to the majors, he'll be 23 years old and will have a legit shot at a rotation spot if one is available.
Pelfrey is probably not going to be ready opening day, so that only leaves Hefner and maybe one of Mejia/Familia, but the Mets see them as relievers and that is where they profile best.
He did almost have a 3 to 1 K/BB in AA last year and i am sure if he can show that type of control or better in the spring (with an open SP spot if someone is traded) he could be on the opening day roster.
Not that I expect it to happen, but I'm still in shock that Uncle Bud Selig allowed the lopsided trade of Johnson, Buehrle, Jose and others to Toronto for essentially alot of prospects with potential.
Imagine if the Whimpons do that with Wright & R.A.........:bang:
If anything, the earliest you would see him is roughly by the 3rd week in April.
He becomes super 2 eligible but the Mets gain another year of control. The Mets will probably bring him up in late June or later.
This has nothing to do with him being ready, but more of a financial reason.