The Mets' top prospect, Zack Wheeler, is currently having a great season for the AA Binghamton Mets. After being traded from the Giants' organization in 2010 for Carlos Beltran, the Mets have certainly gotten the steal out of this trade.
Wheeler is currently 7-4 with a 2.74 ERA in 14 starts. He has a fastball that can reach 96-97 MPH, a devastating curveball, a strong slider and a solid changeup.
Despite the 35 walks he has allowed so far, Wheeler does have good command of his pitches, as shown by his 82 strikeouts. He probably won't become a replica of Stephen Strasburg as far as strikeouts go, but he will likely rack up more strikeouts than the average pitcher.
At just 22 years old, Wheeler's future looks very bright and could very well include a National League Cy Young Award or two down the road. Time will tell how the Mets' future ace's career will go.
Here are five reasons why Zack Wheeler will make his major league debut this September.