Zack Wheeler and the Top 7 Prospect Arms in the NL East

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Zack Wheeler and the Top 7 Prospect Arms in the NL East
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The NL East has a crop of young talented pitchers on the way, and the New York Mets seem to be winning the arms race, although the Marlins are hot on their heels.

Zack Wheeler headlines a long list of Mets' power arms, and is scheduled to make his major league debut on Tuesday night against the Atlanta Braves. The Mets are hoping that Wheeler will have as much success as Miami Marlins rookie pitcher Jose Fernandez has had thus far in 2013.

The 20-year-old Fernandez was considered a top-five prospect for the Marlins before the 2013 season. There are still some Mets fans who have not let go of the fact that the Mets selected Brandon Nimmo with their 2011 first-round draft pick (Nimmo is currently in Low-A ball) while Fernandez went to the Marlins with the very next pick.

Aside from Fernandez, who is no longer considered a prospect due to his innings pitched, here is a list of the top seven pitching prospects in the NL East. 

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