New York Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler is set to make his major league debut in Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves, marking the beginning of the team's one-two punch at the top of the starting rotation.
Along with Matt Harvey, Wheeler will comprise half of the duo that the entire Mets organization expects to lead the franchise's return to prominence.
His career won't be made or broken depending on Tuesday's results, but showing the fans and his teammates what they have been waiting for is important for his psyche as much as it is for the general sentiment surrounding the ballclub.
Wheeler won't be making his debut at home in front of the Mets faithful, but he has been afforded the opportunity to do the next best thing—debut in his home state.
Everybody is expecting top-tier production out of Wheeler at some juncture in his career. General manager Sandy Alderson is hoping that day comes sooner rather than later, as his job could depend on Wheeler's performance.
Here you will find nine predictions for Wheeler's debut against the division rival Atlanta Braves.