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Zack Wheeler

#45 | RHP
New York Mets New York Mets
Zack Wheeler
Name: Zachary Harrison Wheeler
Born: May 30, 1990 in Smyrna, Ga. USA
High School: East Paulding HS, Dallas, Ga.
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
 IPERAWHIPBB/9SO/9
2018182.13.311.122.718.84
Career5543.701.313.578.63
Drafted in the 1st round (6th overall) by the San Francisco Giants in 2009 (signed for $3,300,000)
Wheeler emerged last summer as the top pitcher in Georgia's East Cobb prep program and didn't let up this spring. He has a chance to be the well-regarded program's best starting pitcher ever, and he could allow Georgia to provide the top high school pitcher in the draft in consecutive seasons, following Ethan Martin (15th overall, Dodgers). Wheeler figures to go higher in the draft than fellow Georgia prep pitcher Ethan Martin did last year (15th overall) based on a picture-perfect projection body. Lean with long levers, Wheeler generates excellent arm speed and can produce mid-90s heat with his fastball, sitting in the low 90s. He has the athleticism and solid mechanics to produce average big league command. Wheeler pitches off his fastball and puts hitters away with a power breaking ball, most accurately called a slurve. It has late bite and depth, giving him a second plus pitch. Wheeler doesn't throw much of a changeup at this point. He's considered signable, having committed early to Kennesaw State with a fallback option of Chipola (Fla.) JC. His older brother Adam was a 13th-round pick in 2001 who spent four seasons in the Yankees system.
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