Zack Wheeler barely had a chance to pitch to opposing teams this spring. The 22-year-old was limited to just two innings against the Washington Nationals–walking one, with no hits, while striking out two–and was then briskly reassigned.
This wasn’t some callous, whimsical move, however. The New York Mets knew going into spring training that their top organizational prospect would not make the major-league team; unleashing him on the league in the hot Florida and Arizona sun was not in the cards.
Yet, even though Wheeler’s time with the club was brief, he made a lot of impressions with the regulars.…read the rest of this article on Yahoo! Sports.