Wheeler, Harvey jump in prospect rankings
July, 12, 2012
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com
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Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey both appear on Keith Law's top-50 prospects list.
Here's what Law had to say:
14. Zack Wheeler, RHP, New York Mets (age 22)
Current level: Double-A (Binghamton)
Preseason ranking: 27
He was touching 97-98 mph facing two batters at the Futures Game, although he won't pitch at that velocity as a starter. He still projects as a solid No. 2, top 30 or so in the league, with an outside chance of more.
30. Matt Harvey, RHP, New York Mets (age 23)
Current level: Triple-A (Buffalo)
Preseason ranking: 38
He has four average or better pitches, with velocity that will flash plus and a pretty good changeup but without the consistent breaking ball or command to make him a potential ace.
Insiders can read the full rankings/commentary here.
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