Yesterday was the Futures game and 2 Mets participated and coincidentally for both it was also their 2nd time there. Wilmer Flores was 1st selected to the Futures game in 2009 and Zack Wheeler was selected in 2010 while in the Giants organization.
NY Mets MLB Futures Game Players
|2012||Zack Wheeler||R||R||P||5/30/1990||Smyrna, GA||USA|
|2012||Wilmer Flores||R||R||3B||8/6/1991||Valencia, VEN||World|
|2011||Matt Harvey||R||R||P||3/27/1989||New London, CT||USA|
|2011||Jefry Marte||R||R||3B||6/21/1991||La Romana, DR||World|
|2010||Jeurys Familia||R||R||P||10/10/1989||Santo Domingo, DR||World|
|2009||Wilmer Flores||R||R||SS||8/6/1991||Valencia, VEN||World|
|2009||Jenrry Mejia||R||R||P||10/11/1989||Azua, DR||World|
|2008||Fernando Martinez||L||R||CF||10/10/1988||Rio San Juan, DR||World|
|2007||Deolis Guerra||R||R||P||4/17/1989||San Felix, VEN||World|
|2007||Kevin Mulvey||R||R||P||5/26/1985||Parlin, NJ||USA|
|2006||Matt Lindstrom||R||R||P||2/11/1980||Rexburg, Idaho||USA|
|2005||Lastings Milledge||R||R||CF||4/5/1985||Bradenton, FL||USA|
|2005||Yusmeiro Petit||R||R||P||11/22/1984||Maracaibo, Ven||World|
|2004||David Wright||R||R||3B||12/20/1982||Norfolk, VA||USA|
|2004||Yusmeiro Petit||R||R||P||11/22/1984||Maracaibo, Ven||World|
|2003||Royce Ring||L||L||P||12/21/1980||La Mesa, CA||USA|
|2003||Justin Huber||R||R||C||7/1/1982||Melbourne, AU||World|
|2002||Justin Huber||R||R||C||7/1/1982||Melbourne, AU||World|
|2002||Jose Reyes||S||R||SS||6/11/1983||Santiago, DR||World|
|2001||Jae Seo||R||R||P||5/24/1977||Kwangju, KR||World|
|2001||Alex Escobar||R||R||CF||9/6/1978||Caracas, VEN||World|
|2000||Grant Roberts||R||R||P||9/13/1977||El Cajon, CA||USA|
|2000||Alex Escobar||R||R||CF||9/6/1978||Caracas, VEN||World|
|1999||Jorge Toca||R||R||LF||1/7/1975||Villa Clara, CU||World|
The two biggest Mets to ever go to the Futures game are Jose Reyes (2002) and David Wright (2004). Their impact at the MLB level for the Mets makes them 2 of the best prospects to come out of the Mets system. Recently there are 3 prospects in particular that are trying to add themselves to that list, Matt Harvey, Jeurys Familia who also have represented the Mets in past MLB Futures games and Zack Wheeler.
Of the three, Harvey and Familia are already at AAA knocking at the door and the last one Wheeler, is still in AA but reports are he may find himself possibly in AAA if he can dominate in a couple of more starts.
So I wanted to compare how this years NY Mets Futures representative Wheeler who has yet to be promoted to AAA has fared while in AA with the Binghamton Mets vs Harvey & Familia before they were promoted to AAA.
Wheeler is 2 starts behind Familia who leads the three with 17 but Wheeler has more innings pitched with 92.2/IP. Up to now Wheeler has maintained the more impressive ERA of the three with a 2.62/ERA while Familia in less innings pitched has struck out more hitters with 96 strikeouts.
Lastly what is probably most surprising considering control has been his weakest point is that Wheeler currently is averaging a lower BB/9 of the three with 3.4 walks per 9 innings.