The New York Mets have promoted prospect Zack Wheeler to Triple-A Buffalo.
Wheeler, 22, is the second highest prospect in the Mets organization and was involved in the deal that sent Carlos Beltran to San Francisco last season. Wheeler will take over Matt Harvey’s spot in the Buffalo Bison rotation.
Harvey was called up to the Mets on July 26th and is 1-1 in two starts striking out 18 batters in both of his starts.
Wheeler is 10-6 on the season with a 3.26 ERA, and his 117 strikeouts lead the Eastern League.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said that the Mets wouldn’t call up Wheeler to the show this season, but after Harvey’s immediate success the organization is continually re-evaluating the decision, and could possibly see Wheeler by the end of the 2012 season.