I got a chance to catch the last 2 Instruct league games and Wheeler got the start against the Brewers yesterday. I was very excited because there is no way to really tell who will be starting except for showing up. I talked to Zach last week and he said he'd throw sometime this week so I cleared my schedule to hopefully get a glimpse and it worked out.
He went 2IP 1H 0ER 1K 0BB
He did a great job for his debut only allowing a second inning triple (or possibly a double + E8) on a 1-2 count. Better than Strasburg did...I have video of the innings on my youtube page please go and have a look. The innings broke down as follows since some action happened out of frame.
0-1 count GO 4-3
2-1 count GO 6-3
1-2 count K
0-0 count GO 6-3
1-2 count Triple Right Center, maybe a double with error
1-2 count LO 4 - 5DP - Noonan! with a diving stab to save a run and doubled up the guy on 3rd as he was going on contact.
Todays game featured some guys we already have some knowledge on. 3 guys really stuck out to me, Adrianza, Peguero, and another catching prospect Monell.
SS - Adrianza has good plate discipline, contact, and a little pop. He hit a jack to right field. I would say he's probably an average to slightly above average shortstop with the glove.
CF - Peguero has a freaking cannon. Runner @ third, and a sac fly to mid/deep center. He didn't get him at the plate but the ball was there in time a little up the 3rd base line, Monelli didn't handle it.
C - Monell did a great job behind the plate and seems to have pop as well. So many balls in the dirt today, but none of them got passed him to advance the runner. One he even laid out, across his body, like belly flop to snag it from being wild. His arm showed well as he gunned down a runner at 2nd and almost got a couple with some snap throws to first.
I hope you guys enjoy this info as much as I enjoy scouting the future of our team.
Here are some stills of Wheeler
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