Wheeler wins debut; Mets acquire Young 

June, 19, 2013
6/19/13
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Wow, Tuesday was a big day for the New York Mets. After all, how else can one describe the emotion that comes with trading for outfielder Eric Young Jr.?
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Scott Cunningham/Getty Images Zack Wheeler pitched six shutout innings against the Braves in his big league debut.


On the field, the Mets swept a doubleheader from the first-place Atlanta Braves, and did so with the 1-2 punch of right-handers Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler on display. Harvey has been sensational all season, and on Tuesday, he fanned 13 Braves over seven innings for his sixth win in seven decisions. It would certainly be fun if Harvey, 24, starts for the NL in the All-Star game next month in his home ballpark of Citi Field. Harvey was sold high in two of my leagues this week, which is wise if one can procure top offensive help. However, he’s not really the definition of a sell-high pitcher, despite being 13th on the Player Rater, since there’s really no clear sign of regression coming. If I were to re-rank today, Harvey would be among my top 10 starting pitchers.

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