His combined line in his last two starts: 9 IP, 9 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 4 HR, 1 HBP, 5 BB, 6 K. It's the PCL and all, but that's not good. It's not the kind of thing that says, "Hey, this top prospect is ready for the big leagues." And that's fine. He was coming off a down period. In Iowa, he threw like one slider in the first inning, and did not use his curveball until the second inning.
And yet, as quoted by Andy Martino in the Daily News, a Mets person said Wheeler was "ready."
Howard Megdal uses Kevin Gausman's MLB debut to remind everyone that most pitching prospects do struggle and thus, "it is important to temper expectations when [Wheeler] gets here."
Also, the New York Post claimed Wheeler big-timed a Las Vegas reporter. That surely could have been handled better.