On Wheeler, Mets VP of Scouting and Player Development Paul DePodesta said that of the three, he has the "best wipeout stuff" and "if a hitter has two strikes, he's probably the most dangerous."
As for Familia and Harvey, their mental acumen stands out.
DePodesta on Harvey:
"Matt has really impressed me just with how mature he is, how dedicated and how focused he is on the task at hand, how willing he is to work on things, when he knows that they're not going to benefit him immediately, but they may benefit him down the line."This has to be a reference to Harvey's interest and focus on working on secondary stuff in game situations. Scouts thought he could dominate a-ball hitters just with his fastball, but were similarly impressed that he was working on his slider, curve and changeup, all of which made major strides last summer.
Depodesta on Familia:
"Familia has impressed me on a lot of different fronts," DePodesta said. "For such a young guy, I'm impressed with his mental discipline and mental focus in addition to the stuff. All these guys have electric stuff, and that jumps out at you right away."Mayo's comment on Familia was plenty interesting, writing "Famillia’s pure stuff will be good enough to pitch near the top of a rotation. How he harnesses that stuff will determine his ultimate ceiling." Considering his age, performance at double-A and mid-90s fastball, I think Familia gets underrated a little. It's all nitpicking I suppose, but so it goes.