BA: Zack Wheeler #2 Prospect in Eastern League; Wilmer Flores #18

At Baseball America, Matt Eddy has named RHP Zack Wheeler the #2 prospect in the double-A Eastern League, trailing only Manny Machado.

On Wheeler, how about this comment?

“He’s possibly the best pitching prospect I’ve ever seen,” Erie manager Chris Cron said. “He has all the pitches and a free and easy delivery. He can go 98, 88, then 78 at will. For a kid, he really looks like he knows how to pitch because he changes speeds really well.”

On Flores:

Binghamton manager Pedro Lopez, who has managed Flores in four of his five pro seasons, said the 21-year-old benefited this season from the more patient approach stressed by Mets instructors.