Here are his ERAs for the season's first four months.
April: 3.38 May: 3.45 June: 4.24 July: 4.43Further, before the league's All-Star game, his ERA was 3.26; after, it's 5.60.
One other striking stat: with no runners on base, his ERA is 1.00, but with runners on base, it's 7.12.
Those numbers could indicate why he slipped two spots below Gary Brown in Baseball America's Midseason Top 50 Prospects List though Wheeler's ranked above Brown in Baseball America's Top 10 Prospects List for the Giants.
Though Wheeler's a good return for Beltran, I would have been quite happy if the Mets had acquired Gary Brown, whom I think might have an even better pro career.