Evolution of Dream Mets Rotation

With Zack Wheeler getting the start Wednesday night, the dream of seeing the so-called “Rotation of Aces” all starting in succession has finally been achieved. And it only took six seasons for it to happen! Here is the evolution of the rotation; when each came up and went down:

2012
Harvey (July)

2013
Harvey
Wheeler (June)

2014
Wheeler
deGrom (May)
Harvey DL all season

2015
deGrom
Harvey
Syndergaard (May)
Matz (June)
Wheeler DL all season

2016
deGrom
Harvey
Syndergaard
Matz
Wheeler DL all season

2017
deGrom
Harvey
Wheeler
Syndergaard DL in May
Matz starts season on DL, back in June

If this looks similar, check out the evolution of Generation K and how it quickly devolved:

1995
Pulsipher (June)
Isringhausen (July)

1996
Isringhausen
Wilson (April)
Pulsipher DL all season

1997
Isringhausen DL until late August
Pulsipher minors all season
Wilson injured, minors

1998
Isringhausen DL all season
Pulsipher traded in July
Wilson injured, minors

1999
Isringhausen traded in July
Wilson DL all season

2000
Wilson minors, traded in July

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