Bryan Native Matt Wisler Big Part Of Padres Future

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Bryan native Matt Wisler will try and follow in the footsteps of Jake Peavy, Mat Latos, and Joakim Soria as the former Fort Wayne ace will likely make his much-anticipated Major League debut next season.
The 22-year old Wisler is rated as the Padres’ no. 1 pitching prospect. He started this past season in Double-A, but spent the bulk of the season at Triple-A El Paso where he went 9-5 and led the team in wins and strikeouts. After El Paso’s season ended Wisler spent some time up with the San Diego Padres – though he was not on the active roster – in hopes of getting him acclimated to the MLB life.
Wisler played his first full season of professional baseball with the TinCaps in 2012 where his 2.53 ERA was third-best in the Midwest League.
A seventh-round draft pick out of Bryan High School in 2011, Wisler decided to go pro instead of pitching at Ohio State.
The TinCaps honored Wisler by giving away 1,000 Matt Wisler bobbleheads at Parkview Field before a game on August 27. Wisler was in Fort Wayne on Wednesday afternoon to sign autographs and talk with TinCaps fans.

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