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Dan Wheeler

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 220   DOB: 12/10/1977   BORN: Warwick, Rh   COLLEGE: Central Arizona JC   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dan Wheeler Contract Information:

Agreed to a minor league contract with the Royals in December of 2012.

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Wheeler was released from Triple-A Omaha on Saturday, the Kansas City Star reports.

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Dan Wheeler Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 26 AAA NOR 5 0 0 7.3 8 2 0 10 2 1 0 0 2.45 1.36
2005 27 MAJ HOU 71 0 0 73.3 53 18 7 69 19 2 3 3 2.21 0.98
2006 28 MAJ HOU 75 0 0 71.3 58 20 5 68 24 3 5 9 2.52 1.15
2007 29 MAJ TAM 25 0 0 25.0 28 16 3 26 10 0 5 0 5.76 1.52
2007 29 MAJ HOU 45 0 0 49.7 46 28 8 56 13 1 4 11 5.07 1.19
2007  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TAM/HOU 70 0 0 74.7 74 44 11 82 23 1 9 11 5.30 1.30
2008 30 MAJ TAM 70 0 0 66.3 44 23 10 53 22 5 6 13 3.12 0.99
2009 31 MAJ TAM 69 0 0 57.7 41 21 11 45 9 4 5 2 3.28 0.87
2010 32 MAJ TB 64 0 0 48.3 36 18 7 46 16 2 4 3 3 9 3.35 1.08
2011 33 AAA PAW 3 0 0 4.2 3 1 1 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.93 1.19
2011 33 MAJ BOS 47 0 0 49.3 47 24 7 39 8 2 2 0 0 4 4.38 1.11
2012 34 AAA COL 36 0 0 42.2 38 11 4 30 13 3 3 5 0 0 2.32 1.21
2012 34 MAJ CLE 12 0 0 12.3 17 12 3 2 7 0 0 0 0 1 8.76 1.95
2013 35 AAA OMA 11 0 0 15.0 28 15 3 10 5 1 3 0 0 0 9.00 2.20
3-Year Averages     29 0 0 30.8 32 18 5 20 7 1 1 0 0 2 5.25 1.26
Career  (View All)     589 9 0 640.7 589 283 89 555 194 28 43 43 3.98 1.22

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Dan Wheeler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012280313203.520

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201233244200.148

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20126.30001515.682.05

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20126.000012212.001.83
Dan Wheeler Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 26 AAA NOR 5 0 7.3 12.27 2.45 5.00 0.00 80% 2.45 1.29 .428
2005 27 MAJ HOU 71 0 73.3 8.47 2.33 3.63 0.86 83.1% 2.21 3.36 .250
2006 28 MAJ HOU 75 0 71.3 8.58 3.03 2.83 0.63 0.82 80.5% 2.52 3.25 .285
2007 29 MAJ TAM 25 0 25.0 9.36 3.60 2.60 1.08 0.79 62.9% 5.76 3.92 .360
2007 29 MAJ HOU 45 0 49.7 10.15 2.36 4.31 1.45 0.79 60.8% 5.07 3.85 .311
2007  (Multiple Teams) 29 MAJ TAM/HOU 70 0 74.7 9.88 2.77 3.57 1.33 0.79 61.6% 5.30 3.87 .329
2008 30 MAJ TAM 70 0 66.3 7.19 2.98 2.41 1.36 0.41 76.8% 88.9 MPH 3.12 4.59 .202
2009 31 MAJ TAM 69 0 57.7 7.02 1.40 5.00 1.72 0.55 74.4% 88.3 MPH 3.28 4.60 .203
2010 32 MAJ TB 64 0 48.3 8.57 2.98 2.88 1.30 0.79 75.6% 88.6 MPH 3.35 4.23 .243
2011 33 AAA PAW 3 0 4.2 15.00 4.29 3.50 2.14 100% 1.93 4.39 .292
2011 33 MAJ BOS 47 0 49.3 7.11 1.46 4.88 1.28 0.68 64.6% 89.2 MPH 4.38 3.95 .285
2012 34 AAA COL 36 0 42.2 6.40 2.77 2.31 0.85 85.1% 2.32 4.15 .276
2012 34 MAJ CLE 12 0 12.3 1.46 5.11 0.29 2.19 1.15 57.1% 88.4 MPH 8.76 7.74 .299
2013 35 AAA OMA 11 0 15.0 6.00 3.00 2.00 1.80 60% 9.00 5.47 .436
3-Year Averages     29 0 30.8 5.84 2.04 2.86 1.46 61.8% 5.25 4.69 .287
Career     589 9 640.7 7.80 2.73 2.86 1.25 72% 3.98 4.21 .285

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Dan Wheeler: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Wheeler was reassigned to minor-league camp Thursday, the Kansas City Star's Bob Dutton reports.

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Wheeler pitched another scoreless inning Sunday, giving him eight shutout innings this spring with a 12:1 K:BB. Despite his strong performance this spring, he still may not land a bullpen job due to personnel moves for other players.

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Wheeler closed out Friday's split squad game with a scoreless ninth for his third save of the spring and seventh scoreless one-inning outing.

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Wheeler signed a minor league contract with the Royals on Tuesday, the Royals’ official site reports.

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Wheeler was released by the Indians on Saturday.

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Wheeler cleared waivers and is headed to Triple-A Columbus, WTAM's Nick Camino reports.

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Wheeler has been designated for assignment by the Indians, Nick Camino of WTAM Newsradio reports.

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Wheeler will open the season as a member of the Cleveland bullpen.

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Wheeler and the Indians have agreed to a minor-league deal that includes an invitation to spring training, the team's official site reports.

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Wheeler declined salary arbitration from the Red Sox, the Boston Herald reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Dan Wheeler.

2013

Wheeler made the bullpen out of spring training, but was ineffective and sent to Triple-A in May before getting released over the winter. At this stage of his career, Wheeler is likely to be used in low-leverage situations, and he will have to earn an Opening Day roster spot with the Royals after signing a minor league deal in December.

2012

Wheeler pitched terribly to start the season and then suffered a calf injury that allowed him to get his act straight. He pitched pretty well through the middle months, but ended the season with a forearm injury. Boston didn't pick up his $3 million option for 2012 and he is a Type B free agent. Certainly some team could use a veteran reliever with a decent track record.

2011

Wheeler remained one of the more consistent setup men in the league last season, posting his usual low ERA (3.35) and WHIP (1.067). He played a significant role in the seventh inning, bridging the gap to Joaquin Benoit and Rafael Soriano. Wheeler will be part of the Red Sox's rebuilt bullpen in 2011 after signing a one-year deal with Boston in December.

2010

Wheeler posted his second straight solid season as one of Tampa's top setup options. For the second straight season, he posted a solid ERA (3.28) and WHIP (0.867). The emergence of J.P. Howell and trade for Rafael Soriano gives Wheeler little hope of collecting saves other than the occasional vulture. Still, he's one of the more consistent setup guys who can help any fantasy team's ERA and WHIP numbers.

2009

With Troy Percival on the DL for much of the second half, Wheeler became the Rays' primary closer for most of those stretches. If Percival can't come back to close in 2009, Wheeler may become Joe Maddon's primary ninth-inning option; if he's not, he'll likely be the first choice in the eighth. Wheeler did fade a bit down the stretch (5.40 ERA in 20 innings after Aug. 1, six runs and 13 baserunners in 8.2 postseason innings), so the Rays may want to structure their bullpen so they won't run the risk of tiring Wheeler by overworking him.

2008

Wheeler stepped in as the Rays' eighth-inning pitcher after he was traded by Houston in July, setting up closer Al Reyes. However, he was far less than dominant, delivering just 10 three-and-out performances in that role. Still, if he bounces back to his 2005-06 form, Wheeler would be a very effective late-inning reliever. If anything happens to new closer Troy Percival, either Wheeler or Reyes would be the first name on Tampa Bay's closer-in-waiting list in 2008.

2007

Wheeler was probably the most reliable reliever in Houston's bullpen last year. He went 3-5 with a 2.52 ERA, and struck out 68 batters in 71.1 innings across 75 appearances. He filled in for Brad Lidge at closer when he was scuffling, and posted nine saves in 12 opportunities. He will likely serve as Lidge's main setup man this year.

2006

The failed D-Rays prospect has been completely reinvented as dominant set-up man for the Astros. He's first in line should something happen to closer Brad Lidge.

2005

Wheeler was excellent after coming over from the Mets in Aug. 2004, posting a 2.51 ERA and a 3/1 BB/K ratio in 14 games. The Astros lack a quality set-up man, so Wheeler could vie for that role, although Chad Qualls is the favorite to win the job.

2004

Wheeler pitched well out of the bullpen in his first extended stint in the major leagues, and should break camp with the Mets in 2004. His best pitch is his curveball.

2003

Wheeler's repertoire includes a rather deceptive curveball.