23-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Mets
2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
The Mets followed a similar approach with Wheeler as they did with Matt Harvey by having him come to camp with the team, start the year in the minors, and then promoting him during the summer. In Whee...
Zack Wheeler Contract Information:
Signed a $3.3 million contract with the Giants in August of 2009.
Wheeler tossed three scoreless innings, allowing two hits while striking out three, in his spring training debut Tuesday against Houston.
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1 Games: Avg. 5.0 IP/G
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4 Games: Avg. 5.9 IP/G
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10 Games: Avg. 6.1 IP/G
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2013 Stat Review for Zack Wheeler As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)
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2014 Projected Stats Breakdown for Zack Wheeler
2014 projections compared to top pitchers in 2013.
New York Mets Roster
MajorsBlack, Vic (P)
AAABurgamy, Brian (OF)
AAAlvarado, Giancarlo (P)
A+Plawecki, Kevin (C)
AFulmer, Michael (P)
RookieBashlor, Ty (P)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Wheeler handled his promotion to Double-A well enough to get a taste of Buffalo at the end of the season, although his walk rate (4.4 BB/9) increased during his six-start run after the bump. The Mets have indicated plans to send him back to Triple-A for the start of 2013, following a similar development plan as Matt Harvey and making him a part of their rotation during the middle of the season. When opposing hitters make contact, they rarely hit Wheeler hard, as evidenced by an .078 ISO against last season. If he can take the necessary steps to improve his control, there is reason to believe that he can still develop into a frontline starter.
Wheeler immediately became the Mets' top prospect after he was acquired from San Francisco for Carlos Beltran in July. The sixth overall pick in 2009, Wheeler spent all of 2011 in High-A, tearing through San Jose and St. Lucie. He mixes a mid-90s fastball that tops out at 97 mph with a mid-70s nasty curveball and work-in-progress change-up that made some strides last year. Wheeler is also working on a cut-fastball, and if he can refine either the change or cutter, it would push him to possible ace status. Wheeler will likely spend all of 2012 between Double- and Triple-A before making his arrival at Citi Field in 2013.
Wheeler, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2009 draft, battled some wildness during his first year in professional baseball last season, posting a 5.9 BB/9IP ratio. However, he also recorded an impressive 10.8 K/9IP ratio as a 20-year-old in Double-A, revealing plenty of long-term upside. Wheeler also flashed a strong groundball rate and didn't allow a single home run over 58.2 innings. He's still a couple of years from contributing at the big league level, but he has the potential to be a future No. 1 starter.
San Francisco selected Wheeler in the first round of the 2009 draft, sixth overall, out of high school in Georgia. The right-hander has a plus fastball that reaches the low-to-mid 90s and a power curve. Look for the Giants to improve upon his almost non-existent changeup, as Wheeler opens 2010 in Low-A as already one of the teamís better prospects.