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Zack Wheeler

24-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Mets

2014 Stats

W-L

11-11

ERA

3.54

WHIP

1.33

K

187

SV

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Wheeler was once considered a brighter prospect than Matt Harvey. It wasn’t an unreasonable position by any stretch. Inconsistency plagued Wheeler's first half of 2014. Just look at this 10-start run ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 196   DOB: 5/30/1990   BORN: Smyrna, GA   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Zack Wheeler Contract Information:

Signed a $3.3 million contract with the Giants in August of 2009.

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Wheeler, who missed Saturday's workout with strep throat, was back at Mets camp Sunday, ESPN New York reports.

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Zack 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
2010 20 A AUG 21 13 0 58.2 47 26 0 70 38 3 3 0 0 0 3.99 1.46
2011 21 A+ ST. 6 6 0 27.0 26 6 0 31 5 2 2 0 0 0 2.00 1.15
2011 21 A+ SAN 6 16 0 88.0 74 39 7 98 47 7 5 0 0 0 3.99 1.38
2012 22 AA BIN 6 19 1 116.0 92 42 2 117 43 10 6 0 0 0 3.26 1.16
2012 22 AAA BUF 6 6 1 33.0 23 12 2 31 16 2 2 0 0 0 3.27 1.18
2013 23 AAA LAS 13 13 0 68.2 61 30 9 73 27 4 2 0 0 0 3.93 1.29
2013 23 MAJ NYM 17 17 0 100.0 90 38 10 84 46 7 5 0 0 0 3.42 1.36
2014 24 MAJ NYM 32 32 1 185.3 167 73 14 187 79 11 11 0 0 0 3.54 1.33
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3-Year Averages     24 24 0 142.7 128 55 12 135 62 9 8 0 0 0 3.47 1.33

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Zack Wheeler Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 25 @Was 5.0 4 3 3 0 3 7 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.54 1.33
Sep. 19 @Atl 6.0 5 0 0 0 2 7 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.49 1.33
Sep. 13 Was 4.0 7 6 6 1 2 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.61 1.33
Sep. 7 @Cin 6.0 5 1 1 0 2 6 2 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.38 1.31
Sep. 1 @Mia 4.7 5 5 2 1 2 8 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.45 1.31
Aug. 27 Atl 7.0 4 3 2 1 3 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.44 1.31
Aug. 20 @Oak 5.7 4 4 2 0 3 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.48 1.32
Aug. 15 ChC 6.7 4 2 2 0 4 10 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.49 1.33
Aug. 10 @Phi 6.0 3 3 3 1 3 5 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 3.53 1.33
Aug. 5 @Was 6.7 7 1 1 0 4 5 0 1 0 W 0 0 0 3.48 1.35
Jul. 30 Phi 6.7 7 2 2 1 2 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.60 1.33
Last 14 Days
2 Games:  Avg. 5.5 IP/G
11.0 9 3 3 0 5 14 1 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 2.45 1.27
Last 30 Days
5 Games:  Avg. 5.1 IP/G
25.7 26 15 12 2 11 32 4 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 4.21 1.44
Last 60 Days
11 Games:  Avg. 5.8 IP/G
64.3 55 30 24 5 30 66 5 2 0 6-3 0 0 0 3.36 1.32

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Zack Wheeler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20143868150862008.259
2013198383142515.259

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201440810629811416.223
2013233461548815.230

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201469.0460722964.301.41
201345.7240412274.731.49

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014116.37501155083.091.28
201354.3510432432.321.25
Zack 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
2010 20 A AUG 21 13 58.2 10.82 5.88 1.84 0.00 69.4% 3.99 3.11 .333
2011 21 A+ ST. 6 6 27.0 10.33 1.67 6.20 0.00 80.6% 2.00 1.68 .365
2011 21 A+ SAN 6 16 88.0 10.02 4.81 2.09 0.72 71.9% 3.99 3.75 .309
2012 22 AA BIN 6 19 116.0 9.08 3.34 2.72 0.16 69.9% 3.26 2.80 .300
2012 22 AAA BUF 6 6 33.0 8.45 4.36 1.94 0.55 73% 3.27 3.65 .253
2013 23 AAA LAS 13 13 68.2 9.63 3.56 2.70 1.19 73.4% 3.93 4.05 .304
2013 23 MAJ NYM 17 17 100.0 7.56 4.14 1.83 0.90 1.34 77.8% 94.4 MPH 3.42 4.32 .288
2014 24 MAJ NYM 32 32 185.3 9.08 3.84 2.37 0.68 2.15 74.6% 95.0 MPH 3.54 3.62 .313
2015 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Zack Wheeler
3-Year Averages     24 24 142.7 8.52 3.91 2.18 0.76 75.8% 3.47 3.70 .303

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2014 Stat Review for Zack Wheeler    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2014 (min 145 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.37 K/BB
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9.08 K/9
GREAT
3.84 BB/9
TERRIBLE
95.0 MPH Fastball
ELITE
0.7 HR/9
GOOD
2.15 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.54 ERA
AVERAGE
1.33 WHIP
POOR
3.62 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.313 BABIP
HIGH
74.6% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Zack Wheeler

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

Wheeler (illness) will miss Saturday's workout, ESPN's Adam Rubin reports.

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Wheeler reported to St. Lucie ahead of spring training with the hope of becoming more efficient with his pitch counts and getting deeper into his starts this season, according to the NY Daily News.

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Wheeler gave up three runs and four hits over five innings in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader at Washington. He issued three walks and struck out seven.

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Wheeler turned in a strong performance Friday night tossing six shutout innings against the Braves. He allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out seven.

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Wheeler had his worst outing since July 25 against the A's, allowing six runs on seven hits and two walks with four strikeouts in four-plus innings Saturday against the Nationals.

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Wheeler pitched six solid innings, giving up five hits and one earned run in a win over the Reds on Sunday.

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Wheeler struggled Monday afternoon, allowing five runs—two earned—in 4.2 innings.

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Wheeler struck out seven and walked three while giving up three runs -- two earned -- on four hits over seven innings in a loss to the Braves on Wednesday.

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Wheeler fanned three and walked three while holding the A's to four runs -- two earned -- on four hits over 5.2 innings to pick up his ninth win of the season Wednesday.

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Wheeler struck out 10 Cubs over 6.2 innings to get the win on Friday night. He allowed two runs on four hits and four walks.

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2014

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 Wheeler's case, he was called up in mid-June and quickly showed he belonged. Wheeler got better as the year wore on, and his challenge for the future is to improve his control, as walks, which have been an issue in the past, prevented him from going deep into games at times and resulted in too many baserunners. He was shut down before his last start with shoulder stiffness, and with Matt Harvey out at the time due to an elbow injury, the Mets opted to be cautious with the young stud. Wheeler, who mixes a mid-90s fastball that tops out at 97 mph with a nasty mid-70s curveball and work-in-progress changeup, should open 2014 as the Mets' No. 2 or No.3 starter.

2013

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.

2012

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.

2011

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.

2010

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 team’s better prospects.