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Zack Wheeler

27-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Mets

2017 Stats

W-L

3-7

ERA

5.21

WHIP

1.59

K

81

SV

0

2018 RotoWire Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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2018 ADP:

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Rank (SP): Hidden

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Arm     EST. RETURN:  3/1/2018
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:

Agreed to a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Mets in January of 2017, avoiding arbitration.

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Wheeler (arm) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Friday.

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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+ SAN 6 16 0 88.0 74 39 7 98 47 7 5 0 0 0 3.99 1.38
2011 21 A+ ST. 6 6 0 27.0 26 6 0 31 5 2 2 0 0 0 2.00 1.15
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
2016 26 A+ ST. 1 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2017 27 MAJ NYM 17 17 0 86.3 97 50 15 81 40 3 7 0 0 0 5.21 1.59
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3-Year Averages     17 17 0 86.3 97 50 15 81 40 3 7 0 0 0 5.21 1.59
Career  (View All)     66 66 1 371.7 354 161 39 352 165 21 23 0 3.90 1.40

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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
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
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0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00

Zack Wheeler Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2017169421841419.275

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20172173922561106.290

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201749.0250502895.881.63

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201737.3120311264.341.53
Zack Wheeler vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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+ SAN 6 16 88.0 10.02 4.81 2.09 0.72 71.9% 3.99 3.75 .309
2011 21 A+ ST. 6 6 27.0 10.33 1.67 6.20 0.00 80.6% 2.00 1.68 .365
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
2016 26 A+ ST. 1 1 1.0 0.00 9.00 0.00 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .000
2017 27 MAJ NYM 17 17 86.3 8.44 4.17 2.03 1.56 1.82 71.3% 94.6 MPH 5.21 5.08 .335
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3-Year Averages     17 17 86.3 8.44 4.17 2.03 1.56 71.3% 5.21 4.97 .335
Career     66 66 371.7 8.52 4.00 2.13 0.94 74.6% 3.90 4.05 .312

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Zack Wheeler Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2017 P 86.3 -1 10 -1 0 49 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2017 P -1 0 0 0 0 0 -1

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2017 Stat Review for Zack Wheeler    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2016 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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2.03 K/BB
POOR
8.44 K/9
GOOD
4.17 BB/9
TERRIBLE
94.6 MPH Fastball
ELITE
1.6 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.82 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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5.21 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.59 WHIP
TERRIBLE
5.08 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

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

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.335 BABIP
HIGH
71.3% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

2018 Projected Stats Breakdown for Zack Wheeler

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

Wheeler (arm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

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Wheeler (arm) had his throwing program cut short Thursday and is officially being shut down for the rest of the season, Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News reports.

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Wheeler (arm) resumed throwing off flat ground over the weekend, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Wheeler was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a stress reaction in his right arm.

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Wheeler allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out six batters through five innings in a no-decision against Oakland on Saturday.

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Wheeler (3-7) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out five batters through 5.1 innings during Monday's loss to St. Louis.

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Wheeler (3-6) gave up two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

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Wheeler is the scheduled starter for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

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Wheeler will have his next start pushed back following Wednesday's postponement, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

There was no outlook written for Zack Wheeler.

2017

Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery in March of 2015, with an anticipated return to the majors around July of the 2016 campaign. In early June, that target was moved to after the All-Star break as the one-time, top prospect was slow to work breaking pitches into his recovery. In late June, Wheeler experienced soreness in his throwing elbow which turned out to be sensory nerve irritation, treatable with a cortisone injection. The right-hander continued his rehab, finally throwing in a game for High-A St. Lucie on August 6, tossing 17 pitches with excellent velocity. However, Wheeler felt more elbow soreness and was diagnosed with a mild flexor strain. This nixed Wheeler's return in 2016 and shut him down completely until pitchers and catchers report to spring training in February. His progress is worth monitoring in the spring, but for now, Wheeler is a reserve-round flier at best.

2016

Concerns regarding the health of Wheeler's pitching elbow began to surface late in 2014 (among Mets officials, not publicly), but doctors initially diagnosed the right-hander with tendinitis, and Wheeler himself later said that he never considered skipping a start. However, after more tenderness in spring training, Wheeler was sent for an MRI, which revealed a completely torn ulnar collateral ligament. Tommy John surgery followed, and due to the extensive damage to the ligament, Wheeler was not cleared to resume throwing on flat ground until almost six months later. He appeared on the verge of a breakout before the injury, having struck out a batter per inning with improved groundball and walk rates over 185.1 frames in 2014. We likely won't get a glimpse at Wheeler until June, making him a risky target in single-season leagues. If Wheeler comes back and continues to flash plus stuff with mid-90s heat, he could be a difference maker down the stretch, but that is what FAAB dollars are for.

2015

Wheeler was once considered a brighter prospect than Matt Harvey. It wasnít an unreasonable position by any stretch. Inconsistency plagued Wheeler's first half of 2014. Just look at this 10-start run that began in early-May: 0, 5, 5, 2, 1, 0, 4, 4, 0, 6, and 1 earned run in 63 innings with 62 strikeouts, but just a 2.2 K:BB ratio. He found the missing consistency in the second half, allowing more than three earned just once in 15 starts from July through September. He wound up with a 2.80 ERA and 92 strikeouts in 90 innings while boosting his K:BB ratio a more palatable 2.5 mark. The biggest issue right now is the walk rate. He canít live at 10 percent and still be a frontline option, but this is the kind of profile that you bet on. Unfortunately, a potential breakout will have to wait at least one more year, as Wheeler was diagnosed with a torn UCL in March and will miss the entire 2015 campaign due to Tommy John surgery.

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 teamís better prospects.