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Zack Wheeler
ERA W-L K
5.52 1-1 15
Team: NY MetsHt / Wt: 6-4 / 196 NFBC ADP: 367.33
Position: SPBorn: 5/30/1990 Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia
Bats/Throws: L/R Draft: 1st Round by Giants (2009)


Latest News
Apr. 13 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Wheeler worked 5 2/3 innings Wednesday at Philadelphia to earn his first major league victory since Sept. 19, 2014. The oft-injured right-hander allowed three runs on four hits and struck out four while walking just one.
Analysis: Wheeler left the contest with the bases loaded and a 5-1 lead, then had his numbers inflated when Hansel Robles allowed a grand slam. Though he's posted a 7.45 ERA through two starts in his return from a two-year absence, he is showing signs of getting back to his pre-injury level of performance.
Apr. 8 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Wheeler made his first major league start since September 2014 on Friday, though he wound up with a loss after allowing five runs in four innings against the Marlins.
Analysis: On the positive side, the oft-injured right-hander did record four strikeouts while walking just one. Wheeler's long road back from Tommy John surgery will likely have some bumps, so those who drafted him will need to exhibit some patience.
Mar. 30 12:34 PM PT1:34 PM MT2:34 PM CT3:34 PM ET15:34 ET19:34 GMT3:34 12:34 PM MST2:34 PM EST3:04 PM VEN23:34 UAE2:34 PM CT-Wheeler will begin the season as the Mets' No. 4 starter in place of the injured Steven Matz.
Analysis: The Mets had initially ticketed Wheeler, who hasn't pitched in the majors in two straight seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery, for the bullpen in order to keep his innings down. Those plans changed, however, after Matz began experiencing soreness in his elbow that will send the left-hander to the DL. An 11-game winner for New York in 2014, Wheeler is expected to be on an innings limit of approximately 125 this season.
Mar. 27 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Wheeler worked five scoreless innings Monday, allowing just two hits while walking two and striking out three.
Analysis: The right-hander was out the last two seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Mar. 22 3:27 PM PT4:27 PM MT5:27 PM CT6:27 PM ET18:27 ET22:27 GMT6:27 3:27 PM MST5:27 PM EST5:57 PM VEN2:27 UAE (+1)4:27 PM CT-Wheeler took a step back Wednesday in the Mets' 15-9 loss to the Miami Marlins, allowing four runs in three innings - including three in his last.
Analysis: ''His arm strength is there, and he feels good,'' Mets manager Terry Collins said. ''He got a little fatigued in that last inning. He's got to build that endurance up.''
Mar. 10 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-In his first appearance for the Mets in two years following his recovery from Tommy John surgery, Zack Wheeler reached 94 mph and allowed one run - Matt Tuiasosopo's third spring training homer - in two innings Friday. Wheeler gave up two hits and a walk.
Analysis: Wheeler was 7-5 as a rookie in 2013 and 11-11 the following year. He had Tommy John surgery on March 25, 2015.
Mar. 1 1:46 PM PT2:46 PM MT3:46 PM CT4:46 PM ET16:46 ET21:46 GMT5:46 2:46 PM MST4:46 PM EST5:16 PM VEN1:46 UAE (+1)3:46 PM CT-Wheeler, who had Tommy John surgery two year ago, has been gradually working his way back up to speed in an attempt to return to the starting rotation. He is competing with fellow right-handers Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo, who pitched well last season as the rotation broke down, for the final starting spot.
Analysis: ''It felt good getting back out there facing batters. It's another step closer,'' Wheeler said Wednesday after a live batting practice that featured approximately 20-25 pitches. ''(I didn't throw) 100 percent, but the feel was good, pitches were good. Still a little fine-tuning on the curveball, but that will come. I'm happy where I'm at right now.'' Manager Terry Collins said earlier in the week that the next step was for Wheeler to pitch in a simulated game.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2013 NYM 7 5 0 - 0 17 17 0 100.0 90 42 38 10 46 2 84 1.36 3.42
2014 NYM 11 11 0 - 0 32 32 1 185.1 167 84 73 14 79 3 187 1.33 3.54
2017 NYM 1 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 14.2 14 9 9 2 4 0 15 1.23 5.52
Career 19 17 0 - 0 52 52 1 300.0 271 135 120 26 129 5 286 1.33 3.60

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 NYM 18 30 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 13 0 0 .133 .161 .167
2014 NYM 34 50 1 4 1 0 0 3 1 24 0 0 .080 .098 .100
2017 NYM 4 6 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 .167 .286 .333
Career 56 86 3 9 3 0 0 5 3 39 0 0 .105 .135 .140


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 168 97 91 94.3 63.64
Curveball 30 81 75 78.4 11.36
Slider 52 91 85 87.9 19.7
Changeup 14 91 86 88.6 5.3

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