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Zack Wheeler | Starting Pitcher | #45

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (6) / SF
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Zack Wheeler (elbow) is projected to rejoin the Mets' rotation in July.
Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery last March and also had his flexor pronator repaired. The Mets are playing things safe with his rehab process, so he has yet to throw off a mound. "I was supposed to be on the mound the beginning of January, but the doctors have decided 15 months is the new 12 months, so they pushed me back about a month," said Wheeler. There's still a long way to go, but a return out of the All-Star break appears to be realistic. Bartolo Colon was brought back on a one-year deal over the winter and will hold down a spot in the rotation for now. Feb 2 - 9:23 AM

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Zack Wheeler (elbow) has progressed to throwing from 120 feet on flat ground in his rehab from Tommy John surgery.

It's the final step before he's able to progress to throwing off a mound, something he said he would like to do after the new year. He's targeting a June or July return to the Mets after having the surgery done this past March. Wheeler was mentioned in some trade rumors recently but it seems likely the Mets will hold onto the 25-year-old. Wheeler is under team control through 2019.
Thu, Dec 3, 2015 05:33:00 PM

Mets assistant GM John Ricco told Newsday that the team isn't "actively shopping" Zack Wheeler.

"We're not actively shopping Zack by any stretch. But as with the other starters, if something came up that we thought made us better, we're going to talk about it," Ricco said. This sentiment backs an earlier report from ESPN New York's Adam Rubin on November 10. Wheeler missed the entire 2015 season after undergoing Tommy John surgery in March. While the team's vowing that they won't trade the 25-year-old right-hander unless they're hit with a huge deal, he's not untouchable. Indeed, Wheeler nearly moved at the trade deadline when the Mets made a run at acquiring Carlos Gomez. Whether he remains on the Mets or not, he isn't expected to be ready to pitch in major league action until sometime in the summer of 2016.
Source: Newsday
Sun, Nov 15, 2015 10:51:00 AM

Adam Rubin of ESPN York reports that the Mets are unlikely to trade Zack Wheeler this offseason.

Wheeler doesn't fit in the "near-untouchable" list which includes Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz, but Rubin hears writes that they'd have to be "bowled over" in order to move him. Of course, the Mets nearly traded Wheeler to the Brewers for Carlos Gomez in July, so there could be some exceptions if the right deal is there. Wheeler, who underwent Tommy John surgery in March and also had his flexor pronator repaired, is expected to be ready to return to game action by around midseason next year.
Tue, Nov 10, 2015 01:56:00 PM

Mets activated RHP Zack Wheeler from the 40-man roster.

He's now been returned to the 40-man roster. Wheeler will be out until midseason next year as he makes his way back from Tommy John surgery.
Fri, Nov 6, 2015 09:30:00 AM

Zack Wheeler said on MLB Network Radio on Monday that he's aiming to return in early June next year.

Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery in March and also had his flexor pronator repaired. He's taking things slow with his rehab, but he has already begun throwing. As we've seen this postseason, the Mets' young rotation is scary, but a healthy Wheeler could make them even more dangerous.
Wed, Oct 21, 2015 10:27:00 AM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) has begun throwing on flat ground from 70-75 feet as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery.

Wheeler was a very popular commodity in talks at the trade deadline, but the Mets elected to hang onto the extremely promising young right-hander. He isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Mets rotation until midway through the 2016 season.
Thu, Sep 10, 2015 08:12:00 PM

Jon Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the Reds have interest in acquiring Zack Wheeler.

It's unclear if there have been any substantive talks between the two clubs, but Jay Bruce could fill the Mets need for an outfield bat. It's unclear what else the Reds would have to part with to make a deal work though.
Thu, Jul 30, 2015 08:39:00 PM

According to Joel Sherman of the New York Post, Zack Wheeler will head to the Brewers as part of the trade to acquire Carlos Gomez.

The 25-year-old right-hander is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't expected to return until midway through the 2016 season. He owns a career 3.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 275/125 K/BB ratio over 285 1/3 big league innings.
Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:14:00 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) has resumed throwing.

Wheeler is four months removed from Tommy John surgery. If all goes according to plan with his rehab, he should rejoin the Mets' starting rotation around mid-2016.
Mon, Jul 27, 2015 02:38:00 PM

Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Mets have discussed trading Zack Wheeler.

While they are unlikely to move the young right-hander, he is being discussed in potential deals as the Mets continue to search for offensive upgrades. Wheeler is in the process of recovering from Tommy John surgery and isn't slated to return to action until midway through the 2016 season.
Sat, Jul 25, 2015 11:18:00 AM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will begin a throwing program this week.

It's a big step in the right-hander's long road back from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler isn't expected to be ready to rejoin the Mets' rotation until around midseason next year.
Sun, Jul 19, 2015 12:11:00 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will begin a throwing program next month.

Wheeler is nearly three months removed from Tommy John surgery. The young righty is aiming to return in June or July of 2016.
Fri, Jun 19, 2015 04:22:00 PM

Mets transferred RHP Zack Wheeler from the 15-day disabled to the 60-day disabled list.

The move clears a spot for Kevin Plawecki on the Mets' 40-man roster. Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery last month and also had his flexor pronator repaired. The expectation is that he'll be out through at least the first couple of months of the 2016 season.
Tue, Apr 21, 2015 08:30:00 AM

Mets placed RHP Zack Wheeler on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to March 27, with a right elbow injury.

Wheeler underwent Tommy John surgery last month and also had his flexor pronator tendon repaired. He'll miss all of 2015 and will likely still be in rehab mode for the first couple of months of the 2016 season.
Sun, Apr 5, 2015 11:27:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
4Raywilly Gomez
1B1Lucas Duda
2Marc Krauss
2B1Neil Walker
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Ruben Tejada
4Matt Reynolds
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
3Ty Kelly
LF1Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
3Alejandro De Aza
4Brandon Nimmo
5Roger Bernadina
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Bartolo Colon
7Rafael Montero
8Logan Verrett
9Robert Gsellman
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Erik Goeddel
7Jenrry Mejia
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Buddy Carlyle
11Dario Alvarez
12Jim Henderson
13Jeff Walters
14Josh Smoker