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Zack Wheeler | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (25) / 5/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 196
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
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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. Jun 19 - 4:22 PM

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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.
Apr 21 - 8:30 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.
Apr 5 - 11:27 PM

Zack Wheeler underwent successful Tommy John surgery on his right elbow on Wednesday.

Wheeler also had his flexor pronator tendon repaired. He'll miss the entire 2015 season and will likely still be in rehab mode through the first couple of months next season. Dillon Gee is expected to replace him in the Mets' rotation.
Mar 25 - 11:46 AM

Zack Wheeler will undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The operation will be performed by Dr. David Altchek. Wheeler is also dealing with a torn tendon in his elbow that will need to be prepared and the right-hander expects to be sidelined until sometime in June next season. Dillon Gee is replacing Wheeler in the Mets' 2015 rotation.
Mar 20 - 10:00 AM

According to Marc Carig of Newsday, Zack Wheeler also has a torn tendon in his right elbow.

It's what prompted the Mets to give him platelet-rich plasma treatment over the offseason. The hope was that Wheeler would be able to pitch through it with rest and rehab, but everything obviously changed when the right-hander tore his ulnar collateral ligament this spring. He is expected to undergo season-ending Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.
Source: Newsday
Mar 19 - 9:09 AM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) saw Dr. David Altchek on Wednesday.

The MRI of Wheeler's elbow will now be reviewed by Dr. James Andrews. It's seemingly inevitable that he will undergo season-ending Tommy John surgery, but all involved are doing their due diligence with the situation. Dillon Gee is expected to replace Wheeler in the Mets' starting rotation to begin the season.
Mar 18 - 3:35 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) will fly to New York on Tuesday night and meet with Dr. David Altchek on Wednesday.

Wheeler is dealing with what Mets GM Sandy Alderson described as a full tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow. He'll meet with Altchek before making a final decision, but season-ending Tommy John surgery is inevitable.
Mar 17 - 9:56 AM

Mets GM Sandy Alderson acknowledged Monday that Zack Wheeler's right UCL appears fully torn.

So a rehab program isn't even an option for the 24-year-old right-hander. Wheeler will get a second opinion on his injured elbow, but we can go ahead and pencil him in for Tommy John reconstructive surgery and the 12-15 month recovery process that comes with it. Dillon Gee now moves back into the Mets' rotation mix after being dangled in trade talks for much of the winter and spring.
Mar 16 - 11:32 AM

Zack Wheeler has been diagnosed with a torn elbow ligament and will likely need Tommy John surgery.

Wheeler complained of some tenderness in his throwing arm last week after getting shelled for six runs over 1 2/3 innings in a Grapefruit League game, so the Mets took an MRI and sent it off to Dr. David Altchek in New York on Sunday. The diagnosis came in early Monday morning. It's an awful blow for the Mets, who just got Matt Harvey back from Tommy John surgery. Wheeler would miss the entire 2015 season and the first few weeks of the 2016 campaign if he does indeed go under the knife. Dillon Gee is presumably off the trade block now.
Mar 16 - 10:06 AM

The Mets have sent the MRI results on Zack Wheeler's to Dr. David Altchek in New York.

General manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday that it's normal procedure and the club remains unconcerned about Wheeler's status. Wheeler dealt with some tendinitis in his elbow last season and the Mets think that's what he has this time around. They should provide another update on his status before long.
Mar 15 - 11:05 AM

Zach Wheeler underwent an MRI Saturday on his right elbow.

Wheeler missed his scheduled start Saturday due to some tenderness in the elbow. The Mets originally said they didn't believe he would need an MRI, but manager Terry Collins confirmed the test Saturday. The team still doesn't seem too concerned, so we won't be, either.
Mar 14 - 4:25 PM

Zack Wheeler was scratched from Saturday's start due to a blister and a tender right elbow.

The Mets don't currently have any plans to send Wheeler for an MRI, and general manager Sandy Alderson noted that Wheeler dealt with tendinitis in his elbow intermittently last season. The GM isn't concerned and expects the righty to be able to take his next turn in the rotation. It's worth noting that Wheeler was pounded for six runs over 1 2/3 innings earlier this week in his first Grapefruit League outing.
Mar 13 - 4:37 PM

Zack Wheeler was pounded for six runs in 1 2/3 innings by the Marlins in Monday's loss.

We're not as high on Wheeler as some, at least not for this year. The strikeout ability is there, but he's still rather wild and lacking for finesse. He walked two and also hit two batters before coming out of today's game.
Mar 9 - 5:32 PM

Zack Wheeler took the loss on Thursday against the Nationals, yielding three runs in five innings.

Wheeler needed 108 pitches to get through five frames in which he gave up four hits and walked three while striking out seven. It hasn't always been pretty, but Wheeler was successful in his first full season in the big leagues. He finishes at 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP, and a 187/79 K/BB ratio. Wheeler will be a big part of what portends to be a sterling starting rotation in Queens next season.
Thu, Sep 25, 2014 11:34:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
3Ruben Tejada
SS1Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Jenrry Mejia
3Carlos Torres
4Alex Torres
5Bobby Parnell
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Josh Edgin
13Logan Verrett