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Zack Wheeler | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (24) / 5/30/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 196
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Zack Wheeler improved to 8-8 on the year after holding the Cubs to two runs over 6 2/3 innings on Friday.
Mets manager Terry Collins tried to get Wheeler through seven innings for the first time since June 19, but he ran out of gas and ultimately fell a little bit short. The young right-hander ended up throwing a career-high 120 pitches. While he walked four batters, he held the Cubs to just four hits and racked up 10 strikeouts. Wheeler is now 5-0 with a 2.02 ERA over his last nine starts and owns a 3.49 ERA for the year. He'll square off against the A's next week in Oakland. Aug 15 - 11:07 PM

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Zack Wheeler registered another quality start on Sunday, limiting the Phillies to three runs over six innings.

Wheeler gave up three hits and walked three, striking out five. The right-hander left with the lead but watched as the Mets bullpen allowed four runs to deprive him of his eighth win. Still, the outing was Wheeler's eighth straight quality start. Wheeler owns a 3.53 ERA into a matchup with the Cubs on Friday.
Aug 10 - 5:29 PM

Zack Wheeler wasn't at his best, but still limited the Nationals to one run over 6 2/3 innings en route to his seventh win on Tuesday.

Wheeler allowed 11 of the 27 batters he faced to reach base on seven hits and four walks, but somehow managed to keep all but one of them from scoring. The young right-hander struck out five on the evening. Currently on a run of seven consecutive six-plus innings with two or fewer runs allowed, Wheeler has lowered his ERA all the way to 3.48 and owns a 1.35 WHIP and 130/55 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Phillies on the road on Sunday.
Aug 5 - 10:32 PM

Zack Wheeler held the Phillies to two runs over 6 2/3 innings in an 11-2 win Wednesday.

He surrendered seven hits, walked two and struck out four, throwing 112 pitches on the day. It's been an up-and-down season for Wheeler, but he's been terrific of late with a 1.63 ERA over his last six outings. The young right-hander will look to keep it going next week versus the Nationals on the road.
Jul 30 - 4:10 PM

Zack Wheeler allowed two runs (one earned) over 6 2/3 innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

Wheeler was bailed out by a ninth-inning rally, but he deserved a better fate anyway, as an error by Daniel Murphy got the Brewers on the board in the sixth. He held the Brewers to just three hits (including a solo homer from Carlos Gomez) and two walks while striking out nine batters. The young right-hander has really begun to hit his stride of late, allowing just one earned run in each of his last five starts. He'll carry a 3.64 ERA into a start against the Phillies next week.
Jul 26 - 12:06 AM

Zack Wheeler was stellar again on Sunday, limiting the Padres to one run over six innings, but got a no-decision as the Mets lost in walk-off fashion to the Padres.

Wheeler had the misfortune of going up against Odrisamer Despaigne, who brought a no-hit bid into the eighth inning. The Mets' right-hander allowed eight hits and a walk while striking out seven. He has now allowed one run or fewer in five out of his last six outings. As a result, his ERA has been lowered to 3.78 with a 1.36 WHIP and a 112/47 K/BB ratio. Wheeler's next start comes on Friday in Milwaukee against the Brewers.
Jul 20 - 7:52 PM

Zack Wheeler held the Marlins to just one run over 6 1/3 innings in Friday's 7-1 win over the Marlins.

The lone run scored on an RBI single from Christian Yelich in the fifth inning. Wheeler struck out six and walked two in the victory. Oddly, he now has three straight starts of 6 1/3 innings with one run allowed. It's been an up-and-down first half for the 24-year-old, but he'll go into the All-Star break with a 3.90 ERA and 105/46 K/BB ratio over 108 1/3 innings. There's still every reason to believe that he's just scratching the surface.
Jul 11 - 10:03 PM

Zack Wheeler tossed 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Mets' 8-4 defeat of the Rangers.

Wheeler was staked to a five-run lead after the first inning and cruised, with the only Texas run against him coming on a solo home run by Robinson Chirinos in the top of the fourth. Wheeler struck out four and walked two. He has a 4.07 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and 99/44 K/BB ratio in 101 2/3 frames this season.
Jul 6 - 4:59 PM

Zack Wheeler limited the Braves to one run over 6 1/3 innings in a no-decision Monday.

Wheeler left with a 3-1 lead, but a four-run eighth ended his chances of picking up a win. Wheeler was wild tonight, walking five and hitting a batter, but the Braves couldn't capitalize. It still seems like it's going to be at least 2015 before he's a consistent starter or of much use in mixed leagues.
Jun 30 - 11:28 PM

Zack Wheeler was hammered and took his eighth loss, allowing six runs over two innings as the Mets were defeated by the Athletics on Wednesday.

Not exactly the follow-up to Thursday's shutout against the Marlins that the Mets were expecting. Wheeler allowed six hits -- including a two-run home run to Brandon Moss -- while walking two and striking out four. The inconsistent right-hander will take a 4.45 ERA, a 1.38 WHIP, and a 91/37 K/BB ratio into next week's road start against the Braves.
Jun 25 - 10:51 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that the team will be "more cautious" with Wheeler's workload going forward.

"I'm going to try to monitor it so he gets through September, because I think it would be good for him to finish the year," Collins said. "That's the way you learn." The Mets have an innings limit picked out for Wheeler but haven't made it public, so they're going to try to stretch him as far as possible by limiting his workload in games. That likely means we won't see many more performances like his complete-game shutout of the Marlins last Thursday, but it really won't have a meaningful effect on his fantasy value until September rolls around, if then.
Jun 25 - 7:58 PM

Zack Wheeler put together a gem, shutting out the Marlins over nine innings in Thursday's win.

Wheeler improved to 3-7 with the fine effort. The Marlins couldn't get anything going against the 24-year-old right-hander, as he allowed only the three hits (all singles) and one walk while striking out eight. It was the first time in his career he had made it into the eighth inning. Wheeler will bring a 3.93 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and an 87/35 K/BB ratio in 87 innings into his next start against the Athletics at home.
Jun 19 - 9:47 PM

Zack Wheeler surrendered four earned runs in five innings Saturday in a loss to the Padres.

Wheeler had excellent back-to-back starts on May 29 and June 3, but he's now been rocked in his last two outings. The young right-hander gave up six hits and walked three on Saturday, and will carry a 2-7 record, 4.38 ERA, and 1.42 WHIP into his next start in Miami.
Jun 14 - 7:37 PM

Zack Wheeler lasted only 3 2/3 innings on Sunday, allowing six hits and four runs in a loss to the Giants.

Wheeler was in trouble most of the afternoon, as he walked two and hit a batter to go with his six hits allowed. The right-hander did strike out six, giving him 75 strikeouts in 73 innings on the year. He'll take a 4.19 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into Saturday's start against the Padres.
Jun 8 - 9:30 PM

Zack Wheeler held the Cubs scoreless over 6 2/3 innings but was denied the victory in the Mets' loss on Tuesday.

Wheeler was brilliant, allowing just two singles and walking two while striking out seven. Unfortunately he wasn't able to secure his third win, as the Mets bullpen blew the lead and eventually the game. Still, Wheeler now has a 3.89 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 69/29 K/BB ratio over 69 1/3 innings on the year. He'll be extra motivated to get the win Sunday when he takes on his former organization, the Giants, in San Francisco.
Jun 4 - 12:27 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
3Eric Young Jr.
CF1Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jon Niese
2Bartolo Colon
3Dillon Gee
4Zack Wheeler
5Jacob deGrom
6Matt Harvey
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Josh Edgin
6Dana Eveland
7Buddy Carlyle
8Daisuke Matsuzaka
9Gonzalez Germen
10Bobby Parnell