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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 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

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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

Zack Wheeler got the win, allowing one run in 6 1/3 innings in Thursday's win over the Phillies.

Thursday's outing was as dominant as Wheeler has looked in the big leagues. He started the game getting his first six outs on strikeouts and finished with nine overall. Wheeler also allowed just four hits without issuing a walk. His only mistake came on a Marlon Byrd home run to the opposite field in the seventh inning, ending his night. Wheeler, now with a 4.31 ERA and a 62/27 K/BB ratio in 62 2/3 innings, will face the Cubs on the road next.
May 29 - 10:02 PM

Zack Wheeler was ineffective in Sunday's loss to the Nationals, allowing five runs (three earned) over six innings.

Wheeler has now been mediocre in three out of his last four starts. Against the Nationals, he allowed six hits, walked two, and struck out five. Wheeler is now 1-4 and will look to improve that in his next start against the Diamondbacks at home.
May 18 - 4:25 PM

Zack Wheeler struggled in his start against the Yankees, allowing five runs in 4 1/3 innings of work, but the Mets won anyway on Tuesday.

Wheeler was all over the place, allowing seven hits and walking six while striking out only two. Manager Terry Collins tried to get him through five innings to keep him in line for the win, letting him rack up 119 pitches, but the right-hander didn't have it in him. The 23-year-old needs to have more consistency as his 41/24 K/BB ratio doesn't reflect his potential. Wheeler will look to rebound against the Nationals on the road in his next start.
May 13 - 11:12 PM

Zack Wheeler struck out seven over six scoreless innings but settled for a no-decision in Wednesday's loss to the Marlins.

Wheeler gave up just two singles but issued a season-high five walks, leading to an elevated pitch count (104) that got him removed from the game relatively early. Despite the wildness, it was a step in the right direction for Wheeler after he was knocked around the last time out. He'll get the Yankees on the road next week.
May 7 - 3:44 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Anthony Recker
3Taylor Teagarden
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
LF1Chris Young
2Eric Young Jr.
3Bobby Abreu
CF1Juan Lagares
2Kirk Nieuwenhuis
RF1Curtis Granderson
2Bobby Abreu
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
7Daisuke Matsuzaka
8Bobby Parnell