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Zack Wheeler
ERA W-L K
5.21 3-7 81
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
July 24 2:06 PM PT3:06 PM MT4:06 PM CT5:06 PM ET17:06 ET21:06 GMT5:06 2:06 PM MST4:06 PM EST4:36 PM VEN1:06 UAE (+1)4:06 PM CT-Wheeler was placed on the 10-day DL on Monday with a stress reaction in his right arm.
Analysis: Wheeler has struggled after missing the 2015 and 2016 seasons following Tommy John surgery. Since the beginning of June, he's gone 0-5 with a 7.05 ERA in eight starts while also spending time on the DL with biceps tendinitis.
July 22 8:23 PM PT9:23 PM MT10:23 PM CT11:23 PM ET23:23 ET3:23 GMT11:23 8:23 PM MST10:23 PM EST10:53 PM VEN7:23 UAE (+1)10:23 PM CT-Zack Wheeler allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks in 5.0 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Oakland Athletics 6-5 on Saturday. Wheeler struck out six, ending the game with a 5.21 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
July 17 8:27 PM PT9:27 PM MT10:27 PM CT11:27 PM ET23:27 ET3:27 GMT11:27 8:27 PM MST10:27 PM EST10:57 PM VEN7:27 UAE (+1)10:27 PM CT-Zack Wheeler fell to 3-7, allowing four runs on seven hits and four walks in 5.1 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 6-3 on Monday. Wheeler struck out five, ending the game with a 4.98 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler quickly ran out of gas in losing his fifth straight decision. The right-hander escaped the fifth unscathed after issuing three two-out walks in a row, but couldn't do the same in the sixth.
July 8 4:53 PM PT5:53 PM MT6:53 PM CT7:53 PM ET19:53 ET23:53 GMT7:53 4:53 PM MST6:53 PM EST7:23 PM VEN3:53 UAE (+1)6:53 PM CT-Zack Wheeler fell to 3-6, allowing two runs on eight hits and one walk in 6.0 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 on Saturday. Wheeler struck out five, ending the game with a 4.86 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler completed six innings for the first time in four starts but is winless in seven outings since beating the Dodgers on May 20.
July 2 8:59 AM PT9:59 AM MT10:59 AM CT11:59 AM ET11:59 ET15:59 GMT23:59 8:59 AM MST10:59 AM EST11:29 AM VEN19:59 UAE10:59 AM CT-Zack Wheeler allowed two runs - zero earned - on two hits and two walks in 3.2 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 7-6 on Saturday. Wheeler struck out four, ending the game with a 5.01 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler (right biceps tendinitis) was activated from the disabled list prior to the game. The oft-injured hurler was roughed up for 15 runs and served up five homers in just 3 2/3 innings in dropping his previous two starts.
June 21 2:56 PM PT3:56 PM MT4:56 PM CT5:56 PM ET17:56 ET21:56 GMT5:56 2:56 PM MST4:56 PM EST5:26 PM VEN1:56 UAE (+1)4:56 PM CT-Wheeler (biceps tendinitis) has been activated from the disabled list and will start Saturday's game against the Phillies.
Analysis: The oft-injured hurler was skipped a start after being roughed up for 15 runs and serving up five homers in just 3 2/3 innings in dropping his previous two assignments. Wheeler 3-5 with a 5.29 ERA in 13 outings overall.
June 20 9:05 AM PT10:05 AM MT11:05 AM CT12:05 PM ET12:05 ET16:05 GMT0:05 9:05 AM MST11:05 AM EST11:35 AM VEN20:05 UAE11:05 AM CT-Zack Wheeler fell to 3-5, allowing seven runs on eight hits in 2.0 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 10-6 on Monday. Wheeler struck out two, ending the game with a 5.29 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler has been roughed up for 15 runs and has served up five homers in just 3.2 innings in his last two starts. He next takes the ball Saturday at San Francisco.
June 14 8:26 AM PT9:26 AM MT10:26 AM CT11:26 AM ET11:26 ET15:26 GMT23:26 8:26 AM MST10:26 AM EST10:56 AM VEN19:26 UAE10:26 AM CT-Zack Wheeler fell to 3-4, allowing eight runs on six hits and three walks in 1.2 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Chicago Cubs 14-3 on Tuesday. Wheeler struck out three, ending the game with a 4.48 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler allowed a career-high run total during the shortest start as a big leaguer. He entered Tuesday having allowed just eight runs over his last four starts, a span of 24 1/3 innings.
June 8 9:35 AM PT10:35 AM MT11:35 AM CT12:35 PM ET12:35 ET16:35 GMT0:35 9:35 AM MST11:35 AM EST12:05 PM VEN20:35 UAE11:35 AM CT-Zack Wheeler allowed one run on six hits and three walks in 7.0 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Texas Rangers 4-3 on Wednesday. Wheeler struck out five, ending the game with a 3.45 ERA and 1.36 WHIP on the season.
June 1 2:18 PM PT3:18 PM MT4:18 PM CT5:18 PM ET17:18 ET21:18 GMT5:18 2:18 PM MST4:18 PM EST4:48 PM VEN1:18 UAE (+1)4:18 PM CT-Zack Wheeler fell to 3-3, allowing two runs on 10 hits and one walk in 6.1 innings, as the New York Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Thursday. Wheeler struck out six, ending the game with a 3.72 ERA and 1.37 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler managed to limit the damage despite allow a career high in hits, and he has a 2.65 ERA while going 2-1 in his last six starts.
May 28 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Zack Wheeler allowed three runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.0 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-4 on Saturday. Wheeler struck out five, ending the game with a 3.83 ERA and 1.32 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler is 2-0 with a 2.74 ERA in four May starts, but he has 12 walks in 23 innings.
May 28 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET0:05 ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST11:35 PM VEN8:05 UAE11:05 PM CT-Wheeler was removed from Saturday's start at Pittsburgh after six innings due to a blister on his right hand. He wound up with a no-decision in the Mets' 10-inning loss after giving up three runs and striking out five.
Analysis: Wheeler had already thrown 94 pitches, so he was close to coming out regardless, though the issue could affect his availability for his next start. He's scheduled to face the Brewers on Thursday.
May 21 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE11:17 PM CT-Zack Wheeler improved to 3-2, allowing two runs on four hits and five walks in 5.0 innings, as the New York Mets defeated the Los Angeles Angels 7-5 on Saturday. Wheeler struck out five, ending the game with a 3.74 ERA and 1.29 WHIP on the season.
May 16 11:06 PM PT12:06 AM MT1:06 AM CT2:06 AM ET2:06 ET6:06 GMT14:06 11:06 PM MST1:06 AM EST1:36 AM VEN10:06 UAE1:06 AM CT-Zack Wheeler allowed one run on seven hits and one walk in 6.0 innings as the New York Mets lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-3 on Monday. Wheeler struck out six, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.23 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Wheeler finished with 108 pitches, the most he's thrown since returning from a two-year absence recovering from Tommy John surgery. The 26-year-old seems to be rounding back into form, as he's posted a 1.62 ERA and held opposing hitters to a .226 average over his last three starts.
May 10 10:44 PM PT11:44 PM MT12:44 AM CT1:44 AM ET1:44 ET5:44 GMT13:44 10:44 PM MST12:44 AM EST1:14 AM VEN9:44 UAE12:44 AM CT-Zack Wheeler improved to 2-2, allowing one run on two hits and four walks in 6.0 innings, as the New York Mets defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-1 on Tuesday. Wheeler struck out four, ending the game with a 4.18 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 29 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Wheeler allowed two runs - one earned - on five hits and four walks in 4.2 innings as the New York Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 5-3 on Saturday.
Analysis: Wheeler struck out four, ending the game with a 4.78 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 24 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Wheeler allowed a first-inning grand slam to Daniel Murphy that wound up saddling him with the loss Sunday against the Nationals, though he bounced back to hold Washington scoreless over the remainder of his seven-inning stint.
Analysis: The right-hander gave up at total of four hits in his longest start since August 2014. Though he's 1-2 with a 5.40 ERA in his first four starts back from a two-year absence recovering from Tommy John surgery, Wheeler has held opposing hitters to a .220 average and has struck out 21 in 21 2/3 innings.
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 3 7 0 - 0 17 17 0 86.1 97 53 50 15 40 1 81 1.59 5.21
Career 21 23 0 - 0 66 66 1 371.2 354 179 161 39 165 6 352 1.40 3.90

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 18 27 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 12 0 0 .074 .107 .111
Career 70 107 3 10 3 0 0 5 3 49 0 0 .093 .118 .121


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 961 98 91 94.7 61.56
Curveball 210 82 75 78.9 13.45
Slider 315 91 84 88 20.18
Changeup 75 91 85 88.2 4.8

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