Zack Wheeler#45, SP, NY Mets
- May 30, 1990
- Birth Place:
- Smyrna, Georgia
- 2009 1ˢᵗ round (6ᵗʰ pick) by the San Francisco Giants
— Player Notes
Advice: Wheeler felt some tenderness in his elbow during a bullpen session about a week ago, but it didn't take him long to get back on track. He made it through a 21-pitch bullpen session on Sunday and progressed to about 30 pitches on Wednesday while throwing "85 to 90 percent." He's moving in the right direction, but Wheeler still faces major questions this spring after missing back-to-back seasons following his Tommy John surgery. He's trying to claim the fifth spot in the rotation, but Robert Gsellman is a looming threat. Even if Wheeler wins the job, he's going to be on an innings limit this year.Rotoworld
Advice: Wheeler had some tenderness in his pitching elbow during a 'pen session last week, but he got through Sunday's session with no issues. It's obviously encouraging, but the righty isn't out of the woods yet after all of his arm problems the last two seasons. If he can stay healthy, Wheeler stands a good chance at capturing the final spot in the Mets' rotation.Rotoworld
Advice: He's slated to throw off a mound on Sunday. Wheeler is a little behind schedule after having some tenderness in his pitching elbow during a bullpen session earlier this week. His health is obviously something to keep a close eye on this spring after all his issues the last two seasons.
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Advice: Wheeler is a few days behind the other pitchers in Mets camp after experiencing tenderness in his troublesome right elbow following his first bullpen session of the spring. He was able to play catch Thursday, but we're obviously not through the woods here yet. Wheeler is in competition with Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo for the final spot in the New York rotation.
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Advice: The hope is he can get back on a mound Friday, which would put him right back on track with the other pitchers in Mets camp. Wheeler felt some tenderness in his troublesome right elbow earlier this week after throwing a bullpen session. He is trying to beat out Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo for the final spot in the New York rotation.Rotoworld
Advice: The thought is that it's just scar tissue and he'll throw again soon, but Warthen said the Mets are understandably treating Wheeler "with kid gloves." Wheeler has missed back-to-back years, as he had Tommy John surgery in 2015 and encountered all sorts of setbacks last year. Assuming he's healthy enough to pitch again, the Mets are looking at an innings limit in the low 100s for 2017. There's been talk of using him in the bullpen to manage his workload. Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo are the alternatives for the final rotation spot.Rotoworld
Advice: "Right now, because (Wheeler) hasn’t pitched in so long, it’s an open competition," Collins said. "It’s not just that Zack hasn’t pitched in so long, but it’s pretty fresh in my mind what I saw Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo do. So, I think they need to be in that mix." Wheeler has been sidelined for nearly two full years due to ongoing elbow issues, as he had numerous setbacks in 2016 as he tried to return from Tommy John surgery. He's healthy now and should have a leg up for the No. 5 spot if he can stay that way, but that's far from a sure thing. Wheeler is also facing an innings limit, so he'll likely be moved to the bullpen at some point even if he secures a rotation spot.
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