Zack Wheeler

#45, SP, NY Mets
Zack Wheeler
  • Height:
    6-4
  • Weight:
    196
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    R
  • Born:
    May 30, 1990
  • Birth Place:
    Smyrna, Georgia
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2009 1ˢᵗ round (6ᵗʰ pick) by the San Francisco Giants


Player Notes
Zack Wheeler (elbow) threw another bullpen session Wednesday.

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.

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Wed, Feb 22 Rotoworld
Zack Wheeler (elbow) threw a 21-pitch bullpen session on Sunday.

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.

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Sun, Feb 19 Rotoworld
Zack Wheeler (elbow) played catch Friday with no issues.

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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Fri, Feb 17 Rotoworld
Zack Wheeler (elbow) said he plans to throw off a mound Saturday or Sunday.

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.

More: Marc Carig on Twitter

Thu, Feb 16 Rotoworld
Zack Wheeler (elbow) played catch Thursday without issue.

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.

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Thu, Feb 16 Rotoworld
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen said Wednesday that Zack Wheeler (elbow) felt "a little tenderness" following his last bullpen session.

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.

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Wed, Feb 15 Rotoworld
Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that Zack Wheeler, Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo will compete for the fifth spot in the rotation.

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.

More: Newsday

Mon, Feb 13 Rotoworld

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Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2013 NYM 17 17 7 5 0 0 0 0 0 100.0 90 42 38 10 46 84 3.42 1.36 .243
2014 NYM 32 32 11 11 0 0 0 1 1 185.1 167 84 73 14 79 187 3.54 1.33 .240
Totals 49 49 18 16 0 0 0 1 1 285.1 257 126 111 24 125 271 3.50 1.34 .241
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 NYM 16 30 1 4 1 0 0 2 1 13 0 0 .133 .161 .167 .328
2014 NYM 32 50 1 4 1 0 0 3 1 24 0 0 .080 .098 .100 .198
Totals 48 80 2 8 2 0 0 5 2 37 0 0 .100 .122 .125 .247
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2013 NYM 17 P 17 100 1 6 5 0 1 1.000
2014 NYM 32 P 32 185 10 34 22 2 2 .941
Totals 49 P 49 285 11 40 27 2 3 .950