Zack Wheeler

#45 SP / N.Y. Mets / EXP: 2YRS Height: 6-4 Weight: 196 lb Age: 25 College: None Bats/Throws L/R

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    SP Rank
    INJURY ALERT: Questionable | Elbow | Expected to be out until at least Jul 1
    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Mets' Zack Wheeler: Targeting July 1 return date

      Wheeler and the Mets are targeting a July 1 return date from Tommy John surgery, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports. The Mets previously had not ruled out an early-June return, but now the timetable has been pushed back a bit. Wheeler is hoping that an altered arm angle can help him recover more effectively and improve his command going forward, similar to what Jacob deGrom did after his Tommy John surgery.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Mets' Zack Wheeler: Alters delivery to take strain off elbow

      Wheeler, recovering from Tommy John surgery, has altered the arm angle of his delivery hoping for more downward action on his pitches and less stress on the elbow, the NY Post reports. Jacob deGrom made a similar modification to his delivery after undergoing Tommy John surgery with great success. Wheeler hopes that this change will also improve his command and control and he expects to rejoin the Mets' rotation in late-June or early-July.

    • by RotoWire Staff | Special to

      Mets P Zack Wheeler aiming for early June return

      Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler (elbow) said Monday that he is hoping to return in early June, per Wheeler remains in Florida, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery. The right-hander has been throwing on flat ground for well over a month, and he expects to gradually ramp up his workload over the winter. He went a combined 18-16 with a 3.50 ERA and 1.34 WHIP in 49 starts in 2013 and 2014, averaging almost 95 mph on his fastball while striking out batters at a 22.1 percent clip.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Mets SP Zack Wheeler making progress from surgery

      Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has not suffered a setback in his recovery from arm surgery and remains on progress to pitch next season, reports Wheeler is on pace to return in June or July of 2016. Wheeler had Tommy John surgery in March, but he has been able to throw off flat ground from 70-75 feet recently.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Report: Mets' concerns over Carlos Gomez's medicals nixes trade

      The Mets have reportedly backed out of a deal that would have sent Carlos Gomez to the New York from the Brewers. Sources tell that the Mets had concerns over Gomez's medical records, and decided not to follow through on the proposed deal, which would have sent Wilmer Flores and Zack Wheeler to Milwaukee. Gomez spent time on the disabled list earlier this season with a hip injury, but he has played all but one game since June 23. However, it seems the Mets' staff did not like what they saw in the medical report. There had been thought that the Brewers saw something in Wheeler's medical charts, as he had Tommy John surgery in March. But reports are saying it's Gomez's injury history that has nixed the deal.

    • by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer

      Mets to send Zack Wheeler to Brewers in three-player deal

      Mets starter Zack Wheeler has been dealt to the Brewers as part of the deal that is sending center fielder Carlos Gomez to New York. The Mets will be sending Wheeler and infielder Wilmer Flores to Milwaukee, Baseball Insider Jon Heyman confirms. Wheeler, 25, was originally drafted in the first round by the Giants in 2009. The Mets acquired in him in 2011 for Carlos Beltran. Wheeler made his big-league debut in 2013 and has gone 18-16 with a 3.50 ERA over his tenure with the Mets. He is currently on the disabled list after undergoing Tommy John surgery late in the spring. He is not expected to return until the middle of next season. The teams have not offically announced the deal at this point.

    • by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

      Mets SP Zack Wheeler begins throwing after surgery

      Mets starter Zack Wheeler, who underwent Tommy John surgery on March 25, began throwing for the first time since the procedure at the team's facility in Florida, per ESPN. Wheeler threw 15 balls to get to a 60-foot distance and then threw 15 more from that range. He is scheduled to return to action next June or July. Wheeler is 18-16 in his career with an ERA of 3.50.

    • by Sean d'Oliveira |

      Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler to begin throwing this week

      Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler is scheduled to begin throwing later this week, reports the Daily News. Wheeler has not pitched this season due to an elbow injury.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Plawecki promoted, d'Arnaud to DL among Mets moves Tuesday

      As expected, the Mets promoted catcher prospect Kevin Plawecki and reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday. The Mets also added catcher Travis d'Arnaud (finger) and reliever Jerry Blevins (arm) to the 15-day disabled list, while moving Zack Wheeler (elbow) from the 15-day to 60-day disabled list.

    • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

      Plawecki, Robles to be recalled; Wheeler moving to 60-day DL

      The Mets will promote catcher Kevin Plawecki and reliever Hansel Robles from Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, the team announced Monday. The team will also transfer Zack Wheeler (elbow) to the 60-day disabled list. Plawecki and Robles are being called up due to injuries to Travis d'Arnaud and Jerry Blevins. D'Arnaud is expected to miss at least a month due to a metacarpal fracture of the little finger of his right hand. Blevins has a distal radius fracture of the left arm and will miss more than six weeks. Plawecki is considered the 63rd-best prospect in baseball by and Baseball America. He is batting .216 (8 for 37) with one triple, two doubles and six RBI in nine games for Triple-A Las Vegas. Robles is 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in five relief outings for Las Vegas. He has 10 strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings.

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