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45 Zack Wheeler SP

New York Mets

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
24%3%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
86.13-705.218140
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017NYM375.211717000086.19753501534081

Player Updates

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Mets' Zack Wheeler: Gets nod for Grapefruit League opener
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (arm) will start the Mets' Grapefruit League opener Friday against the Braves, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.

One of eight starters competing for a spot in the rotation this spring, Wheeler is a more realistic candidate for the No. 5 gig than most of his fellow challengers, but he's still viewed as the underdog to frontrunner Steven Matz (elbow) for those duties. Given the fragile health that Matz, as well as Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey, have shown in the past, the Mets are still eager to stretch Wheeler out this spring as rotation insurance, though opening the season in long relief remains the most likely outcome at the moment. A bullpen assignment may ultimately prove to be the best way for the Mets to optimize Wheeler, who harbors his own injury concerns after missing the 2015 and 2016 seasons while recovering from Tommy John surgery and making only 17 starts in 2017 due to a stress fracture in his right arm. Wheeler's availability this early in the spring at least suggests the Mets aren't worried about a setback in his recovery from the arm injury heading into Opening Day.

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Mets' Zack Wheeler: Still in competition for rotation spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (arm) is still viewed as a starting pitcher and is in competition for a rotation spot, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

Contrary to Tuesday's reports, which suggested that Wheeler will start the season in the bullpen, manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday that the team still considers Wheeler to be a starting pitcher. He'll start the team's Grapefruit League opener and will contend for a spot in the Mets' rotation.

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Mets' Zack Wheeler: Will start season in bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (arm) will start the season in the bullpen following the Mets' acquisition of Jason Vargas, the New York Daily News reports.

Wheeler made 17 starts for the Mets last season, his first big-league appearances since 2014. He battled multiple injuries throughout the season and struggled to a 5.21 ERA. A move to the pen might be a good idea for the talented but injury-prone pitcher, though Wheeler could easily be back in the rotation if someone else gets injured.

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Mets' Zack Wheeler: Taking bone strengthening injections
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler, who was limited to just 17 starts last season due to a stress fracture in his right arm, has spent the past six months injecting himself with prescription Forteo, a pharmaceutical typically used to battle osteoporosis, Newsday reports.

Forteo is used to help bone strength and density, and Wheeler hopes that the injections will help prevent a recurrence of the stress fracture that ended his season July 22. Former Met Erik Goeddel followed a similar practice when he had a similar issue and the injections worked. Wheeler's goal this season is to make 30 starts, which would be the first time he has hit that mark since the 2014 season. However, concerns regarding his health could drive the Mets to pursue one of the remaining starting pitching options available in free agency.

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Mets' Zack Wheeler: Wins arbitration case
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Wheeler (arm) will make $1.9 million in 2018 after winning his arbitration case, Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com reports.

The Mets came in at $1.5 million. Wheeler only pitched in 17 games in 2017, posting a 5.21 ERA and 1.59 WHIP with a 81:40 K:BB over 86.1 innings before hitting the DL in late July due to a stress reaction in his right arm. The 27-year-old appears to be at full health heading into spring training and figures to be the fourth starter in the Mets' stable during this upcoming season.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Philadelphia 14.110 2.510515
vs LHB 38.000 5.9201842
vs RHB 48.100 4.6602239
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/7@TEX0007.06135
6/13CHC0101.26833
6/19@LAD0102.08702
7/1PHI0003.22024
7/8@STL0106.08215
7/17STL0105.17445
7/22OAK0005.07546
Two Week Schedule
FEBRUARY /MARCH
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
19
20
21
22
23
Atl
W6-2
24
StL
1:10 pm
25
Miami
1:10 pm
26
@Hou
1:05 pm
27
Hou
1:10 pm
28
@Atl
1:05 pm
1
Miami
1:10 pm
2
Wash
1:10 pm
DH
3
@Miami
1:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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18

19

6

0
23

27

11

7

16

-15

-13

8

7

0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013NYM75 3.4217170000 100.09042381044684
2014NYM1111 3.5432321100 185.11678473141179187
2015NYM00 ---0000000.00000000
2016NYM00 ---0000000.00000000
2017NYM32 3.83990000 49.1432221622245
Total 2118 3.5558581100 334.23001481323017147316
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2013NYM1830140211300 .161 .167 .133
2014NYM3450140312400 .098 .100 .080
2017NYM101912001800 .150 .158 .105
Total 62993100534500 .127 .131 .101
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2013NYMP1717615011.000
2014NYMP323234102222 .941
2017NYMP99936011.000
Total  585849143324 .959
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2013NYM2106101 1.13102006 .243431 12.6 .3690
2014NYM3216134 1.7673109 .240794 12.5 .3520
2015NYM000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2016NYM000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2017NYM15146 1.2430001 .232209 12.2 .3680
Total 6373281 1.452051016 .2401434 12.5 .3590
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2010AFX-Augusta Greenjackets33 4.032113000 58.0472726073870
2011AFA-San Jose Giants75 3.991616000 88.0744439744798
2011AFA-St. Lucie Mets22 2.0066000 27.0266602531
2012AAA-Buffalo Bisons22 3.2766110 33.0231312211631
2012AA-Binghamton Mets106 3.261919110116.092464221143117
2013AAA-Las Vegas 51s42 3.931313000 68.2613530922773
2016AFA-St. Lucie Mets00 0.0011000 1.00100010
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/196
Birthdate:
5/30/1990
Age:
27
Hometown:
Smyrna, GA
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
3