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    Zack Wheeler

    Healthy
    Starting Pitcher|New York Mets|6'4" 196 LBS. SP|NYM|6'4" 196 LBS.
    Zack Wheeler
    Zack Wheeler
    Healthy
    #45
    SP|NYM|6'4" 196 LBS.
    Zack Wheeler
    Bats / Throws Left / Right
    Age 26 (5/30/1990)
    From Smyrna, GA
    College None
    Drafted 2009 - Rd 1 (6th Overall) by SF
    Salary $800,000
    Fantasy Pts 2017 - 27.7
    2017 Season Career
    W-L
    1-2
    72nd
    SO
    21
    41st
    WHIP
    1.11
    39th
    ERA
    5.40
    91st
    Rotowire: Apr 24 / 5:59a ET
    News: Wheeler (1-2) allowed four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six over seven innings in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Nationals.
    Impact: He got ambushed in the first inning -- Adam Eaton reached on a HBP that barely grazed his elbow, followed in quick succession by a Trea Turner infield single, a Bryce Harper opposite-field single and a Daniel Murphy grand slam. However, Wheeler settled down nicely after that, holding the Nats scoreless for the next six innings and giving the Mets a chance to get back into the game. The right-hander ended his night throwing 65 of 101 pitches for strikes in his longest outing so far this season. While Wheeler's 5.40 ERA isn't great, it isn't reflective of his 1.11 WHIP or 21:6 K:BB through 21.2 innings. He'll get a chance at revenge on the NL East leaders Saturday in Washington.
    StatsLLC: Apr 24 / 12:00a ET
    News: 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.
    Impact: 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.
    Rotowire: Apr 18 / 8:24p ET
    News: Wheeler struck out seven over five innings while allowing one run on four hits and two walks against the Phillies on Tuesday. He didn't factor into the decision in the eventual 10-inning loss.
    Impact: While he didn't exactly address concerns about his endurance by lasting just five innings -- thanks in large part to a highly inefficient second frame -- Wheeler did manage to throw 99 pitches. He's making steady progress from start to start, but he also hasn't had to face any high-grade offenses yet. That'll change in his next start, as Wheeler will be tasked with holding down the Nationals on Sunday.
    StatsLLC: Apr 13 / 12:00a ET
    News: 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.
    Impact: 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.
    Rotowire: Apr 12 / 8:21p ET
    News: Wheeler (1-1) gave up three runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four over 5.2 innings in a win against the Phillies on Wednesday.
    Impact: This start -- his first win since 2014 -- was better than the box score, as the righty cruised through five scoreless frames, only to be yanked after loading the bases in the sixth; Hansel Robles promptly gave up a grand slam to Maikel Franco, accounting for all three of Wheeler's runs. Still, it's concerning that he seemed to run out of steam and ended up throwing just 85 pitches before being removed; it seems like Wheeler still needs to build up his endurance after a lengthy absence from MLB action. He's slated to meet the Phillies again Tuesday, this time at Citi Field.

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