|2014 Season (CBSSports.com)||190.00||12.00||11.00||0.00||3.69||1.31||182.00||78.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs Miami|| 27.2||2||0|| 0.65||0||11||31|
|vs LHB|| 45.1||0||0|| 5.16||0||28||46|
|vs RHB|| 63.0||0||0|| 3.00||0||18||59|
|Last 10 Games|
|Post-break rotation plans starting to take shape for Mets |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(7/13/14) After announcing Bartolo Colon the starter for the first game after the All-Star break, Mets manager Terry Collins said Dillon Gee will pitch the second game at San Diego and Zack Wheeler will close out the three-game series. Collins added Sunday the last two spots in the rotation will be determined by health considerations, according to The Star-Ledger.
|Zack Wheeler turns in strong start against the Marlins |
|by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com|
(7/11/14) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler turned in an excellent start against the Marlins Friday.
Wheeler allowed one run on five hits over 6 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out six during the appearance. Wheeler’s only blemish came in the fifth inning. After putting two men on, Wheeler allowed a run-scoring single to Christian Yelich. He was able to work out of the inning without giving up any more damage. Wheeler threw 114 pitches during the start.
The win moves Wheeler to 5-8 on the year. His next start should come shortly after the All-Star break.
|Zack Wheeler gets back on track |
|by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com|
(7/6/14) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed one run on six hits over 6 1/3 innings in Sunday's 8-4 win over the Rangers. He improved to 4-8 while lowering his ERA to 4.07.
After walking five in his previous start, Wheeler walked two Sunday and struck out four. The only run he allowed came on Robinson Chirinos' fourth-inning solo homer. Wheeler will face the Marlins at home Friday.
|Zack Wheeler walks five in no-decision vs. Braves Monday |
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(6/30/14) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler didn't factor into the decision Monday after giving up just one earned run on four hits and five walks in 6 1/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 5-3 loss to the Braves.
Wheeler was able to work around the wildness during the first four innings before the Braves scored a run on a sacrifice fly in the fifth, but it would be all the offense the Mets pitcher would allow before the bullpen blew the lead in the eighth inning. He owns a 4.25 ERA and 95:42 K:BB ratio in 95 1/3 innings. Wheeler is on track to face the Rangers Sunday.
|Time to give up on Zack Wheeler? |
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(6/26/14) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler had another rough start Wednesday against the A's, adding to his disappointing season. Though, Wheeler's start Wednesday was really disappointing because he had just come off a great start at Miami.
At one point during Wednesday's start Wheeler asked catcher Travis d'Arnaud to change up signs because he felt maybe the A's were a little too much on top of his pitches. Though, after the game Wheeler just called it "a bad outing." Well, he's had more than one of those this season.
It really seems Wheeler is still just having to deal with a little bit of bad luck. His groundball rate is up significantly (from 43.2 percent in 2013 to 53.5 percent in 2014, per FanGraphs.com), so it's no surprise his BABIP is at .332, which is well above the league average for starters (.296). It's really the only explanation because his hits per nine innings is barely up, he's giving up less home runs, his walk rate is down and his strikeout rate is up compared to last season.
Given Wheeler's upside, I'd bench him over dropping him in the majority of Fantasy leagues. Shallow-league owners have a greater luxury of dropping Wheeler given what's on waivers, but if you're in a 12-team or deeper format, I'd still keep him on my roster.
|Zack Wheeler's debut last summer was as highly anticipated as fellow Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey's arrival to The Big Apple the previous summer. While Harvey might have had slightly better results as a rookie, Wheeler was no slouch. While he had some ups and downs, he finished with seven wins and a 3.42 ERA in 17 starts. His season highlights included winning his MLB debut behind six scoreless innings and a 12-strikeout performance against the Padres. Wheeler did deal with some command issues last year, walking 4.1 batters per nine innings and totaling six wild pitches. But he had the same issues in the minors on his way to becoming one of baseball's top pitching prospects. But overcoming command issues is easier in the minors than the majors. Wheeler might be able to neutralize his wildness if he continues to be a strong strikeout pitcher. He is only 23 years old and could grow out of his control problems the more major-league starts he gets under his belt. He's definitely worth a look in the late rounds of mixed-league drafts because of his upside.
(Updated 1/10/14) |
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|7/18/14||@ SD||10:10 pm||Tyson Ross|
|7/19/14||@ SD||8:40 pm||Ian Kennedy|
|7/20/14||@ SD||4:10 pm||Odrisamer Despaigne|
|7/21/14||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Roenis Elias|
|7/22/14||@ SEA||10:10 pm||Taijuan Walker|
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