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45 Zack Wheeler SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/196 | Birthdate: 5/30/1990 | Birthplace: Smyrna, GA | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 16/0 | Average Draft Position: 143.75
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Plawecki promoted, d'Arnaud to DL among Mets moves Tuesday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/21/2015) 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.


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


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/20/2015) 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 MLB.com 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.


Mets place four players on 15-day disabled list


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) The Mets placed four pitchers on the 15-day disabled list Sunday including: Vic Black (shoulder), Josh Edgin (Tommy John), Bobby Parnell (Tommy John) and Zack Wheeler (Tommy John), retro to March 27, the team announced.

Wheeler and Edgin underwent Tommy John surgery last month and are expected to miss the 2015 season while recovering from the injury.


Mets SP Zack Wheeler undergoes Tommy John surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/25/2015) The Mets announced that pitcher Zack Wheeler underwent surgery for ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction. Wheeler's flexor pronator tendon was also operated on by Dr. David Altchek Wednesday, according to Newsday.

Wheeler was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament after he was scratched from a March 14 Grapefruit League game. A report also surfaced that he pitched with a torn tendon the previous season. He went 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA in 32 starts last season.

The 24-year-old right-hander will soon be placed on the 60-day disabled list before the start of the season, and is projected to have a recovery time of approximately 14 months.

"He is expected to make a full recovery," the club said in a statement, per ESPN.


Mets SP Zack Wheeler scheduled for Tommy John surgery


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/20/2015) After meeting with doctors earlier in the week, Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler has officially opted for Tommy John surgery.

The 24-year-old right-hander is scheduled to undergo surgery on Tuesday or Wednesday, according to Adam Rubin of ESPN. Dr. David Altchek will perform the surgery, per the report. He will be the 10th pitcher in New York's organization to undergo Tommy John surgery since 2013.

"[When] they told me on the phone, I came out here and everybody was sort of staring at me," Wheeler said, per NJ.com. "And I was like, 'Torn UCL'. And they all just sort of came up to me. I cried a little bit. They're all really supportive. Bunch of really good guys in here."

Wheeler was diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament after he was scratched from a March 14 Grapefruit League game. A report also surfaced that he pitched with a torn tendon the previous season.

"Honestly, I've had pain in that spot in my elbow since I got drafted, since before I got drafted," Wheeler said, per Newsday.

Wheeler went 11-11, with a 3.54 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets last year. He has a lifetime 3.50 ERA through 49 starts (285 1/3 innings). He is expected to be fully recovered in time for the 2016 season. Dillon Gee and Rafael Montero will compete for the the club's final rotation spot.

"They're going to go in and basically clean up everything," Wheeler said, per Newsday. "So, I'm going to have a new elbow when I come out."


Report: Mets' Zack Wheeler dealt with torn tendon last season


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/19/2015) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler underwent platelet-rich plasma therapy twice this offseason due to a torn tendon in his elbow, Newsday reports.

Wheeler had been cleared to continue pitching last season despite chronic pain caused by what the team called inflammation of the tendon. However, a source said the tendon was "a little bit torn," per the report.

Wheeler has been diagnosed with a torn ulnar collateral ligament. He was scheduled to meet with the team doctor Wednesday to determine whether to undergo Tommy John surgery to repair the elbow.


Agent: Mets did nothing wrong with the handling of Zack Wheeler


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/18/2015) B.B. Abbott, who is the agent for starting pitcher Zack Wheeler, said the Mets did nothing wrong in their handling of Wheeler, who is sidelined due to a torn UCL in his elbow. 

"Anything that happened last year, or any other time Zack has been a Met, has been with complete and full knowledge of the circumstances, and occurred after consultation with qualified orthopedic surgeons,” Abbott told ESPNNewYork.com.

Wheeler is meeting with the Mets' team doctor Wednesday to determine if he will need Tommy John surgery.


Mets SP Zack Wheeler not ready to talk about elbow injury


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler, who learned Monday he has a torn UCL in his right elbow, declined to take questions Tuesday morning as he awaits further evaluation, per ESPN.com.

Wheeler is scheduled to fly to New York on Tuesday evening and meet with Dr. David Altcheck, who is the team doctor, on Wednesday.

"I know you all have a lot of questions and stuff, but I'm not going to talk until I get Dr. Altchek's input," Wheeler said. "I'm going up there tonight and will see him tomorrow morning. Once I come back down, I'll talk to you all and give you all the information that you want. But, until then, I just want to make sure that I know everything first -- know all the right facts, instead of just throwing stuff out there."


Collins: Noah Snydergaard not quite ready for Mets yet


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) Noah Snydergaard struggled in his appearance for the Mets on Monday, giving up two runs in 2.2 innings. The performance was more frustrating, considering his appearances with the big club may be numbered. 

Snydergaard lost out to Dillon Gee in the battle to replace Zack Wheeler in the starting rotation, and, while he shows promise, the Mets think he's not quite ready for the Major Leagues. 

"They've got to pitch their way up," manager Terry Collins told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "We like Noah a lot. I like him a lot. He's going to be a real good pitcher, I'll tell you. There's going to be a time where you're going to look up and we're going to have a lot of real hard-throwing guys in the middle of that rotation. … There'll be some discussions we'll have with Noah about what we think he's got to do."


Mets' Zack Wheeler has torn UCL, will return to NY to discuss options


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/16/2015) The Mets announced on Monday that starting pitcher Zack Wheeler has a torn ulnar collateral ligament and is leaving Florida for New York to discuss his next steps with team doctors, which could likely result in Tommy John surgery, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman.

General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters that Wheeler had two offseason MRIs which showed no ligament tear. However, Wheeler did have a PRP injection in November, and experienced some pain in January. Alderson revealed that his latest MRI showed a full tear of the ligament, per Adam Rubin of ESPN and Joel Sherman of the New York Post.

"You're always prepared for bad news, but ... honestly, I have to say this kind of result is not totally unexpected," general manager Sandy Alderson said, per MLB.com.

Wheeler was scratched from Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals with elbow tenderness and a blister under his middle fingernail. He downplayed the issue on Saturday before the team brought him in for an MRI on Sunday, which revealed a torn elbow ligament. If Wheeler opts for Tommy John surgery -- which appears to be the likely scenario -- he will miss the entire 2015 season.


Mets' Zack Wheeler has MRI on sore elbow


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Zack Wheeler downplayed his elbow soreness after being scratched from Saturday's start for the Mets. Despite that, the team decided to give the pitcher an MRI on the elbow anyway, Terry Collins told the media

Collins said that there were a "lot of games" where Wheeler tried to pitch through elbow soreness last year, and he's glad Wheeler spoke up this spring instead of aggrevating the problem. 


Mets SP Zack Wheeler not concerned about elbow, finger injuries


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/14/2015) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler told reporters he's not concerned with his injuries, adding that he's dealt with elbow tenderness and with a blister under his middle fingernail before. He insisted that it didn't impact his performance last season, per Newsday.

"It wasn't affecting me all that much so I could go out there and compete like I wanted to," Wheeler said.

Wheeler was scratched from Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals. He is not scheduled to have an MRI. Tyler Pill will take the hill in Wheeler's place on Saturday.

Wheeler allowed two runs on two hits, two walks and two hit batters in 1 1/2 innings during his first start of the spring on Monday. He went 11-11, with a 3.54 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets last year.


Zack Wheeler scratched Saturday due to elbow tenderness, blister


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(3/13/2015) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler will not pitch in Saturday's Grapefruit League game against the Nationals due to "elbow tenderness" and a blister under his fingernail, according to Newsday and the New York Post.

According to ESPN, Wheeler will not undergo an MRI. Tyler Pill will take the hill in Wheeler's place on Saturday. General manager Sandy Alderson told reporters Wheeler's elbow issue is not considered to be major.

Wheeler allowed two runs on two hits, two walks and two hit batters in 1 1/2 innings during his first start of the spring on Monday. He went 11-11, with a 3.54 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets last year.


Poor fastball command leads to rough day for Mets' Wheeler


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/9/2015) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler took the hill for the first time this spring Monday against the Marlins, and when the dust settled he finished the afternoon sporting a 32.40 ERA.

Wheeler's outing got off to a great start, as he retired the side in order in the first inning on 10 pitches. He even had a strikeout of Derek Dietrich.

However, it quickly unraveled for Wheeler in the second inning. He had two strikeouts within the first four batters he faced, but he loaded the bases before Reid Brignac and Jordany Valdespin had run-scoring singles. Wheeler faced one more batter before he was lifted for a reliever.

Wheeler was charged with six runs on two hits, two walks and two hit batters in 1 1/2 innings. He struck out three.

"I was happy with the outing overall," he said, per NJ.com. "I did hit two batters and walk a couple but it's still early. Fastball command was a little off.

"I was trying to go in a lot but it was taking off on me a little bit. I was having a hard time throwing down in the zone with my fastball."


Mets leaning toward starting Zack Wheeler on opening day


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/23/2015) Spring training just started, but the Mets are already looking ahead to the start of the regular season. 

Mike Puma of the New York Post reported that the Mets are leaning toward starting Zack Wheeler on the mound for the season opener at the Nationals.

Wheeler went 11-11, with a 3.54 ERA in 32 starts for the Mets last year. 


Mets SP Zack Wheeler skips first workout due to illness


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/21/2015) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler missed the team's first workout on Saturday because of an illness, reports ESPN. The ailment is not expected to keep the 24-year-old right-hander sidelined for much longer during camp.

Wheeler went 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and a 187:79 K:BB ratio over 185 1/3 innings in 2014.


Report: Dillon Gee 'could be traded' by Mets in spring


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Mets RHP Dillon Gee was the subject of offseason trade rumors. That's understandable, since he arrived at spring training as one of six established starting pitchers on the Mets' staff. 

The other candidates for the Mets' rotation are: LHP Zack Wheeler, 41-year-old RHP Bartolo Colon, LHP Jon Niese , RHP Jacob deGrom, who won last season's NL Rookie of the Year award and RHP Matt Harvey, returning after missing last year with arm surgery.

A source told ESPN New York that, although there wasn't much trade talk on the first day of camp, Gee "could be traded" during the spring, if the right deal came along.

Colon is also a candidate to be traded to clear the logjam in the starting rotation.  

If the team keeps all six pitchers, Gee is the leading candidate to be sent to the bullpen for long relief and the occasional spot start. 

Gee was 7-8, with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts for the Mets last year. In his five MLB seasons, all with the Mets, he's 40-34, 3.91. His last relief appearance was in 2011. 


Mets SP Zack Wheeler aiming to lower pitch count in 2015


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(2/5/2015) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler is making lower pitch counts and going deeper into starts his main goal in 2015, the New York Daily News reports.

"I think the biggest thing is just being consistent in the (strike) zone,” Wheeler said Wednesday from the team's spring-training complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. "I’m a power pitcher, so I can afford to get away with some walks. But I think it’s cutting down the pitches and the innings. I think it’s a little bit hard for me, just because I throw a little bit harder, so guys foul more stuff off and some things you can’t help like that. I think it’s just that I have to learn how to adjust to that and maybe throw it more in the strike zone. If I start getting hit, maybe just back off of that a little bit. It may take a bit of a hard learning experience to sort of accept that and try it out. But at the same time, that’s what we’re down here for at spring training and we’ll see how it goes over the next few months and go from there."

Wheeler is at the team's spring-training facility early in order to work on achieving his goal in the upcoming season. Pitchers and catchers aren't required to report until Feb. 19. Wheeler went 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA and 187:79 K:BB ratio in 185 1/3 innings in 2014.


Zack Wheeler drops back to .500 in final outing


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/25/2014) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler dropped back to .500 in his final start of the season Thursday night against the Nationals. The right-hander allowed three runs on four hits and three walks while striking out seven over five innings of a 3-0 defeat. Of his 107 pitches, 61 were strikes.

Wheeler finishes his 2014 campaign 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA, a 1.33 WHIP and a 187:79 K:BB ratio over 185 1/3 innings.


Zack Wheeler jumps one game over .500 Friday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/19/2014) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler turned in a gem Friday night against the Braves in Atlanta, improving to 11-10 on the year. The right-hander permitted five hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings of a 5-0 victory.

Wheeler has permitted just one earned run over his last two starts away from home (12 innings). He owns a 3.49 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 31 starts (180 1/3 innings). His final start of the season will come Thursday at Washington.

Zack Wheeler gets clobbered by Nationals


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/13/2014) Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler got clobbered Saturday night at home against the Nationals, dropping to 10-10 on the season. He was shelled for six runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out four over four innings of work.

Over his last three starts covering 14 2/3 innings, Wheeler has allowed nine earned runs. He owns a 3.61 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 30 starts (174 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at Atlanta.

Mets monitoring Zack Wheeler's pitch counts


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) The Mets removed starting pitcher Zack Wheeler after only 99 pitches Sunday at Cincinnati, the fewest he had thrown in 13 starts. According to the New York Post the Mets try to limit Wheeler to 110 pitches or so per start, but he had topped that in four of his previous five. In particular, the 335 pitches he threw over his final three starts in August caught the attention of the front office.

Wheeler is now at 170 1/3 innings, 1 2/3 more than he threw last season. As of now, the Mets have no plans to shut him down, but they may be extra cognizant of his pitch count going forward.

"We're trying to keep a close eye on him," manager Terry Collins said. "We've got to finish the season with this guy healthy. He's shown way too much promise here and we cannot go into (next) season with a sore shoulder or sore elbow."

Wheeler has indeed shown great promise this year, particularly in his last 13 starts. He has a 2.21 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings during that stretch.


Mets push back starting five


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) With Rafael Montero expected to make a spot start Wednesday against the Rockies, the rest of the Mets starting rotation gets pushed back a day. Jonathon Niese, who will start Monday's game against the Rockies, won't start again until Sunday against the Nationals. Jacob deGrom, who will start Tuesday's game, won't start again until Sept. 15.

Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will start the other three games of this weekend's series against the Nationals, with Colon going on Thursday, Gee going on Friday and Wheeler going on Saturday.


Zack Wheeler reaches double-digit wins


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/7/2014) In his first full year in the majors, Zack Wheeler has recorded his first 10-win season, and he seized his 10th win on Sunday in the Mets' 4-3 victory over the Reds. Wheeler allowed five hits -- four singles and a double -- over six innings of one-run ball.

With six strikeouts, Wheeler has increased his strikeout total for the season to 169 in 170 1/3 innings. He walked only two batters in the outing.

Wheeler's next start will come Saturday against the Nationals.


Zack Wheeler gets roughed up in no-decision


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/1/2014) Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler was roughed up in a no-decision Monday afternoon against the Marlins in Miami. The right-hander coughed up five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over 4 2/3 innings of work.

Over his last four starts covering 24 innings, Wheeler has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 3.45 ERA and a 1.31 WHIP over 28 starts (164 1/3 innings). He will make his next start Sunday at Cincinnati.