Zack Wheeler SP NYM 3 Days
Zack Wheeler allowed three runs -- on three consecutive doubles in the fifth inning -- over six innings in Sunday's 14-inning win over the Braves.
Wheeler didn't factor in the decision. The right-hander was done in by a bad three-batter stretch, giving up three runs on doubles by Jason Heyward, B.J. Upton and Freddie Freeman in succession. Otherwise, Wheeler limited the Braves to three hits and three walks over his six innings. He struck out six in the outing. The no-decision keeps him at 1-2 with a 4.63 ERA to begin the year. He'll look to get on track Saturday against the Reds.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 8 Days
Zack Wheeler yielded two runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings of Monday's 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.
The young right-hander struck out three and walked three more. He kept the ball in the park for first time of 2014, surprising perhaps given his competition and the bandbox that is Chase Field. We'd like to see better command, but that should come as Wheeler learns to trust his stuff against the best of the best. Wheeler and the Mets host the Braves on Sunday. He allowed four runs over five innings in a loss against Atlanta on Wednesday.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 14 Days
Zack Wheeler allowed four runs in five innings and took the loss in Wednesday's start against the Braves.
Wheeler allowed eight hits, including a first inning solo home run to Jason Heyward. Six of them were singles, and he struck out eight in the effort. Also impressive was the fact that Wheeler issued zero walks, as control has been a bit of concern for the young right-hander.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 20 Days
Zack Wheeler yielded three runs over six innings Thursday in a loss to the Nationals.
Things could have been worse, as Wheeler allowed seven hits and two walks, but he managed to minimize the damage. He fanned six in the loss. If the young right-hander can make progress with his control this year, he could be in for a breakout year. He's still a work in progress on that end.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 29 Days
Zack Wheeler was tagged for five runs in 2 2/3 innings by the Nationals on Tuesday.
Wheeler's control had been much improved this spring, but he issued as many walks today (three) as in his previous four starts and 16 innings combined. Hopefully, it was just a bad day. His spring ERA jumped from 1.69 to 3.86.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 1 Month
Zach Wheeler surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings Thursday against the Braves.
Wheeler got hit hard in the first, but he settled down nicely and had a smooth outing the rest of the way. He's impressed this spring with his 1.69 ERA and just three walks allowed in 16 innings.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 1 Month
Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings and struck out three in the Mets' 8-2 victory over the Braves on Sunday.
Wheeler has struck out six and walked just one in six scoreless innings this spring. Cutting back on the walks will be a key if he's going to take a step forward as a sophomore this year. Last year, he walked 46 (two intentionally) in 100 innings following his callup.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 2 Months
Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings, striking out three, against the Astros on Tuesday.
Wheeler was sharp in his spring debut, touching 95 mph with his fastball and walking none. If his changeup continues to come along, his fantasy stock will rise.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 4 Months
Mets manager Terry Collins said that Zack Wheeler should be able to cross the 200-inning mark next season.
It's a reasonable expectation, as Wheeler threw 168 2/3 innings between the majors and minors this past season. The 23-year-old still needs to improve his control, but he has legitimate breakout potential.
Zack Wheeler SP NYM 7 Months
Zack Wheeler has been shut down for the season.
Wheeler felt a bit of shoulder stiffness after his last start and was nearing his innings-limit anyway. The 23-year-old right-hander posted a promising 3.42 ERA, 1.36 WHIP and 84/64 K/BB ratio in 100 frames this season. He should be a good fantasy option in 2014.