OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
2 weeks ago

Wheeler (arm) was reinstated from the 60-day DL on Friday.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler was placed on the shelf in late July, and wound up missing the rest of the season due to a stress reaction in his throwing arm. Looking ahead, he should be fully healed and healthy going into spring training.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
2 months ago

Wheeler (arm) was transferred to the 60-day disabled list Saturday, Matt Ehalt of The Record reports.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday's transaction was procedural only, as Wheeler had previously been ruled out for the year. However, the Mets needed to make the move in order to open a spot on the 40-man roster for fellow pitcher Noah Syndergaard. While Wheeler's 2017 campaign was cut short, he should be back to 100 percent in advance of spring training next year.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
3 months ago

Wheeler (arm) had his throwing program cut short Thursday and is officially being shut down for the rest of the season, Kristie Ackert of The New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

With little left to play for in 2017, the Mets decided there was no reason to try and rush Wheeler back into action this year, especially considering the 86.1 innings he pitched this season were his first in the big leagues since 2014. Expect the right-hander to be recovered from the stress reaction in his upper arm in time for spring training, but an innings cap in 2018 remains a possibility as the team tries to keep Wheeler healthy.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
3 months ago

Wheeler (arm) resumed throwing off flat ground over the weekend, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mets shut Wheeler down for nearly three weeks with a stress reaction in his right arm, but it appears that he'll now attempt to ramp things up again in anticipation of returning from the 10-day disabled list later in the season. Given the amount of time he's already missed, Wheeler will almost certainly require a rehab assignment after he's been cleared to face hitters, likely meaning that he won't be activated until September.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
4 months ago

Wheeler was placed on the 10-day disabled list Monday with a stress reaction in his right arm.

EDGE Analysis

This is the first news of any injury ailing the right-hander, although it may help explain his recent struggles on the mound. It's unclear how long he'll need to be sidelined in order to be back to his old self, but more information should come forth as he resumes activity again. Tyler Pill will emerge from the minors to replace him on the active roster.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
4 months ago

Wheeler allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out six batters through five innings during Saturday's win over Oakland. He didn't factor into the decision.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler has now allowed 11 runs through 16.1 innings over his past three starts. It's a discouraging stretch because he had showed nice fantasy potential after posting a 3.45 ERA and 8.0 K/9 in his first nine starts of the year. For now, it's likely best to leave Wheeler to deep settings, or at least be very selective with his matchups. A date at PNC Park against the Padres is up next for the 27-year-old righty.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
4 months ago

Wheeler (3-7) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks while striking out five batters through 5.1 innings during Monday's loss to St. Louis.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler has pitched well since returning from the disabled list with six earned runs allowed over 15 innings through three starts. A few poor outings have his season-long 4.98 ERA and 1.55 WHIP out of whack with his talent, and Wheeler has the upside to be a serviceable fantasy asset moving forward. It's probably still wise to be a little selective with his matchups, though. Wheeler lines up to face Oakland at Citi Field in his next start.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
4 months ago

Wheeler (3-6) gave up two runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five over six innings in a loss to the Cardinals on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

He was outdueled by opposing starter Adam Wainwright, but this represents a step forward for Wheeler, who brought his ERA back under 5.00 with his sixth quality start of the season. The 27-year-old gave up 15 earned runs in two starts before landing on the DL with a biceps injury last month, and then he only lasted 3.2 innings in his first start back. The Mets suggested in the spring that Wheeler, who finishes the first half having thrown 76 frames, would face an innings limit in the low-100s in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
4 months ago

Wheeler is the scheduled starter for Saturday's game against the Cardinals, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.

EDGE Analysis

With a rainout pushing Jacob DeGrom into Friday's series opener, the team will simply move Wheeler into the regular rotation spot of Rafael Montero. The 27-year-old righty hasn't made it through four innings over his last three outings and only recently returned from a DL stint due to biceps tendinitis, so he'll be looking for a strong bounce back game prior to the upcoming All-Star break.

OUTZack Wheeler
SP NYM
4 months ago

Wheeler will have his next start pushed back following Wednesday's postponement, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Wheeler was originally scheduled to pitch Friday, but after Wednesday's game was rained out, the Mets decided to push him back to allow Jacob DeGrom to take his place. While the big club hasn't hinted at anything regarding his next start, it seems likely that he'll simply slide back a day to take his turn in the rotation Saturday.