Zack Wheeler Philadelphia Phillies

Age: 29 (May 30, 1990) | 6' 4" | 195lbs. | Throws: Right P-29
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYM NL 2014 11 11 0 0 32 32 185.0 167 14 79 187 3.55 1.33 1.23 3.8 9.1 .314 54/19/27 5 11
NYM A+ 2016 0 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 0 0 1 0 0.00 1.00 0.50 9.0 0.0 0.00 n/a
NYM NL 2017 3 7 0 0 17 17 86.0 97 15 40 81 5.23 1.59 1.62 4.2 8.5 .337 47/23/30 -7 -2
NYM AAA 2018 1 0 0 0 1 1 5.0 3 1 1 6 1.80 0.80 1.00 1.8 10.8 .198 n/a
NYM NL 2018 12 7 0 0 29 29 182.0 150 14 55 179 3.31 1.13 1.09 2.7 8.9 .289 44/20/35 18 19
NYM NL 2019 11 8 0 0 31 31 195.0 196 22 50 195 3.97 1.26 1.30 2.3 9.0 .329 43/21/35 12 15
Career 5yrs 44 38 0 0 126 126 748.0 700 75 270 726 3.78 1.30 1.27 3.2 8.7 .311 n/a
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Not the Yankees but the next worst for Mets fans.

Alex Patton Alex

No. 5 in the BP pecking order of free agents.

5. Zack Wheeler
Position (bats): RHP
Age (as of 4/1/20): 29
2019 team: Mets

Observation: Sometimes, it’s okay to be third. Wheeler isn’t going to command the big bucks of either Cole or Strasburg, but he should serve as a nice consolation prize to the contenders who miss out on the dual aces’ services. Wheeler’s no ace (yet), but is coming off a two-year stretch of sustained success that DRA sees as legit, and has home run rates uncanny given the era. He’s yet to throw 200 innings in a season, but has increased his strikeout rate and lowered his walk rate in each of the last three seasons. That’ll do.

Prediction: If the Angels wind up with Cole and Strasburg stays with the Nats, as predicted, that’ll leave Wheeler in a pretty sweet position to get big bucks from a new team without even having to move. That’s right, Mets fans, Wheeler is signing with the Yankees.

Alex Patton Alex
Nov 5

The trading deadline is too slow, the free agent period is too slow - Keuchel and Kimbrel didn't sign until well into the season and they were top 5 free agents.  The new front office mantra is risk aversion.  You can use stats retrospectively to figure things out perfectly, but there is a projection haze shrouding the future.  Nobody wants to be wrong, so they prefer to do nothing - which frequently is wrong.  Trade away Meadows and Glasnow for Archer and get filleted.  Trade away JD Martinez and Verlander and get nothing in return and get filleted.  Whether you are rebuilding or playing for now there's plenty of ways to win a deal, but the fear of losing in a deal is much more likely to cost you your job.  The same goes for signing a free agent to a large deal who doesn't work out.  GMs are so afraid of players on the "wrong side of 30" that guys like Adam Jones don't even get offers.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Jul 30

My thought on why the trade deadline is so slow. It's too early and too many teams are afraid of selling and then doing well, but not well enough or vice-versa.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Jul 30

Top ten IP in the first half:

Innings Pitched
1.Bauer • CLE125.0
2.Scherzer • WSN122.1
3.Marquez • COL121.1
4.Verlander • HOU119.2
5.Minor • TEX117.0
6.Strasburg • WSN116.1
7.Greinke • ARI115.0
8.Leake • SEA114.2
9.Wheeler • NYM114.0
10.Berrios • MIN112.0
Alex Patton Alex
Jul 4

I was at the game.  It was a no doubter.  A word to the wise these days:  Don't rely on the subways to get home.  It took me 2 and 1/2 hours to get from Queens to my home in Park Slope.  

Thomas Rosenthal TommyR
Apr 24

The home run is to left center, which for Zack is the opposite way. I mean, really.

Alex Patton Alex
Apr 24

Went 2-3 with a HR, 3 RBI, and 2 runs scored tonight.

But I'm guessing his owners are more interested in his 7 shutout innings with 11 Ks

Keith Prosseda andypro
Apr 24

From an online chat last night at Fangraphs:

Johnny5Alive: woo-hoo sunday night chat! Either of these reasonable/keepable prices in a 13 team NL only league with $270 cap: $29 Greinke, $22 Wheeler?

Jeff Zimmerman: Both seem fine. I could see both going for quite a bit more depending on the league’s inflation.

Whaaa?  Wheeler for "quite a bit more" than $22?  Is that "half the people at the table are drunk Mets fans" inflation?  Even with an extra $390 to spread around ...
Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Feb 11