Zack Wheeler Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/30/1990 (33)
Zack Wheeler Season Stats
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Zack Wheeler News
Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson indicated that right-hander Zack Wheeler should be available in relief for Game 7 of the National League Championship Series on Tuesday night against the Arizona Diamondbacks. "All hands on deck," Thomson said. Wheeler threw 99 pitches in a Game 5 victory over the D-backs on Saturday, so he'll probably only be available for an inning or two, at the most, if the Phillies call on Wheeler out of the bullpen on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old has been pretty dominant in this postseason as well, posting a 2.08 ERA (six earned runs in 26 innings), only two walks and 34 strikeouts in his four starts. Dating back to last year, Wheeler has a 2.48 ERA with nine walks and 67 K's in 61 2/3 career playoff innings.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler put forth another strong postseason effort in Monday's National League Division Series Game 2 5-4 loss to the Braves. Wheeler pitched 6 1/3 innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits (including a home run) and a walk with 10 strikeouts. The Braves would end up winning the game, however, saddling Wheeler with a no-decision. The 33-year-old has pitched very well for the Phillies in the 2022-23 postseasons, going 2-3 with a 2.59 ERA in 48 2/3 IP over eight starts.
The Philadelphia Phillies are going back to their aces for Games 2 and 3 of the Division Series against the Atlanta Braves. For Game 2, Zack Wheeler will take the mound against Max Fried of the Braves. In Game 3, Aaron Nola will pitch for the Phils, but it is not yet known who he will face. In the Wild Card round, Wheeler and Nola showed why they have been considered one of the best one-two punches in baseball, throwing a combined 13 innings of one-run ball to lead the Phillies to a sweep over the Miami Marlins. The Braves are a different beast, but if the duo can pitch up to their potential it could mean a date in the Championship Series for the Phillies.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler turned in another strong season in 2022. The 32-year-old made 26 starts, compiling a 2.82 ERA with a 1.04 WHIP and a 26.9% strikeout rate in 153 innings pitched. However, he did miss some time at both the beginning and end of the regular season, resulting in fewer starts than a starter drafted at pick 31 overall. When he did pitch, most things were almost identical to 2021. The one difference was a decrease in strikeout rate from 29.1% to 26.9%. The underlying culprit could have been a one-MPH decrease on Wheeler's main three pitches: four-seam fastball, slider, and sinker. The good news is that he still performed like a high-end starter while only missing a few starts and maintained the relative jump in strikeout rate from earlier in his career. Wheeler is currently being drafted at about pick 55 overall, making him the 13th starting pitcher off the board. He is currently being drafted after some starters with higher upside. However, Wheeler's high floor and track record of logging significant innings make his current draft position seem reasonable assuming a clean bill of health, if not a bit of a bargain.