Zack Wheeler Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/30/1990 (31)
Zack Wheeler Season Stats
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Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler finished second in the voting for the National League Cy Young Award. The Milwaukee Brewers' Corbin Burnes was announced as the winner on Wednesday. Wheeler received the same number of first-place votes as Burnes with 12 but finished second in points as the Brewers' ace received five more second-place votes. The 31-year-old had a career year in 2021 for the Phillies, pitching to a 2.78 ERA, a 2.58 FIP, 247 strikeouts, and 46 walks in 23.1 innings in his second season in a Philadelphia uniform. He led all qualified National League starters in innings pitched and strikeouts. This is the second time that Wheeler has received Cy Young votes. He finished 12th in the voting for the National League Cy Young in 2020.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler's season is over as he will not make his scheduled start Saturday at Miami, according to Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia. The Phillies were eliminated from postseason contention earlier in the week so the team will not push Wheeler who threw a league-leading 213 1/3 innings in 2021. Wheeler had never hit the 200 inning plateau in his career and only threw 71 innings in the shortened 2020 season, so this move makes sense, even if it does come as a disappointment to fantasy managers hoping for one more strong outing from the NL Cy Young contender. Wheeler finished the 2021 season 14-10, with a 2.78 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 247 strikeouts thanks to a career-best 29% K-rate. He'll be a top-10 SP in 2022 drafts.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler allowed two runs across seven innings, but was out-dueled by Charlie Morton and took the loss in Atlanta on Tuesday night. Wheeler allowed only four hits and one walk while picking up seven K's in his latest strong effort. On the season, Wheeler is 14-7 with a sparkling 2.78 ERA supported by a 2.83 xFIP across a league-leading 213 1/3 innings pitched as he's firmly in the NL Cy Young conversation. He'll look to finish the season strong with a soft matchup in Miami on Sunday.
In 2020, Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcherZack Wheeler had a much better season for the Phillies than he did for his fantasy managers. He posted an elite ERA (2.92) but generated very few strikeouts (18.4%). This was a big drop-off from his career mark of 22.8% strikeouts, but it is a perplexing number given that he posted career bests in swinging-strike rate (10.8%) and zone-contact rates (84.4%). He threw strikes at the lowest rate of his career (42.9%) but somehow achieved an elite 5.6% walk rate (another career best). It would seem that Wheeler benefitted massively from a ground-ball rate (55.9%) that sits 8.5% above his career average. Last year, 58% of his pitches were four-seamers or sliders, two pitches that are not known to generate ground balls, so add this to the list of confusion his 2020 campaign created. All of this came in just 71 innings of work, so randomness is to be expected. Given that Wheeler's stuff did not change in 2020, it seems wise to weigh his 2018 and 2019 numbers much more heavily than in 2020. Doing that would yield an expectation of an ERA in the mid-3.00s with a slightly below-average strikeout rate and a good walk rate. He will still be pitching in home run-happy Citizens Bank Park and the upside is pretty low, but his odd 2020 season has sent his draft stock plummeting. You may be able to snag Wheeler after the 100th pick of your draft, which would make him a really nice value for 2021.