Zack Wheeler Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 195 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/30/1990 (32)
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Philadelphia Phillies manager Rob Thomson said that right-hander Zack Wheeler remains the Game 6 starter for the World Series against the Houston Astros when the series shifts back to Houston on Saturday. Left-hander Ranger Suarez, who started Game 3 on Tuesday, could be the Game 7 starter, if necessary. With the series tied at two games apiece, there's a chance that Wheeler could be trying to keep the Phillies alive for a winner-take-all Game 7. The 32-year-old has his worst outing of his first postseason in Game 2 of the World Series against the Astros on Saturday, allowing five runs (four earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out three in five innings. He'll be hoping to turn things around after allowing six earned runs in his last two playoff starts combined.
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler will start Saturday's potential World Series Game 6 against the Houston Astros despite Game 3 being postponed by a day, per MLB.com's Todd Zolecki. Wheeler is experiencing arm fatigue, per the Phillies, which is why he will get a sixth day of rest before the potential Game 6, rather than start Game 5 on Thursday. Wheeler saw his postseason velocity dip to 95.2 MPH from 97 MPH in World Series Game 2, in which he allowed five runs over 5 innings pitched. Phillies president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski did confirm that Wheeler is not injured. Despite the poor outing, Wheeler has still managed a stellar 2.67 ERA through five postseason starts. Hopefully for the Phillies, they won't need to turn to him for a Game 6.
Philadelphia Phillies starter Zack Wheeler couldn't limit the Houston Astros offense during Saturday's World Series Game 2, allowing five runs (four earned) while walking and striking out three apiece over five innings. He was tagged with the loss and is 1-2 in postseason play, but he owns a 2.67 ERA over five starts. The 32-year-old Wheeler held his place as one of the best pitchers in baseball during the regular season, pitching to a 2.82 ERA, 1.04 WHIP, 26.9% strikeout rate and added 12 victories across 26 starts. The right-hander will get another start if the series goes long enough to try and redeem himself.
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.