Zack Wheeler RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sharp Wheeler propels Mets to third straight win

    New York Post "After weeks of grinding, Zack Wheeler took a smooth whirl through Citizens Bank Park on Thursday and reminded the Mets he’s capable of dominating a game. Marlon Byrd delivered a wake-up call with a solo homer in the seventh inning, but it wasn’t about to tarnish the night for Wheeler or the..." May 30

  • Wheeler laments trouble with his slider

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler was happy he pitched six shutout innings Wednesday, but wishes he could have rediscovered his missing slider. “My slider was terrible — it hasn’t been good the last few starts,” Wheeler said after the Mets’ 1-0 loss to the Marlins. “I think I’m on the side of the ball, so it’s..." May 08

  • Zack Wheeler picks up slack for overworked Mets staff

    New York Post "It wasn’t pretty, but Zack Wheeler managed to limit the damage. In what rated as the right-hander’s best performance of his three to start the season, Wheeler allowed two runs on six hits and three walks over 6 ¹/₃ innings in the Mets’ 7-3 victory over the Diamondbacks on Monday. Wheeler..." April 15

  • Mets' Zack Wheeler has less than 30 innings remaining

    ESPN New York "Zack Wheeler's season should consist of about 28 more innings an insider told ESPNNewYork.com. Whether that gets Wheeler through the remainder of the season remains to be seen. Wheeler next pitches Friday in Cleveland. If the Mets operated with a five-man rotation Wheeler's turn would come..." September 03

  • Fatigue catching up with Wheeler

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler can feel the burn of a long season but insists that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. “I’m a little tired” the Mets rookie said before his team beat the Nationals 3-2 last night. “My velocity has dropped a little obviously [but] I’m learning to pitch at that level so next year when I..." August 31

  • Zack Wheeler owns Braves again for 5-3 Mets win at Citi Field

    New York Daily News "The Braves lead the Mets by 17.5 games in the NL East and own the best record in baseball but Zack Wheeler hasn’t given them an inch. The young righthander earned the win in a 5-3 Mets victory over Atlanta on Tuesday at Citi Field and improved to 3-0 with a 2.89 ERA in three tries against the..." August 21

  • Mets considering moving Zack Wheeler to bullpen at end of season

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Mets are set on limiting Zack Wheeler to 180 innings this season. It is part of the reason why they now have a six-man starting rotation (limiting Matt Harvey’s workload is also motivation). But the expanded rotation will not safeguard Wheeler for the duration of the season. Wheeler has..." August 01

  • Wheeler takes no-hitter into seventh, Mets beat Marlins 4-2 in 10

    New York Post "For the Mets the night was headed from no-no to “No no!” until John Buck drove a Steve Cishek pitch through the middle in the 10th inning at Marlins Park. Zack Wheeler’s no-hit bid had long ended by then but the Mets were allowed to celebrate the more mundane: a 4-2 victory over the Marlins in..." July 31

  • Wheeler shuts down Giants to help Mets complete sweep in San Fran

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler was honest about having some emotion ahead of Wednesday's start against the Giants. He admitted that he wanted to show the Giants what they gave away. The Mets' rookie righthander did just that with arguably his best big league start, leading the Mets to a 7-2 win at AT&T Park. "I..." July 11

  • Zack Wheeler is back for his Mets encore

    North Jersey "His absence has added fabric to his legend, allowing his debut to feel a bit like a mirage. Zack Wheeler dropped six shutout innings on the Atlanta Braves, picked up his first win, got soaked by celebratory teammates, and bagged up a souvenir baseball. Then he vanished. One day later,..." June 25

  • Mets phenom Wheeler zooms out for second spin tonight in Chicago

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler torched Atlanta and will next try to become a Monster of the Midway. The mission against the White Sox for the highly touted Mets right-hander tonight at U.S. Cellular Field is simple: Control his pitches better while trying to duplicate the overall success he had in his major..." June 25

  • Zack Wheeler departs until next start

    North Jersey "In the hours after his first major league victory, Zack Wheeler joked that he smelled like a brewery. A plastic bag sat inside his locker stall, and inside was a baseball — a souvenir of his first major league strikeout. Seventeen hours later, it was all gone – the beer-soaked jersey, the..." June 20

  • Wheeler, Harvey gems show Mets what may lie ahead

    New York Post "Call it a landslide Super Tuesday victory for a franchise in desperate need of a jolt. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler were about everything the Mets could have wanted yesterday, providing a glimpse of the future while commanding the present. “Fans are going to enjoy watching these two young..." June 19

  • Zack Wheeler follows Matt Harvey's dazzling outing with six shutout innings in debut as Mets sweep Braves

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zack Wheeler’s first assignment upon joining the Mets was not on a baseball diamond. It was in the bowels of Turner Field Monday afternoon, one day before his major league debut, with the spotlight on him in a news conference. For the first time this season, the attention was drawn away from..." June 19

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    Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo

    #Mets will use Wheeler as their extra doubleheader roster guy, then option him back to AAA until his next start Tuesday.

  • Wheeler-Harvey twinbill cranks up Mets time machine

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler will have the benefit of a home game for his major league debut. When the Mets’ top pitching prospect walks to the mound tonight for Game 2 of a doubleheader against the Braves, he only will have to peer behind the visitor’s dugout at Turner Field for affirmation he has arrived to..." June 18

  • Mets' Zack Wheeler set for Major League debut

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler does not want to be Matt Harvey. Nor does the Mets’ top pitching prospect want to be a savior. Wheeler admitted he just wants to get though his major-league debut without getting sick on the mound. “It is going to be a big moment in my life. There are probably gonna be some nerves..." June 18

  • Picking up speed for Zack debut

    New York Post "For the Mets, it’s on to Super Tuesday with a smile. In a season of mistakes, the Mets hit their lowest point yesterday when they threw the ball away in the infield three times on one fifth-inning play, their version of the Buttfumble leading to two Cubs runs. Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ three-run..." June 17

  • Wheeler set to makes his debut Tuesday against the Braves

    New York Post "Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler have been mentioned in tandem as being the keys to the Mets’ future. Harvey has exceeded expectations in his 24 starts, showing he has the stuff to be an ace in Flushing for years to come. He has also set the bar really high for Wheeler, who is expected to make his..." June 14

  • Wheeler's pending arrival to set roster wheels in motion

    MLB.com "With Zack Wheeler's promotion from Triple-A Las Vegas less than a week away, manager Terry Collins is nailing down a plan on how to manage the rotation with another starter on the roster. Wheeler will pitch one game of the doubleheader in Atlanta on June 18. He'll be the 26th player on the..." June 12

  • Wheel’s in motion for 1st Mets spin

    New York Post "All signs point to Zack Wheeler making one final Triple-A start Thursday before making his Mets debut next Tuesday in Atlanta. Despite some command problems in his previous outing, the right-hander believes he is prepared to take the next step. “Overall, I feel like I’m ready,” Wheeler said..." June 11

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Alderson on Wheeler starting in doubleheader: "this probably has some accuracy."

  • Mets notes: The Zack Wheeler watch

    North Jersey "The debut will come. Until it does, Terry Collins tries not to dive too deep into the results of Zack Wheeler’s minor league games. "No," Collins said. "I’ve got enough on my plate right now. I can’t keep track of everybody in the organization. I know how he pitched. "We all keep saying,..." June 03

  • Mets looking at best time for Zack Wheeler’s debut

    New York Post "In setting a date for Zack Wheeler’s major league debut, the Mets are considering a variety of factors. Wheeler, the organization’s top pitching prospect, is certain to make at least one more start for Triple-A Las Vegas after allowing one run over six innings for the 51s on Saturday. There..." June 03

  • Mets prospect Wheeler still on fast track

    New York Post "His promotion to the major leagues may be just days away, and Saturday night Zack Wheeler gave the Mets no reason to believe he is going to need much more seasoning. Pitching for Triple-A Las Vegas in Fresno, Calif., the Mets’ next big thing went six innings and allowed three hits and one..." June 02

  • Hefner makes case, Gee on notice with Wheeler nearing rotation

    New York Post "Jeremy Hefner earned his first win of the season, and could be solidifying his rotation spot. With Zack Wheeler on the verge of joining the big club, a Mets starter will have to be dropped from the rotation, and — barring injury — Hefner and Dillon Gee would be candidates for the bullpen...." May 30

  • Wheeler takes a step back in Vegas

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler is still “close” to joining the Mets, but his performance yesterday for Triple-A Las Vegas did little to bolster his case. The stud right-hander was removed against Salt Lake after four innings in which he surrendered five runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks with four..." May 28

  • Zack Wheeler promotion due

    North Jersey "Promising pitcher Zack Wheeler is expected to be promoted from Class AAA Las Vegas sometime in June. But whose spot in the rotation would he take? It has been assumed Wheeler would squeeze out fifth starter Jeremy Hefner. Not so fast, manager Terry Collins said before the Mets' 7-5, 10-inning..." May 26

  • Zach Wheeler expected to make 2-3 more starts in minors, then join Mets

    New York Post "The Mets have clearly reached the countdown stage to Zack Wheeler's major league debut. A high-ranking team official told The Post on Thursday that barring a setback, the club's top pitching prospect is expected to make 2-3 more starts for Triple-A Las Vegas and then join the Mets. If Wheeler..." May 24

  • ‘Nothing working’ for ‘rusty’ Wheeler in return

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler was “rusty” in his return to the mound for Triple-A Las Vegas yesterday, but improved as his start in Des Moines, Iowa, progressed. “Honestly, nothing was working real well for me today,” the Mets’ top pitching prospect said after surrendering three runs on five hits, including two..." May 23

  • Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler visits doctor, no structural damage found

    Newark Star-Ledger "Zack Wheeler visited doctors today in New York after reporting soreness around his right clavicle Monday and doctors did not find structural damage, his agent told The Star-Ledger. "All good," Wheeler's agent Al Goetz said via text message. "No structural damage." Wheeler pitched on for..." May 16

  • Zack Wheeler in NYC having docs look at sore clavicle

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler finally has arrived in New York, but not to pitch for the Mets. The team’s top pitching prospect will be examined Wednesday at the Hospital for Special Surgery, after complaining of soreness in his right collarbone on Monday. He has been scratched from his scheduled start on Friday..." May 15

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    Marc Carig @MarcCarig

    Wheeler going to NYC to see doc. Soreness in right clavicle.

  • Zack Wheeler arriving soon for Mets

    North Jersey "Sandy Alderson understands the danger of putting a stud prospect (Zack Wheeler) on a struggling team. Fair or unfair, fans will expect him to be a savior. But in a radio interview with WFAN’s Mike Francesa, Alderson acknowledged that Wheeler will be with the Mets sooner rather than..." May 14

  • Mets will, most likely, wait on Wheeler for monetary reasons

    ESPN New York "If avoiding an extra year of arbitration eligibility for Zack Wheeler is important to the Mets -- and a team insider says it is a priority -- the top prospect may not make his major league debut for another month. Still, the insider projected, Wheeler will spend a half-season in the majors to..." May 13

  • Mets' Zack Wheeler now on fast track to Majors? Depends on who you ask

    New York Daily News "After Zack Wheeler displayed significant improvement in his past two starts for Triple-A Las Vegas, it was time to ask if the team’s timetable to promote its top prospect to the major leagues had accelerated. Different Mets officials offered slightly different answers and timetables on..." May 10

  • Zack is ‘Wheel’ deal at long last

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler is finally blowing away the competition. After a stretch of five shaky starts to begin the season for Triple-A Las Vegas, the Mets’ top pitching prospect had his second straight dominant outing on Sunday, when he pitched six shutout innings against Sacramento. “Outstanding — the..." May 07

  • Mets top prospect Zack Wheeler facing command issues with Triple-A Las Vegas

    NewJersey.com "Zack Wheeler’s promotion is a question of when, not if. The top prospect is expected to reinforce the shaky backend of the Mets starting rotation at some point this summer. But he still has a ways to go. The right-hander surrendered five runs over five innings for Triple-A Las Vegas Thursday...." May 03

  • NY Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler adjusts mechanics, dominates on mound for Triple-A Las Vegas

    New York Daily News "RENO, Nev. — If Zack Wheeler set off any alarms within the Mets organization by admitting on Monday just how much he was struggling with the tough pitching conditions out here in the desert, he surely went a long way toward putting everyone at ease just a day later. Flashing the overpowering..." May 03

  • Even top pitching prospects are no sure thing

    MLB.com "As acronyms have invaded baseball in recent years, one of the best ones never really took off. "TINSTAAPP," coined some years back by the smart folks at Baseball Prospectus, stands for "there is no such thing as a pitching prospect." It may be a bit of an overstatement, but it's definitely not..." May 03

  • Mets prospect Wheeler dazzles after finding windup hitch

    New York Post "Playing at Triple-A Las Vegas, top Mets prospect Zack Wheeler is just one level away from the big leagues. But the right-hander’s early-season results suggested he was still a couple steps from joining Matt Harvey in the big-league rotation. Wheeler took one of those steps yesterday. The..." May 01

  • Mets prospect Zack Wheeler struggling this season with Triple-A Las Vegas

    Newark Star-Ledger "Mets top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler may be further away than first thought. With the Mets hoping Wheeler can save this season as their third starter, he fell flat Friday at Triple-A Las Vegas, yielding four runs and three hits while striking out four and walking six in 4⅓ innings against..." April 21

  • Zack’s BB totals bother Terry

    New York Post "Prized Mets pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, who had to deal with a blister earlier in the season, had another rough outing Friday night for Triple-A Las Vegas. He allowed just three hits against Sacramento, but coughed up four earned runs in 4 1/3 innings due to six walks. His ERA rose to 4.91,..." April 21

  • Terry Collins pushes for Zack Wheeler, but Sandy Alderson may balk

    New York Daily News "With the back end of the Mets rotation struggling through the first two weeks of the season, calls for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler are getting louder. Even Terry Collins said he might have to think about asking for some of the young, quality reinforcements the franchise has stockpiled in..." April 18

  • Amazin’s send Zack for MRI exam on blister

    New York Post "Mets officials were concerned enough about a blister on top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler’s middle finger that they recently sent him for an MRI exam on the affected area, a club source told The Post yesterday. Assistant general manager John Ricco said he was unaware of the MRI exam, but..." April 11

  • Mets wise to let Wheeler wait as Marlins hurry Fernandez

    New York Post "Jose Fernandez dropped a calling card at Citi Field yesterday, a notice that the Mets are not alone in the arms race. The precocious righty’s first start above Single-A was an impressive major league debut. Born a month after the Yankees drafted a shortstop named Derek Jeter in 1992, Fernandez..." April 09

  • Mets pitching prospect Zack Wheeler and Aderlin Rodriguez involved in on-field incident that led to ethnic tensions

    New York Daily News "Zack Wheeler, one of the top pitching prospects in baseball, was reprimanded last weekend along with teammate Aderlin Rodriguez for an on-field incident that led to ethnic tensions in the Mets’ minor league clubhouse, according to organizational sources. In a minor league intrasquad game last..." March 31

  • Wheeler sent down, but Mets expect major future for him

    New York Post "Zack Wheeler threw batting practice yesterday for the first time since injuring his oblique. That was the good news. The bad news was the batting-practice session came in minor league camp after the Mets right-hander was among the cuts from the major league team. It was a development that..." March 11

  • Wheeler ready to take mantle when Santana’s time up

    New York Post "Late yesterday morning, as Team Venezuela stretched in front of the visiting dugout near first base, Zack Wheeler and Johan Santana played catch, side-by-side down the left-field line. Wheeler threw to pitching coach Dan Warthen and Santana to Pedro Feliciano on an otherwise empty field. On..." March 07

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    Adam Rubin @

    Terry Collins said Zack Wheeler (oblique) should return to mound Thursday for bullpen session -- 8 days after being scratched from GL start.