SP - Philadelphia Phillies
Zack Wheeler and the Phillies have started negotiations on a potential contract extension.
It's early in the process. Can it happen before spring ends? "Hopefully it does," Wheeler said. "I love it here. We're happy here." Wheeler is entering his fifth season with the Phillies this year.
Zack Wheeler is expected to start in Game 2 of the NLDS for the Phillies against the Braves.
The Phillies have yet to determine who will start in Game 1 with Aaron Nola taking the mound in Game 3. Wheeler allowed one run across 6 2/3 innings in Game 1 of the Wild Card Series against the Marlins.
Despite a solid strikeout performance, Zack Wheeler had a rough outing against the Pirates, allowing four hits and one earned run in just four innings pitched.
This performance adds to his season-long stats of 32 games started, a 3.56 ERA, and a 1.07 WHIP. While Wheeler has shown flashes of dominance this season, his inconsistency and short outing in this game may raise concerns for fantasy owners going forward.
Despite solid season stats, Wheeler's six earned runs allowed in just five innings pitched raise concerns about his consistency and ability to limit damage.
Fantasy owners should monitor his next few starts closely before making any decisions.
Zack Wheeler continued his impressive season on Wednesday, shutting down the Padres over six dominant innings.
The right-hander allowed just one hit and two walks while striking out seven, notching his 11th win of the year. With this performance, Wheeler now boasts a 3.44 ERA and a stellar 1.04 WHIP across 28 starts. His 10.2 K/9 and 2.97 FIP further highlight his ability to miss bats and limit hard contact. Fantasy managers can confidently rely on Wheeler as a reliable option down the stretch.