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Zack Wheeler

Zack Wheeler

SP - PHI

Age: 30Bats: LThrows: R

2021 Outlook

Draft Rank (ECR) P #32
Best / Worst #26 / #54
ADP #93

Ownership

 
Yahoo
92%
 
ESPN
96%

Eligibility

Yahoo SP
ESPN SP
CBS SP
Expert Note
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Wheeler's first season in Philadelphia was a success, in that he had the lowest ERA of his career (2.92) and a strong 1.17 WHIP. But his strikeout numbers plummeted, as he struck out just 18.4% of batters. The whiff rate on all of Wheeler's pitches, other than his "show me" curveball, dropped significantly, despite the fact that his velocity remained the same. If Wheeler can again excel at completely limiting hard contact like he did last season (his 85.7 MPH average exit velocity allowed ranked in the top 10% in baseball), then he can probably get away with the lack of strikeouts. Otherwise, he's unlikely to repeat his 2020 success. Given the shortened season, it's a good bet that Wheeler's strikeouts will bounce back, and you can slot him in as an SP3 without much worry.

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Zack Wheeler recently undergoes a fingernail procedure

The Phillies announced that RHP Zack Wheeler recently underwent a right middle finger resection procedure.

Fantasy Impact

Wheeler infamously ripped a fingernail on his pitching hand while putting on a pair of pants in September. This procedure isn't considered serious and Wheeler is expected to be at full health come spring training.

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12-Team Mock Draft: Early Pick (2021 Fantasy Baseball) photo
You can't go wrong with any of the top-five hitting studs to start a 2021 fantasy baseball draft.
by Andrew Gould in FantasyFeb 26, 2021
Rankings
ECRBestWorst# of Experts
Draft#95#78#13223
Rest of Season ----
Dynasty #118#98#1744
Projections
(2021 Season)
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Projections (2021 Season)
GGSWLSVBSHDIPHERHRBBKERAWHIP
3030128000184.91828024511733.891.26
Stats
Pitching Stats
SeasonTeamGGSWLSVIPHRERHRBBBB%KK%ERAWHIP
2018NYM29291270182.1150696714557.3917924.063.311.12
2019NYM31311180195.1196938622506.0419523.553.961.26
2020PHI1111420716626233165.565318.402.921.15
History
Game Log
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Game Log
GameOPPScoreDECIPHRERHRBBKERAWHIP
Sat, Sep 26@ TB-L7.07440485.141.57
Mon, Sep 21@ WSH-L6.25320373.181.41
Wed, Sep 16vs. NYM--7.17331023.680.95
Mon, Sep 7@ NYM--6.08330074.501.33
Game Schedule
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Game Schedule
GameOpp. Team
DateOppTimePitcherVBRMatchup
Thu, Apr 1stvs ATL3:05pm
Sat, Apr 3rdvs ATL4:05pm
Sun, Apr 4thvs ATL1:05pm
Mon, Apr 5thvs NYM7:05pm
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