Zack Wheeler, Starting Pitcher, New York Mets, #45
Date of Birth: 5/30/1990
Birthplace: Smyrna, Georgia
Current Salary: $800,000
Zack Wheeler, starting pitcher for the New York Mets, was a top player in high school. In 2009, his senior year, he had a 9-0 record with a 0.54 ERA and 151 strikeouts in 13 games.
Wheeler was first drafted by the San Francisco Giants in 2009. He pitched in the Giants' minor league system from 2010 through July, 2011, when they traded him to the Mets for Carlos Beltran. Wheeler continued to play in the minor leagues through half of 2013, ending his minor league career with a 3.56 ERA and a 28-20 win-loss record.
In 2013, Wheeler pitched 100.0 innings in 17 games with the Mets. He finished the season with a 7-5 record and a 3.42 ERA. He had an 11-11 record in 2014 with 187 strikeouts to 79 walks and a 3.54 ERA in 185.1 innings in 32 games.
Wheeler pitched in 32 games with the Mets in 2014. He finished the season with a 3.54 ERA, 11 wins to 11 losses, and 187 strikeouts to 79 walks.
Wheeler had Tommy John surgery in March, 2015. He missed the entire 2015 and 2016 seasons.