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Zack Wheeler
Philadelphia Phillies P
  • HT/WT
    6' 4'' , 195 lbs
  • Birthdate
    05/30/1990 (34)
  • Draft Info
    Undrafted
  • Status
    Inactive
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Zack Wheeler Won't Start On Sunday

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler (back) will not make his next scheduled start on Sunday against the Oakland Athletics after being removed from his outing on Wednesday early against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers with lower-back tightness. However, manager Rob Thomson said Wheeler will start in his first turn coming out of next week's All-Star break, but it's unclear which day that will fall on. While fantasy managers would have loved to have used the 34-year-old veteran in a juicy matchup on Sunday in a two-start week, they'd probably prefer that the Phils play it safe and hold him out until the second half. Unsurprisingly, Wheeler has been a must-start for fantasy managers every time he toes the rubber in 2024. He's gone 10-4 with a 2.70 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 126 strikeouts and only 35 walks in 116 2/3 innings over his 19 starts in his fifth year in Philly.

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07/11/2024 16:24
Zack Wheeler Avoids Structural Damage, Next Start Up In The Air

Philadelphia Phillies right-hander Zack Wheeler (back) is still sore after leaving his start early on Tuesday against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers with lower-back tightness, but an MRI exam on Wednesday showed no structural damage. "We're going to be very cautious with him," manager Rob Thomson said. When asked if Wheeler will make his next scheduled start on Sunday against the visiting Oakland Athletics, Thomson said, "Not sure yet. We'll know tomorrow. We're not going to risk anything." It's an excellent matchup for Wheeler's fantasy managers, but with the All-Star break coming next week, it's likely they'll skip him to avoid taking any chances. The 34-year-old pitched well in his 10th win of the year against LA on Tuesday despite the back injuries and has been a must-start in all fantasy formats all year.

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07/10/2024 17:25
Zack Wheeler Leaves With Back Tightness

Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (back) left Tuesday's game against the visiting Los Angeles Dodgers with left lower-back tightness. Wheeler was removed from Tuesday's start after throwing just 76 pitches, but with the first-place Phillies cruising along on the scoreboard, there should be some optimism that the 34-year-old All-Star isn't dealing with a significant setback and was pulled for precautionary reasons. Fantasy managers should deem him day-to-day ahead of Sunday's scheduled appearance at home against the Oakland Athletics to close out the first half of the year, but it's fair to start making other arrangements with the All-Star break looming. After tossing five innings of one-run ball with seven punchouts against the Dodgers, Wheeler now has an excellent 2.70 ERA and 0.99 WHIP with 126 strikeouts and 35 walks over 116 2/3 innings (19 starts) for Philly this year.UPDATE: Wheeler said he hopes to make his next start on Saturday against the A's, but he added his back has "bothered me here and there a little bit lately."

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07/09/2024 21:28
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