Sun, 04 Sep 2016 00:58:52 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) has been shut down for the rest of the season. Wheeler had Tommy John surgery prior to the 2015 season and hasn't returned since.
Wed, 17 Aug 2016 17:50:07 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) was diagnosed by Dr. James Andrews with a flexor strain. He was given a platement-rich plasma injection and will be shut down for two weeks.
Sun, 07 Aug 2016 06:10:11 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) was sent on a rehab assignment to Class A St. Lucie.
Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:04:31 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) threw a bullpen session Friday, July 22, and his next step in the process is to face batters before progressing to rehab games.
Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is coming back from Tommy John surgery and is looking at a mid-August return to New York's rotation if he can avoid any further setbacks. You're looking at seven or eight starts from him, and there's no guarantee he'll be in top form at that time, so temper your expectations for what he can offer in 2016. Stash him in deep mixed and NL-only leagues but you can wait in the rest of formats.
Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:27:09 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) has thrown from a mound twice since his setback and expects to begin facing hitters soon. His new timetable projects a return in mid-to-late August.
Fantasy Tip: Wheeler is worth stashing in NL-only formats. However, he's not a must-stash in mixed leagues if your DL spots are full. If he returns in mid-August, you're looking at seven or eight starts.
Wed, 06 Jul 2016 14:43:42 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) has yet to begin throwing bullpen sessions and is not close to returning from the disabled list. He is currently throwing from 120 feet and a full slate of rehab starts is still ahead.
Fantasy Tip: Wheeler's fantasy window is closing quickly, as starters usually spin approximately 12 to 15 starts in the second half of the season. In a best-case scenario, Wheeler could receive five or six starts. So, since he hasn't pitched since 2014, unless you have the luxury of being able to stash him in a DL slot, you should likely move on.
Mon, 27 Jun 2016 14:42:05 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) felt "fine" after having a catch Monday, June 27. There's still nothing on his schedule yet, however.
Fantasy Tip: Wheeler recently experienced a slight setback in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, so this is positive news to hear regarding the hard-throwing right-hander. Although it doesn't look like he'll be returning as quick as initially anticipated coming into the campaign, Wheeler still carries a significant amount of potential, and has the ability to be a possible difference-maker for fantasy teams in the final months. Unfortunately, though, it's still unknown when he can come back to the Mets.
Thu, 23 Jun 2016 05:30:35 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) received a cortisone injection for sensory nerve irritation in his right elbow Wednesday, June 22, but the Mets believe his surgically repaired elbow is sound.
Fantasy Tip: Wheeler's return might creep into August after this setback from Tommy John surgery. He's worth stashing in NL-only leagues.
Tue, 14 Jun 2016 13:52:46 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) will pitch one inning in a Gulf Coast League simulated game in the next week. If all goes well there, Wheeler could head out on a rehab assignment at Class A St. Lucie.
Fantasy Tip: Keep an eye on this situation. He could be a sleeper candidate in deeper NL and mixed leagues when activated. Wheeler may be a risk in daily leagues because it takes some time for pitchers recovering from Tommy John surgery to regain their stroke on the mound.
Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:20:41 -0700
New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler (elbow) is aiming to return to the rotation following the All-Star break.
Fantasy Tip: Through his first 49 career starts, Wheeler has a respectable 3.50 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 8.5 K/9. He missed all off 2015, and the organization has been extremely cautious with their promising young hurler, but expect him to provide a solid fantasy return when he rejoins the rotation. Wheeler is a viable stash candidate in all fantasy leagues.