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Zack Wheeler 2019 Outlook

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Unless my staff blows up Monday idk if I can handle him getting destroyed by Washington again. 

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I am starting him. Just to spite the Mess if nothing else. It would be a kick in the teeth if I sat him and he throws a gem and Mess wins.

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1 minute ago, SpartyinFoCo said:

Are we deploying Mr. Wheeler today?

 

4th times the charm perhaps!

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2 minutes ago, rahuLL said:

4th times the charm perhaps!

That's my attitude. Law of averages and all that...

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4 minutes ago, rahuLL said:

4th times the charm perhaps!

 

I am more concerned about the Mets lineup and their inability to provide any run support. 

 

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Against the nationals

3 starts 15 2/3 IP 0 QS 17 R (all earned), 10 walks 21 hits 1.98 whip 9.77 era 15 k

Against ATL, PHI 2x, MIA, CIN, MIL

6 starts 40 IP 5 QS 13 R (all earned) 11 walks 38 hits 1.23 whip 2.93 era 49 k

 

i think I’m sitting tonight and against Washington in the future until I see some improvement 

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15 minutes ago, ty5592 said:

Against the nationals

3 starts 15 2/3 IP 0 QS 17 R (all earned), 10 walks 21 hits 1.98 whip 9.77 era 15 k

Against ATL, PHI 2x, MIA, CIN, MIL

6 starts 40 IP 5 QS 13 R (all earned) 11 walks 38 hits 1.23 whip 2.93 era 49 k

 

i think I’m sitting tonight and against Washington in the future until I see some improvement 

Will you stop with all that logic? I’m just tryna trust my gut here 🤣🤢

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The guy's a thrower. His location is terrible. Catches way too much of the plate. He is down the middle on most of his strikes.

Last year 2nd half looks like he found consistency in release point or whatever reason that gave him the command to elevate his game. But now he's back to whoever he is. Good stuff,but mid-rotation guy at best.

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6 hours ago, weisberg26 said:

4th times a charm!

It’s a shame they left him in for the 7th to give up a 2 run homer to dozier but either way I’ll take it. Much better performance. 

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At 28 years old he should be revving up to his prime. Top 20 starter ROS?

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25 minutes ago, octapuss said:

At 28 years old he should be revving up to his prime. Top 20 starter ROS?

 

If only he can improve his FB command. Dude often catches too much of the plate. Survives on pure stuff alone.

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Nice cal, and its true. I want to bielve he will take the next step.

I see Chris Paddack as a similar pitcher....but with the control.  Paddack can pound the strike zone with precision.

Wheeler, im not so sure about.

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It's ashame cuz his fastball is elite (it was better than Degrom's last year). If a lesser guy threw the FB down the pipe as often as Wheeler does, his ERA would be like Harvey's. The fact that Wheeler is doing ok despite poor FB command speaks volume to how good the pitch is. This year it's been about half as effective as it was last year (per FG). He's also been hurt by his breaking stuff. If his FB location is better, I think that will set up his breaking stuff better too.

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So, early thoughts about starting him @arizona on Thursday?  Weekly league - got to make some decisions in the next 24 hours....

I am tempted to roll him out there, but............  OK, looking at the early season Ballpark factors... gonna have to roll him out there........

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1 hour ago, HulkSmash said:

Starts your studs.  Wheeler has elite stuff, and shouldn't be on your bench.

Yep, I’m starting him every time unless it’s a one start week in Colorado. 

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41 minutes ago, NoHablaIngles said:

I need a big game from Zack today. Dont let me down!!

I think he will deliver, I love the match-up

Nice jinx

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