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Zack Wheeler
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 4" 195LBS | Age: 31

Draft: 2009 | Rd: 1, #6, San Francisco Giants | East Paulding HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 14 10 2.78 32 32 0 213.1 247 1.01
7 Seasons 62 50 3.51 169 169 0 1033.2 1026 1.23
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 32 14-10 2.78 213.1 247 1.01
7 Seasons 169 62-50 3.51 1033.2 1026 1.23

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 27 1561 262 22 8.4 87.6 113 8.6 36.3 .255 .434 .355 .334 .379 35.9 21 10.4 5.21 4.96
2018 28 2884 501 24 4.8 86.1 112.9 11.3 32.9 .217 .331 .272 .276 .322 27.1 24.1 7.4 3.31 3.22
2019 29 3159 580 31 5.3 87 117.6 12.3 34.5 .245 .393 .294 .297 .365 32.4 23.6 6 3.96 3.94
2020 30 1078 212 8 3.8 85.7 115.6 3.8 30.7 .248 .347 .291 .291 .323 34 18.4 5.6 2.92 3.58
2021 31 3205 548 25 4.6 84.6 118.6 8.4 31.2 .215 .318 .257 .258 .333 28.5 29.1 5.4 2.78 2.79
11887 2103 110 5.2 86.1 118.6 9.7 33.1 .232 .358 .286 .285 .344 30.7 24.4 6.7
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .364 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wheeler relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(42.4%) ,
Slider
(24.9%) ,
Sinker
(18.2%) ,
Curveball
(10.7%) ,
Changeup
(3.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1360 442 918 42.4 97.2 339 303 68 50 13 0 5 112 195 .224 .216 .317 .315 .275 .272 86.7 13 2388 7.2 26.0 24.0
2021 Slider 799 230 569 24.9 91.5 211 199 39 26 7 1 5 64 135 .196 .224 .317 .344 .244 .269 85.6 10 2391 7.1 30.0 26.3
2021 Sinker 582 556 26 18.2 96.7 191 183 46 37 6 0 3 26 162 .251 .239 .333 .311 .257 .249 78.1 2 2200 7.2 17.3 22.0
2021 Curveball 342 134 208 10.7 81.5 81 75 11 6 1 1 3 38 38 .147 .154 .307 .314 .217 .225 84.8 -2 2638 7.0 42.5 27.7
2021 Changeup 122 17 105 3.8 90.6 26 25 5 2 2 1 0 7 18 .200 .139 .360 .200 .251 .166 87.6 8 1596 7.1 27.5 19.4
2020 4-Seam Fastball 453 126 327 42.1 96.9 120 111 33 23 9 0 1 16 96 .297 .286 .405 .391 .328 .321 87.3 6 2336 7.2 19.9 13.3
2020 Sinker 255 218 37 23.7 96.6 81 74 17 14 3 0 0 10 64 .230 .231 .270 .307 .261 .278 82.9 -2 2206 7.2 13.0 15.6
2020 Slider 171 92 79 15.9 89.8 29 26 6 5 1 0 0 9 17 .231 .249 .269 .314 .268 .293 83.5 17 2399 7.1 38.5 18.8
2020 Curveball 109 54 55 10.1 80.1 32 31 5 1 2 0 2 14 17 .161 .196 .419 .387 .250 .260 88.7 5 2621 6.9 44.7 28.0
2020 Changeup 89 21 68 8.3 90.1 24 22 6 5 1 0 0 4 18 .273 .187 .318 .235 .294 .229 83.0 -1 1641 7.1 21.1 14.3
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 48.1 22.5 25.6 3.8 33.6 40.1 26.3 6.9 35.5 21 24 3.1 8.4
2018 46.1 21.6 24 8.4 34.9 38.3 26.7 4.8 36.3 25.5 22.4 4.2 4.8
2019 44.7 22.6 25.7 7.1 36.7 35.2 28.1 4.7 31.2 24.5 27.1 6 5.3
2020 56.6 10.8 27.4 5.2 40.6 34.4 25 6.1 45.8 15.1 23.1 5.2 3.8
2021 50.9 16.2 24.3 8.6 35.8 35.8 28.5 9.5 39.1 19.2 23.7 3.6 4.6
48.3 19.5 25.1 7.2 36 36.6 27.3 6.4 36.5 22 24.3 4.5 5.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2021 Curveball PHI R 342 81.5 52.9 2.9 6 9.8 0.8 9
2021 4-Seamer PHI R 1353 97.2 13.1 -0.2 -2 7.6 0 0
2021 Sinker PHI R 580 96.7 17.9 -0.5 -3 15.7 0.7 5
2021 Slider PHI R 795 91.5 26.7 -1 -4 2.3 -0.5 -19
2021 Changeup PHI R 122 90.6 23.3 -3.4 -13 13.9 -0.7 -5
2020 Slider PHI R 171 89.8 31 0.8 3 4.3 0.8 22
2020 Sinker PHI R 254 96.6 17.1 -1.1 -6 14.3 0.1 1
2020 Changeup PHI R 89 90.1 23.1 -3.8 -14 12.4 -1 -7
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 452 96.9 15 -1.8 -13 5.8 -1.5 -21
2020 Curveball PHI R 109 80.1 55.6 3.8 7 10.8 1.5 16
2019 Splitter NYM R 32 88.8 30.5 -0.3 -1 12.4 2.2 22
2019 Sinker NYM R 916 96.5 15.9 -2.9 -15 13.9 -0.5 -4
2019 Curveball NYM R 315 80.7 54.1 2 4 8.1 -1.1 -12
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 948 96.8 13.1 0.3 3 10.5 3.2 44
2019 Changeup NYM R 322 89 24.1 -3.8 -14 12.4 -1.8 -12
2019 Slider NYM R 625 91.2 26.2 -0.8 -3 2.1 0 -1
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 1219 95.8 13.1 1.1 7 9.5 2.4 34
2018 Splitter NYM R 341 89.3 24.7 -2.9 -11 12 0.7 6
2018 Slider NYM R 555 90.8 26 -1.4 -5 1.7 -0.9 -35
2018 Curveball NYM R 303 79.3 54.9 1.7 3 8 -1.2 -13
2018 Changeup NYM R 27 86.3 23.5 -6.3 -21 13.5 -0.3 -2
2018 Sinker NYM R 437 96 15.7 -3.3 -17 13.3 -0.9 -6
2017 Slider NYM R 317 88 30.4 0.8 3 0 -2.4 -99
2017 Sinker NYM R 317 94.3 16.6 -2.2 -12 15.6 0.8 6
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 642 94.8 13.2 -0.1 -1 10.1 2.5 33
2017 Curveball NYM R 209 78.8 53.2 1.6 3 5.2 -3.4 -40
2017 Changeup NYM R 73 88.2 22.3 -3.9 -15 14 0 0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2021 Changeup 0.9 1 122 3.8 26 .2 .36 .254 27.5 26.9 19.4 .139 .2 .165 27.8
2021 Curveball -0.8 -3 342 10.7 81 .147 .307 .219 42.5 46.9 27.7 .154 .314 .226 31.6
2021 Sinker -2 -12 582 18.2 191 .251 .333 .271 17.3 13.6 22 .239 .311 .249 21
2021 Slider -1.3 -11 799 24.9 211 .196 .317 .251 30 30.3 26.3 .224 .344 .27 31.1
2021 4-Seamer -1 -14 1360 42.4 339 .224 .317 .279 26 33 24 .216 .315 .272 32.3
2020 Changeup -0.1 0 89 8.3 24 .273 .318 .298 21.1 16.7 14.3 .187 .235 .229 27.8
2020 Slider 0.4 1 171 15.9 29 .231 .269 .271 38.5 31 18.8 .249 .314 .293 17.6
2020 Curveball 0.9 1 109 10.1 32 .161 .419 .253 44.7 43.8 28 .196 .387 .26 29.4
2020 Sinker -2.7 -7 255 23.7 81 .23 .27 .273 13 12.3 15.6 .231 .307 .276 31.3
2020 4-Seamer -1 -5 453 42 120 .297 .405 .332 19.9 13.3 13.3 .286 .391 .321 40.6
2019 Splitter 4 1 32 1 17 .25 .313 .368 28.6 41.2 33.3 .153 .201 .224 33.3
2019 Curveball 0.1 0 315 10 73 .254 .282 .263 28.1 37 22.9 .207 .25 .213 22.7
2019 Changeup -0.4 -1 322 10.2 98 .226 .376 .28 22.9 17.3 16.7 .234 .396 .285 30.3
2019 Slider -0.5 -3 625 19.8 161 .237 .362 .281 26.6 23 19.5 .246 .412 .298 26.7
2019 4-Seamer -0.9 -8 948 30 200 .24 .337 .296 27 29.5 20.3 .232 .347 .29 32.5
2019 Sinker -0.4 -4 916 29 274 .298 .488 .36 15.8 17.2 18.3 .276 .466 .34 38.2
2018 Changeup 4.3 1 27 0.9 10 .375 .625 .48 18.8 10 16.7 .327 .553 .439 42.9
2018 Curveball 0 0 303 10.5 77 .172 .281 .249 36.7 41.6 27.8 .149 .184 .216 16.7
2018 Splitter 1 4 341 11.8 98 .242 .341 .285 29.1 28.6 21.7 .25 .419 .314 28.6
2018 Sinker -2.6 -11 437 15.2 119 .204 .296 .246 14.9 13.4 15.5 .196 .296 .236 25.8
2018 Slider 0 0 555 19.2 138 .209 .287 .248 26.9 21.7 17 .209 .282 .246 26.3
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -13 1219 42.3 300 .244 .342 .305 23.6 24 20.5 .233 .369 .305 28.9
2017 Changeup 5.6 4 73 4.7 21 .4 .75 .498 29 19 28.6 .371 .746 .477 43.8
2017 Curveball -1.1 -2 209 13.4 43 .2 .375 .276 18.3 23.3 12.8 .221 .397 .29 20
2017 Sinker 2.8 9 318 20.4 84 .37 .603 .457 14 10.7 11.3 .29 .52 .38 33.8
2017 Slider -0.3 -1 317 20.3 95 .224 .329 .297 31 23.2 19.1 .2 .319 .269 33.3
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 -1 642 41.1 142 .282 .46 .373 21 25.4 17.3 .265 .425 .344 43.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 82 90.1 96 16.4 2:00 1:45 15
2020 Curveball 107 80.1 76 19.1 7:30 7:15 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 440 97 86 14.8 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 250 96.6 88 19 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 161 89.8 27 5.5 11:15 9:30 105
2021 Changeup 119 90.6 97 17.1 1:45 2:00 -15
2021 Curveball 342 81.5 68 17.4 7:30 7:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1359 97.2 88 17.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 582 96.7 91 19.6 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 793 91.5 37 6.2 12:00 11:00 60
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2013 429 1719 -14 -13 10 9 -8
2014 790 3297 -17 -12 18 18 7
2017 385 1560 -3 -11 16 7 9
2018 742 2882 -23 -22 15 10 -20
2019 823 3158 -17 -23 17 8 -15
2020 286 1077 -3 -15 5 4 -10
2021 848 3205 -24 -35 12 10 -37
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2017 1561 51.7 69.1 81.7 22.2 62.9 45.2 60.9 46.5 21.8 8.1 82.7
2018 2884 49.8 68.1 79.9 30.4 61.3 44.4 62.1 49.2 24.5 7.6 73.5
2019 3159 51.6 69.6 81.5 30.8 64.5 45.3 65.8 50.9 23 7.7 76.5
2020 1078 49.2 73.8 81.1 32.7 68.7 44.5 58.3 52.9 22.6 6.7 77.8
2021 3205 51.5 72.2 78.8 30.4 56.8 44.4 66.8 51.9 26.5 8 81.3
11887 50.9 70.3 80.3 29.6 61.9 44.7 63.9 50.3 24.1 7.7 78.1
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 24 34 29 28 21 30 8 39 25 44 19 32 24 77 69 68
2018 83 73 84 85 77 30 79 93 96 61 64 48 83 90 65 64
2019 66 44 58 68 68 19 81 86 81 58 80 31 66 94 59 72
2020 68 39 72 89 58 33 87 90 66 18 86 23 68 95 53 66
2021 94 79 90 92 93 31 92 99 97 84 89 53 94 94 70 74
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 23.6 22 22.7 -1 11 12 14 63.6
2020 22 3 4 -1 5 4 1 33.3
2021 24.2 16 15.5 1 4 7 10 62.5

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 22 26 27 25 25 22 20 24 21 23 27 24 18 21 20 23 21 27 18 24 16 19 19 24 24 24 24 20 25 22 28
2020 3 2 5 4 6 4 0 5 3 3 6 5 1 5 4 5 2 3 5 5 1 3 3 5 4 5 4 2 4 3 7
2021 16 16 19 16 17 16 17 17 16 16 16 16 14 14 15 16 12 16 14 16 13 15 14 16 15 16 15 15 17 14 17
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 95.9 1.3 96.7 0.8 96.8 0.1 97 0.2
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 89.1 0.9 88.9 -0.2 90.1 1.2 90.6 0.5
Breaking Velocity 84.4 86.7 2.3 87.6 0.9 86 -1.6 88.5 2.5
Exit Velocity 87.6 86.1 -1.5 87 0.9 85.7 -1.3 84.6 -1.1
Launch Angle 8.6 11.3 2.7 12.3 1 3.8 -8.5 8.4 4.6
Barrel % 8.4 4.8 -3.6 5.3 0.5 3.8 -1.5 4.6 0.8
Hard Hit % 35.9 27.1 -8.8 32.4 5.3 34 1.6 28.5 -5.5
Sweet Spot % 36.3 32.9 -3.4 34.5 1.6 30.7 -3.8 31.2 0.5
xBA .255 .217 -0.038 .245 0.028 .248 0.003 .215 -0.033
BA .284 .225 -0.059 .258 0.033 .254 -0.004 .215 -0.039
xwOBA .334 .276 -0.058 .297 0.021 .291 -0.006 .258 -0.033
wOBA .355 .272 -0.083 .294 0.022 .291 -0.003 .257 -0.034
xSLG .434 .331 -0.103 .393 0.062 .347 -0.046 .318 -0.029
SLG .465 .32 -0.145 .391 0.071 .348 -0.043 .321 -0.027
K% 21 24.1 3.1 23.6 -0.5 18.4 -5.2 29.1 10.7
BB% 10.4 7.4 -3 6 -1.4 5.6 -0.4 5.4 -0.2
Swing % 46.5 49.2 2.7 50.9 1.7 52.9 2 51.9 -1
Whiff% 21.8 24.5 2.7 23 -1.5 22.6 -0.4 26.5 3.9
In Zone % 51.7 49.8 -1.9 51.6 1.8 49.2 -2.4 51.5 2.3
Out of Zone % 48.3 50.2 1.9 48.4 -1.8 50.8 2.4 48.5 -2.3
Out of Zone Swing % 22.2 30.4 8.2 30.8 0.4 32.7 1.9 30.4 -2.3
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 30.2 1.4 35.1 4.9 33.7 -1.4 37.3 3.6
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 62.1 1.2 65.8 3.7 58.3 -7.5 66.8 8.5
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 385 .355 217 1 0.5 168 21 12.5
2018 743 .273 382 13 3.4 361 102 28.3
2019 824 .294 475 25 5.3 349 86 24.6
2020 286 .291 139 35 25.2 147 41 27.9
2021 848 .257 390 23 5.9 458 87 19.0

Pitch Distribution