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
2022 3 3 3.38 8 8 0 45.1 51 1.15
8 Seasons 65 53 3.50 177 177 0 1079.0 1077 1.22
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 8 3-3 3.38 45.1 51 1.15
8 Seasons 177 65-53 3.50 1079.0 1077 1.22

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA 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 5.7 87.6 113.0 8.7 36.6 .259 .440 .355 .338 .385 35.9 21.0 10.4 5.21 4.99
2018 28 2884 501 24 4.8 3.2 86.1 112.9 11.3 32.9 .219 .334 .272 .278 .326 27.1 24.1 7.4 3.31 3.23
2019 29 3159 580 31 5.3 3.7 87.0 117.6 12.3 34.5 .246 .393 .294 .297 .366 32.4 23.6 6.0 3.96 3.86
2020 30 1078 212 8 3.8 2.8 85.7 115.6 3.8 30.7 .250 .349 .291 .293 .326 34.0 18.4 5.6 2.92 3.60
2021 31 3205 548 25 4.6 2.9 84.6 118.6 8.4 31.2 .215 .318 .257 .259 .334 28.5 29.1 5.4 2.78 2.79
2022 32 675 120 6 5 3.3 87.5 113.6 12.5 34.2 .242 .361 .293 .288 .366 34.2 27.7 5.4 3.38 2.93
Player 12562 2223 116 5.2 3.5 86.2 118.6 9.9 33.2 .233 .360 .286 .287 .348 30.9 24.6 6.6
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Wheeler relies on 5 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(41.8%) ,
Slider
(30.1%) ,
Sinker
(18.1%) ,
Curveball
(8.4%) ,
Changeup
(1.6%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2017 48.1 22.5 25.6 3.8 33.2 40.5 26.3 6.9 35.1 21.0 24.4 3.1 8.4 5.7
2018 46.1 21.6 24.0 8.4 34.9 38.3 26.7 4.8 36.3 25.5 22.4 4.2 4.8 3.2
2019 44.7 22.6 25.7 7.1 36.7 35.2 28.1 4.7 31.2 24.5 27.1 6.0 5.3 3.7
2020 56.6 10.8 27.4 5.2 40.6 34.4 25.0 6.1 45.8 15.1 23.1 5.2 3.8 2.8
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 2.9
2022 43.3 27.5 25.8 3.3 39.2 35.0 25.8 5.0 30.8 25.0 26.7 6.7 5.0 3.3
Player 48.0 19.9 25.1 7.0 36.2 36.6 27.3 6.3 36.1 22.1 24.5 4.6 5.2 3.5
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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
2022 Curveball PHI R 57 81.1 51.4 0.5 1 8.2 -1.1 -12
2022 Changeup PHI R 11 89.1 25.9 -2.9 -10 15.1 -0.4 -2
2022 4-Seamer PHI R 282 95.8 13.4 -0.2 -2 10.0 2.4 31
2022 Sinker PHI R 122 95.1 18.5 -0.7 -4 16.1 1.0 6
2022 Slider PHI R 203 91.0 25.6 -2.3 -8 1.8 -0.8 -31
2021 Curveball PHI R 342 81.5 52.9 2.1 4 9.8 0.5 5
2021 Sinker PHI R 577 96.7 17.9 -0.3 -2 15.7 0.9 6
2021 Slider PHI R 796 91.5 26.7 -1.0 -4 2.3 -0.6 -19
2021 4-Seamer PHI R 1,359 97.2 13.1 -0.2 -2 7.7 0.0 0
2021 Changeup PHI R 120 90.6 23.4 -3.4 -13 13.9 -0.8 -5
2020 4-Seamer PHI R 461 96.9 15.0 -1.8 -13 5.9 -1.5 -20
2020 Slider PHI R 171 89.8 31.0 0.8 2 4.3 0.8 22
2020 Curveball PHI R 109 80.1 55.6 3.6 7 10.8 1.5 16
2020 Sinker PHI R 242 96.6 17.2 -1.2 -6 14.4 0.1 0
2020 Changeup PHI R 92 90.3 22.9 -4.0 -15 12.5 -1.0 -7
2019 Curveball NYM R 315 80.7 54.1 2.0 4 8.1 -1.2 -13
2019 Slider NYM R 625 91.2 26.2 -0.8 -3 2.1 0.0 -1
2019 Splitter NYM R 32 88.8 30.5 -0.4 -1 12.4 2.1 21
2019 4-Seamer NYM R 948 96.8 13.1 0.4 3 10.5 3.3 45
2019 Sinker NYM R 916 96.5 15.9 -2.5 -14 13.9 -0.2 -1
2019 Changeup NYM R 322 89.0 24.1 -3.8 -13 12.4 -1.8 -12
2018 Changeup NYM R 27 86.3 23.5 -6.3 -21 13.5 -0.3 -2
2018 Splitter NYM R 341 89.3 24.7 -2.9 -11 12.0 0.7 6
2018 4-Seamer NYM R 1,219 95.8 13.1 1.1 8 9.5 2.4 35
2018 Slider NYM R 555 90.8 26.0 -1.4 -5 1.7 -0.9 -35
2018 Curveball NYM R 303 79.3 54.9 1.7 3 8.0 -1.2 -13
2018 Sinker NYM R 437 96.0 15.7 -2.9 -16 13.3 -0.6 -4
2017 Curveball NYM R 209 78.8 53.2 1.6 3 5.2 -3.4 -39
2017 4-Seamer NYM R 642 94.8 13.2 -0.1 0 10.1 2.5 33
2017 Sinker NYM R 317 94.3 16.6 -2.1 -11 15.6 0.9 6
2017 Slider NYM R 317 88.0 30.4 0.8 3 0.0 -2.4 -99
2017 Changeup NYM R 73 88.2 22.3 -3.9 -15 14.0 0.0 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 %
2022 4-Seamer -1.8 -5 282 41.8 76 .219 .342 .259 30.7 34.2 31.0 .220 .369 .266 51.1
2022 Slider -1.2 -2 203 30.1 53 .163 .204 .202 29.6 28.3 20.5 .211 .302 .255 29.4
2022 Sinker 0.3 0 122 18.1 40 .361 .417 .390 21.9 17.5 25.0 .276 .317 .304 17.2
2022 Curveball 7.1 4 57 8.4 13 .364 .636 .465 30.0 23.1 16.7 .359 .575 .441 12.5
2022 Changeup 9.2 1 11 1.6 2 .500 2.000 1.000 0.0 0.0 0.0 .542 1.106 .690 50.0
2021 4-Seamer -1.0 -14 1,365 42.6 341 .226 .318 .280 26.0 33.1 24.1 .215 .315 .272 32.7
2021 Slider -1.4 -11 799 24.9 211 .196 .317 .251 30.0 30.3 26.3 .224 .342 .269 31.1
2021 Sinker -1.7 -10 579 18.1 190 .253 .335 .284 17.1 13.2 21.6 .242 .314 .252 21.0
2021 Curveball -0.9 -3 342 10.7 81 .147 .307 .222 42.5 46.9 27.7 .156 .318 .228 31.6
2021 Changeup 0.4 0 120 3.7 25 .167 .333 .228 28.0 28.0 19.4 .127 .188 .157 23.5
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -5 462 42.9 121 .295 .402 .330 19.9 13.2 13.0 .285 .395 .322 41.2
2020 Sinker -2.5 -6 243 22.5 78 .225 .268 .284 13.0 12.8 16.4 .222 .269 .260 29.5
2020 Slider 0.4 1 171 15.9 29 .231 .269 .271 38.5 31.0 18.8 .249 .314 .293 17.6
2020 Curveball 0.8 1 109 10.1 32 .161 .419 .261 44.7 43.8 28.0 .203 .400 .269 29.4
2020 Changeup 0.0 0 92 8.5 26 .292 .333 .322 20.0 15.4 14.3 .227 .347 .285 30.0
2019 4-Seamer -0.7 -7 948 30.0 200 .240 .337 .305 27.0 29.5 20.3 .232 .347 .290 32.5
2019 Sinker -0.4 -4 916 29.0 274 .298 .488 .363 15.8 17.2 18.3 .276 .466 .340 38.2
2019 Slider -0.3 -2 625 19.8 161 .237 .362 .288 26.6 23.0 19.5 .248 .415 .300 26.7
2019 Changeup -0.5 -1 322 10.2 98 .226 .376 .280 22.9 17.3 16.7 .234 .396 .285 30.3
2019 Curveball 0.1 0 315 10.0 73 .254 .282 .263 28.1 37.0 22.9 .207 .250 .213 22.7
2019 Splitter 3.9 1 32 1.0 17 .250 .313 .368 28.6 41.2 33.3 .153 .201 .224 33.3
2018 4-Seamer -1.1 -14 1,219 42.3 300 .244 .342 .304 23.6 24.0 20.5 .235 .373 .307 28.9
2018 Slider -0.1 0 555 19.2 138 .209 .287 .248 26.9 21.7 17.0 .209 .282 .246 26.3
2018 Sinker -2.7 -12 437 15.2 119 .204 .296 .240 14.9 13.4 15.5 .198 .299 .238 25.8
2018 Splitter 1.0 3 341 11.8 98 .242 .341 .288 29.1 28.6 21.7 .253 .424 .317 28.6
2018 Curveball 0.0 0 303 10.5 77 .172 .281 .249 36.7 41.6 27.8 .149 .184 .216 16.7
2018 Changeup 4.3 1 27 0.9 10 .375 .625 .480 18.8 10.0 16.7 .327 .553 .439 42.9
2017 4-Seamer -0.2 -2 642 41.1 142 .282 .460 .376 21.0 25.4 17.3 .267 .429 .346 43.2
2017 Sinker 2.7 9 318 20.4 84 .370 .603 .451 14.0 10.7 11.3 .300 .534 .389 33.8
2017 Slider -0.4 -1 317 20.3 95 .224 .329 .291 31.0 23.2 19.1 .202 .322 .272 33.3
2017 Curveball -1.1 -2 209 13.4 43 .200 .375 .276 18.3 23.3 12.8 .221 .397 .290 20.0
2017 Changeup 5.6 4 73 4.7 21 .400 .750 .498 29.0 19.0 28.6 .371 .746 .477 43.8
! 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 84 90.2 96 16.6 2:00 1:45 15
2020 Curveball 107 80.1 76 19.1 7:30 7:15 15
2020 4-Seam Fastball 449 97.0 86 14.8 1:00 12:45 15
2020 Sinker 240 96.6 88 19.0 1:00 1:45 -45
2020 Slider 161 89.8 27 5.5 11:15 9:30 105
2021 Changeup 117 90.6 97 17.1 2:00 2:00 0
2021 Curveball 342 81.5 68 17.4 7:30 7:15 15
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1,364 97.2 88 17.4 1:15 1:00 15
2021 Sinker 579 96.7 91 19.6 1:15 2:00 -45
2021 Slider 793 91.5 37 6.2 12:00 11:00 60
2022 Changeup 11 89.1 95 17.5 1:45 2:15 -30
2022 Curveball 57 81.1 59 14.8 7:45 7:15 30
2022 4-Seam Fastball 282 95.8 91 19.1 1:15 1:00 15
2022 Sinker 122 95.1 94 20.2 1:15 2:00 -45
2022 Slider 203 91.0 44 7.3 12:30 11:15 75
! 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 1,719 -14 -13 11 9 -8
2014 790 3,297 -18 -11 18 18 7
2017 385 1,560 -3 -12 16 7 8
2018 742 2,882 -24 -22 15 10 -21
2019 823 3,158 -14 -23 16 8 -12
2020 286 1,077 -3 -16 5 4 -10
2021 848 3,205 -25 -34 12 10 -37
2022 184 675 -6 -2 5 2 -2
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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 1,561 51.7 69.1 81.7 22.2 62.9 45.2 60.9 46.5 21.8 8.1 82.7
2018 2,884 49.8 68.1 79.9 30.4 61.3 44.4 62.1 49.2 24.5 7.6 73.5
2019 3,159 51.6 69.6 81.5 30.8 64.5 45.3 66.0 50.9 23.0 7.7 76.5
2020 1,078 49.2 73.8 81.1 32.7 68.7 44.5 58.3 52.9 22.6 6.7 77.8
2021 3,205 51.5 72.2 78.8 30.4 56.8 44.4 66.8 51.9 26.5 8.0 81.3
2022 675 51.9 66.3 82.3 34.8 49.6 42.4 69.6 51.1 28.1 9.2 75.8
Player 12,562 51.0 70.0 80.4 29.9 61.1 44.6 64.2 50.4 24.3 7.8 78.0
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 23 31 29 30 22 30 8 39 25 44 19 32 23 77 69 66
2018 83 75 83 86 77 29 79 93 96 61 64 48 83 90 66 62
2019 69 46 60 70 71 20 81 86 82 58 80 31 69 93 60 69
2020 69 38 73 90 57 33 87 90 66 18 86 23 69 94 55 65
2021 93 79 91 92 93 31 92 99 97 84 89 53 93 94 70 73
2022 76 59 80 85 72 37 74 73 74 79 82 66 76 81 70 66
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2017 22.2 15 14.3 1 6 13 3 20.0
2018 23.6 14 15.8 -2 4 10 9 64.3
2019 23.6 22 23.8 -2 12 11 16 72.7
2020 22.0 3 3.7 -1 5 4 1 33.3
2021 24.2 16 16.1 0 4 8 9 56.3
2022 20.3 2 1.8 0 4 2 0 0.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2017 15 15 17 15 15 14 13 16 15 13 11 17 11 11 14 17 13 17 10 15 17 14 12 15 16 13 17 12 13 12 18
2018 14 18 19 13 15 19 15 18 17 14 19 17 12 14 14 17 13 17 14 16 16 15 16 15 15 19 16 14 14 12 21
2019 22 27 28 26 22 25 21 25 23 22 27 23 20 20 20 25 21 28 17 24 27 21 19 24 26 24 28 21 26 25 30
2020 3 2 5 2 3 4 0 4 3 3 6 3 2 4 3 5 5 2 3 5 5 3 3 4 4 5 4 2 3 3 7
2021 16 17 19 16 17 17 17 17 17 16 16 17 13 11 15 17 17 16 14 16 16 17 17 17 15 16 17 15 17 15 17
2022 2 4 4 2 1 2 2 2 2 0 2 1 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 2 1 2 3 1 1 2 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and 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 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 95.9 1.3 96.7 0.8 96.8 0.1 97 0.2 95.6 -1.4
Offspeed Velocity 88.2 89.1 0.9 88.9 -0.2 90.3 1.4 90.6 0.3 89.1 -1.5
Breaking Velocity 84.4 86.7 2.3 87.6 0.9 86 -1.6 88.5 2.5 88.8 0.3
Exit Velocity 87.6 86.1 -1.5 87 0.9 85.7 -1.3 84.6 -1.1 87.5 2.9
Launch Angle 8.7 11.3 2.6 12.3 1 3.8 -8.5 8.4 4.6 12.5 4.1
Barrel % 8.4 4.8 -3.6 5.3 0.5 3.8 -1.5 4.6 0.8 5 0.4
Hard Hit % 35.9 27.1 -8.8 32.4 5.3 34 1.6 28.5 -5.5 34.2 5.7
Sweet Spot % 36.6 32.9 -3.7 34.5 1.6 30.7 -3.8 31.2 0.5 34.2 3
xBA .259 .219 -0.04 .246 0.027 .25 0.004 .215 -0.035 .242 0.027
BA .284 .225 -0.059 .258 0.033 .254 -0.004 .215 -0.039 .246 0.031
xwOBA .338 .278 -0.06 .297 0.019 .293 -0.004 .259 -0.034 .288 0.029
wOBA .355 .272 -0.083 .294 0.022 .291 -0.003 .257 -0.034 .293 0.036
xSLG .44 .334 -0.106 .393 0.059 .349 -0.044 .318 -0.031 .361 0.043
SLG .465 .32 -0.145 .391 0.071 .348 -0.043 .321 -0.027 .357 0.036
K% 21 24.1 3.1 23.6 -0.5 18.4 -5.2 29.1 10.7 27.7 -1.4
BB% 10.4 7.4 -3 6 -1.4 5.6 -0.4 5.4 -0.2 5.4 0
Swing % 46.5 49.2 2.7 50.9 1.7 52.9 2 51.9 -1 51.1 -0.8
Whiff% 21.8 24.5 2.7 23 -1.5 22.6 -0.4 26.5 3.9 28.1 1.6
In Zone % 51.7 49.8 -1.9 51.6 1.8 49.2 -2.4 51.5 2.3 51.9 0.4
Out of Zone % 48.3 50.2 1.9 48.4 -1.8 50.8 2.4 48.5 -2.3 48.1 -0.4
Out of Zone Swing % 22.2 30.4 8.2 30.8 0.4 32.7 1.9 30.4 -2.3 34.8 4.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.8 30.2 1.4 35.2 5 33.7 -1.5 37.3 3.6 38 0.7
First Pitch Strike % 60.9 62.1 1.2 66 3.9 58.3 -7.7 66.8 8.5 69.6 2.8
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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
2022 184 .293 101 16 15.8 83 36 43.4

Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 501 14.5 55.3% 1.0% 320 22.1 2.2% 12.5%
2014 1022 16.6 32.9% 2.2% 598 24.0 0.3% 14.4%
2017 455 16.1 34.3% 1.3% 268 24.2 0.0% 13.8%
2018 861 14.6 54.4% 1.3% 421 21.8 0.7% 9.7%
2019 873 15.8 39.1% 1.6% 525 23.7 0.0% 8.4%
2020 300 17.5 19.0% 2.7% 165 25.7 0.0% 15.8%
2021 989 17.6 15.8% 1.8% 370 27.0 0.0% 25.1%
2022 190 17.1 23.7% 0.5% 99 25.6 0.0% 14.1%

Pitch Distribution