The beginning of the 2014 fantasy baseball season was rather forgettable for New York Mets SP Zack Wheeler. He lost eight games through the first three months of the season and posted a rather embarrassing 4.45 ERA up to June 25th. It was an extremely lackluster start to Wheeler’s true rookie season.
Since that point, though, the fireballer has been absolutely dealing. He gave up two earned runs in his most recent start against the Philadelphia Phillies. Luckily, he last 6 2/3 innings and was able to do enough to pick up his eighth win of the season.
The 24-year-old wasn’t on top of his game, but he was still able to get the W. It just shows how much he has matured this season. He has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in six consecutive games and has managed to lower his ERA to 3.60. Wheeler is finally living up to his fantasy potential.
Wheeler has a nasty fastball that regularly hits 95-97 MPH on the radar gun. As of late, though, his curve ball has been utterly unhittable. The youngster continues to improve with each passing start and seems ready to have a huge second-half of the fantasy season.
Wheeler will be a decent low-end starter to rely on down the stretch. He may toss the occasional dud and tend to walk batters, but he has proven that he can be a reliable SP3 for the rest of the way.