Zachary Harrison Wheeler, an American baseball pitcher, was born on May 30, 1990. He is presently with the Philadelphia Phillies as a pitcher.
From 2013 to 2019, he was a member of the New York Mets. On July 28, 2011, Wheeler was traded to the New York Mets in exchange for veteran outfielder Carlos Beltrán and cash.
For the 2021 season, Wheeler rejoined the Phillies. Wheeler made his season debut on April 3 and struck out 10 hitters in 7 innings, marking the first time he had a double-digit strikeout total with the Phillies.
He also became the first Phillies pitcher since Ben Lively in 2017 to have two or more hits and RBIs in a single game. Wheeler struck out a career-high 14 hitters on May 29, becoming only the third pitcher in Phillies history to strike out 10 or more batters in three consecutive starts, joining Steve Carlton and Curt Schilling. The Tampa Bay Rays, on the other hand, won the game 5–3 thanks to a wild pitch from Sam Coonrod in the eighth inning.
Wheeler and his wife Dominique had a baby, who was born on July 20, 2020, just a few weeks before the start of the pandemic-shortened 2020 MLB season.