Zachary Harrison Wheeler (born May 30, 1990) is an American Major League Baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies (MLB). He was a member of the New York Mets from 2013 to 2019.
Wheeler was born in Smyrna, Georgia, to a baseball-playing family, but relocated to Dallas, Georgia, soon before starting high school.
He pitched for East Paulding High School, where he led the team to a state tournament trip in 2009 and threw a no-hitter against Mill Creek High School.
Wheeler was taken sixth overall by the San Francisco Giants in the 2009 MLB Draft, and he chose to sign with the organization rather than uphold his previous collegiate baseball commitment to Kennesaw State.
Wheeler spent 2010 and 2011 with the Giants’ minor league affiliates before being traded to the Mets in July 2011. On December 9, 2019, the Philadelphia Phillies signed Wheeler as a free agent to a five-year, $118 million contract.
He made his team debut with a 7–1 victory against the Miami Marlins on July 25, 2020, less than a week after the birth of his son Wesley. On September 9, Wheeler’s fingernail became partially disconnected from the nail bed while he was attempting to put on a pair of jeans.