Zachary Harrison Wheeler, born on May 30, 1990, is an American professional baseball pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball (MLB). Between 2013 and 2019, he played in MLB for the New York Mets.
Wheeler was born to a baseball-playing family in Smyrna, Georgia, but moved to Dallas, Georgia, shortly before the start of high school. There, he pitched for East Paulding High School, leading the team to a state playoff appearance in 2009 and pitching a no-hitter against Mill Creek High School.
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.
Zack Wheeler’s wife Dominique Rizzo was born in Morristown, New Jersey on January 9, 1995. She has also been dubbed the “hottest girlfriend among New York sports players” by many media.
On January 1, 2019, Zack and his longtime girlfriend, Dominique Rizzo, got engaged. On December 31, 2019, the lovely couple exchanged vows.
Wheeler and his wife Dominique have a single child. Wesley Wheeler, their son, was born on July 20, 2020, just before the pandemic-shortened 2020 MLB season.