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How Zack Wheeler can evolve into a staff ace for the Phillies

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When the Phillies inked starting pitcher Zack Wheeler to a 5-year, $118M pact, it quickly became apparent that they envisioned him as a front-end starter- a tall order for the young hurler that has never amassed more than 12 wins in a single season. Not only is Wheeler not known for racking up a ton of wins, but he has also never pitched 200 or more innings in a single season.

The Phillies’ confidence in his prospects as an upper-echelon starter isn’t entirely baseless, however, as Wheeler possesses some of the nastiest stuff around.