|Colorado Rockies – No. 44|
July 10, 1988 |
|Bats: Left||Throws: Right|
|July 20, 2012 for the Arizona Diamondbacks|
(through June 21, 2014)
|Runs batted in||23|
The Diamondbacks drafted Wheeler in the fifth round of the 2009 MLB Draft. MLB.com rated Wheeler the 18th best prospect in the Diamondbacks' organization heading into the 2012 season. Wheeler was named the PCL's Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending April 29.
On July 20, 2012, he was called up for the first time by the Diamondbacks.
Wheeler was traded to the Colorado Rockies on November 20, 2012 in exchange for Matt Reynolds. He was beat out by Chris Nelson for the Rockies starting third baseman job at the beginning of the season, and is unlikely to play much at all in the future with Nolan Arenado having been called up.
- "2012 Prospect Watch | dbacks.com: Prospects". Mlb.mlb.com. 2012-06-19. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
- Parker, John (2012-04-30). "Offensive Players of the Week | MiLB.com News | The Official Site of Minor League Baseball". Milb.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
- Network, Sports. "Diamondbacks release Blum, select Wheeler - Wire MLB - The Sacramento Bee". Sacbee.com. Retrieved 2012-07-20.
- Career statistics and player information from MLB, or ESPN, or Baseball-Reference, or Fangraphs, or The Baseball Cube, or Baseball-Reference (Minors)
- Ryan Wheeler on Twitter