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Tim Wheeler (baseball)

Timothy S. Wheeler (born January 21, 1988) is a former outfielder.

Tim Wheeler
Outfielder
Born: (1988-01-21) January 21, 1988 (age 31)
Sacramento, California
Bats: Right Throws: Right

Wheeler attended El Camino Fundamental High School in Sacramento, California. He was a two-sport athlete, playing in the outfield for the baseball team and playing quarterback and defensive back in football.[1]

Wheeler played college baseball at Sacramento State University.[2] In 2009, he was named a second team All-American by Baseball America after hitting .385 with 18 home runs and 72 runs batted in.[3]

Wheeler was drafted by the Colorado Rockies in the first round of the 2009 Major League Baseball Draft.[4][5] Prior to the 2010 season, he was ranked as the Rockies' seventh best prospect by Baseball America.[6] His best minor league season came in 2011 with the Class AA Tulsa squad. He hit 33 home runs that season.[1]

Prior to the 2012 season, Baseball America rated him the Rockies' fifth best prospect.[7] However, he suffered a fracture of the hamate bone in his right hand only a few days into the season. He missed significant time that season, finishing with a .303 batting average and 2 home runs in 92 games.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Pleskoff, Bernie (October 14, 2013). "Prospect Wheeler boasts big league potential". MLB.com. Retrieved October 25, 2014.
  2. ^ "Cape League Extra: Wheeler strong all around". capecodtimes.com. Archived from the original on October 25, 2014. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  3. ^ "BaseballAmerica.com: College: Awards: All-America Teams: 2009 College All-Americans". baseballamerica.com. June 12, 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  4. ^ "Rox sign Draft choice Wheeler". Colorado Rockies. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  5. ^ "Prep Blog". The Sacramento Bee. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  6. ^ "BaseballAmerica.com: Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: Colorado Rockies: Top 10 Prospects". baseballamerica.com. November 30, 2009. Retrieved December 4, 2014.
  7. ^ "BaseballAmerica.com: Prospects: Rankings: Organization Top 10 Prospects: 2012 Colorado Rockies Top 10 Prospects". baseballamerica.com. November 30, 2011. Retrieved December 4, 2014.

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