Orioles Claim Zelous Wheeler

The Orioles claimed infielder Zelous Wheeler off of waivers from the Brewers, the teams announced. The Orioles have optioned him to Triple-A. Meanwhile, the Brewers now have three open spots on their 40-man roster.

Wheeler, 25, posted a .272/.378/.459 batting line in the upper minors of the Brewers' system last year. The 2007 19th rounder owns a .271/.371/.408 career line in parts of five minor league seasons.


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24 Comments on "Orioles Claim Zelous Wheeler"


3 years 4 months ago

Cause all the O’s need is another light hitting utility infielder at AAA. Antonelli and Tolleson?

mstrchef13
3 years 4 months ago

He’s more of a medium hitting third baseman who consistently gets on base. As opposed to Josh Bell, who you might recall had a 55 to 2 K/BB ratio during his first stint with the big club. He’s also young and optionable. Not sure why Milwaukee let him become available.

AisoRed
3 years 4 months ago

Brewers just lost their best farmhand name…

CyYoungSuppan
3 years 4 months ago

 But at least we still have Scooter Gennett.  Maybe not as awesome, but still good nonetheless.

3 years 4 months ago

I preferred his older brother, Eighteen.

chico65
3 years 4 months ago

This might be my new all time favorite baseball name.

Can you imagine the look he must get when pulled over for speeding?

Paul Shailor
3 years 4 months ago

When I first saw the headline, I thought they were talking about Dan Wheeler and just saying he was zealous. fail.

3 years 4 months ago

Is his brother Jelous?

Blue387
3 years 4 months ago

Is his cousin Envious?

sourbob
3 years 4 months ago

 Obvious.

davbee
3 years 4 months ago

Does this mean the Brewers are over Zelous?

Karkat
3 years 4 months ago

I hear he plays the infield with a great amount of dedication, fervor, and passion. Is there an adjective for that?

lefty177
3 years 4 months ago

being gritty? *sarcasm*

3 years 4 months ago

Darn; looked like a good kid.  He was doing all he could to get the majors…even picked up a catcher’s glove and started dabbling in catching to increase his value

Karkat
3 years 4 months ago

 How zealous of him.

vince9663
3 years 4 months ago

Zelous is just one of zelice, you need zeshampoo to get rid of zem.

Rabbitov
3 years 4 months ago

Can a Brewer’s fan tell me about this guy?

inleylandwetrust
3 years 4 months ago

He usually has pretty good plate discipline, but sometimes he can get a bit overzealous.

3 years 4 months ago

271 hitter with 371 OBP in 5 minor league seasons.  Plays 3B, with experience at SS, 2B,  and LF.  Also started catching a little bit this year in spring training.  Looked pretty good in Spring Training. Nothing special, but potential to be a solid contributor/utility guy.

craigcounsellhitsbombs
3 years 4 months ago

Solid looking ballplayer. Nothing special, but he can play all over the field, shows a pretty good eye at the plate, and at least semi-above-average defense. Not really sure why Brooks Conrad made our roster over him. 

mstrchef13
3 years 4 months ago

This is the Orioles’ way of telling Josh Bell that his conditioning and his lack of plate discipline are no longer acceptable.

3 years 4 months ago

With this pickup, the O’s will definitely strike fear into the hearts of the other teams in the AL East

3 years 4 months ago

Read the headline quickly thought it said Zach Wheeler…nearly had a heart attack

Jeremy Herniman
3 years 4 months ago

he will make all of his teammates better.  Won’t find a better clubhouse guy.  He will get on base, score runs, and he has a sick glove.