Wheeler joins fellow UCSB teammate Ryan Palermo in the infield for the 2010 Rafters. Wheeler, a junior, began his college career at Pacific where he played well in limited time. Wheeler transferred to Orange Coast College for his second collegiate year where he offered a great presence in the lineup by hitting .340 with 30 RBIs. His 2009 season culminated with a selection to the First Team All-Orange Empire Converence Team and the All-Southern California Team. So far in 2010, his first year at UCSB, Wheeler has been a mainstay in the middle of the lineup as the team's primary DH. Wheeler hit to the tune of .297 while driving in 22 runs over 38 games (29 starts).