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Jacob deGrom | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Stetson
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / NYM
Contract: view contract details

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Jacob deGrom survived a hectic third inning to pick up his third win of the season Saturday against the Giants.
He scattered two hits and three runs (all unearned) over six innings of work. DeGrom didn’t allow a walk in his first two starts but he handed out four free passes Saturday including one with the bases loaded. His fastball touched 95 mph at one point but mostly sat in the low 90s. DeGrom unraveled in the third after a throwing error by Wilmer Flores but he buckled down and threw zeros the rest of the way. It was a trying month for deGrom both personally and physically, but he still managed to go undefeated with a 1.02 ERA in three starts. The long-haired right-hander will go to work again Thursday in San Diego. Apr 30 - 7:41 PM

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Jacob deGrom pitched well in Sunday's 3-2 win over the Braves, hurling 5 2/3 innings of one-run ball.

DeGrom was just activated off the family emergency list (his new baby was experiencing a health concern). Returning to the mound on Sunday, he surrendered eight hits while striking out three. He did not walk a batter on the afternoon. The only run to score on his line came in the fifth inning, when he served up an RBI single to Nick Markakis. The 26-year-old right-hander has been limited to just two starts due to a lat injury, but he should be able to settle into something of a groove now that he is past that injury. In 11 2/3 innings, he has allowed two runs. DeGrom will look to continue his nice (if limited) start to the 2016 campaign when he tangos with the Giants in a home outing next time he toes the rubber.
Apr 24 - 4:56 PM

Mets activated RHP Jacob deGrom from the family emergency leave list.

DeGrom has been away for a bit with his new baby dealing with a health issue, and he's also had a sore lat recently. The good news is his child is fine, and hopefully the lat problem is in the rear view mirror, as well. DeGrom will start on Sunday versus the Braves.
Apr 24 - 8:52 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Jacob deGrom (lat, baby) will start Sunday in Atlanta.

It's a juicy matchup for his return to the Mets' rotation. The right-hander hasn't pitched since April 8 due to lat soreness and the arrival of his first child. He struck out six batters over six innings of one-run ball in his 2016 regular-season debut against the Phillies.
Apr 19 - 4:05 PM

Jacob deGrom (lat) threw 71 pitches in a simulated game Tuesday in Port St. Lucie.

His week-old son was also discharged from the hospital on Monday, which is even better news. DeGrom hasn't pitched since April 8 due to lat soreness, but it's possible that he could return to the Mets' rotation as soon as Sunday against the Braves.
Apr 19 - 1:24 PM

Mets placed RHP Jacob deGrom on the family emergency leave list.

DeGrom completed a bullpen session without issue and reportedly would have been fine physically to make his next start. The issue causing his departure from the team relates to the health of his newborn son. Our thoughts and prayers go out to deGrom and his family at this time.
Apr 16 - 12:54 PM

Adam Rubin of hears that it's "unlikely" Jacob deGrom (lat) will make his next scheduled start on Tuesday.

DeGrom threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Friday and is slated to throw another more intense bullpen session on Sunday. The Mets aren't expected to announce until after that whether deGrom will be placed on the disabled list, but it sounds like they're going to play things cautiously here. We should know more by Sunday about a potential timetable for deGrom's return. Logan Verrett will continue to fill in.
Apr 15 - 5:50 PM

Jacob deGrom (lat) threw a 25-pitch bullpen session on Friday.

He'll throw another one on Sunday with more intensity before the Mets decide whether he'll make his next scheduled start. If the Mets decide that deGrom needs a disabled list stint, Logan Verrett will fill in again.
Apr 15 - 4:05 PM

Jacob deGrom (lat) is expected to throw a bullpen session Friday in St. Lucie.

The rest of the team is on its way to Cleveland but deGrom is still in Florida where his wife gave birth two days ago. According to beat writer Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, deGrom will be placed on the disabled list if Friday's session doesn't go well. He's already missed one start because of lat tightness. Logan Verrett would take deGrom's place in the starting rotation.
Apr 14 - 6:51 PM

Jacob deGrom (lat) will meet up with the Mets in Cleveland on Friday and try to throw a side session.

The right-hander was excused from the club on Monday to be present for the birth of his first child. He's also dealing with a bit of lat tightness and the Mets are considering placing deGrom on the 15-day disabled list, backdated to April 9, to get him some additional rest. There should be a decision on that front this weekend. If the side session goes well on Friday, it's possible he'll be allowed to return to the Mets' rotation next week in Philadelphia.
Apr 13 - 10:38 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Tuesday that Jacob deGrom (lat) could need a stint on the disabled list.

The right-hander is currently away from the Mets for the birth of his first child and a decision about the disabled list probably won't be made until he returns and is examined by team doctors. He departed his start last Friday against the Phillies after experiencing tightness in his right lat muscle. The 15-day disabled list stint could be backdated to April 9.
Apr 12 - 4:11 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that the team has no immediate plans to place Jacob deGrom on the paternity leave list.

DeGrom left the team on Monday for the birth of his child. He's already having his turn in the rotation skipped on Wednesday due to lat soreness, but one factor to keep in mind is that the Mets wouldn't be able to backdate a stint on the disabled list if they put him on the paternity leave list. They'll wait things out for now.
Apr 11 - 4:10 PM

The Mets will skip Jacob deGrom's (lat) next scheduled turn in the rotation on Wednesday.

Manager Terry Collins said that deGrom's right lat is "improved, but not enough." The club has no plans to place the right-hander on the disabled list at the moment, as the hope is he'll miss just one start. Logan Verrett will fill in on Wednesday against the Marlins.
Apr 10 - 10:35 AM

Jacob deGrom won't need an MRI but Mets manager Terry Collins said his lat is still "very sore."

DeGrom didn't want to speak to reporters on Saturday. If Saturday's game against the Phillies is rained out, the Mets would push back all their starters and could skip deGrom because of their day off on Thursday. If not, the Mets may need to find a spot starter for deGrom's turn on Wednesday. In addition to his injury, deGrom's wife is expected to give birth at any time.
Apr 9 - 4:40 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said after Friday's game that Jacob deGrom (lat) is "pretty stiff right now."

DeGrom's right lat tightened up on him after he threw a pitch during Friday's start necessitating an early exit. Collins noted that the tightness is in a different spot than the back ailment deGrom dealt with during spring training. He'll be re-evaluated on Saturday, at which point more could be known about his availability for his next start.
Apr 8 - 4:36 PM

Depth Charts

C1Kevin Plawecki
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Logan Verrett
7Jim Henderson
8Josh Edgin
9Jenrry Mejia