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Jacob deGrom | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 6/19/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 180
Bats / Throws: Left / Right
College: Stetson
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 9 (0) / NYM
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Jacob deGrom will leave the team on Tuesday for the birth of his second child.
He plans to return on Saturday. It won't impact his schedule at all as he prepares for the season. Feb 20 - 9:33 AM

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Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that the Mets had preliminary extension talks with Jacob deGrom earlier this winter.

Talks never gained much in the way of momentum, as the two sides recently avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.4 million contract. It's possible the two sides could revisit things later. DeGrom is under team control through 2020, but he's turning 30 in June and could be open to getting a long-term deal done sooner rather than later.
Jan 23 - 1:05 PM

Mets and RHP Jacob deGrom avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $7.4 million contract.

It's a nice salary bump for deGrom, who earned $4.05 million last season. The right-hander posted a 3.53 ERA across 31 starts for the Mets in 2017.
Jan 12 - 5:30 PM

According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, the Mets remain open to a contract which would buy out Jacob deGrom's remaining arbitration years.

DeGrom made $4.05 million via arbitration in 2017 as a Super Two player, so he still has three years of arbitration remaining. The Mets would surely love to buy out a free agent year or two as well, but at least getting some cost certainty during his arbitration years would be nice. DeGrom will also be 30 years old next year, so it could make sense from his perspective as well. Puma writes that there haven't been any talks with deGrom's agents, but that figures to change as the offseason moves along.
Tue, Nov 14, 2017 04:46:00 PM

Jacob deGrom will not make his scheduled start Saturday versus the Phillies due to gastroenteritis.

DeGrom probably could've pushed through it if the Mets had something to play for, but as it is there's no reason to send him out there when he's ill. He'll finish the season with a 3.53 ERA and 239/59 K/BB ratio over 201 1/3 innings. Seth Lugo will move up a day to start in deGrom's place.
Fri, Sep 29, 2017 04:03:00 PM

Jacob deGrom struck out 11 and allowed just two earned runs but picked up the loss to the Nationals on Sunday.

deGrom had his start pushed back because of flu-like symptoms from Friday to Sunday, but he certainly didn't look sick against the Nationals. He gave up just five hits, walked no one, and kept the Nationals guessing for most of the game. The Mets have had an awful year, but deGrom still looks like one of the best pitchers in baseball. He'll make his last start of the year on Saturday against the Phillies.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 04:19:00 PM

Jacob deGrom's next start has been pushed back to Sunday due to flu-like symptoms.

The right-hander has dealt with nausea and an upset stomach for the last few days, so the Mets will adjust their schedule a bit to give deGrom ample time for recovery. Robert Gsellman will now start Friday's series opener against the Nationals and Matt Harvey will go Saturday.
Thu, Sep 21, 2017 03:33:00 PM

Jacob deGrom allowed a solo homer but nothing more through seven innings, and the Mets held off the Braves 7-3 on Saturday.

DeGrom was victimized by Freddie Freeman for a solo homer in the sixth inning, but he was lights out otherwise, allowing just five total hits and walking two while striking out seven. The win was his 15th of the season, fourth-most in the National League, and he's second in the league in innings pitched (195 1/3) and strikeouts (228), among other categories. He'll surely garner some Cy Young votes this fall. A date with the Nationals is on tap for Friday.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017 10:38:00 PM

Jacob deGrom gave up two runs on three hits while striking out 10 in a 10-5 loss to Reds on Sunday.

DeGrom bounced back nicely from his terrible start against the Phillies on Tuesday, but the Mets bullpen had no interest in letting him keep a lead. Even with an inconsistent finish to the year, he's still posted a respectable 3.63 ERA, and struck out 221 hitters. He'll get a chance to add to those totals when the Mets take on the Braves on Friday.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017 04:57:00 PM

Jacob deGrom was pounded for nine runs -- six earned -- in 3 2/3 innings by the Phillies on Tuesday.

DeGrom has a few weeks to go to end up as one of the few Mets to get through the year unscathed. He's stumbled some of late, giving up five runs in three of his last five outings, but he's still missing plenty of bats. A strong finish remains a possibility.
Tue, Sep 5, 2017 10:35:00 PM

Jacob deGrom was dominant in Friday’s 4-2 victory over the Nationals, allowing one run over 7 2/3 innings while striking out 10 batters.

The Nationals were held scoreless until Adrian Sanchez singled home a run in the eighth. Topping out at 99 mph with his fastball, deGrom gave up five hits on the night while issuing just one walk. He’s now surpassed 200 strikeouts for the second time in his career. He has nine double-digit strikeout games this season, the most by a Mets pitcher since David Cone in 1990.
Fri, Aug 25, 2017 10:56:00 PM

Jacob deGrom was lit up for five runs on 10 hits over 6 1/3 innings Sunday in a loss to the Marlins.

The right-hander struck out eight and didn't issue a walk, but the Marlins rattled off nine singles against him and Giancarlo Stanton took deGrom deep for a three-run homer in the top of the seventh inning. He'll bring a 13-7 record and 3.49 ERA into his next start on the road versus the NL East-leading Nationals.
Sun, Aug 20, 2017 04:08:00 PM

Jacob deGrom lasted 7 1/3 innings but gave up five runs in Tuesday's loss to the Yankees.

It looked like he was going to get a complete game loss, as deGrom's pitch count was still pretty low going into the bottom of the eighth inning, but he was pulled after allowing a couple hits and a sac fly. DeGrom permitted nine hits on the night, which is the most he's allowed over his last 12 starts. Two of them were home runs, as Jacoby Ellsbury and Gary Sanchez both took him deep. He will face the Marlins at home on Sunday.
Tue, Aug 15, 2017 11:04:00 PM

Jacob deGrom (triceps) threw his usual between-starts side session on Saturday.

DeGrom left Thursday's start with a bruised triceps but is already on the mend. He'll be fine to make his next start Tuesday against the Yankees. The right-hander has compiled a dominant 2.01 ERA over six second-half starts.
Sat, Aug 12, 2017 04:13:00 PM

Jacob deGrom was diagnosed with a right triceps contusion.

His X-rays came back negative. DeGrom was struck by a 99-mph line drive off the bat of Nick Williams but appears to have escaped without a major injury. He was brilliant on Thursday, blanking the Phillies over 6 2/3 innings of four-hit ball. DeGrom said after the game that he expects to make his next start Tuesday against the Yankees.
Thu, Aug 10, 2017 10:15:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Tomas Nido
4Jose Lobaton
1B1Adrian Gonzalez
2Dominic Smith
3Phillip Evans
4T.J. Rivera
2B1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3Gavin Cecchini
4Ty Kelly
SS1Amed Rosario
2Jose Reyes
3Luis Guillorme
3B1Todd Frazier
2David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Juan Lagares
2Brandon Nimmo
3Matt den Dekker
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Jason Vargas
6Zack Wheeler
7Robert Gsellman
8Seth Lugo
9Rafael Montero
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2A.J. Ramos
3Anthony Swarzak
4Jerry Blevins
5Paul Sewald
6Hansel Robles
7Gerson Bautista
8Tyler Bashlor
9Jacob Rhame
10Jamie Callahan
11Matt Purke