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Jacob deGrom | Starting Pitcher | #48

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings Sunday against the Marlins.
Apparently, de Grom wasn't quite ready for that sixth inning, considering that he threw just four in his previous spring start. He allowed one run over five today, but he retired just one of the four batters he faced in the sixth. He was charged with three runs then, taking his ERA from 0.90 before the game to 2.93 now. Mar 19 - 5:22 PM

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Jacob deGrom was sharp again Tuesday, allowing one run over four innings and striking out six against the Astros.

DeGrom seems back in 2015 form this spring after struggling some with his velocity early on and getting hurt last year. There's no guarantee that he'll remain healthy this time around, but judging from the early results, he should open the season as one of the NL's very best pitchers.
Mar 14 - 4:03 PM

Jacob deGrom struck out four in four scoreless innings Thursday against the Tigers.

DeGrom's velocity has been very good, and he's yet to allow a run in six innings this spring. It might be time to start thinking of him as a top-10 SP once again.
Mar 9 - 4:00 PM

Jacob deGrom turned in two scoreless innings while punching out three batters in a 3-1 win over the Astros on Saturday.

He did not allow a hit or a walk. This was his first game duty of the spring. He is being nursed back into action after missing the month of September last year due to elbow pain. He went 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts in 2016.
Mar 4 - 4:01 PM

Jacob deGrom has declared his elbow pain-free following his recovery from surgery last September to re-position his ulnar nerve.

DeGrom's season was cut short lst year by pain in his elbow and forearm. His last start came on September 1. He gave up 16 earned runs in his final three starts while battling the injury. As a result, he finished at 7-8 with a 3.04 ERA over 25 starts. He fanned 143 batters while walking only 36 in 148 innings. He's already throwing off a mound and is expected to participate fully in spring training. The real test will be pitching in games, but things are looking up for him going into 2017.
Feb 5 - 3:27 PM

Mets and RHP Jacob deGrom avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $4.05 million contract.

ESPN New York's Adam Rubin notes that it's a record for a first-time eligible starting pitcher who didn't pitch enough innings the previous season to qualify for the ERA title. DeGrom had surgery in September to repair ulnar nerve damage in his right elbow, but he's not expected to be limited in spring training.
Jan 13 - 3:59 PM

Jacob deGrom (elbow) said Friday that he's close to beginning a throwing program.

DeGrom had surgery in September to repair ulnar nerve damage in his right elbow. He added Friday that he's feeling much better than he did pre-op, as he's now able to snap his fingers without discomfort. DeGrom is not expected to be limited at the beginning of spring training.
Fri, Dec 2, 2016 11:23:00 AM

Jacob deGrom underwent successful surgery to repair ulnar nerve damage in his right arm on Wednesday.

This officially puts deGrom's 2016 season to rest. In 148 frames, the 28-year-old right-hander pitched to a 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP and 143/36 K/BB ratio. Barring setbacks in his rehab, deGrom should be ready to roll come spring training of 2017.
Wed, Sep 21, 2016 06:16:00 PM

Jacob deGrom will undergo season-ending surgery later this week to repair ulnar nerve damage in his right arm.

As previously speculated. The right-hander has been experiencing arm trouble since August and wound up making just one start in September (on September 1 against the Marlins) for the Wild Card-hunting Mets. He finishes with a 3.04 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 143/36 K/BB ratio over 148 innings. If the Mets make the postseason, they'll probably be working with a patchwork starting rotation. But that's been their situation for a while now.
Tue, Sep 20, 2016 04:26:00 PM

Jacob deGrom (elbow) has been scratched from Sunday's start against the Twins and likely needs surgery.

He's been having trouble with the ulnar nerve in his right elbow. The surgery would obviously sideline him for the rest of 2016, though it shouldn't affect his availability for spring training. DeGrom logged 216 innings between the playoffs and regular season last year and that seemed to take a toll on him in 2016. It's a miracle the Mets are still in the postseason hunt with all the injuries they've had this season. Gabriel Ynoa will start in deGrom's place Sunday against Minnesota.
Sat, Sep 17, 2016 04:13:00 PM

Jacob deGrom (forearm) will start on Sunday against the Twins.

DeGrom resumed throwing off a mound nearly a week ago and hasn't had any issues with his forearm. He's expected to be limited to around 75 pitches in what will be his first start since September 1.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:06:00 PM

Jacob deGrom (forearm) will throw again Wednesday.

He made it through a 35-pitch bullpen workout on Monday without issue and now deGrom might be nearing the final step in his rehab from this two-week bout of forearm soreness. One option the Mets are considering is a piggyback start with Steven Matz (shoulder) on Sunday afternoon against the Twins. Matz would probably take the smaller chunk of the game because he's been out longer than deGrom.
Wed, Sep 14, 2016 01:31:00 PM

Jacob deGrom (forearm) could return to action for the Mets on Sunday against the Twins.

There is talk of deGrom piggybacking with fellow rehabbing Mets starter Steven Matz (shoulder) in that series finale at home versus Minnesota. The right-handed deGrom hasn't pitched since September 1 because of right forearm soreness. Matz has been out since August 14. It figures deGrom would take the first 4-5 innings on Sunday with Matz (and possibly closer Jeurys Familia) covering the rest.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Tue, Sep 13, 2016 07:10:00 PM

Jacob deGrom (forearm) threw 35 pitches in a bullpen session Monday.

DeGrom threw 10 pitches off a mound on Saturday, but he ramped things up with this one and also took a 15-minute break in the middle to simulate innings. It was a step in the right direction, but it's unclear when he'll be ready to make his return. It's possible he could be brought back in relief before making a start. Rafael Montero is filling his spot in the rotation for now.
Mon, Sep 12, 2016 04:46:00 PM

Jacob deGrom (forearm) threw off a mound on Saturday.

He only threw 10 pitches. It was deGrom's first mound session since the team shut him down with forearm inflammation earlier this month. DeGrom said he felt good but it's unclear when he'll make his next start. Rafael Montero will again start in his place Monday versus Washington.
Sat, Sep 10, 2016 04:36:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
4Tomas Nido
1B1Lucas Duda
2Wilmer Flores
2B1Neil Walker
2T.J. Rivera
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
4Amed Rosario
3B1David Wright
2Jose Reyes
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Michael Conforto
3Brandon Nimmo
4Wulimer Becerra
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Noah Syndergaard
2Jacob deGrom
3Matt Harvey
4Steven Matz
5Zack Wheeler
6Robert Gsellman
7Seth Lugo
8Rafael Montero
9Chris Flexen
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Fernando Salas
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Josh Smoker
7Erik Goeddel
8Josh Edgin
9Sean Gilmartin
10Ben Rowen
11Adam Wilk
12Tom Gorzelanny
13Jenrry Mejia