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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 said he'd be open to signing a long-term contract with the Mets.
"I’m a little bit older so I might be more willing to do something like that,’’ said deGrom. "You just have to look at what is fair so both sides get a decent deal." DeGrom was the best starter on a team that advanced to the World Series last year but his contract doesn't expire until 2020. If the Mets do decide to lock up deGrom long-term, Madison Bumgarner's six-year, $35.56 million extension with San Francisco could be used as a blueprint. Feb 11 - 8:38 AM

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Jacob deGrom was undone by a four-run fifth inning in Wednesday's 7-1 Game 2 World Series loss.

Game 2 began well enough for deGrom, as he didn't allow a hit the first time through the order. Entering the bottom of the fifth inning, he held a 1-0 lead. The Royals would chip away in typically Royal fashion. DeGrom opened the frame by walking Alex Gordon, then surrendered singles to Alex Rios and Alcides Escobar. Escobar's hit tied the contest at 1-1. DeGrom would retire two batters before allowing singles to Eric Hosmer, Kendrys Morales and Mike Moustakas. When the inning finally ended, deGrom had thrown 35 pitches in the frame and surrendered four runs. He ultimately struck out two and walked three over his five innings of work. The 27-year-old right-hander should see another start in the World Series unless the Royals sweep the Mets. Noah Syndergaard will take the ball in Game 3 as the boys from New York try to avoid an 0-3 hole.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 11:06:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday that his World Series Game 1 starter "could be anyone."

ESPN's Buster Olney reported earlier Friday that Jacob deGrom would get the ball in Game 1. There's no reason to doubt the report, although Collins isn't ready to publicly commit to deGrom just yet. Olney also said that deGrom would be followed by Noah Syndergaard, Matt Harvey and Steven Matz.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 01:11:00 PM

ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Mets are expected to start Jacob deGrom in Game 1 of the World Series next Tuesday.

It's Matt Harvey's turn in the rotation, but with all the time off before the Fall Classic starts the Mets can set up their rotation how they want. Olney says they plan on going with Noah Syndergaard, Harvey and Steven Matz after deGrom, in that order. Game 1 will be at a site yet determined, as the American League has homefield advantage and ALCS Game 6 between the Blue Jays and Royals will be played Friday.
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 09:11:00 AM

Jacob deGrom was terrific Tuesday, holding the Cubs to two runs over seven innings in a 5-2 win in Game 3 of the NLCS.

DeGrom was shaky in the first inning, giving up a home run and also having to escape a two-on, two-out jam. He also served up another longball in the fourth, but it was also a solo shot and deGrom then retired the next 11 batters he faced. He yielded just four hits and one walk on the night while recording seven strikeouts. The Mets will give the ball to Steven Matz in Game 4, while the Cubs will counter with Jason Hammel as they try to avoid getting swept out of the NLCS.
Tue, Oct 20, 2015 11:44:00 PM

Jacob deGrom turned in a gutsy performance to get the win Thursday, limiting the Dodgers to two runs over six innings in Game 5 of the NLDS.

The final line was much milder than it could have been for the Mets starter. DeGrom got off to a bad start, allowing four straight singles in the first inning to spot the Dodgers a 2-1 lead, but he managed to escape without further harm. He then proceeded to dance around trouble for virtually every subsequent inning, allowing six hits and three walks in all. DeGrom struck out seven in the effort. DeGrom and the Mets will next square off with the Cubs in the National League Championship Series starting Saturday.
Thu, Oct 15, 2015 11:23:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins on Monday didn't completely rule out the possibility of Jacob deGrom starting Game 4 of the NLDS on short rest.

Collins said over the weekend that the possibility would be "unrealistic." It's still seemingly a long shot, but the skipper didn't completely shut the door on it happening should the Mets lose Game 3. As it stands right now, Steven Matz is in line to take the ball in Game 4.
Mon, Oct 12, 2015 04:35:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said having Jacob deGrom start Game 4 of the NLDS against the Dodgers is "unrealistic."

It certainly sounds like Collins is leaning toward saving his ace for Game 5. New York's rotation is deep enough for deGrom to pitch on normal rest. Rookie Steven Matz is expected to get the ball for Game 4 if necessary.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 05:56:00 PM

Jacob deGrom was magnificent in his postseason debut on Friday, tying Tom Seaver's franchise record with 13 strikeouts over seven scoreless frames as the Mets captured Game 1 of the NLDS.

DeGrom scattered just five hits and one intentional walk in his brilliant performance. It was the highest individual strikeout total in postseason history at Dodger Stadium, and also represented the first time in big league history that opposing starters had each fanned 11 or more hitters in a game. The next time that the 27-year-old hurler takes the hill will be in a decisive Game 5 of this series, or to begin the NLCS should the Mets successfully dispatch of the Dodgers.
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 01:07:00 AM

In his final start of the regular season, Jacob deGrom struck out seven over four scoreless, hit-less innings against the Nationals on Sunday.

Outside of two walks, deGrom pitched a perfect four innings. He finishes the 2015 regular season with a 2.54 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 205/38 K/BB ratio over 191 innings. Next stop, the NLCS, where he'll face off with Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw in Game 1 on Friday.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 05:55:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins on Sunday said the club has discussed the possibility of bringing back Jacob deGrom on short rest to start Game 4 of the NLDS.

They would consider it only if they're trailing in the series and likely only if Steven Matz (back) is unable to go. The other option for Game 4 if Matz isn't healthy is Bartolo Colon. If deGrom starts Game 4, Noah Syndergaard would get the ball in Game 5.
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 12:22:00 PM

Manager Terry Collins said Jacob deGrom will be the Mets' starter for Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.

He was the obvious choice with Matt Harvey expected to be held back until Game 3. DeGrom owns the majors' fifth lowest WHIP (0.99) and the sixth lowest ERA (2.60). Last season's NL Rookie of the Year is 0-2 with a 3.66 ERA in three career starts against the Dodgers.
Sat, Oct 3, 2015 11:02:00 PM

Jacob deGrom tossed six innings of one-run ball and also knocked in two runs with the bat as the Mets beat the Reds on Sunday.

deGrom scattered five hits, walking none and striking out nine in the effort. The Reds' lone run came in his final inning, when Joey Votto hit an RBI single. deGrom contributed on offense, knocking in two runs with a single in the third innings. The right-hander will head into his final start at home against the Nationals with a 2.60 ERA, a 0.99 WHIP, and a 198/36 K/BB ratio over 187 innings.
Sun, Sep 27, 2015 04:09:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins indicated Tuesday that Jacob deGrom will start Sunday in Cincinnati.

The right-hander was skipped on his last turn through the rotation as a way to manage his workload ahead of the postseason. He boasts a 2.64 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, and 189/36 K/BB ratio in a career-high 181 innings this year.
Tue, Sep 22, 2015 04:05:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins announced Saturday that Jacob deGrom will have his next start pushed back.

Collins had been scheduled to work on Tuesday. The Mets believe that some extra rest will help him heading into the postseason. The right-hander has already logged a career-high 181 innings this year and was knocked around by the Marlins his last time out. He owns a sparkling 2.64 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 189/36 K/BB ratio on the season.
Sat, Sep 19, 2015 10:56:00 AM

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