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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 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

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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

Jacob deGrom (forearm) played catch Friday.

DeGrom stayed home when the Mets traveled to Cincinnati, but he has rejoined them in Atlanta and resumed a throwing program. It's unclear at this point when he'll be ready for mound work or when he might rejoin the rotation, but obviously this is a nice step.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 03:33:00 PM

MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports that Jacob deGrom (forearm) has rejoined the Mets and "should start throwing imminently."

DeGrom didn't travel with the club to Cincinnati but has joined them in Atlanta. It's been just over a week since he's started, as the right-hander is dealing with some soreness in his right forearm. When he might be ready to start again isn't known at this point, but obviously it's good news that he's poised to resume throwing. Rafael Montero is currently filling in for deGrom.
Fri, Sep 9, 2016 01:59:00 PM

The Mets announced Friday that Jacob deGrom had his right forearm examined on Friday, and though no structural damage was found, it's likely that he will miss his next scheduled start.

DeGrom experienced soreness in his forearm in Thursday's start against the Marlins. The results are encouraging and seem to confirm that deGrom is merely going through a dead arm phase, but it does sound like he will miss at least one trip through the rotation. Rafael Montero could be a candidate to make another start for the Mets in his place.
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 06:41:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins on Friday wouldn't commit to Jacob deGrom making his next start.

"I really can't discuss that just yet," Collins said. Uh oh. DeGrom struggled Thursday for the third straight start and at one point called trainer Ray Ramirez to the mound for a discussion. His velocity was also down on Thursday and it seems the right-hander may be dealing with an undisclosed injury or perhaps a dead arm phase. The Mets are expected to reveal more about deGrom prior to Friday's game.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Sep 2, 2016 04:18:00 PM

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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