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48 Jacob deGrom SP
Height/Weight: 6-4/180 | Birthdate: 6/19/1988 | Birthplace: Deland, FL | Bats/Throws: L/R | Team: New York | College: None | MLB Experience: 2 | Owned/Started%: 98/84 | Average Draft Position: 47.60
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Mets emerging stud Jacob deGrom stymies Marlins


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4/18/2015) Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom, who has been lights-out at Citi Field since last year, turned the lights out Saturday night on the Marlins in front of a sellout crowd.

The bullpen flipped the switch back on in the ninth inning, but finally shut Miami down to raise his record to 2-1.

deGrom was dominant in seven shutout innings, surrendering six measly singles, walking none and fanning eight in lowering his ERA to a sparkling 0.93. He retired 13 of the last 15 batters he faced and has not allowed a run in his last two outings.

Outfielder and teammate Michael Cuddyer was duly impressed.

"His mound presence, the way he carries himself, he's not scared of any hitter or any situation," he told ESPN. "No moments are too big for him, and no hitter is too big."

deGrom will try to make it three shutout performances in a row Friday night against the host Yankees.


Mets' deGrom wins home opener with 6 1/3 scoreless innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/13/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom earned the win in his team's home opener Monday, allowing seven hits and one walk in 6 1/3 scoreless innings while striking out three in his team's 2-0 victory over the Phillies.

deGrom (1-1) retired the first seven batters he faced and then was able to work out of trouble through the middle innings to pick up his first win of the season. He owns a 1.46 ERA and 9:3 K:BB ratio in 12 1/3 innings going into Saturday's matchup with the Marlins.


Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom allows two runs in six innings Wednesday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/8/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom allowed two runs over six strong innings of work in New York's 2-1 loss to the Nationals Wednesday.

DeGrom's only blemish came in the first inning when Ryan Zimmerman took him to deep left field for a home run, bringing in two. He begins the year with a 3.00 ERA. 

DeGrom will look to get his first win of the year Monday against the Phillies.


Mets' Jacob deGrom hoping to keep Nationals in check Wednesday


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/7/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom paid close attention to Bartolo Colon's start on Opening Day, and is ready to keep the Nationals in check in his season debut on Wednesday.

"I watched what Bartolo did, he just located and kept the ball down," deGrom said, per the New York Daily News. "He threw the ball really well. That is always my game plan: throw strikes and keep it down. Watching it today, I learned some things from him and I will take it into Wednesday."

deGrom is coming off a Rookie of the Year campaign in 2014 in which he went 9-6 with a 2.69 ERA and 144:43 K:BB ratio in 140 1/3 innings. He is hoping to make adjustments in order to avoid a sophomore slump.

"I know hitters will make adjustments on me," deGrom said this spring, "I am ready for that."


Mets plan to be conservative with Harvey, deGrom early in season


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(4/6/2015) The Mets plan to be cautious early in the season with starting pitchers Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom since neither player stretched out to 100 pitches during spring training, per NJ.com.

"It's not about health," general manager Sandy Alderson said. "Well in Harvey's case it's about his return. And in deGrom's case it's being a little conservative, that's all."

With the conservative approach in mind, the Mets chose to open the season with an eight-man bullpen.

"That gave us a little bit of flexibility," Alderson said. "That may change as well over time."


Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom may be used as pinch-hitter this year


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/5/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is considered one of New York's better hitting pitchers and manager Terry Collins wants to make good use of that, reports the New York Daily News.

Collins doesn't have a problem using deGrom or his other better hitting pitchers if he's in a bind this year.

"It all depends on what the situation of the game is," Collins said Saturday afternoon. "You will (use a bench player such as John Mayberry Jr.) if you've got to win the game. If it's a situation where, hey, look, the bases are loaded and they're making a move, you’ve got to counter it. That's why it's important we have some pitchers who can swing the bat a little bit."

DeGrom hit .217 in 46 plate appearances in 2014.


Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom allows one run in seven innings Saturday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(3/28/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom continued his roll through spring training hitters Saturday against the Nationals, allowing just one run on four hits with four strikeouts in seven innings of work.

"That's the most stretched out I've been all spring, and I felt really good out there today," deGrom said to ESPN.com.

He needed just 81 pitches to get through his outing.

"I struggled today a little bit," said deGrom, who sliced his Grapefruit League ERA to 2.45. "I don't know if I lost concentration or something with those two four-pitch walks. That's the main thing today, but the spring has been going pretty smooth. I'm still trying to work on things. I was getting under my changeup today. And that’s what I fell behind Bryce with before he hit the home run."


Mets' Jacob deGrom strikes out five in four innings Monday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom surrendered two earned runs on four hits and one walk in four innings while striking out five and earned the win in Monday's 12-3 victory over the Marlins.

The Mets tabbed deGrom to pitch the second game of the season Monday, lining him up to be on the mound for the team's home opener in his second scheduled start. He's allowed five earned runs in 15 innings this spring while striking out 17 batters and walking only two.

"I struggled with keeping the ball down today," deGrom said to the New York Post. "It was just one of those days where I didn’t have the best feel for where I was throwing it. I must have rushed a little bit."


Mets line up Colon, deGrom, Harvey for first three games


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/23/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins announced Monday that Bartolo Colon will draw the start for Opening Day on April 6 against the Nationals, while Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey will follow Colon in the rotation, The Star-Ledger reports.

The news confirms a report from Sunday indicating that Colon, deGrom and Harvey would face the Nationals in the first series of the season. Colon will become the oldest Opening Day starter in franchise history, surpassing Tom Glavine in 2007.


Report: Mets tap Bartolo Colon for Opening Day, set rotation


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/22/2015) The Mets will start Bartolo Colon on April 6 in the regular-season opener against the Nationals, ESPNNewYork.com reported Sunday.

The team confirmed the report Monday. Colon is set to become the team's oldest Opening Day starter ever, surpassing Tom Glavine in 2007. He went 15-13 with a 4.09 ERA and 151:30 K:BB ratio in 202 1/3 innings.

Reigning NL Rookie of the Year Jacob deGrom will start the team's second game of the season as well as the home opener against the Phillies. Matt Harvey, who was in the mix to pitch the home opener, will follow deGrom in both of the first two trips through the rotation.


Mets' Jacob deGrom strikes out six in five one-hit innings


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(3/17/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom shined in Tuesday's 6-4 spring win against the Marlins, allowing just one hit in five scoreless innings while striking out six and walking none.

It was the best start of Grapefruit League play for deGrom, who had surrendered three earned runs in six innings in his previous two outings. The only hit he allowed came to the first batter of the game, and he promptly induced a ground-ball to record a double play and clear the bases.

"I'm very pleased," deGrom said after the outing, per MLB.com. "This week I worked on my delivery a little bit. Last time I got a little herky-jerky in the third inning, maybe trying to overthrow. I worked on just staying smooth this week, and I really felt good out there today."

deGrom is coming off a Rookie of the Year campaign in 2014 in which he went 9-6 with a 2.69 ERA and 144:43 K:BB ratio in 140 1/3 innings.


Mets SP Jacob deGrom strikes out five in second spring start


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(3/12/2015) Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom struck out five batters over three innings during Thursday's spring game against the Nationals. He allowed two runs on three hits and one walk.

"I had command of all of my pitches and felt really good," deGrom said, noting that he was working in particular on his curveball and slider, per MLB.com. "I gave up [Michael Taylor's double] that was hit really hard. It was just a pretty good slider and he took a good swing at it."

deGrom is 1-0 with a 4.50 ERA through two spring starts.


Jacob deGrom makes successful spring debut for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(3/7/2015) Jacob deGrom was able to pitch an inning longer than expected, after keeping his pitch count low in his spring debut with the Mets.

deGrom pitched three innings, allowing one run on two hits, striking out one. 

"It's definitely different," deGrom told NJ.com's Mike Vorkunov. "I'd say I was a little more relaxed but I was pretty nervous going out there today. ... I gotta go out there this year and pick up where I left off."

deGrom won the NL Rookie of the Year award last season, going 9-6, with a 2.69 ERA. He is trying to increase his use of the changeup this season and focused on that pitch during his spring debut. 

"That'd be a big pitch to have going right into the season," he said.


Mets' Jacob deGrom working on perfecting his curveball


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(3/6/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is working on perfecting his curveball this spring, according to the New York Post

"This spring is so different," deGrom said. "I can really come in here and work on things. Last year when I was over on the big league side, I didn’t throw my curveball one time because I was trying to make the team and prove I could get outs in spring training."

After experiencing some success in the majors, deGrom said he is more willing to work on stuff this time around. While he actually started using his curve more late last season, it seems like deGrom is going to work on perfecting the pitch during camp. 

"It’s a great pitch whether it be strike one or a strikeout pitch," deGrom said. "Talking to Gee, Wheeler and all those guys and see how they throw theirs and taking little bits of information from them and trying it in bullpens. Sometimes I throw it at 78 (mph) and that’s a big difference from the slider. It gets the hitter off balance."

deGrom, 26, posted a 2.69 ERA over 140 1/3 innings last season.


Report: Dillon Gee 'could be traded' by Mets in spring


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(2/16/2015) Mets RHP Dillon Gee was the subject of offseason trade rumors. That's understandable, since he arrived at spring training as one of six established starting pitchers on the Mets' staff. 

The other candidates for the Mets' rotation are: LHP Zack Wheeler, 41-year-old RHP Bartolo Colon, LHP Jon Niese , RHP Jacob deGrom, who won last season's NL Rookie of the Year award and RHP Matt Harvey, returning after missing last year with arm surgery.

A source told ESPN New York that, although there wasn't much trade talk on the first day of camp, Gee "could be traded" during the spring, if the right deal came along.

Colon is also a candidate to be traded to clear the logjam in the starting rotation.  

If the team keeps all six pitchers, Gee is the leading candidate to be sent to the bullpen for long relief and the occasional spot start. 

Gee was 7-8, with a 4.00 ERA in 22 starts for the Mets last year. In his five MLB seasons, all with the Mets, he's 40-34, 3.91. His last relief appearance was in 2011. 


Mets' Jacob deGrom ready for the added pressure


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(2/10/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is ready for the added pressure that will come after his strong rookie season, according to the New York Daily News.

"I try not to put that pressure on me," deGrom said. He did, however, admit that there will likely be more expectations from external sources. "Yeah, I try not to think about it. But I think there’ll be a little more and I’m sure I’ll put a little more pressure on myself," he added. "But I’m going to try not to."

The 26-year-old posted a 2.69 ERA over 140 1/3 innings last year. His performance earned him the NL Rookie of the Year award. 


Mets SP Jacob deGrom named NL Rookie of the Year


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/10/2014) Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom won the AL Rookie of the Year award, receiving 26 of the 30 first-place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America. DeGrom, 26, posted a 9-6 record, 2.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Over his final 15 starts, he went 9-2 with a 1.90 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings.

DeGrom is the first Mets player to win the award since pitcher Dwight Gooden in 1984.


Mets opt to shut down Jacob deGrom


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/23/2014) Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has pitched for the last time in 2014, according to ESPN.com. The Mets will replace him for his final turn Saturday against the Astros. The rookie was thought to have an innings limit of 180-185 and has thrown 178 2/3 between the majors and minors this season.

Those innings were mostly spectacular. Though deGrom wasn't considered an elite prospect coming into the year, he's a leading candidate for NL Rookie of the Year with a 9-6 record, 2.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 9.2 strikeouts per nine innings. Over his final 15 starts, he went 9-2 with a 1.90 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 10.0 strikeouts per nine innings.


Jacob deGrom keeps rolling in win over Braves


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) For the second game in a row, Jacob deGrom notched a double-digit strikeout total, as he added on to a strong string of starts with a win against the Braves on Sunday. The opponents mustered only two runs (one earned) over deGrom's six innings, as the Mets rolled to a 10-2 victory.

After getting 13 Ks in his last start against the Marlins, deGrom got 10 strikeouts in Sunday's outing. He limited the Braves to three singles and three walks, lifting his record to 9-6 and lowering his ERA to 2.63.

According to ESPN.com, Mets manager Terry Collins has not yet determined whether deGrom will make another start this season. The team has targeted an innings limit for him between 180 and 185, and he has now pitched 178 2/3 innings between the majors and Triple-A. Collins is looking to make a decision later in the week.


Mets may shut down Jacob deGrom after Sunday start


by Al Melchior | Data Analyst
(9/21/2014) According to the Newark Star-Ledger, Sunday's start at the Braves could be the last of the season for the Mets' Jacob deGrom. Coming into Sunday's game, deGrom had made 21 starts totalling 134 1/3 innings. Adding in his work at Triple-A Las Vegas, deGrom has pitched 172 2/3 innings this season, which is 25 1/3 innings more than his previous high.

Manager Terry Collins told the Star-Ledger the team would make a decision regarding deGrom's status after Sunday's game.


Digging a little deeper on Jacob deGrom


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/16/2014) While some baseball fans probably hadn't heard of Jacob deGrom prior to his record-tying performance against the Marlins on Monday, most Fantasy owners were plenty familiar with his work already. That's what happens when a midseason waiver claim goes 8-2 with a 1.93 ERA, 1.00 WHIP and 9.6 strikeouts per nine innings during a 14-start stretch.

But is he really that good? Understand I'm not being literal here. Only a handful of pitchers in baseball history have been that good over a full season. But is deGrom really a strikeout-per-inning, top-30 type with the potential, maybe, to pitch like an ace? I'm starting to believe he is.

I won't spoil it here, but when I took a deeper look at deGrom's last 14 starts -- or really, his season as a whole -- in the Fantasy Baseball Today blog, I liked what I saw. In terms of swinging strike percentage, he's in elite company, and his velocity speaks for itself.

Plus, he throws strikes, keeps the ball in the yard, basically does everything that makes for a successful pitcher even apart from the strikeout rate. I don't think it's a stretch to say he could be next year's Corey Kluber.


Jacob deGrom matches MLB strikeout mark


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/15/2014) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom matched a modern major league record by striking out his first eight batters Monday night at home against Miami. However, it wasn't enough as he failed to factor inot the decision.

DeGrom allowed three runs on six hits and one walk while striking out a career-high 13 over seven innings of a 6-5 defeat. He owns a 2.68 ERA and a 1.14 WHIP over 21 starts (134 1/3 innings). His next start will come Sunday at Atlanta.

Jacob deGrom twirls eight brilliant innings in win Tuesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/9/2014) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom earned a win Tuesday, allowing just three hits in eight scoreless innings while striking out nine and walking none in his team's 2-0 victory over the Rockies.

deGrom (8-6) hasn't allowed an earned run in three straight starts, though he did surrender an unearned run in each of his previous two outings. Tuesday's win was the first time he's completed eight inning this season, and his nine strikeouts represent his third-best performance in 20 starts. deGrom owns a 2.62 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 121:39 K:BB ratio in 127 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Marlins Monday.


Mets push back starting five


by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(9/8/2014) With Rafael Montero expected to make a spot start Wednesday against the Rockies, the rest of the Mets starting rotation gets pushed back a day. Jonathon Niese, who will start Monday's game against the Rockies, won't start again until Sunday against the Nationals. Jacob deGrom, who will start Tuesday's game, won't start again until Sept. 15.

Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Zack Wheeler will start the other three games of this weekend's series against the Nationals, with Colon going on Thursday, Gee going on Friday and Wheeler going on Saturday.


Jacob deGrom strikes out six in no-decision Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(9/3/2014) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom didn't factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks in six innings while striking out six in his team's 4-3 win over the Marlins.

deGrom gave up his only run on an infield single in the third inning, but he watched the bullpen blow his lead late in the game. He owns a 2.87 ERA and 112:39 K:BB ratio in 119 1/3 innings. deGrom is scheduled to face the Rockies Tuesday.