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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%: 98/81 | Average Draft Position: 47.54
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Mets' Jacob deGrom endures worst start in over a month Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom took the loss in his start against the Cubs on Thursday. deGrom allowed four runs (three earned) on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings, his shortest outing and most earned runs allowed since May 11. deGrom walked two and struck out two, as his ERA rose to 2.30 on the season.

deGrom (8-6) didn't pitch all that poorly. But his offense and his defense failed to help him out in this one. The Mets' bats were stymied by opposing pitcher Jake Arrieta. 

A Mets' throwing error in the fifth inning allowed a go-ahead run to score, giving the Cubs a lead they would not give back. deGrom did give up a two-run home run to Jonathan Herrera in the sixth, but the Mets were already down 2-1 at that point, leaving deGrom with his sixth loss of the season.

"I didn't have the game I wanted," deGrom said, per MLB.com. "I had a tough time commanding my pitches. I was wild. I just struggled out there today.

"Even in the bullpen, I was struggling with my command," deGrom said. "It's happened before, and I've come out and had good command in the game. It's just one of those days."


Mets going to six-man rotation, Steven Matz to debut Sunday


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/26/2015) Mets starting pitcher prospect Steven Matz will make his MLB debut Sunday against the Reds, general manager Sandy Alderson announced Friday.

Alderson also said the team will go to a six-man rotation for the "foreseeable future," as Matz will join a rotation that features Bartolo Colon, Jonathon Niese, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom.

"They're on board," Mets manager Terry Collins said, per NJ.com. "As Sandy alluded to, certainly this is in their best interest, a few of them. At the time we did it before things were moving pretty good, guys were pitching pretty well. We went back, we changed it, couple guys didn't pitch all that good even on regular rest.

"They understand we're going to give this a shot, we're going to take a good strong look at it. It's to benefit the whole organization, basically, so that we look up and everybody is pitching. We're not pushing guys back, we're not skipping, guys are out there and competing. That's what they want to do."    

Matz's arrival means Niese will get bumped from Sunday to Tuesday against the Cubs.

Matz, who is considered a top-100 prospect by Baseball America (No. 33) and MLB.com (No. 66), went 7-4 with a 2.19 ERA at Triple-A Las Vegas. He totaled 94 strikeouts in 90 1/3 innings.

Since returning from Tommy John surgery in 2012, the left-hander is 24-20 with a 2.29 ERA and 1.16 WHIP in 365 2/3 innings. He is striking out 9.4 batters per nine innings in his career.


Mets SP Jacbo deGrom throws eight shutout innings in victory


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/25/2015) Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom padded his bid to be in this year's All-Star Game with a brilliant performance on Thursday against the Brewers. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year twirled eight scoreless innings, allowing just four hits and zero walks while striking out seven. He finished with an even 100 pitches on the afternoon, as he put an end to the Mets' seven-game losing streak.

The dominant effort lowered deGrom's ERA to 2.15, and improved his record to 8-5. The win was the first for deGrom since June 7. 

"He's got tremendous stuff," manager Terry Collins said, per the Star-Ledger. "He knows how to use it. His last six, seven starts have been outstanding. He's the guy we saw last year. This is legit. He's not going through any sophomore slump."


Mets SP Jacob deGrom takes loss despite quality start on Friday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(6/19/2015) Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom was excellent in a losing effort on Friday against the Braves. deGrom gave up two runs on four hits over 7 1/3 innings. He walked one and struck out three, as he was pretty much on cruise-control for most of the evening, which resulted in a 2-1 loss.

deGrom (7-5, 2.34 ERA) was ultimately let down by the offense and defense of the Mets. In the eighth inning with the Mets leading 1-0, deGrom gave up a leadoff double to Andrelton Simmons, and a couple of infield miscues lead to a go-ahead, two-run double by Jace Peterson, which was deGrom's un-doing.

"I think I was just locating all of my pitches again. Mixing it up and being able to locate whenever I needed to," deGrom said, per MLB.com. "It's frustrating, but we're playing again tomorrow, so I look forward to winning that one."

The young right-hander, who turned 27 on Friday, has now posted seven consecutive quality starts. He'll look to get back in the win columm in his next start, scheduled for Wednesday in Milwaukee.


Jacob deGrom pitches well for Mets, gets no-decision


by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(6/13/2015) Jacob deGrom had a solid outing but saw his bullpen squander a victory as the Braves rallied to defeat the Mets in 11 innings Saturday. 

deGrom made just one mistake in his seven innings of work, allowing a first inning homer to Atlanta's Freddie Freeman. After that, deGrom cruised, allowing just four more hits while striking out nine batters. 

It was the sixth straight start deGrom has made where he's allowed two or fewer runs as he has lowered his ERA to 2.33. 


Mets alter rotation plans, Dillon Gee to start Sunday vs. Braves


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(6/12/2015) Dillon Gee is headed back to the Mets rotation for at least one start, as the team announced Friday he will start Sunday against the Braves. Noah Syndergaard, who was scheduled to start Sunday, has been pushed back to Monday against the Blue Jays.

Matt Harvey is now the probable pitcher for Tuesday, and he is expected to be followed in the rotation by Jonathon Niese, Bartolo Colon and Jacob deGrom.

The Mets are going to use a "light" six-man rotation, meaning they will slot in Gee when they can, according to ESPN.


Jacob deGrom earns win for Mets


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(6/7/2015) Mets starter Jacob deGrom won his third straight start on Sunday, over Arizona.

Degrom went seven innings, allowing three runs, two earned, on five hits. He walked three and struck out 10. 

"You saw the ball come down," manager Terry Collins said, per ESPN.com. "The balls early in the game were right belt high on the plate. He started moving the ball around, pitching to the sides of the plate a little bit better. He used his changeup much more effectively after the first inning."

Degrom's next start is Saturday, against Atlanta. 


Mets P Jacob deGrom strikes out 9, allows only two hits


by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com
(6/2/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom pitched eight shutout innings in Monday night's 7-0 win over the Padres. 

He held the Padres to only two hits in the game. It's the second time in the past three games that deGrom was able to go eight innings without giving up a run.

"This is probably one of the best games I've seen him pitch," manager Terry Collins said after the game, per MLB.com. "And I've seen him pitch some really, really good ones."

It was a dominant performance that saw deGrom throw nine strikeouts and walk zero batters. His ERA is now 2.41 for the season.

"This is the best I've been at repeating it, staying on top of the ball and getting good downward movement like I did last year," deGrom said. "I think I'm just in a better rhythm now."

The next projected start for deGrom is on Sunday against the Diamondbacks. 


Mets planning to use six-man rotation into August


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(5/27/2015) Once Dillon Gee joins the Mets rotation after his last rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Binghamton, the team plans to go to a six-man rotation through at least early August, pitching coach Dan Warthen said Wednesday.

Warthen said the goal is to have the starters make roughly 30 starts instead of the usual 33 during the regular season. The team also wants to be conservative with some of the younger arms -- Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. The other two pitchers in the rotation are veterans Bartolo Colon and Jonathon Niese.

"It is better for the player. It's better for the organization, at least, until we get to where we feel like we have plenty of innings left in September and still have the possibility of innings left in October," Warthen said, per ESPN.

"Our No. 1 concern is our pitchers, and our pitchers staying healthy. We have some other [young] ones -- [prospect Steven] Matz is coming along. We're going to have Syndergaard here, deGrom here, Harvey here. Those are the guys who are the big concerns. As for the other guys, they have to go along with it. It's going to only prolong their careers. From the organization's standpoint, from my standpoint, I think it's a smart thing to do."


Mets SP Jacob deGrom strikes out nine in Tuesday's win


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(5/26/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom allowed two runs on six hits over 7 1/3 innings of work during Tuesday's 5-4 win over the Phillies.

deGrom struck out nine and did not walk a batter during the outing. He has now struck out 20 batters over his last two starts. Despite a solid effort, deGrom received a no-decision Tuesday.

deGrom has given up one or fewer runs in four of his last five starts. His next expected start is scheduled for Monday at San Diego.


Mets' Collins to use six-man rotation when Dillon Gee returns


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/25/2015) Mets manager Terry Collins said Monday that pitcher Jacob deGrom is on an innings limit this season, The Star-Ledger reports. Collins also spoke about his plans to use a six-man rotation when Dillon Gee returns from the disabled list, saying that he told his pitchers it was to keep them fresh late in the year.

deGrom threw 178 1/3 innings last season, with a majority of them coming in the majors during his Rookie of the Year campaign. He's up to 55 2/3 innings this season through nine starts and owns a 2.75 ERA and 54:13 K:BB ratio.

The team is looking to limit the innings of deGrom, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard in the event of a possible playoff run, MLB.com reports.

"The six-man rotation, at this point, is in large part to manage innings, manage appearances, manage pitches," general manager Sandy Alderson said "There is always the risk that guys are getting too much rest. But at the same time, we don't want to run out of innings for any of our starting pitchers at the end of the season."


Mets SP Jacob deGrom quiets Cardinals bats on Thursday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/21/2015) Mets starter Jacob deGrom stifled the Cardinals hitters on Thursday, as the Mets defeated the Redbirds 5-0.

deGrom was stellar, allowing just one hit over eight shutout innings. He struck out a season-high 11 batters and didn't walk anyone. He threw 79 of his 104 pitches for strikes. The only hit he allowed was a one-out single in the top of the first. He retired the next 23 batters he faced after that.

If there was one knock on deGrom's performance, perhaps it was that he did not get a hit on the afternoon.

deGrom has been dealing with minor hip and shoulder soreness of late, which is why manager Terry Collins opted to lift him with after eight innings, according to ESPN.com

"I haven't thrown a complete game in the big leagues," deGrom said. "That's something I want to do. But I had a lot of pitches early on. My goal was to try to stay in there for at least seven. Then, whenever they let me go back out for the eighth, I was just happy to do that."

The young right-hander improved to 5-4 on the season and lowered his ERA to 2.75. He's allowed just one run over his last 14 innings pitched. deGrom will look to keep the good times rolling in his next start, scheduled for Tuesday against the Phillies. 


Mets SP Jacob deGrom back on track with solid start on Saturday


by Jason Lempert | Staff Writer
(5/16/2015) Mets starter Jacob deGrom was in fine form in Saturday's win over the Brewers. The reigning NL Rookie of the Year pitched six innings, allowing one run on five hits. He walked one and struck out six. deGrom was the beneficary of an offensive explosion by the Mets as they routed the Brewers 14-1.

This was a nice rebound for deGrom who struggled in his last start on Monday when he gave up four runs in five innings. The only run he gave up on Saturday came on a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning. deGrom threw 100 pitches, with 65 going for strikes.

deGrom even went 3 for 3 with an RBI at the plate, including two singles during the Mets' 10-run fourth inning. He's now sporting a very fine .294 batting average.

"It was a big night," deGrom said, per the New Jersey Star-Ledger. "Coming off a couple bad starts, wanted to get out there and put us in a position to win. We played great as a team. Everything came together, the offense, and we pitched well and got the win."

The victory evened his record at 4-4 and dropped his ERA to 3.72. He'll look to keep the good times rolling when he makes his next start, scheduled for Wednesday against the Cardinals.


Mets' Collins: Jacob deGrom trying too hard to live up to last season


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/16/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is struggling early on this season. In his last start against the Cubs, deGrom allowed four runs on five hits, pushing his record to 3-4 with a 3.46 ERA this season. Manager Terry Collins thinks he knows why the issues are happening, according to NJ.com.

"Some of the things that I've seen him do, I think he's tried way too hard to live up to what he did last year," Collins said. "But yeah, I think he puts a little pressure on himself to think he's got to win every game he goes out there instead of just pitching the kind of games he pitches where he's going to be successful."

deGrom posted a 9-6 record with a 2.69 ERA in 22 starts in 2014. He has already allowed six home runs after allowing just seven all of last year. 

"He's not really a strikeout guy, and I think he's overthrowing a little bit," Collins said. "That's caused him to get the ball up in the strike zone, so hopefully he's back to what made him successful last summer."


Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom tagged for four runs in loss on Monday


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/11/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom allowed four runs on five hits in five innings of work in New York's 4-3 loss to the Cubs on Monday. 

DeGrom struggled in the very first inning when he allowed back-to-back home runs to Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo for three runs. Then in the fourth, deGrom surrendered an RBI single to Addison Russell.

"It boils down to location," deGrom said. "Tonight I struggled with it and I think that kind of gets me off my game plan. I can't throw the pitches I want for strikes and make some mistakes over the plate and they seem to hit a long way."

DeGrom, now 3-4, moved his ERA to 3.46 in 41 2/3 innings of work. He will look to get back on track Saturday against the Brewers.

"I saw that tonight for the first time," manager Terry Collins said. "But you've also got to also understand, he really hasn't struggled like this before. So we've got to get him through it and we've got to get that confidence back, still trust in his stuff and make pitches with it."


Mets' Dillon Gee placed on DL with groin strain


by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com
(5/8/2015) Mets starter Dillon Gee was diagnosed with a slight groin strain, per NJ.com. He was scratched from Sunday's start and placed on the 15-day disabled list. 

Bartolo Colon will pitch in Gee's place on Sunday, and Jacob deGrom will pitch Monday.


Mets' Jacob deGrom strikes out nine in win vs. Orioles


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(5/6/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom earned a win Wednesday, giving up just one earned run on six hits and one walk in seven innings while striking out nine in his team's 5-1 victory over the Orioles.

"We tweaked some things there, and it's helped my offspeed [pitches]," deGrom said, per MLB.com.

deGrom (3-3) snapped a two-start losing streak with his excellent effort Wednesday, which featured his season high in strikeouts. His only damage came on a single with two men on in the fifth inning, but his offense picked up two runs in the following inning to give him more cushion than he would need.

"His changeup got so good toward the end of last summer that it became a huge pitch for him," manager Terry Collins said. "He has kind of got away from it a little bit, and we want him to re-establish that. We talked the other day; he's got to use his curveball."

deGrom owns a 2.95 ERA and 32:8 K:BB ratio in 36 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Cubs in Chicago Tuesday.


Mets' Jacob deGrom takes loss vs. Nationals Thursday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/30/2015) Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom was stuck with a loss Thursday, allowing five runs (three earned) on five hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings while striking out four in his team's 8-2 defeat against the Nationals.

deGrom (2-3) took a 2-0 lead into the fourth inning but saw three runs cross the plate on just two walks, an error and a single, along with a sacrifice fly and an RBI groundout. He then left the sixth inning with two more runs home and two men on base, and came close to being charged with another before Ryan Zimmerman was thrown out at home on a flyout.

deGrom owns a 3.34 ERA and 23:7 K:BB ratio in 29 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Orioles Wednesday.


Mets starter Jacob deGrom allows three HRs in loss to Yankees


by Ted Leshinski | Staff Writer
(4/24/2015) Mets starter Jacob deGrom (2-2) was tagged for six runs, five coming via home runs, on eight hits in five innings on Friday in a loss to the Yankees.

First baseman Mark Teixeira hit two two-run homers and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury added a solo shot off deGrom.

"I was throwing the ball fine in the bullpen and when I went in the game I don't know if it was a little adrenaline or something but I was leaving the ball up," deGrom said.

DeGrom more than tripled his ERA to 2.96 on Friday.

DeGrom did not allow a run during his previous two starts, winning both.

DeGrom will look to get back on track Thursday against in his next start against the Nationals.


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.