Jacob DeGrom, Starting Pitcher, New York Mets, #48
Date of Birth: 6/19/1988
Birthplace: DeLand, Florida
College: Stetson University
Current Salary: $4,050,000
Jacob DeGrom, starting pitcher for the New York Mets, started as a shortstop in college but he transitioned to a pitcher in his third year at Stetson University. He was drafted by the Mets in 2010. He ended up pitching in just six games in their minor league system that season due to Tommy John surgery. He missed the entire 2011 season.
From 2010 through 2014, DeGrom pitched in 58 games in the Mets' minor league system. He had a 3.62 ERA with a 21-11 record and 267 strikeouts to 82 walks in 323.1 innings.
DeGrom was added to the Mets' starting rotation in 2014. He had a stellar first season, finishing with a 9-6 record, 144 strikeouts to 43 walks, and a 2.69 ERA in 22 games. He was rewarded for his efforts with the National League Rookie of the Year award.
DeGrom had a strong second season with the Mets in 2015. He finished the season with a 14-8 record, 205 strikeouts to 38 walks, and a 2.54 ERA in 191.0 innings in 30 games. In 25.0 innings in 4 postseason games, he gave up 21 hits, including 2 home runs, and 8 runs. He struckout 29 batters and walked 8.
In 2016, DeGrom had a 3.04 ERA in 24 games. He had 7 wins to 8 losses and 143 strikeouts to 36 walks in 148.0 innings. He didn't pitch in the Wild Card game.
Career pitching statistics for DeGrom through 2016 include:
- 76 games played
- 479.1 innings pitched
- 30-22 win-loss record
- 492 strikeouts to 117 walks
- 2.74 ERA