Jacob deGrom

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Jacob deGrom
Jacob deGrom, New York Mets Spring training, March 7, 2014 (13023488203).jpg
Jacob deGrom during 2014 MLB Spring training
New York Mets – No. 48
Born: (1988-06-19) June 19, 1988 (age 26)
DeLeon Springs, Florida
Bats: Left Throws: Right
MLB debut
May 15, 2014 for the New York Mets
Career statistics
(through July 4, 2014)
Win–loss record 2-5
Earned run average 3.38
Strikeouts 53

Jacob Anthony deGrom (born June 19, 1988) is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball.

Baseball career[edit]


DeGrom attended Calvary Christian Academy in Ormond Beach, Florida, where he played for the school's baseball and basketball teams.[1] As a senior, he was named to the All-State's second team.[2]

DeGrom enrolled at Stetson University, where he played college baseball for the Stetson Hatters. He played as a shortstop during his freshman and sophomore seasons at Stetson, before transitioning into a relief pitcher and then a starting pitcher as a junior.[3]

Minor Leagues[edit]

The Mets selected deGrom in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB Draft. In 2013, he began the season with the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League,[3] before receiving a promotion to the Las Vegas 51s of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.[4] He was added to the Mets 40-man roster on November 20, 2013.[5]

Major Leagues[edit]

DeGrom was called up by the New York Mets on May 12, 2014, after Gonzalez Germen was placed on the disabled list.[6] He made his major league debut on May 15 against cross-town rival New York Yankees in Citi Field.[7] He faced fellow rookie Chase Whitley, also making his MLB debut. He pitched seven innings, allowing only one run and striking out six, but it wasn't enough as the Yankees shut out the Mets 1-0. deGrom also collected his first MLB hit in the game in his first career at bat. It was the first hit by a Mets pitcher in the 2014 season ending an 0-64 hitless streak, the worst collective mark by a pitching staff to begin a season in MLB history.[8] On July 8, deGrom became a key role in giving the Mets their 4,000th franchise victory in an 8-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves. He pitched 7 scoreless innings and 11 strikeouts against All-Star Julio Teheran and the Braves.


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