Jacob deGrom Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/19/1988 (33)
Jacob deGrom Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Jacob deGrom News
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom exited Friday's game with right flexor tendonitis. deGrom pitched in six frames before leaving the contest. In those six innings, the dominant right-hander struck out ten while giving up just one hit. The seriousness of the injury is unknown, and hopefully, New York will update the media once the game concludes. The Mets have been hit with the injury bug in 2021. Losing deGrom for an extended period of time would be highly disappointing for New York and fantasy managers alike.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom has found himself caught up in baseball's recent controversy surrounding pitchers and the use of foreign substances. A viral video surfaced over the last few days, which appeared to show the ace touching his belt and glove before tossing a pitch during a recent contest. deGrom has played well this season, so naturally, many would be skeptical about his invincibility on the mound. More news will likely come within the next day or so.
The New York Mets expect to push starting pitcher Joey Lucchesi's start back a day so starting pitcher Jacob deGrom can remain on regular rest. As a result, deGrom will likely start Friday against the Padres at home with Lucchesi starting Saturday. Fantasy managers should adjust their lineups accordingly for his Friday start (if this alteration in the Mets rotation has any impact on fantasy lineups). deGrom is 5-2 on the season with an elite 0.62 ERA, a 0.57 WHIP, and 93 strikeouts in 58 innings pitched. deGrom should, obviously, be active in all fantasy lineups regardless of the format.
Jacob deGrom followed up his second consecutive National League Cy Young award season by posting another gem in 2020. Despite the truncated 2020 season, deGrom remained a consistent fantasy asset who provided managers with elite strikeout totals and ratios. He finished the shortened season with a 4-2 record, a 2.38 ERA, a 0.956 WHIP, and a 104:18 K:BB in 68 innings pitched. Not surprisingly, deGrom supported this performance with elite advanced metrics. He posted a K% of 38.8% which was in the top three percent of MLB. deGrom also generated an excelleng whiff rate (top 2%) and posted an average fastball velocity of 98.6 mph which was in the top 1% in all of baseball. In addition, just as he did in 2019, deGrom minimized any damage by limiting walks (6.7% BB%) and home runs allowed (0.93 HR/9). Heading into 2021, deGrom remains a lockdown, matchup-proof fantasy ace. With a current ADP of eight, deGrom is justifiably being selected as one of the first two starting pitchers off of draft boards in 2021. Given his track record of recent dominance, he is once again a safe bet for elite strikeout totals with potential league-leading ratios in 2021. Win totals, which have alluded deGrom the past few years, may even see a boost in 2021 if the Mets can further bolster their solid lineup and address bullpen deficiencies through free agency/offseason moves.