Jacob deGrom Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/19/1988 (33)
Jacob deGrom Season Stats
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Jacob deGrom News
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is playing catch from about 100 feet Tuesday and could begin throwing bullpen sessions as early as this weekend. He will continue to build distance and velocity in his throwing program, but there is still no timetable for his return. The 33-year-old underwent an MRI last Monday, which showed continued healing of the scapula. deGrom will continue rehab and look to return to action by the All-Star break. Fantasy managers should continue to stash the Mets ace on their fantasy benches.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom's (shoulder) MRI exam on Monday showed continued healing in his scapula. He will continue to build distance and velocity in his throwing program, but there remains no timetable for when he'll get back on a mound. It's good news for the 33-year-old two-time Cy Young winner, but fantasy managers won't really have much of an idea on when deGrom will make his season debut until he advances further into his throwing program and gets back to throwing off a mound. The right-hander will likely have to go on an extended minor league rehab assignment as well. Stay patient and continue to keep deGrom stashed on your fantasy benches.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (shoulder) is scheduled for another MRI exam on Monday, his third since late March. deGrom has been throwing off flat ground, so if his MRI results are good, he could start ramping up his throwing program soon. The 33-year-old two-time Cy Young winner is working his way back from a stress reaction on his right scapula, but he's still not expected to return until around the All-Star break in the middle of July. We'll have a better idea of how his recovery is going when the MRI results are released, but fantasy managers will need to continue practicing patience before deGrom is able to make his 2022 season debut.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom was on pace for one of the best pitching seasons in MLB history in 2021 before he was shut down in early July due to health issues that included a lat strain and partial tear of his ulnar collateral ligament. In 15 starts, deGrom posted a 7-2 record with a 1.08 ERA and 0.55 WHIP over 92 innings pitched. He struck out 146 while walking just eleven batters. Looking at his underlying metrics, his xERA was 1.54, his strikeout rate was 45.1%, his xWOBA against was .190, and his walk rate was 3.4% - numbers that were all in the top 1% of MLB and the best of his career. deGrom was an unquestioned lockdown, matchup-proof fantasy ace heading into 2022 if he could remain healthy. Unfortunately, toward the end of the truncated spring training season, deGrom experienced tightness in his right shoulder. An MRI exam revealed a stress reaction on his scapula. As a result, deGrom has been shut down from throwing until at least May before more tests are done. Assuming he gets a clean bill of health, best case scenario would mean a season debut sometime in June. More likely, deGrom will be out until the All-Star break which significantly impacts his fantasy value. deGrom's ADP has declined from 22 to 33 since the MRI and diagnosis, an ADP which is still too high given the injury risk and amount of time deGrom will be sidelined. When healthy, deGrom is a lock for elite strikeout totals with potential league-leading ratios and decent win totals with the additions of outfielders Starling Marte and Mark Canha to the Mets lineup. Once off the injured list at some point over the summer, deGrom will be handled very carefully by the Mets to prevent further injury to his shoulder and/or his UCL, further impacting his fantasy value. This would include forcing deGrom to skip starts and dial down the number of 100+ mph pitches thrown. deGrom should be a difference-maker for managers in the second half of the season if he can get 15 starts and close to 100 IP in 2022 (this is a big "if"). He's an ace who absolutely should be rostered in all formats, but his recent, significant health concerns are not for the faint of heart.