Jacob deGrom Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 4" / 180 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 6/19/1988 (34)
Jacob deGrom Season Stats
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Jacob deGrom News
New York Mets skipper Buck Showalter said that right-hander Jacob deGrom (finger) will be available to pitch in Game 162 of the regular season on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals if it matters in the standings for the American League East. "He's available to pitch tomorrow and potentially could. It's one of the many options," Showalter said. A blister forced the 34-year-old from his start early last Friday against the Atlanta Braves, but it's not a serious issue and won't keep him from starting either Wednesday or for the start of a wild-card or NL Division Series to begin the playoffs. Injuries have limited deGrom to just 11 starts this year, but he's been his usual strong self with a 3.08 ERA (2.13 FIP), a 0.75 WHIP and 102 strikeouts to just eight walks in 64 1/3 innings in those starts.
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom (finger) isn't concerned about a blister that forced an early exit in Friday's start against the Atlanta Braves. "This will be fine," said deGrom. The 34-year-old is scheduled to pitch Wednesday against the Washington Nationals but could miss this start if there is no playoff seeding on the line. deGrom owns a 6.00 ERA with a 39:4 K: BB over his last four starts. Overall, the right-hander is 5-4 with a 3.08 ERA, 0.75 WHIP, and 102 strikeouts across 64 1/3 innings. It is unclear if deGrom will make Wednesday's start, and fantasy managers should continue to monitor his status early next week.
The New York Mets will move right-hander Jacob deGrom's next start up to Friday for the series opener against the division-rival Atlanta Braves, according to skipper Buck Showalter. The Mets will roll with deGrom in a huge series. Entering play on Thursday, the Mets sit just one game ahead of Atlanta for the division lead in the National League East. deGrom will face off with left-handed ace Max Fried for the Braves in what is essentially a playoff game at the end of the regular season schedule. As always, deGrom is a must-start in fantasy, despite the tough matchup. In his two starts against the Braves in 2022, deGrom has allowed five earned runs on six hits (one homer) while walking one and striking out 21 in 12 1/3 innings.
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.