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 starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (elbow) threw 10 pitches off of a mound on Tuesday, according to MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. This was of course a light session, but it was also a big step in deGrom's recovery as this was his first bullpen work since he was shutdown in July. Last week, it was revealed that deGrom had a sprain and partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow. However, on the bright side, his ligament injury has reportedly healed. deGrom remains without a timeline for a return, but it seems very unlikely at this point that he will return before the end of the regular season, despite the positive step on Tuesday.
New York Mets president Sandy Alderson reported on Tuesday that Jacob deGrom (elbow) is dealing with a sprain/partial tear of the UCL in his right elbow. Alderson went on to emphasize that deGrom is fine now and that the ligament injury has "resolved itself." Clearly, Alderson was downplaying the severity of the issue if the ligament is, in fact, partially torn. At this point, it remains unclear whether deGrom will return this season. Alderson's comments on Tuesday only served to create more questions about deGrom's situation in terms of whether the elbow injury is a sprain that can resolve itself or a tear that cannot. deGrom is 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 146 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 92 innings over 15 starts in 2021. Managers in redraft formats may wish to hold onto deGrom with the slim hope that he could get in a start or two before the end of the season. That said, the clock is ticking and it is looking less likely deGrom will pitch again in 2021.
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom's (elbow) MRI exam on Wednesday looked great, and the team now plans to ramp up his throwing program. deGrom was spotted playing catch at Citi Field prior to the game Wednesday, but the right-hander still has hurdles to clear before he can rejoin New York's starting rotation as the ace. Despite the good news, the 33-year-old is running out of time in the second half of the season to contribute for both the Mets and fantasy managers. deGrom's elite talent level makes him worthy of holding onto in all leagues, just don't expect too much from him from here on out. The four-time All-Star and two-time Cy Young winner has battled injuries for much of the year but is still 7-2 with a 1.08 ERA, 0.55 WHIP, 146 strikeouts and just 11 walks in 92 innings over 15 starts in 2021.
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.