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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Jacob deGrom Has Been Great Despite Dealing With Multiple Injuries

Updated: May 18, 2023

Jacob deGrom is one of the best pitchers in baseball history, basically guaranteed a spot in cooperstown the six-foot-four righty is a back-to-back CY Young winner (2018,2019) and he didn’t even start his Mets’ career as a true pitcher. Starting off as a shortstop, deGrom would then switch to a pitcher and he succeeded right off the bat. Having a 21-12 record in the minor leagues that was accompanied by a 3.56 ERA through 339.0 IP, deGrom was a force to be messed with on the mound.

He would make his debut in 2014 where he posted a 2.69 ERA through 140.1 IP, winning Rookie of the Year. Now in 2022 deGrom stands as one of the greats when it comes to pitching, with the only downside is that he continues to fall on the IL with injuries. Despite being injured multiple times over the past three-ish years deGrom still managed to excel on the mound. In Jacob deGrom’s last 100 starts he has posted an ERA below 2.00, a feat that is filled with consistency unlike no other. Jacob deGrom announced that he will opt-out of his contract after the 2022 season with the Mets, becoming a Free Agent. It is expected that he will pull about $280M/5yr ($56M/yr) with whatever team signs with him. The biggest factor to what is a low contract is due to his injury record as despite deGrom being an all-star pitcher, he still falls on the IL about twice a season. Nevertheless deGrom is and will be one of the greatest pitchers of all time for the New York Mets organization.

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