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  • Writer's pictureDominic Konareski

Jacob deGrom Is Unstoppable

Updated: May 18, 2023

New York Mets Starting Pitcher Jacob DeGrom is playing some of the best baseball of his career and some of the best baseball for a pitcher that we have not seen in decades has he has a 0.62 ERA in 58 Innings pitched along with 93 strikeouts. So far on the season DeGrom has only allowed 25 hits and 8 walks. The 32-year-old pitcher looks to win his third CY Young along with what would be his first MVP award. So far in eight seasons DeGrom has finished the highest of 5th in MVP voting. The Mets sit with a 29-23 win/loss record, leading the NL East with DeGrom being responsible for 5 of those 29 wins, but with that said he also has 2 losses this season but it is mainly due to poor hitting by the Mets players.

As of now ERA wise DeGrom's best season came in 2018 with a 1.70 ERA and a 10-9 win/loss record. The biggest thing keeping his ERA low is strikeouts as he has 14 punch-outs per 9 innings, also with a 0.569 WHIP the veteran pitcher seems unstoppable. This season has not gone the best though for the player who wears no.48 on his jersey as he did do a stint on the IL, but when he came back and did lower A games DeGrom was clocked in throwing 100mph pitches to his opponents. Now let me remind you that those batters were around 18 years old, so its safe to say that DeGrom definitely showed them a mini preview in going up against major league pitchers.

Jacob DeGrom is without a doubt the best pitcher in the MLB right now and a true one in a lifetime pitcher with the stats to back it up. Jacob DeGrom will be in the MLB Hall of Fame once he retires, the biggest question is though is that can he lead the Mets to a World Series win?

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