Jacob deGrom New York Mets

Age: 30 (June 19, 1988) | 6' 4" | 180lbs. | Throws: Right P-32
Tm Lg YEAR W L SV Hld G GS IP H HR BB SO ERA WHIP Rating BB/9 SO/9 BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
NYM AAA 2014 4 0 0 0 7 7 38.1 39 2 10 29 2.58 1.28 1.23 2.3 6.8 .319 n/a
NYM NL 2014 9 6 0 0 22 22 140.0 117 7 43 144 2.70 1.14 1.06 2.8 9.3 .305 45/23/31 14 16
NYM NL 2015 14 8 0 0 30 30 191.0 149 16 38 205 2.54 0.98 1.01 1.8 9.7 .285 44/21/35 31 30
NYM NL 2016 7 8 0 0 24 24 148.0 142 15 36 143 3.04 1.20 1.23 2.2 8.7 .316 46/23/32 14 15
NYM NL 2017 15 10 0 0 31 31 201.0 180 28 59 239 3.54 1.19 1.25 2.6 10.7 .317 45/21/34 22 24
NYM NL 2018 10 9 0 0 32 32 217.0 152 10 46 269 1.70 0.91 0.88 1.9 11.2 .293 46/22/32 40 39
Career 5yrs 55 41 0 0 139 139 897.0 740 76 222 1000 2.67 1.07 1.08 2.2 10.0 .303 n/a
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GEOFF CRESAP SydThrift

A great point I think both Gene McCaffrey and Michael Salfino have mentioned - deGrom came into pitching late, so he's avoided all the bad things that are done to young pitchers as kids, schoolboys, college kids, etc. I sure hope I have some deGrom shares this year, even at the full sticker. 

scott pianowski ballfour
Mar 6

I stopped in at the local B&N this afternoon to see how the Guide is doing -- and what's this?

Fantasy Baseball 2019 from Sports Illustrated.

If it existed last year, I missed it.

It's just okay. How do you value pitchers in the age of bullpenning?

Rule No.1

Grab Jacob deGrom if You Can

But I don't need to reach for a magnifying glass when I turn to the player capsules.

I do that for the second mag I bought, Rotowire Fantasy Baseball.

But I didn't buy Rotoworld's -- I didn't!

I'll probably be in B&N tomorrow.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 23

I hadn't read the full article when I posted. Here's more:

Yet deGrom surely realizes his leverage is limited. The trade talk last summer, he said on Thursday, was intended to “get something moving,” but nothing moved. DeGrom could still wait for free agency to shop himself around, but owners have largely turned off the cash spigot the open market used to represent.

“How it’s going is kind of crazy,” deGrom said. “Guys are still without jobs. Teams don’t seem to be signing free agents. Why? We don’t know. I guess you kind of look at that, but I think just wanting to be here is the main thing for me and my group.”

DeGrom stayed with Van Wagenen’s group, the Creative Artists Agency, which has not been shy about criticizing the changing marketplace. Van Wagenen threatened a spring training boycott last winter, and Jeff Berry — the co-head for baseball at C.A.A., and now deGrom’s lead agent — released a detailed memo in December listing several forms of possible protest for disgruntled players.

Berry even suggested that the union fund a study for players who had not yet reached free agency — “a reverse engineering of the aging curves and usage rates that teams are currently weaponizing against the players.” The obvious implication, for pitchers, is that preserving themselves in their early seasons could make them more valuable as free agents.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/14/sports/jacob-degrom-mets-contract.html

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15

Tyler Kepner in the Times:

The Mets control deGrom’s rights through 2020. At the All-Star Game last July, when Van Wagenen was deGrom’s agent, he tried to use the leverage of his client’s performance to extract a long-term deal. If the Mets did not extend him, Van Wagenen said then, they might as well trade him.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 15

No one projected deGrom to get only ten wins last year. No one's expecting him to win more than 15 this year. Except the people who own him.

Alex Patton Alex
Feb 10

Mets and RHP Jacob deGrom avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $17 million contract.

It's a record raise in arbitration and also a record for a pitcher going through the arbitration process for the third time.
Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jan 12

deGrom hit .164 in 67 AB last year. Ten singles and one double. He struck out 25 times. But he did draw four walks and drove in five runs. That seems to be okay, by pitchers' standards, because he actually gets a positive WAR from Fangraphs for his hitting exploits.

For deGrom and a few other pitchers, as a matter of curiosity, I've included the hitting metrics from Fangraphs.  

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18

Third most valuable pitcher, both leagues, in 5x5.

2018 Statcast Averages

NP: 1374    

Pitch Type: Four-seam FB

Avg Pitch Speed: 96.0

Avg Spin Rate: 2,362

Avg Exit Velocity: 86.3

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18

Fangraphs: WAR 8.8  FIP 1.99  SIERA 2.78  FB 52%   FBv 96.0   HR/FB 6%  Hard 27%

Alex Patton Alex
Dec 16 '18