Who is Jacob deGrom, who will be in the bullpen for Tuesday’s game?

Jacob deGrom, 25, is 4-0 with a 2.58 ERA in seven Triple-A starts this season.

He will pitch in relief starting Tuesday. However, in 58 career minor league appearances, he has only been a starting pitcher. He occasionally pitched in relief for the Mets during Spring Training.

DeGrom was ranked this past winter by Baseball America as the organization’s third best pitching prospect behind Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero.


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According to a variety of scouting reports, his low-to-mid 90s fastball is complimented by a sinker and occasional slider and a change-up.

He was selected by the Mets in the ninth round of the 2010 draft, quickly had Tommy John surgery and missed all of 2011. He moved from Single-A to Triple-A last season and was later added to the 40-man roster, which prompted his invite to Spring Training this past off season.


To hear from deGrom about his strengths and weaknesses, check out this Prospect File from SNY.TV:




14 comments
Macacawitz
Macacawitz

He looks like one of them hippies.  

Ramon Bonilla
Ramon Bonilla

WOW,WOW,WOW, SANDY LOOK LIKE HE IS READING THIS BLOG SECTION

NOW HE IS MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND BRINGING LAS VEGAS TO THE MAJOR LEAGUE LEVEL, GET RID OF THE SENIOR CITEZEN AND BRING THE BABY BOOMERS,HORRA,HORRAY, MAYBE NOW HE COULD LOOK FOR A POWER BAT,MAYBE I'M ASKING FOR TOO MUCH, JUST HOPPING, THANKS SANDY.

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

No News is good news, no moves are bad moves!!!!!

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

Is this just a 1 day call up? Will he be sent back down for Montero before tomorrow's game? If not than who else goes to make room?

ac0814
ac0814

If there was ever a future closer in the Mets' system, it's this kid.

hankincolo
hankincolo

  How roster room was made for Jacob. This is the 'real' story.


Sandy: Terry, Katz is thinking of getting out, Fred's getting nervous, thinks he might lose majority control. 

Terry: What can I do?

Sandy: It's simple, we're going to bring up DeGrom. Get the fans excited, just like with Montero... try to fill up the ballpark tomorrow night. 

Terry: Yeah, but Sandy I can't dress 26 guys. 

Sandy: oh c'mon you've been around this game long enough, isn't somebody walking around there with a pulled muscle, or something?

Terry: Well uh, not really... oh wait a minute, I think I just heard something. Somebody's walking by....

Terry: Hey Gonzalez, do me a favor, sneeze a little. 

Terry: You know, say, AH-choo... and make it loud. 

Gonzalez: uh, o.k. skipper. 

Gonzalez ((thinking to himself)) "muy loco hombre."

Gonzalez: AH-choo!

Terry: Gonzalez, I think you better take a seat, you don't look so hot. 

Terry to Sandy: Sandy, problem solved!

     

stage52
stage52

I have seen him pitch live and close up and he has become an excellent ground ball pitcher. He has been very successful pitching in a ballpark that gives up home runs like beer and nachos at games .  He has a far better ERA than Montero does so far.

flmetsfan
flmetsfan

It might be the headgear, but he looks like he's sporting one awesome mullet.

Evan Halperin
Evan Halperin

It's worth giving him a shot. They need to stop using torres 6 days a week. He wont last. 

stage52
stage52

@Macacawitz Is that a boy or a girl ?  I remember the late 60s in the south. 

stage52
stage52

@Brian Webster It sounds like he is here to stay. Remember deGrom has more time at the Triple A level than Montero does and a better ERA By Far.