HoJo Raves About Pitching Prospect Jacob deGrom

By Joe D.

January 23, 2014 1 Comment

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Oh No, Ho Jo…

New Seattle Mariners hitting coach Howard Johnson watched Zack Wheeler and Rafael Montero from the opposing dugout while coaching in Triple-A last season, but it was Mets prospect Jacob deGrom who impressed him the most at Triple-A Las Vegas last season, according to what he told Adam Rubin.

“I saw deGrom. I like him a lot,” HoJo said. “As a matter of fact, at David Wright‘s wedding, I mentioned deGrom to the front office. He pitched one game against us, and he pitched very well. And the things I saw, I liked. He was the guy that I remember, for sure. And we saw them all — Wheeler, Jack Leathersich and some of the other guys.”

DeGrom was added to the 40 Man Roster by the Mets and will be in big league camp vying for a spot on the Opening Day roster.

(Photo Credit: Just Sports Photography)

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  • Amazin

    Syndergard,Montero,deGrom, Black. The future looks good. D’Arnaud,Lagares,Flores, den Dekker. the future looks good. Hopefully we begin to see the results this season.