MMN Pitcher Of The Week: Jacob deGrom

By Satish Ram

July 1, 2013 1 Comment

DeGrom1 GDWith everything going on across the Mets Minors and the majors, players can have some good weeks and fly completely under the radar. Such might have been the case with Jacob deGrom, who had a superb week and yet it feels like he got little fanfare. DeGrom made two starts this week,  which spanned 13.0 innings. He allowed six hits and five walks while striking out eleven, but the most important stat was the 0.69 ERA. Yes, deGrom only allowed the one run all week as he looked dominant in AAA.

The flamethrowing right-hander was recently called up to AAA and this was just his third start this season in the PCL. However, his stats are encouraging to date, with a 0.96 ERA and .222 opposing average through 18.2 innings. The Mets had him listed as their No. 12 prospect going into this season, and we had him listed at No. 17. spot. DeGrom seems to have adjusted to pitching in AAA very quickly and will likely take his time in Las Vegas. He has never made more than 19 starts in a single season, panning across two levels, He just recently made his 13th after ten earlier this year in Binghamton

DeGrom was a ninth round pick out of the 2010 draft, but missed the entire ’11 season due to recovery from TJS. He still throws very hard and works all corners of the plate, so he could surely be successful.

(Photo Credit: Gordon Donovan)

  • Chavez06

    So what’s the upside for DeGrom? Late inning reliever? Can he be a good candidate to be a closer should the Mets decide to trade Parnell at the deadline (although I’m 99.9% sure he will not be traded)?

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