Jacob Anthony deGrom famed as Jacob deGrom is an American professional baseball pitcher. At present, he is playing for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). He began playing baseball as a shortstop and was converted into a pitcher during his junior year at Stetson. He was selected by the Mets in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut with the Mets on 15th May 2014. He was named the National League’s (NL) Rookie of the Month twice, and the NL Rookie of the Year. He was selected as an MLB All-Star in the year 2015,2018 and 2019. He led the NL in strikeouts in 2019 and won the Cy Young Award for the second year in a row.
Jacob deGrom back-to-back Cy Young on a t-shirt!
Jacob deGrom won the National League Cy Young Award—by an overwhelming margin. That made him a back-to-back winner of the award, a rare achievement in the history of Major League Baseball. deGrom was no doubt deserving of both awards, and now there’s a shirt from BreakingT celebrating that. In total, deGrom has been the best pitcher in baseball over the past two seasons. Between the 2018 and 2019 seasons, deGrom accumulated a 2.05 ERA, by far the best mark among qualified starting pitchers. Justin Verlander sits in second place on that list with a 2.55 ERA, which is great but a full half-run behind deGrom. Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer, and Clayton Kershaw round out the top five.
Who are the Parent of Jacob deGrom?
Jacob was born on 19th June 1988 in DeLand, Florida. His birth name is Jacob Anthony deGrom. His nationality is American and his ethnicity is White. He is Christian by religion and his star sign is Gemini. He was born to father, Tony deGrom and mother, Tammy deGrom. He attended Calvary Christian Academy, where he played baseball and basketball. He then attended Stetson University and played college baseball for the Stetson Hatters. He played in the American Legion baseball and was noticed by the coaches for the Stetson Hatters, the baseball team of Stetson University. As of 2019, he celebrated his 31st birthday with his friends.
How tall is Jacob deGrom?
Jacob is a very healthy and handsome person. With a balanced body weight of 82 Kg, Jacob stands at the tall height of six feet three inches or 1.93 m. He maintains his body a lot by doing frequent exercises. His body build is athletic. He has got a very sexy smile with a glowing face attracting a lot of people towards him. He is very serious about food intake. His other body measurements will be added soon once it gets published.
How was the Baseball Career of Jacob deGrom?
- Jacob started playing baseball since his high school.
- As a senior, the Florida Sports Writers Association named him to the All-Florida second team.
- He enrolled at Stetson and played for the Hatters after going unselected in the Major League Baseball (MLB) draft out of high school.
- During his freshman and sophomore seasons, he was exclusively a shortstop.
- He was a light hitter, with a career .263 batting average.
- In May 2009, he made his first appearance as a pitcher.
- He received an invitation to play collegiate summer baseball for the DeLand Suns of the Florida Collegiate Summer League betweem his sophomore and junior years in 2009.
- Later, MLB scouts began to take notice of deGrom when he pitched against Chris Sale of Florida Gulf Coast University.
- He made 12 starts for the Hatters, pitching to a 4-5 win-loss record with a 4.48 earned run average.
- After that, the New York Mets selected him in the ninth round as a pitcher, with the 272nd overall selection, of the 2010 Major League Baseball draft.
- Later, he signed with the Mets, receiving a $95,000 signing bonus.
- He was assigned to the Kingsport Mets of the Rookie-level Appalachian League, where he made six starts.
- He was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament (UCL) in his pitching elbow and he underwent Tommy John surgery to repair the UCL in October.
- In the year 2012, he pitched for the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League and the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League where he finished the year with a 2.43 ERA in 19 games started.
- His 2013 season began with St. Lucie but was promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League after two starts due to injuries to Binghamton’s Luis Mateo and Cory Mazzoni.
- Moreover, he also received a promotion to the Las Vegas 51s of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League in June.
- He had a combined 4.51 ERA for the season, due to a broken finger suffered during the offseason, which altered the way he threw the ball.
- He began the 2014 season with Las Vegas, and had a 4-0 win-loss record and a 2.58 ERA in his first seven games started.
- On 12th May 2014, the Mets promoted him to the major leagues.
- He then made his major league debut on May 15 against cross-town rival New York Yankees in Citi Field.
- He then pitched seven scoreless innings and recorded 11 strikeouts in giving the Mets their 4,000th franchise victory on 8th July.
- He was also named the National League’s (NL) Co-Player of the Week for the period of July 21 to 27 after allowing only one earned run in two starts that week.
- He was named the NL Rookie of the Month for July.
- He went on the disabled list with rotator cuff tendinitis.
- He won the 2014 Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year Award and was named the NL Rookie of the Year by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
- He began the 2015 season with an 8-6 win-loss record and a 2.30 ERA through the end of June.
- In addition to this, he was named to the NL roster in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.
- He pitched to a 14-8 record with a 2.54 ERA and a 0.99 walks plus hits per inning pitched ratio during the 2015 season.
- He also placed seventh in Cy Young Award voting.
- He pitched a complete game shutout against the Philadelphia Phillies on 17th July 2016.
- He underwent season-ending surgery on his ulnar nerve in late September in order to relieve discomfort in his elbow and numbness in his fingers which had plagued him during the 2016 season.
- Jacob and the Mets avoided an arbitration hearing by agreeing to a salary of $4.05 million for the 2017 season.
- He hit his first career home run at Citi Field against Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals on 18th June 2017.
- He finished the 2017 season with a record of 15-10 and a 3.53 ERA. deGrom finished eighth in voting for the 2017 NL Cy Young Award.
- Jacob and the Mets agreed on a $7.4 million salary for the 2018 season.
- He suffered the minor injury while batting during his May 2 start against the Braves.
- He was named to the 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game owning an MLB-leading 1.68 ERA.
- He tied an MLB record by completing his 25th straight start allowing three or fewer runs on 3rd September.
- Later, he recorded his 1,000th career strikeout in his final start of the season on September 26 at Citi Field.
- He finished the season 10-9 with a 1.70 ERA, which led the majors and was the third-lowest of any pitcher with 30 starts in a season.
- He led the majors in lowest home runs per nine innings (0.41) for the 2018 season.
- He was announced as the National League Cy Young Award winner on 14th November 2018.
- Jacob and the Mets agreed to a $17 million salary for the 2019 season.
- With Van Wagenen now negotiating for the Mets rather than deGrom, the two sides agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract extension with an option for the 2024 season during spring training in 2019.
- He then started for the Mets on Opening Day against Max Scherzer, the 2018 Cy Young Award runner-up to deGrom and the 2017 Cy Young Award winner.
- He began the first half of the 2019 season with a 4-7 record and a 3.27 ERA while striking out 138 batters.
- He was also named to the NL roster in the 2019 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.
- On 13th November 2019, he won his second straight Cy Young Award in a near-unanimous vote receiving 29 of 30 first-place votes, becoming the 11th pitcher in history to win back-to-back Cy Young Awards.
Who is the wife of Jacob deGrom?
Jacob’s marital status is married. He is married to his wife, Stacey Harris. The couple first met at a bull-riding event through mutual friends. The couple dated for seven years before he popped up a question to his girlfriend to marry him. proposed his long term girlfriend with a diamond sparkler and “Will You Marry Me?” T-shirt. On 8th November 2014 in Florida, the couple married. The couple shares a son named Jaxon with whom Jacob shares his birthday on June 19. Moreover, their second child, a daughter named Aniston, was born in February 2018. As of today, the duo is living a happy life without any disturbances. They are enjoying their life a lot.
What is the net worth of Jacob deGrom?
The net worth of this famous baseball player is estimated to have $25 Million as of 2019. He has made $25,085,924 as his entire career earnings. He is receiving $27,500,000 as an average annual salary. He signed a five year / $137,500,000 deal which included $10,000,000 as a signing bonus and $137,500,000 as a guaranteed amount as per his contract. He is 3rd best-paid player of New York Met. Overall, he is satisfied with his earnings and he is living a lavish lifestyle.