Jacob deGrom

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Date of Birth June 19, 1988
Place of Birth Deleon Springs, Florida
Age 32 years old
Horoscope Gemini

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Jacob deGrom

Jacob Anthony deGrom is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. Prior to playing professionally, deGrom attended Stetson University and played college baseball for the Stetson Hatters. deGrom began playing baseball as a shortstop and was converted into a pitcher during his junior year at Stetson. The Mets selected him in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut with the Mets on May 15, 2014. That year, deGrom was named the National League's Rookie of the Month twice, and the NL Rookie of the Year. In 2015, 2018, and 2019 deGrom was selected as an MLB All-Star. In 2018, deGrom was the NL ERA leader and won the Cy Young Award. In 2019, he led the NL in strikeouts and won the Cy Young Award for the second year in a row.

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About Jacob deGrom

Pitcher who won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2014 for his stellar first season with the New York Mets, posting a 2.69 ERA and 144 strikeouts. He was named National League Rookie of the Month twice during the season. In 2015, he helped the Mets reach the World Series. He won the NL Cy Young award in 2018 and 2019.

Before Fame

He played baseball and basketball at Calvary Christian Academy in Ormond Beach, Florida. He played college baseball at Stetson University.

Achievement

He tied a Major League Baseball record by striking out the first eight batters he faced during a September 2014 game against the Miami Marlins.

Family Life

He married Stacey Harris in 2014 and in 2016 they welcomed their first child. He grew up alongside his two sisters.

Associations

He joined a Mets pitching staff which included All-Star Matt Harvey in 2014.

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  • SN Pitcher of the Year Award Winners - Sporting News established the Pitcher of the Year Award in 1944 to recognize the most outstanding pitchers in Major League Baseball. Until the award was replaced by two separate ones in 2013, it was given annually to one pitcher each in the American League and National League.
  • Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award - The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award is awarded annually to the best defensive player at each fielding position in Major League Baseball. An overall Defensive Player of the Year and a Defensive Team of the Year are also selected annually.
  • MLB Cy Young Award Winners - The Cy Young Award is given annually to the best pitchers in Major League Baseball, one each for the American League and National League. The award was first introduced in 1956 by Baseball Commissioner Ford Frick in honor of Hall of Fame pitcher Cy Young, who died in 1955.
  • MLB Rookies of the Year - In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is given annually to two outstanding rookie players, one each for the American League and National League, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
  • Major League Baseball Rookie of the Month Award - The Rookie of the Month award is a Major League Baseball award named by each league every month of the regular season.
  • Major League Baseball Player of the Week Award - The Player of the Week award is a Major League Baseball award named by each of the American and National Leagues each week of the regular season.
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Latest information about Jacob deGrom updated on January 27, 2021.

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