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Jacob deGrom

#48 | RHP
New York Mets New York Mets
Jacob deGrom
Name: Jacob Anthony deGrom
Born: Jun 19, 1988 in De Leon Springs, Fla. USA
High School: Cavalry Christian Academy, Ormond Beach, Fla.
College: Stetson
Ht.: 6'4" / Wt.: 180 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 9th round (272nd overall) by the New York Mets in 2010 (signed for $95,000)
A two-way talent at Stetson who was a shortstop/pitcher, deGrom started the year as a closer but wound up moving into the rotation and establishing himself as Stetson's best pitcher. He threw 89-93 mph on scout day with command, and he had a strong outing going head-to-head with Chris Sale of Florida Gulf Coast. He throws strikes as his arm works well, he's athletic and has a clean delivery. There were some reports that deGrom, at 6-foot-4, 185 pounds, was hitting 94 mph with his fastball late in the year, and he has a solid if inconsistent slider to go with it. His changeup is in its nascent stages.
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