Jacob deGrom's Home Run Stats as a Pitcher and Hitter Are Mind-Boggling

By Taylor Smith
New York Mets v Miami Marlins
New York Mets v Miami Marlins / Mark Brown
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Jacob deGrom is doing it all for the New York Mets. The 30-year-old two-time All Star pitcher is following up his NL Cy Young season with an incredible start to 2019.

If there's one stat that really stands out, it's his home run numbers as a pitcher and hitter.

After a stellar 2018 campaign, where he posted a 1.70 ERA and struck out 269 batters in 217 innings, deGrom is making an early case for a Cy Young repeat.

DeGrom put on a pitching clinic in Wednesday's 6-4 win over the Miami Marlins, striking out 14 batters in seven innings without giving up a run. He also got it done on the offensive end, blasting a solo shot in the third inning to put the Mets up 2-0.

deGrom has now gone 13 innings with 24 strikeouts and a 0.00 ERA in 2019. He hasn't given up a home run since Sept. 16, 2018 against the Red Sox. That was also his last loss. Since then, he's given up one run in four starts.

If he can continue to age like a fine wine, the rest of the MLB is in trouble.


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