Jacob deGrom has arguably been the best pitcher in Major League Baseball since the start of the 2018 MLB season. He led the Majors in ERA last season with a minuscule 1.70 ERA, netting his first-career Cy Young Award, yet he won just 10 games in 32 starts.
Again, this season, it's more of the same for deGrom. He's 8-8 with a 2.76 ERA in 28 starts. Combining those numbers over his last 60 starts, the Mets' ace is 18-17 since Opening Day of 2018.
Breaking it down slightly further, he's one game under .500 with a 2.13 ERA in his last 57 starts. Imagine being that good, but netting potential bettors a negative payout since start of 2018 season. And a pretty large sum, for that matter. Since deGrom is typically favored when he starts, bettors who faded him and the Mets over the past season-plus would be up around $2,500 on a $100 bet in every start.
Jacob deGrom Career Stats
His career stats – a 63-49 record, 2.68 ERA and 1.07 WHIP in 167 starts – are some of the best in the game since his rookie year in 2014, when deGrom won the NL Rookie of the Year. He also holds MLB records with 30 straight starts allowing three runs or fewer and is also tied for the most consecutive strikeouts to start a game, with eight.
After leading the Majors in ERA last season, deGrom is currently fourth in the NL, behind Hyun-Jin Ryu (2.35), Mike Soroka (2.53) and Max Scherzer (2.60) with his 2.76 ERA.
Jacob deGrom Height and Weight
At 6' 4" and 180 pounds, deGrom has gone from a converted shortstop to a three-time All-Star and NL Cy Young Award winner, but amazingly that simply hasn't added up to very many wins over the last close-to-two full seasons.
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