If you were to tell someone in the mid-80s heyday of the New York Mets that a player of Jacob deGrom's traditional statistics would be this high on their all-time rank, they would not have believed it. Of course, it is a different game, and deGrom is a different player.
Jacob deGrom got off to a great start with New York, winning the Rookie of the Year in 2011. deGrom went to his first All-Star Game in 2015 and was seventh in Cy Young voting when he had a season of 14 Wins with 205 Strikeouts and a sub-1.000 WHIP. 2016 was not great, but he came back with a 15-8 record in an eighth-place Cy Young finish. That was good, but what was going to happen next would be phenomenal.
While the Mets struggled with their offense, deGrom won the Cy Young award in both 2018 and 2019. In 2018, he won the ERA title with a sparking 1.80, and in 2019, he won his first Strikeout Title with 255. In both of those seasons, he was an All-Star and was a top ten finisher in MVP voting. The star Pitcher would constantly battle with injuries, but when he was healthy, there were few in the history that could touch deGrom, which might have been shown perfectly in 2021, when he had an ERA of 1.08 with 146 Strikeouts in only 15 starts.
Following another solid year in 2022, deGrom shockingly left the Big Apple for the Texas Rangers. With New York, deGrom had an 82-57, 1,607 Strikeouts, a 2.52 ERA and an anemic WHIP of 0.998.
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