New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has always been talented, but he’s on a whole new level right now.
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has always been talented, so there’s no surprise that he’s performing well after coming back from his injury. However, he’s on a whole new level of talent that few expected this soon after his recovery.
According to Stats by STATS on Twitter, deGrom has retired 12 or more players in a row in his last six starts, and “nobody else in last 40 years has retired 12 in a row in more than 4 straight starts.”
The Mets are certainly benefiting from having their ace pitcher back, and they have a strong chance of making the World Series with him around.
Jacob deGrom could help the Mets to the World Series
The Mets are currently racing against time with the Atlanta Braves to see who will finish first in the NL East standings. Both teams have 100 percent FanGraph odds of making the playoffs, but the Mets have slightly higher odds of winning the World Series (15.1 percent).
Either team could make it, but having deGrom around significantly increases New York’s chances. He’s started seven games so far this season after not having played since July of 2021, and he’s certainly not disappointing.
In those seven starts, he’s produced an ERA of 1.66, batting average against of .135 and WHIP of 0.55. He made his debut in the latter half of the season (early August) and immediately emerged as the best starter in New York.
He’s undoubtedly making one of the biggest impacts possible.