Lovers of the bat and ball game cannot claim to know the slightest thing about Jacob Degrom. The DeGrominator, who has been pitching for the New York Mets since his MLB debut in 2014, is indeed a true master of the game, having been praised for his skills from several quarters and receiving many awards.
In 2014, the year he made his MLB debut, he was named NL Rookie of the Year. The following year Jacob established himself as a force to be reckoned with in the sport. It was only natural that he was named in the MLB All-Star Game of the Year. The baseball player’s dedication, hard work, and character have earned him a handful of delicious contracts, and he enjoys an enviable social status.
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Jacob Degrom Bio (Age)
The famous baseball player was born Jacob Anthony DeGrom on June 19, 1988, in Deland, Florida, the son of his parents Tony and Tammy. He grew up with his two older sisters in Florida. After his years at Calvary Christian Academy in Ormond Beach, Florida, where he attended high school, the American professional baseball player attended Stetson University. During this time he was active in college baseball and played for the university team – Stetson Hatters. There was no doubt that Jacob was made for a baseball career. He initially played as a shortstop but was later converted to a pitcher after being observed to pitch remarkably.
Luck was friends with The deGrominator, who was drafted by the New York Mets during the 2010 MLB Draft. He was selected in the 9th round, but it was only on the 15th day of May 2014 that he made his MLB debut with the club, having moved up to the Major League a few days earlier. The year turned out to be a good one for the star, and apart from being named ‘Rookie of the Month’ twice by the National League (NL), he was eventually named ‘NL Rookie of the Year. The following year (2015) Jacob was selected for the MLB All-Star Game.
His MLB Career Stats
- Wins – 50
- Losses – 34
- Earned Run Average – 2.80
- Games – 122
- Games Started – 122
- Innings Pitched – 776.0
- Strikeouts – 851
- Walks and Hits Per Inning Pitched – 1.11
Contract and Salary
The superstar’s current contract, a one-year contract with the New York Mets, is worth $7,400,000. Since the contract is only for a short period of one year, the total contract sum is still sufficient as his annual salary. Jacob signed the contract shortly after detailed discussions with the Mets following the end of the $4.05 million salary deal he had signed with the club for the 2017 season.
Jacob Degrom Family – Wife and Kids
The man now celebrated as The DeGrominator was raised by his parents, Tony (father) and Tammy (mother). It is said that his father works at AT&T while his mother supported the family by working as a customer service representative.
Jacob Degrom grew up in Florida with two older sisters, Jessica and Sarah. In an effort to support his son’s career, Tony built a batting cage behind his home where Jacob could train; the baseball player always pays tribute to his father for the way his career has gone.
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The baseball star’s love life is simple: after graduating high school, he met his wife Stacey, and in November 2014, the lovebirds tied the wedding knot. They currently live together in Deland, Florida, where they are building their family. Apart from taking care of their Morkie, the couple welcomed their first child in April 2016, a little boy named Jaxon. In 2018 they welcomed their second child, who turned out to be a little girl and was named Aniston.
Height – How Tall Is He?
The famed American professional baseball pitcher is known for his fine height, he stands at an enviable height of 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m) which agrees with his weight of 82 kg (180 lb). Although other details of his body stats are yet to be confirmed, we can tell that the baseballer was once on a long hair. He recently favors a lower cut asserting that it would aid him to be a bit faster in the field of play.