Posted by Christopher Soto at 10:00 AM
A full listing of our Top 25 Prospects is on the right hand side of our website.Without further ado....The Mack's Mets #13 organizational prospect is......
#13 RHP Jacob DeGrom
Bats: L Throws: R
Height: 6' 4" Weight: 185 lb
Acquired: 2010 draft, 9th round, Stetson University
2012: (A/A+) 9-3, 2.43 ERA, 1.6 BB/9, 7.8 K/9, 0.997 WHIP
2011: (Disabled List- Tommy John Surgery)
2010: (R) 1-1, 5.19 ERA, 2.1 BB/9, 7.6 K/9, 1.577 WHIP
If you remembered Jacob DeGrom before he 2012 season started raise your hand......(no not even me? Ok...lol) DeGrom was a forgotten pitcher before the beginning of 2012 after missing the 2011 season due to Tommy John surgery and after only getting 6 starts the year before. At the time of the draft he was seen as an extreme reach pick. He had only pitched for 1 season for Stetson after converted from a SS and was seen as extremely raw. This year, 100% healthy, Jacob flashed a 92-94 MPH Fastball with plus movement and control as well as an average slider and change-up. His repertoire and control should keep him starting long term but he'll have to continue his breaking pitch development if hes going to succeed in Binghamton which he should reach by July. As an added note at 6' 4" and 185 lbs, he should fill out a bit more and add 2 or 3 ticks to his fastball which would turn him into a potential #2.
Anticipated Assignment: (A+) Port St. Lucie starting rotation