Sunday, June 13, 2010

Mets sign three draftees

According to, the Mets have signed three draft choices. Among them is their ninth choice: Jacob deGrom, a right-handed pitcher. For the past three seasons, he's played for Stetson University. In 2010 their record was 27-31. The Hatters were much better at home than away. At home, they were 22-15; away, they were 5-14.

In 2008, his freshman year, he started 28 games at third; in 2009, he started 36 games at shortstop, pitching one inning. In 2010, he switched to the mound. He started 12 of the 17 games he pitched in, winning four and losing five. His ERA was 4.48. In 83+ innings, he walked 16, struck out 5, and yielded 103 hits. Against him, opposing batters hit .309. But then, none of Stetson's pitchers was a standout. Their team ERA in 2010 was 6.70. Opposing batters hit .325.

In his last regular season game, in 9-2/3 innings deGrom surrendered one run, gave up five hits, and struck out nine. The Hatters lost in 11.

In 95 at bats, deGrom hit .263.

His pitching stats aren't that impressive. But then, before his junior season he pitched just one inning. Maybe the Mets believe that if he can't make it on the mound the team can return him to the infield.

View deGrom on YouTube.

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