Jacob deGrom is an American baseball player for the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball. He previously played in the MLB for the New York Mets. Before playing professionally, deGrom attended Stetson University and played baseball for the Stetson Hatters.
Full name-Jacob Anthony deGrom
Born-19 June 1988
Birthplace- DeLand, Florida, United States
Spouse-Stacey Harris (m. 2014)
Current team-Texas Rangers (#48 / Pitcher)
Jacob deGrom is from DeLeon Springs, Florida. He was raised by his parents, Tony, an AT&T lineman, and Tammy, a customer service representative for a credit card rewards program. Tony deGrom built a backyard batting cage for his son to practice. Jacob deGrom credits his father for his quiet intensity and remembers demanding sessions playing catch in their backyard. He says his father told him to stay humble. He is one of three children of Tony and Tammy; his sisters are named Sarah and Jessica. He grew up an Atlanta Braves fan.
Jacob deGrom Met his Wife Stacey Harris at Rodeo – Fan Buzz Shortly after graduating from high school, deGrom met his wife, Stacey. They were married in November 2014 and live in DeLand, Florida.
Stacey, like James, is originally from Florida and was raised in Lake Helen by parents Thomas and Nina Harris. Previously, she worked night shifts in clinical trials for people with sleep apnea. These days, she focuses on raising her two children and decorating the couple’s home in DeLand, Florida.
Jacob deGrom has three children with Stacey Harris. They had a son in April 2016 and their second child, a girl, was born in February 2018. They are Jaxon Anthony deGrom and Anista Grace deGrom. On Wednesday, after throwing his latest bullpen, Jacob deGrom left the team to attend the birth of his third child. He is home in Florida for the weekend with his wife, Stacy, and their family.
Jacob deGrom attended Calvary Christian Academy, a small school in Ormond Beach, Florida, where he played on the school’s baseball and basketball teams. As a basketball player, he was named District 9 Class 1A Player of the Year by the Florida Athletic Coaches Association and was selected to the Class 1A All-State Third Team. As a senior baseball player, deGrom was named second team All-Florida by the Florida Sports Writers Association. He also played American Legion baseball, where he was noticed by the coaches of the Stetson Hatters baseball team.
In addition to his fastball, deGrom learned to throw a change up and slider. Major league scouts began paying attention to deGrom when he met with Florida Gulf Coast University’s Chris Salle. In that game, deGrom hit his only home run of the season against Chris Sale. He made 12 starts for the Hatters and posted a 4–5 record with a 4.48 earned run average.
The minor leagues
The New York Mets selected deGrom as a pitcher in the ninth round, 272nd overall, in the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft. He signed with the Mets and received a $95,000 signing bonus.
In 2012, deGrom played for the Savannah Sandmen of the Class a South Atlantic League and the Class A Florida State St. Lucie for the Mets, finishing the year with a 2.43 earned run average in 19 starts. In 2013, he started the season in St. Lucie, but was promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League after two starts due to injuries to Luis Mateo and Cory Mazzoni of Binghamton.
The Mets promoted deGrom to the majors on May 12, 2014, after Gonzalez Germen was placed on the disabled list. The Mets were going to use deGrom in relief, but due to Dillon Gee’s injury, the Mets had to move him into the starting rotation.
n September 15, 2014, deGrom faced the Marlins and struck out his first eight batters, tying the major league record. Near the end of the season, deGrom was shut down for the year, ending his season with a 9–6 record, a 2.69 earned run average and 144 strikeouts.
Jacob deGrom and Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers were selected as the NL Co-Players of the Week for the week ending June 7, 2015. He began the 2015 season with an 8–6 record and a 2.30 earned run average through the end of June, and was named to the NL roster for the 2015 MLB All-Star Game.
DeGrom initially declined to sign a 2016 contract for his $607,000 salary. Since deGrom was not yet eligible for salary arbitration, he was bound by the MLB collective bargaining agreement to accept the salary assigned to him by his club. He relented and reluctantly signed in spring training.
On June 18, 2017, deGrom hit his first career home run against Joe Ross of the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. DeGrom was named NL Player of the Week for Weeks 12-18. After hitting his first home run in June, posted a 0.53 earned run average, allowed eight hits, struck out 12 and walked six in 17 innings over two starts.
In 2018 deGrom and the Mets agreed to a $7.4 million salary agreement for the 2018 season. On May 6, the Mets placed deGrom on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to May 3, with a hyperextended ascending elbow. DeGrom suffered a minor injury while hitting against the Braves on May 2.
In 2020 the shortened 60-game 2020 season, deGrom was 4–2 with a 2.38 earned run average and led the National League in strikeouts for the second consecutive season, with 104.
In 2021, deGrom posted a 7–2 record in 15 starts and recorded a 1.08 earned run average with 146 strikeouts and 11 walks in 92 innings.
On December 2, 2022, Jacob deGrom signed a five-year, $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers. He made six starts for Texas in 2023, posting a 2.67 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 30 1⁄3 innings. On June 6, 2023, the Rangers announced that deGrom would require Tommy John surgery after tearing the UCL in his right elbow.
Achievement / Awards
Jacob Drafted by the Mets in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB Draft, he made his major league debut for the Mets on May 15, 2014. In the same year, deGrom was named National League (NL) Rookie of the Month. Twice and NL Rookie of the Year. In 2015, 2018, 2019 and 2021, deGrom was selected as an MLB All-Star.
- 4 × All-Star (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021)
- 2 × All MLB First Team (2019, 2020)
- 2 × NL Cy Young Award (2018, 2019)
- NL Rookie of the Year (2014)
- NL ERA Leader (2018)
- 2 × NL strikeout leader (2019, 2020)
Net Worth 2023
Jacob deGrom signed a $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
In 2023, his net worth is estimated to be $48 million. He has earned more than $100 million in his career so far. deGrom’s contract with the Texas Rangers is worth $187 million over the next few years. He is also St. Louis Cardinals playing partner.
Jacob deGrom source of income
Jacob deGrom has a five-year contract worth $185 million. According to reports, his previous team (the Mets) also tried to keep him, offering a contract worth $40 million per year. We can expect him to sign another lucrative contract the next time he becomes a free agent. Some experts believe deGrom could sign a contract of more than $250 million next time around.
Injury Update Of Jacob deGrom
Jacob deGrom went to IL a day later, and on Tuesday it was announced that deGrom would have surgery to repair an elbow ligament. He’ll miss the rest of the season and likely much of 2024, meaning he’ll throw 451 pitches at Texas in 2023 — and possibly next year.
“It stinks. It’s not ideal,” deGrom told reporters (according to the Dallas Morning News). “But at least we know what it is now. I want to fix it and I plan to come back before the end of next year.”
The Rangers signed deGrom to a five-year, $185 million contract that off season. The deal includes a Tommy John surgery clause, which now gives Texas a six-year club option worth between $20 million and $37 million, depending on award voting and innings.