Jacob deGrom

Jacob DeGrom

Pitcher, New York Mets

Major: Sport Management

Jason deGrom is an American professional baseball pitcher making his major league debut on May 15, 2014. DeGrom began playing baseball as a shortstop and was converted into a pitcher during his junior year at Stetson. The Mets selected him in the ninth round of the 2010 Major League Baseball Draft, and he made his debut with the Mets on May 15, 2014. That year, deGrom was named the National League's (NL) Rookie of the Month twice, and the National League Rookie of the Year. In 2015, deGrom was selected as a Major League Baseball All-Star. He became the 13th pitcher in All-Star history to retire the side on three strikeouts and did it on only 10 pitches.