Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 10/22/14
I give you a pitcher.  He’s a skinny 6’4” righty from Deleon Springs, FL.  He went to Stetson University and as of today he’s 25 years old.  He happened to be a 9th round pick in the 2010 draft and spent 2011 on the shelf with Tommy John surgery. What if I were to tell you now that he’s pitching in AAA… WELL and that he has the stuff you’d usually consider in the “Ace” category? Would you believe me? deGrom happens to possess a fastball with HEAVY sink that sits comfortably in the 92-94 MPH range with occasional flashes of 96.  He also possesses MLB average slider and changeup that he can throw for strikes. How about now? Let’s add that deGrom started in Port St. Lucie this season.  He’s pitched in three levels of the Met minors and looks like he could pitch in a fourth this season.  What can you expect? deGrom gives up hits but only about 1 hit per inning He’s got about a 6-7 K/9 which isn’t super powerful by “Ace” standards He gets more grounders than fly balls thanks t
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