The evaluation of Jacob deGrom (35, Texas Rangers), who was once called the best pitcher in the world, is gradually dropping. Is a rebound possible?
The US MLB Network recently announced the메이저사이트 starting pitcher rankings for the 2023 season. deGrom ranked ninth on the Top 10. This is an unsuitable ranking for deGrom.
DeGrom, who throws an average fastball of 99 mph, has risen to the ranks of the best pitchers in the world since the 2018 season. Only health was deGrom’s enemy.
DeGrom won the National League Cy Young Award for two consecutive years in 2018 and 2019, and also became the strikeout king in 2020, which was a shortened season.
However, deGrom has not played many games since 2021 due to injury. He appeared in just 15 games in 2021, and only 11 in 2022 despite high expectations.
As a result, he was even evaluated as saying that the human body could not contain the talent of God. DeGrom’s ball was so powerful, but frequent injuries were his weakness.
Afterwards, deGrom came out to the free agency (FA) market through an opt-out and signed a five-year, $185 million contract with the Texas Rangers.
Conditions that amount to an average of $35 million per year. Texas paid close to $200 million despite knowing deGrom’s physical condition. That’s why he’s such an attractive pitcher.