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Jacob deGrom and Travis d’Arnaud named to Baseball America’s 2014 All-Rookie Team

By Michael Lecolant

On Friday, starting pitcher Jacob deGrom and catcher Travis d’Arnaud were named to Baseball America’s 2014 All-Rookie team.

Former Mets pitcher Collin McHugh, now with the Houston Astros, also made the team.

Aug 29, 2014; New York, NY, USA; A fan cheers on New York Mets starting pitcher

Jacob deGrom

(not pictured) with a sign that reads “hair we go” between the fifth and sixth innings of a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Only 3 National Leaguers made the list of 15 players.

Cincinnati Reds centerfielder Billy Hamilton was the other member of the senior circuit selected.

Both Hamilton and Jacob deGrom are strong candidates for this year’s Rookie of the Year award.

Travis d’Arnaud turned his season around after a mid-season demotion to Las Vegas.  In his final 69 games, Travis slashed .272/.319/.486, with 10 home runs.

In 22 starts for the Mets, Jacob deGrom posted a 9-6 record, with a 2.69 ERA and a 1.14 WHiP.  In 140 innings pitched, he fanned 144 batters.