Mets 2017 Season Preview: Which pitcher are you most excited to watch this season?
Bryan Carroll, Staff Writer
The Mets pitcher that I’m most excited to watch in 2017 is Jacob deGrom. Before the pitchers began throwing in games in early March, I was more excited for Thor. But after seeing deGrom’s spring season so far, he appears to be all back and then some.
When deGrom is successful, the Mets have a two-headed monster with Syndergaard and deGrom. At that point the rest of the rotation is an add-on.
DeGrom has been pumping out 100 MPH occasionally this spring and his slider is sitting in the low 90’s. The key to deGrom’s success is when he can get his fastball going and he has his fastball all the way back so far.
DeGrom’s spring has made him look capable of giving the Mets a season similar to the 2015 type of year that he had. Syndergaard and deGrom at their best are two number one pitchers for any rotation.
So if deGrom can stay the way he’s shown this spring, any Mets fan should be excited to watch him pitch.