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New York Mets: Top 10 seasons by starting pitchers in the 2010s

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 11: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Citi Field on August 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 11: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets pitches against the Washington Nationals during their game at Citi Field on August 11, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – MAY 31: Jacob deGrom #48 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch against the Philadelphia Phillies during the third inning at Citizens Bank Park on May 31, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

6) Jacob deGrom in 2014

Please excuse the excessive Jacob deGrom love you are about to witness. If you cheer for the Mets, I’m not sure you’ll mind all that much. He is, after all, one of the franchise’s all-time greats. I’m not going to shut up about that either.

The 2010s are defined by the performance we saw from deGrom. As one of the least talked about prospects, he managed to rise above them all. It all began in 2014 when he captured the National League Rookie of the Year Award thanks to a 9-6 record and 2.69 ERA.

deGrom’s overall season totals could have been even greater if he made more than 22 starts. As a midseason addition, it wasn’t his fault whatsoever. This was only the beginning of what has become a career we will all remember.

5) Jacob deGrom in 2015

When we think of the Mets in 2015, Jacob deGrom isn’t always the first name we remember. It’s a little amazing considering how much greater he has become and how well he did in his first full season.

deGrom was an All-Star for the first time in 2015. He went 14-8 with a 2.54 ERA in the regular season and entered the Cy Young conversation for the first time in his career. He had to settle for seventh place this time around.

Also worth noting, deGrom pitched to a 1.38 ERA in the NLDS against the Los Angeles Dodgers. He won both games he started and performed well again versus the Chicago Cubs in the NLCS. We can only anticipate how he’ll do when the Mets finally return to the playoffs.

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