View Poll Results: Is Jacob DeGrom a Hall of Famer?

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Thread: Is Jacob DeGrom a Hall of Famer?

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    Is Jacob DeGrom a Hall of Famer?

    Given the Rangers signing of DeGrom to a 5yr mega-deal, what better time to ask this question.

    DeGromís career accomplishments:

    82-57
    1326 IP
    2.52 ERA (47th all time)
    0.998 WHIP (2nd all time)
    1607 Ks
    10.91 K/9 (3rd all time)
    303 BBs
    155 ERA+ (5th all time)
    5.30 K/BB ratio
    43.8 career WAR
    2014 Rookie of the Year
    2018 & 2019 NL Cy Young Award winner

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    I think he's a HOFer even if he never throws another pitch.

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    I think he needs 2-3 great seasons. There is no doubt he is a better pitcher than many in the HOF right now, but I can&#39;t find a precedent for anyone with counting stats that low. He has less IP than any starting pitcher HOFer by a lot. Koufax is always the measuring stick for bright flames that burnt out too quickly, and he is not close to his counting stats yet. He would have a strong contingent of support and a strong case right now, but I think he needs at least 2-3 more great years to be certain to get in. He only has 1300 IP in his career, 1k less than Koufax.</p>
    Last edited by Sour Masher; 12-03-2022 at 12:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    I think he's a HOFer even if he never throws another pitch.
    He needs another year to qualify.

    He's had what 4 full seasons, not counting 2020?
    I think he needs a couple more elite seasons under his belt, whether they be full or at least 1/2 seasons for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the heat View Post
    He needs another year to qualify. He's had what 4 full seasons, not counting 2020? I think he needs a couple more elite seasons under his belt, whether they be full or at least 1/2 seasons for me.
    That's true, he does need 10+ years in the majors. But he does have 6 full seasons, not including 2020.
    He will need a few more good to great seasons to make it. I wonder if his choice of Texas, which hasn't been kind to starting pitchers over the years, will affect that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    I wonder if his choice of Texas, which hasn't been kind to starting pitchers over the years, will affect that.
    I doubt the previous ballpark has any impact on DeGrom

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken View Post
    I doubt the previous ballpark has any impact on DeGrom
    That's true, the new stadium is just a couple of years old. Then I guess it's just the Texas Rangers' pitching philosophy, lol.
    Globe Life Field still is a far cry from CitiField in terms of pitching park factors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    That's true, the new stadium is just a couple of years old. Then I guess it's just the Texas Rangers' pitching philosophy, lol.
    Globe Life Field still is a far cry from CitiField in terms of pitching park factors.
    Pretty sure there was a strong correlation between the pitching environment and the "philosophy". Texas wasn't signing any significant pitchers in the previous ballpark era because no one wanted to pitch in that bandbox.

    The new stadium isn't a "far cry" from Citi Field from the data I've seen. They haven't played that differently actually - a 99 park factor vs a 96 from 2020-2022. (Texas was a 109 the previous 3 years in the old park - that's what you are thinking of I bet)

    https://baseballsavant.mlb.com/leade...ll&rolling=yes

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    ESPN has the park factor for runs scored as 1.037 for Texas (10th or 30) and 0.872 for NYM (29th of 30)

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    Quote Originally Posted by revo View Post
    ESPN has the park factor for runs scored as 1.037 for Texas (10th or 30) and 0.872 for NYM (29th of 30)
    ewwww, espn? I don't trust espn for any remotely advanced stats. Unless they can read it off a boxscore, it's useless.

    ESPN's site for park factors has "null" for the park names in 2022.

    baseballsavant is a much better source IMO

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