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FAAB Factor-NL: Happy Returns?

Jan Levine

Jan Levine

Levine covers baseball, basketball and hockey for RotoWire. In addition to his column writing, he's the master of the MLB and NHL cheatsheets. In his spare time, he roots for the Mets.


National League - FAAB - 5/18/14

Starting Pitching:

Jacob deGrom, Mets - This is what I wrote in the RotoWire preseason outlook on deGrom: "deGrom throws strikes consistently, using a low-90s fastball, average breaking pitch and solid changeup. He underwent Tommy John surgery, missing all of the 2011 season, but has been a fast riser since returning to action." That rise continued this season at Triple-A Las Vegas, where he had a 2.58 ERA and 29:10 K:BB ratio in 39.1 innings (seven starts) with Las Vegas to earn a call up with Gonzalez Germen landing on the 15-day disabled list. The original Mets plan was to use him in the pen, however Dillon Gee landed on the DL with a strained lat muscle, so deGrom, who improved his slider this season, was inserted in his stead in the rotation. DeGrom held the Yankees on Thursday to just one run on four hits with two walks and six strikeouts over seven innings in a tough luck loss. He should stay in th

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