Jay Groome
21-Year-Old PitcherRP
7-Day IL
Injury Elbow
Est. Return 2/1/2020
2019 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Jay Groome in 2019. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
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$Signed a contract with the Red Sox in July of 2016 that includes a $3.65 million signing bonus.
Returns to game action
PBoston Red Sox  A
Elbow
August 21, 2019
Groome (elbow) pitched a scoreless inning for the Gulf Coast League Red Sox on Wednesday, Bill Koch of The Providence Journal reports.
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Groome allowed one hit and struck out two batters in what was his first game action since undergoing Tommy John surgery in May 2016. According to Alex Speier of The Boston Globe, the lefty was sitting around 93-94 mph with his fastball while topping out at 95.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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2017
He only posted a 6.70 ERA in 44.1 innings (he missed 10 weeks with a lat injury) in the Sally League, but there are scouts who covered the league who say Groome was the best pitcher they saw all season. At his best he features a mid-90s fastball and one of the best curveballs in the minors. He has struggled with his command and his changeup is still a work in progress. However, as a lefty with excellent size (6-foot-6, 220 pounds) and a couple monster pitches, his dynasty-league owners would be wise to exercise patience. His father was arrested on gun and drug charges in mid July, and Groome proceeded to post a 9.00 ERA over the following four starts, so it’s possible that he was distracted over that stretch. Without a strong support system from his family, there is an extra level of risk with Groome that is not present with most high-end pitching prospects. He ended the year on the shelf with a forearm strain, so staying healthy and building up his innings will be imperative in 2018.
Groome was selected out of Barnegat Township (N.J.) with the 12th overall pick in the 2016 draft. Some evaluators felt the left-hander was the top talent in the draft, but questions about his makeup cropped up during his senior year of high school, precipitating a draft-day slide. The Red Sox were happy to land the 6-foot-6, 220-pound Groome, whose easy delivery and preternatural curve give him a good base from which to build something special -- a potential No. 2 starter with the stuff to overshoot that projection. The fastball sits in the 93-95 mph range, topping out at 97, and could achieve greater velocity as he adds weight. At 18 years old, he already owns of one of the best curveballs in the minors, and along with his fastball he could bring two 70-grade pitches to the table as he moves up the ladder. He will work on refining his third pitch (a changeup) in the coming season. His command, which wavered during his outings in the Gulf Coast League and the one appearance at short-season Lowell, will also need to improve.
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Tommy John surgery successful
PBoston Red Sox  A
Elbow
May 16, 2018
Groome's Tommy John surgery was successful Tuesday, Evan Drellich of NBC Sports Boston reports.
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Will undergo Tommy John surgery
PBoston Red Sox  A
Elbow
May 9, 2018
Groome will undergo Tommy John surgery Tuesday, Sean McAdam of BostonSportsJournal.com reports.
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Will open on minor-league DL
PBoston Red Sox  A
Forearm
April 3, 2018
Groome will begin the 2018 season on the minor-league disabled list with a left arm strain, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Out with forearm strain
PBoston Red Sox  A
Forearm
August 25, 2017
Groome was placed on the minor-league DL with a left forearm strain, Ian Browne of MLB.com reports.
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Makes strong start Saturday
PBoston Red Sox  A
August 13, 2017
Groome allowed two runs on seven hits while striking out seven over five innings for Low-A Greenville on Saturday.
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