ATLANTA, Ga. - For the third time in his illustrious career, former Stetson pitcher Jacob deGrom was named an MLB All-Star thanks to a first-half of the 2019 season that saw him continue the brilliance that earned him 2018 National League Cy Young honors.
The right-handed ace of the New York Mets was selected to the team by coaches and players as the fan vote for the All-Star Game does not cover pitchers. In 2019, the reigning Cy Young winner has posted a 4-7 mark and a 3.32 ERA in 103.0 innings pitched. His "peripheral" numbers are where his true dominance shows, striking out 128 hitters this season, posting a WHIP of 1.11 and a WAR of 3.2 to rank among the best pitchers in the Major Leagues.
deGrom was previously named an All-Star in both the 2015 and 2018 seasons for the Mets. The staff ace in Gotham went one inning in each of his previous appearances in the Midsummer Classic, allowing a total of one run while striking out four. In his ASG debut in 2015, deGrom struck out the side on just 10 pitches, debuting his talents to the world on his way to becoming one of the best in baseball.
The 2019 MLB All-Star Game is hosted by Cleveland and played at Progressive Field, home of the Indians. The game itself will be played on Tuesday, July 9, at 7:30 PM ET with a live broadcast of the game on FOX. All-Star festivities get underway July 5, as Cleveland prepares to host its first ASG since 1997.