Jacob deGrom is a professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball. Nicknamed “The deGrominator”, he has been in the league for 8 years and was named the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year. He is also a four-time MLB All-Star and was a back-to-back National League strikeout leader in 2019 and 2020. The 33-year-old pitcher is still looking to win his first World Series championship. In this article, however, we will be looking at Jacob deGrom’s net worth in 2022.

Net Worth$12 million
Salary$36 million (2021-2022)
SponsorsNike, Rawlings

Jacob deGrom’s net worth in 2022 (estimate): $12 million

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Jacob deGrom’s net worth in 2022 is estimated to be at $12 million. This is according to multiple reputable sources such as Wealthy Gorilla.

Jacob Anthony deGrom was born on June 19, 1988, in DeLand, Florida, to Tony and Tammy deGrom. His father was a lineman for AT&T while his mother was a customer service representative for a credit card rewards program.

He is the youngest of Tony and Tammy’s children; his sisters are named Sarah and Jessica. His father built him a batting cage in the backyard where he could practice and Jacob credits Tony for his intensity and humility.

He attended Calvary Christian Academy in Ormond Beach, Florida, where he was a member of the school’s basketball and baseball teams.

He was named to the All-Florida Second Team in his senior year and he also played in the American Legion Baseball where he was noticed by the coaches of Stetson University.

After graduating high school, he went undrafted in the Major League Baseball draft, which led him to enroll at Stetson University to join the Stetson Hatters. When he was a freshman and a sophomore, deGrom was exclusively a shortstop for the Hatters.

Prior to the start of his junior year, the team designated him as a relief pitcher, filling the role of the closer, on top of his position as a shortstop. He eventually became one of Stetson’s best pitchers as the Hatters moved him into the starting lineup midway through the season.

In the 2010 MLB Draft, the New York Mets selected Jacob deGrom with the 272nd overall selection in the ninth round. He signed with the Mets with a one-year $95,000 deal. He was then assigned to the Kingsport Mets of the Rookie-level Appalachian League. After six starts, he was diagnosed with a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his pitching elbow that caused him to miss the entire 2011 season.

The following year, he played for the Savannah Sand Gnats of the Class A South Atlantic League and the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League where he made a total of 19 starts and finished with a 2.43 earned run average.

Aside from that, he played for a couple of teams before being called up to the major league such as Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League and the Las Vegas 51s of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League.

On May 12, 2014, Jacob deGrom was promoted to the New York Mets after pitcher Gonzalez Germen was placed on the disabled list. The Mets initially planned to use him as a relief pitcher, but an injury to Dillon Gee allowed him to be inserted into the starting rotation.

On September 15, 2014, the New York Mets faced the Miami Marlins and Jacob deGrom struck out the first eight batters, tying the MLB record. He was then shut down for the year by the end of the season as he finished with a 9-6 record, a 2.69 ERA, and 144 strikeouts.

Jacob deGrom was awarded the Sporting News National League Rookie of the Year after receiving 26 first-place votes out of 30. He became the first Met to receive the award since Dwight Gooden in 1984.

The following year, he was selected as part of the National League squad in the 2015 MLB All-Star Game. He proceeded to strike out three batters he faced on ten pitches, making him the first person to achieve the feat since pitch counts were recorded.

deGrom then set a Mets franchise record for most strikeouts in the postseason with 13 during their 2015 National League Division Series match-up against the Los Angeles Dodgers. They proceeded to defeat the Dodgers to advance to the NL Championship Series where they defeated the Chicago Cubs to book their ticket to the 2015 World Series.

Unfortunately, the New York Mets failed to defeat the Kansas City Royals. Despite that, Jacob deGrom received the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award as the best defensive player in his position in the MLB.

Before agreeing to a long-term contract with the Mets, Jacob deGrom signed multiple one-year deals worth $500,000 (2014), $556,875 (2015), $607,000 (2016), $4.05 million (2017), $7.4 million (2018), and $17 million (2019).

The New York Mets and Jacob deGrom eventually agreed to a five-year $137.5 million extension with a $10 million signing bonus during spring training in 2019.

In that year, he was named to his MLB All-Star selection and he finished the season with 2.43 ERA and a league-leading 255 strikeouts. He was named to his second consecutive NL Cy Young Award as the best pitcher in the National League.

On top of that, the New York Post named him their New York Athlete of the Decade over great competition such as Eli Manning of the New York Giants, Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers, and Mariano Rivera and Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees.

“It’s a great honor winning all these awards, but my mindset now is what can I do to improve to continue to help the team, always trying to look to get better and prepare for the next year.” deGrom said to The Post.

“All these personal achievements are nice and I would not be able to do these without the help of my teammates, but the main goal in baseball is to win a World Series and that is what I am most looking forward to. That is what keeps me going.”

Jacob deGrom’s Career Achievements:

  • 2018 NL ERA Leader
  • 2014 NL Rookie of the Year
  • 2x NL Strikeout Leader
  • 2x NL Cy Young Award (best Pitcher)
  • 4x MLB All-Star

According to Spotrac, Jacob deGrom has already earned $54,159,998 in his eight-year career in the MLB.

As per Celebrity Net Worth, Jacob deGrom is part of their top 10 highest-paid players in Major League Baseball for the 2021-2022 season.

Despite failing to win a World Series championship in his eight years in the MLB, Jacob deGrom will surely go down as one of the best pitchers of all time. Other than his stats, his constant improvement year after year warrants him a spot at the Mt. Rushmore of MLB pitchers.

With all of that being said, were you surprised about Jacob deGrom’s net worth in 2022?