As Mets ace Jacob deGrom waits for the announcement that he's the 2018 Cy Young award winner, here are 10 awesome deGrom stats:
- Led the majors with a 1.70 ERA, which was the fifth-lowest mark since 1996
- His 0.41 HR/9 rate was second in the majors and led the NL. DeGrom allowed 10 homers, while likely Cy Young runner-up Max Scherzer allowed 23.
- His 8.8 fWAR was the highest among qualified pitchers
- Had a 0.69 WHIP with runners in scoring position, while allowing just 19 hits to the 126 batters he faced
- Allowed three runs or fewer in 29 consecutive starts as he finished the season -- the longest single-season streak in MLB history
- His 0.91 WHIP was tied for best in the NL (with Scherzer), and trailed only Justin Verlander 0.90) for the best in baseball
- Pitched to the most soft contact in the majors (25.2 percent)
- Led the NL with a 1.99 FIP
- Had a career-high 269 strikeouts (second-best in the NL, behind Scherzer and his MLB-leading 300), including 11 double-digit strikeout performances
- His 216 ERA+ led the NL and was the fifth-best since the turn of the century
DeGromination Day -- a celebration of Jacob deGrom -- begins Wednesday at Noon on SNY, followed by live coverage on Baseball Night in New York after the announcement.