Jacob legroom portrait by Steven Martine, sports and portrait photographer
Jacob deGrom , professional baseball player for the New York Mets, is photographed as part of a collection of portraits created by Steven Martine on media day, one day a year when professional sports teams invite photographers to their Spring Training facilities to create portraits of each and every professional baseball player.
Jacob legroom is an American professional baseball pitcher for the New York Mets of Major League Baseball (MLB). Prior to playing professionally, deGrom attended Stetson University and played college baseball for the Stetson Hatters.
DeGrom began playing baseball as a shortstop and was converted into a pitcher during his junior year at Stetson. The Mets selected him in the ninth round of the 2010 MLB draft, and he made his MLB debut with the Mets on May 15, 2014. That year, deGrom was named the National League's (NL) Rookie of the Month twice, and the NL Rookie of the Year. In 2015, 2018, and 2019 deGrom was selected as an MLB All-Star. In 2018, deGrom was the NL ERA leader and won the Cy Young Award.