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DeGrom Only Getting Better

Right-hander Jacob DeGrom had a breakout season in 2012 while pitching for both low-Savannah and high-A St. Lucie, and he did so in his first year coming back from Tommy John surgery. Throw in the fact that the former college shortstop has less than full two years on the mound, chances are he's only going to keep getting better.

He went a combined 9-3 with 2.43 ERA for both A-ball clubs, limited opposing batters to just a .216 average, and struck out 96 batters in 111 1/3 innings in 2012. "I feel like it went really well," DeGrom said of his season. "I felt really good all year coming off of [Tommy John] surgery. I was really happy with that and feeling good all year. "Things worked out really well. Throughout...

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