SURPRISE, AZ – FEBRUARY 19: Jacob deGrom # 48 of the Texas Rangers provides a pitch throughout a Texas Rangers spring training group exercise at Surprise Stadium on February 19, 2023 in Surprise, Arizona. (Photo by Ben Ludeman/Texas Rangers/Getty Images) Jacob deGrom made his very first spring training start as a Texas Ranger on Sunday, and it might not have actually gone much better, as he illuminated the Seattle Mariners. The freshly obtained Rangers ace Jacob deGrom squandered no time at all getting to deal with the group, as he illuminated the stat sheet in his spring launching on Sunday versus the Seattle Mariners. The flamethrowing right-hander went 3 scoreless innings, enabling just 2 hits while punching out 4. We do not have Statcast information and advanced statistics considering that the video game was not honestly telecasted, deGrom was able to touch 99 on a strikeout to Jarred Kelenic, as he tossed 28 strikes on just 34 pitches. One of the 2 hits he permitted to the M’s was in fact a triple hit by Kelenic. It was followed up by 2 successive strikeouts to Cal Raleigh on a slider in the dirt and Cooper Hummel on an excellent high fastball. deGrom currently looks dominant as promoted for the RangersdeGrom, who signed for 5 years and $185 million, signs up with as the brand-new leader of a totally revamped pitching personnel, which now consists of the similarity Martin Perez, Andrew Heaney, Jon Gray, and Nathan Eovaldi. That group puts the Rangers in the thick of a tight American League West department race, feautring the Astros, Angels, and Mariners, and a deeply objected to wild card race in the American League. As deGrom emerges for the very first time far from the Mets company, it will be fascinating to see if he can remain healthy. He has actually mostly stopped working to have a completely healthy season as a Major Leaguer (leaving out reduced 2020 season) and he’s currently handled injury issues in spring training. From the brief flashes of brilliancy we have actually seen from deGrom throughout the years in his time with the New York Mets, a completely healthy season might truly bring his tradition even more, and perhaps even provide him a chance at the Hall of Fame.