Who do you trust more on the mound: Justin Verlander or Jacob deGrom? | The Tylt
Who do you trust more on the mound: Justin Verlander or Jacob deGrom?
Justin Verlander might be 36 years old, but he's still throwing flames like he's a young gun. He might even more dangerous than he was when he was younger, armed with pitching knowledge that spans just over 15 years. That kind of wisdom is invaluable. It also goes both ways.
Despite being around the game for that long, hitters are still having trouble figuring him out. He had 300 strikeouts this past season with a 2.53 ERA. That kind of IQ paired with championship pedigree should make him the most desirable pitcher period.
What Verlander has done at his age has been impressive, but there's no way you can deny Jacob deGrom and his status as the most desirable pitcher today. The Mets stud doesn't get the run support he deserves, but he always puts his team in a position to win with a wicked array of power pitches that brings batters to their knees.
Experience is great, but how long can that carry Verlander before his body finally breaks down? DeGrom has youth on his side and he's dealing, holding opposing teams to 2.43 earned runs when he's on the mound this past year. There's no one else you should want more.