Jacob deGrom Didn’t Specialize
As I watched Jacob deGrom last night I asked myself “who is this kid”?
I’m so glad I did a little research as we see again that specialization is not necessary.
A few things about Jacob deGrom from Wikipedia:
- Not drafted out of high school
- Played exclusively at shortstop his freshman and sophomore seasons in college
- First pitched as junior reliever in 2009
- That year continued to play short and close
So for all you moms and dads running little Johnnie off to his pitching lesson, take a breath.
PS- John Lackey also did not pitch until he got to PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL. To busy playing quarterback in football.