Sporting news names RHP Jacob deGrom NL Rookie of the Year

Mets righthanded pitcher Jacob deGrom was named the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year by Sporting News earlier today.

DeGrom, 26, made 22 starts and won the NL Rookie Triple Crown leading NL rookies in strikeouts (144), ERA (2.69) and tying for the league lead with nine wins.

"I'm very honored to receive this prestigious award," said deGrom. "My teammates were a huge reason for my success. Individual honors are nice but what excites me the most is looking forward to next year and helping the Mets reach the postseason."

DeGrom was named the NL Rookie of the Month for July and for September by Major League Baseball and went 6-1 with a 2.16 ERA (16 earned runs/66.2 innings) in 10 starts after the All-Star break.

He tied the modern-era major league record with eight consecutive strikeouts to begin his start on September 15 vs. Miami and finished with four double-digit strikeout games during the season. The Mets righthander also established a rookie franchise-record, hurling 67.1 innings from June 5-August 7 without allowing a home run.

Jerry Koosman (1968), Jon Matlack (1972), Darryl Strawberry (1983) and Dwight Gooden (1984) were also honored as Sporting News Rookies of the Year. The award has been presented since 1946.

The BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year will be announced on November 10.