deGrom threw 140 1/3 innings, surrendering 117 hits and just seven home runs all season. He struck out 144 and walked 43, fanning 9.2 batters per nine innings.
"I'm very honored to receive this prestigious award," deGrom told Sporting News. "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."
The Mets starter, with 31 votes, narrowly beat out Cincinnati's Billy Hamilton (27 votes) for the award. The Cardinals' Kolten Wong had nine votes, the Giants' Joe Panik had five and the D-backs' Ender Inciarte had four.
deGrom joins Jerry Koosman (1968), Jon Matlack ('72), Darryl Strawberry ('83) and Dwight Gooden ('84) as other Mets to receive the Sporting News Rookie of the Year award.
Joey Nowak is a reporter for MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter at @joeynowak. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.