McCann: I've caught Verlander, Price, Scherzer, but deGrom is 'on another level'

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By , Audacy Sports

It seems fairly apparent that Jacob deGrom is on another tier when it comes to the elite pitchers of the game. Sure, there are other players who can be elite, like Gerrit Cole, Shane Bieber, Max Scherzer and some of the other dominant pitchers in today's game. But when you look at the WAR leaders in recent years, as well as the other statistics that are a little bit simpler, there's only one true ace among aces. And it's Jacob deGrom. Look at this list of the top-12 pitchers in WAR since 2018 and just how far ahead of the pack deGrom is.

Results
Rk Player WAR ERA FIP ERA+
1Jacob deGrom23.4 1.942.18204
2Max Scherzer17.9 2.762.74154
3Aaron Nola17.5 3.253.46130
4Gerrit Cole17.4 2.652.74163
5Justin Verlander14.4 2.563.07172
6Zack Wheeler14.0 3.373.23118
7Lance Lynn13.0 3.643.50129
8Trevor Bauer12.6 3.063.44147
9Mike Minor11.8 4.184.35116
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