Jason Groome

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A decade or two ago, a fastball that reaches 100 miles-per-hour would enough to land an 18-year-old pitcher among the best handful of prospects in baseball.
In an era of unprecedented fastball velocity, however, when it’s almost as though it takes 95 miles per hour to get your foot in…
New Pros Impress
Jason Groome tossed two scoreless innings in his professional debut Monday in Fort Myers, Fla. with the Boston Red Sox Gulf Coast League team.
Groome allowed one hit - a two-out double in the second inning - did not walk a batter and struck out three against the Tampa Bay Rays affiliate...
Jason Groome is Boston-bound ( by way of Fort Myers)
Next stop for Jason Groome could be Fort Myers, Florida the home of the Boston Red Sox rookie league team. The 17-year old recent Barnegat High School graduate was in Boston Thursday when word came that he and the Red Sox had agreed on a contract that would pay him a signing bonus of $3.65 million.…
Groome to Boston
Updated at 11 p.m., July 14
Barnegat alum Jason Groome has agreed to a contract with the Boston Red Sox that will guarantee him a signing bonus of $3.65 million, as first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network and FanRagSports.com and confirmed by Hudson Belinsky of Basebal America...
Win-Win
On the baseball field, Jason Groome showed this past year he has a pretty good poker face.
As 17-year-old with a mid-90's fastball and one of the best breaking balls of any amateur player in the country, there was plenty of opportunity for bravado and braggadocio...
Groome to the Red Sox
After some anxious moments over the last two weeks, the wait is over for Jason Groome and it ended with his favorite team picking him in the first round of the MLB First-Year Player Draft.
The Boston Red Sox selected the Barnegat High School senior with the 12th pick of the 2016 MLB Draft, making him…
Familiar Footsteps
It is hard to pinpoint the exact moment that Jason Groome transformed from talented high school pitcher to one of the best amateur prospects in the country, but J.M. Gold recalls the day it dawned on him.
A 15-year-old sophomore at the time, Groome carved up Jackson Memorial High School – one of the …
Draft Preview
In June of 2009, Major League Baseball staged its First-Year Player Draft from the studio of the newly-launched MLB Network for the first time ever in hopes that its event would build toward becoming what the NFL and NBA had developed in their respective versions of the draft...
Final Push
The 2016 season has not gone according to the script that Jason Groome or any of those around him and supporting him would have drawn up in an ideal world.
There was the ineligibility ruling on April 14 that kept him out for 19 days, the loss to Toms River North in which he allowed seven runs (four e…
Crowd-Pleaser
CAMDEN - As Jason Groome signed autographs following his impressive outing in a losing effort Monday at Campbell's Field in Camden, the young autograph-seekers surrounding him could only hope that they were awaiting keepsake from a future pitcher for the local Major League Baseball team that ju…
Ace Chasers
TOMS RIVER - The Toms River North baseball team had probably done enough on offense through four innings to beat Barnegat and its left-handed ace Jason Groome during Saturday's Ocean County Tournament semifinal.
Instead of sitting on two early unearned runs and protecting the lead against one of the …
Star-Crossed
Considering how carefully opponents have pitched him and how much power he has hit for, Toms River North senior Joey Rose has been arguably the hottest hitter in N.J. this season. On Saturday on his home field, Rose will face a heat check the equivalent of a red-hot three-point shooter pulling up fr…

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