Despite being limited to 26 starts over the past two seasons, Jacob deGrom is still highly regarded around Major League Baseball as he seeks a new contract in free agency.

A talent evaluator for one team told The Athletic's Will Sammon that deGrom is a "potentially organization-changing" talent who "possesses the best stuff across the board" in MLB.

There is an expectation that the two-time National League Cy Young winner could sign the richest contract by average annual salary in MLB history this offseason. The record is $43.3 million, held by deGrom's 2022 New York Mets teammate Max Scherzer.

Scherzer signed a three-year, $130 million deal with the Mets in November 2021.

Ben Clemens of FanGraphs predicts deGrom will sign a three-year, $141 million deal ($47 million per season).