New York Mets ace Jacob deGrom has become known as much for his unfortunate lack of run support as being the best pitcher in baseball.

But make no mistake about it, deGrom is headed for Cooperstown. In fact, he could be one of the five best pitchers in MLB history when all is said and done.

Sound like a reach? It might be. However, deGrom revealed to ESPN’s Jeff Passan he intends to pitch into his 40s.

Considering the tall right-hander has somehow managed to gain velocity in his 30s, he seems like a strong candidate to dominate the rest of his 30s and perhaps even into his next decade. That could most certainly lead to deGrom being included among the very best pitchers in the history of the game.

Let’s dive in a little deeper.