September 6, 2013

Prospect Profile: Noah Syndergaard

Bio: 6'6" 200 lbs from Mansfield, TX. Age 21.
Drafted: 2010 amateur draft by the Toronto Blue Jays
Acquired: From the Toronto Blue Jays on 12/17/12 as the "secondary" piece in the RA Dickey trade.

Scouting Report:
Syndergaard boasts a quality fastball that averages 93-95 MPH with high 90s potential. His second weapon, an above average curveball, has strong bite and projects as a strikeout pitch. Finally, he is developing a change-up that falls in the mid-80s, however the pitch needs work and only projects as average going forward.  Baseball America ranked Syndergaard the #23 overall prospect in baseball in their mid-2013 rankings report.

2013 Stats (to date):
St. Lucie (A): 3-3, 3.11 ERA, 61 H, 22 ER, 64 SO, 16 BB
Binghamton (AA): 6-1, 3.00 ERA, 46 H, 18 ER, 69 SO, 12 BB

Consensus seems seems to be that Syndergaard has top of the rotation abilities, with many dubbing him a future #2. It is interesting to note that multiple scouting entities have mentioned that Syndergaard is a better pitcher now, than both Harvey and Wheeler were at a similar age. 

What's Next:
Many fans will push to have Syndergaard in the rotation to start the 2014 season, but that's highly unlikely regardless if whether Matt Harvey is ready to go. Having thrown only 117.1 innings, Noah will probably be subject to a innings cap of roughly 150 to 160 innings. That fact alone will prevent Him from pitching a full season at the MLB level in 2014. Expect Syndergaard  in big league camp next spring, but to open the year in AAA before being promoted some time in the late June time frame, where he will slot in much like Zack Wheeler did this season.

Twitter: @NoahSyndergaard

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