Syndergaard, Montero shine in Futures Game

Posted: July 15, 2013 in Future Mets, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inmanuntitled

In the 2013 Futures Game on ESPN, Mets prospects Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero started against each other. The two threw scoreless first innings and looked good doing it.

Syndergaard who has emerged as the Mets #1 prospect blew away a guy on a 96 mph fastball and threw a pretty good curveball.

Noah gave up one hit in his inning, a jam shot base hit to Red Sox prospect Xander Bogaerts. If you remember when the Red Sox asked the Mets about R.A. Dickey, Sandy asked for Jackie Bradley Jr. and Bogaerts. Needles to say that’s when the talks for Dickey ended for Boston.

Syndergaard has pitched well in Double AA and has a very good fastball/slider combination. The only question with Syndergaard is improving his changeup and curveball which as of now aren’t major league pitches.imagesCADQ3WP8

He just needs more seasoning in Double AA but it was great to get the kid in the National spotlight here for his future team. This was Syndergaard’s first ever trip to New York.

Montero threw a 1-2-3 first inning for the World Team on just nine pitches.

Both Montero and Syndergaard looked great but I’ve always been under the impression that the Mets would have to trade one of them in order to get the outfielder they are hoping for.

Last night a report came out that said Syndergaard has become the Mets new untouchable prospect after Zack Wheeler was called up to the big leagues. We’re not trading Noah Syndergaard,” an organizational source told John Harper of the Daily News.

It doesn’t just stop with Syndergaard and Montero. Michael Fulmer, Cory Mazzoni, Jack Leathersich, Luis Mateo and Jacob DeGrom have emerged as other top pitching prospects.

It remains to be seen if Sandy Alderson can put a couple of these young pitchers in a deal for a star outfielder without adding a Syndergaard but we will have to see this offseason.

The Mets definitely have some great young pitchers that could make for a fantastic starting rotation as soon as next year.


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