Noah Syndergaard looks to be in line as Mets next great pitching prospect

Posted: March 4, 2014 in Future Mets, News, Opinion, Spring Training
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By Steven Inman

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In 2012 it was Matt Harvey, 2013 was Zack Wheeler and 2014 looks to be the year for the arrival of Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard dazzled in his first spring start for the Mets. He went two scoreless innings, giving up just one hit and striking out two in a 6-2 Mets victory.

Syndergaard said he was a little nervous since he is in his first big league camp making his first start but the Braves were very impressed with the young Syndergaard. “I didn’t know anything about the kid coming into today. But I sure won’t forget his name now.” Ryan Doumit, who had the only hit vs. Syndergaard said about the young right-hander.

Syndergaard came out throwing gas. He started off Jason Heyward with a couple of 97 mph fastballs, missed with a changeup and then finished him up with a fastball at 98. Heyward wasn’t able to make contact. Terry Collins was very impressed. “Right now,” Collins said, “he’s on track to be special.”

This is just like the spring debuts of Harvey and Wheeler. Last year all Terry Collins wanted to talk about was Wheeler and the year before was Harvey. Unfortunately the man they call “Thor” will not make the team out of Spring Training. He will go down for service time. Syndergaard also has not spent any time at Triple-A so he still could get some more work in the minors anyway. Syndergaard would come up in late June if he is deemed ready by then and if the Mets have an open spot.

Just enjoy the latest young right-hander the Mets have found and continue dreaming of him joining Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler in the rotation very soon.

  1. Mike Young says:

    Steve – While I didn’t see the game, what was reported indicates that “Thor” is already awesome and MLB ready similarly to Doc Gooden was at age 19 in 1984. Harvey (next year), Wheeler and Thor can carry the Mets (if they are all healthy all the way to a championship provided the Mets GM has the lineup, defense and BP to back up their rotation’s performances. Lets get on with it and Lets Go Mets! Mike

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