The Book on Noah Syndergaard
Prospect Info and Scouting Report
Noah Syndergaard / RHP, NYM
Mansfield, TX, USA
29 | 3/22/2013
ScoutingBook Combine Ranking (12/13/2013): #30
MLB.com/MiLB.com Season Preview: #29
Scout.com/FOX Sports: #46
Minor League Ball (Sickels): #22
Baseball America 2013: #54
Baseball Prospectus: #28
Total professional at-bats: .
Total professional innings pitched: .
Yes, he sounds like a character from snowy Skyrim, but Texan Noah Syndergaard is more of a dusty cowpoke than uppity Jarl. The Blue Jays thought highly enough of him to say 'no' to the Oakland A's when the Athletics were shopping Gio Gonzalez around in 2011, but they caved in 2012 when the Mets dangled Cy Young winner RA Dickey, making Noah one of the very top Mets pitching prospects today.
The towering Syndergaard spent all of 2012 in A-level Lansing, striking out 122 batters in 103 innings while racking up an eye-opening 1.08 WHIP. The move to New York means he's no longer a sleeper candidate, and now that he's an NL talent, he's even more appealing. When this imposing righthander arrives, it'll be thanks to the plus command he shows with his decent 94mph fastball and near-plus curve. Of course, as with any young pitcher, it'll be the quality of his developing change that will determine whether he's an ace or a middle-of-the-pack starter a year or two from now. He's close, and should see AA action in 2013.
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News and Notes
12/17/2012 by KDaddy
Noah Syndergaard, the fastest-rising pitching prospect in the Blue Jay system, is on his way to New York as part of a package of young talent that moved RA Dickey to the Great White North. Syndergaard's future looks a lot more promising in the National League.