Syndergaard Ranked No. 3 Among RHP Prospects

An article by posted on January 15, 2014

MLB.com is rolling out their 2014 Prospect Watch and can you guess who ranked No. 3 among righthanded pitchers?

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Noah Syndergaard, RHP

Scouting Grades: Fastball: 70 | Curveball: 60 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 60 | Overall: 65

After being dealt to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey deal in December 2012, Noah Syndergaard made a splash in his first season in his new organization. He reached Double-A Binghamton and started the Futures Game at Citi Field for the U.S. team.

Syndergaard is a classic power right-hander and uses his big frame to throw downhill and induce ground balls. His fastball regularly reaches 98 mph and runs inside on right-handed hitters. His 12-to-6 curveball is his best secondary pitch, though his changeup has the potential to be a third plus pitch in his arsenal. He has excellent command and posted a 4.75 K-to-BB ratio in 2013.

Snydergaard has the potential to be a frontline starter in the Major Leagues and is on track to follow the path Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler blazed to Queens as soon as this summer.

Here are their Top 10 RHP Prospects:

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I’m loving the attention Syndergaard is getting… Blue Jays fans must be seething over this…

By the way… MLB also released their Top 10 Shortstop Prospects and the Mets had none of theirs crack the list.

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