Syndergaard To Follow Same Path As Wheeler/Harvey, Could Debut In July


Wondering what the plan is for Noah Syndergaard?

According to Andy Martino of the Daily News who spoke to Mets insiders, he will follow the same path as Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler before him.

The process is familiar by now: Mets pitching prospect spends nearly all of spring training in big league camp, but is told he will not break camp with the team.  Fans, and maybe even some teammates and coaches, beg for him sooner, but concerns over player development (and business-side stuff like arbitration status and free agency clock), trump those arguments, and the prospect goes to Triple-A, where is every start is scrutinized.

If the prospect pitches reasonably well, the fan base begs for him NOW.  Sandy Alderson says: Soon, but not just yet. We in the media begin to bicker over the exact date of prospect’s debut.  Then, in June or July, prospect becomes rookie.  In September, he hits his innings limit.

That plan has already been drawn up for Syndergaard, sources say.

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