Noah Syndergaard Debuts For Mets Tonight
The New York Mets are poised to show off another of their young, promising arms tonight when they take on the Chicago Cubs in the second of four games they'll play at Wrigley Field this week.
Six-foot-six, 240-pound righty Noah Syndergaard makes his profession debut with the expectations of Mets fans as another standout in a future stable of thoroughbreds (Harvey, Wheeler, deGrom). And, it isn't just Mets fans who think his future is bright. MLB.com and BaseballProspectus.com both ranked Syndergaard, 22, as a top ten prospect in all of baseball in their respective preseason lists.
He's spent the past year-plus at Mets Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas, known as a very hitter friendly league. After going 9-7 with a 4.60 ERA in 2014, Syndergaard was off to a 3-0 start this season with an ERA of 1.82, striking out 34 in 29.2 innings of work.
Syndergaard was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays with the 38th overall pick in the 2010 draft. He came to the Mets, along with Travis d'Arnaud, John Buck and another prospect after the 2012 season in exchange for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole and Mick Nickeas.