2015 MLB Top Prospects: Noah Syndergaard 2nd Amongst RHP


     MLB.com has begun released there annual 2015 prospect rankings. Yesterday, the Top right handed prospects were announced, and to no one's surprise, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard was on the list. What was surprising, however, was that Syndergaard has moved up from the 3rd overall RHP to 2nd passing Arizona's Archie Bradley and ranking only behind the Nationals Lucas Giolito.

"A big, strong classic power right-hander, Syndergaard combines plus fastball velocity with outstanding command and control. He can crank his fastball up to 98 mph and will run it in on right-handed hitters. Syndergaard will add and subtract from his curve, giving hitters different looks. His changeup improved in 2014, giving him a third above-average offering. He's always been around the plate, having walked just 2.6 per nine innings through the 2014 season while striking out 10. He's a good athlete and repeats his delivery well, throwing downhill consistently from his 6-foot-6 frame."


Michael S. said...

Great about Syndergaard!

Would be nice to have 1 & 2 if we had drafted Giolito like a lot on this site wanted.

Mack Ade said...

Beat me

Stephen Guilbert said...

That Giolito thing still bothers me. Kid had a chance of #1 overall and a much bigger bonus than he got but he told teams not to draft him because of his arm injury. Nats did anyway and he signed. Kid grew up a Mets fan (family is from Queens). Really is a shame. Instead, we have Cecchini.

Christopher Soto said...

@Stephen G.

Agreed but to be fair....it was a pretty significant arm injury.

Still should've drafted someone better than Cecchini though.

Stephen Guilbert said...

Yea, but then again I was the one all about Jeff Hoffman too had the Mets had a shot at him this last draft. TJS is becoming more and more reliable now and it certainly is a risk but so is taking a middle infielder without a single plus tool.

Michael S. said...

I'm not giving the team a pass on the fumble here because if the injury. He was a Mets fan and the long term prognosis was fine for him. He was worth the shot instead of a MIF.

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