FOLLOW US ON TWITTER

LIKE THE FANTASY SPORTS BOSS ON FACEBOOOK

Friday, February 28, 2014

2014 FANTASY BASEBALL PROSPECT WATCH: NOAH SYNDEGAARD FILTHY ALREADY

By Michael Wong
 
                                                        
 
Port St. Lucie, Fla.--Wow.  That simple three letter word was the only one you could use if you witnessed top New York Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndegaard throw his first spring training outing in the team's intrasquad game on Thursday.  The prime return from Toronto in the R.A. Dickey trade, Syndegaard is quickly establishing himself as the next power monster starter coming out of the team's system.  Syndegaard pitched two innings in the outing and struck out five on the strength of his fastball which routinely touched 98-mph.  His curveball came in at a ridiculous 84 which completely tied up the Met hitters who had the unfortunate task of going up against him.  Unlike Zack Wheeler who is slightly ahead of him in development and already firmly in the Met rotation, Syndegaard has excellent control to go with his extreme power arsenal.  He is destined to be optioned once spring training finishes up as the Mets currently don't have a need in the rotation but a summer promotion is almost guaranteed.  The fact Jonathan Niese' shoulder checked out clean makes the need for Syndegaard negligible for the time being but he will be fast tracked soon enough according to team brass.  Syndegaard will make his next start Monday against the Atlanta Braves which is another prime opportunity to fan the growing hype meter.
 
As far as 2014 fantasy baseball is concerned, Syndegaard should still be drafted in all formats despite the fact he won't make his debut until June at the earliest.  Arms like this don't come along often (unless you are the Mets who had three now in the fold with Wheeler, Syndegaard, and Harvey) and we have seen all too often guys like this come up and make huge impacts the second half.  Syndegaard is special and right now he has to be considered right there at the top of al prospect in baseball.
 
 

No comments:

Post a Comment