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Friday, May 13, 2016

FANTASY BASEBALL ISSUE: ALARMS ALREADY SOUNDING ON NOAH SYNDEGAARD

Outside of the 20-K gem engineered by the Washington Nats' Max Scherzer, the star of Wednesday in fantasy baseball no doubt was New York Mets fireballing righty Noah Syndegaard who tossed 8 innings of two-run ball while also slugging not one but TWO home runs.  The home runs don't count in 99 percent of fantasy leagues but the pitching has been nothing short of dominant and ace-level this season as Syndegaard now sits with a sparkling 2.53 ERA and an insane 55 K's in only 46.1 innings.  While there was a ton of glow for Syndegaard and his owners after the outing, there also was revealed a very troubling bit of news from manager Terry Collins when he shared with reporters that "Thor" underwent an elbow exam two weeks prior.  While the exam showed nothing serious, the fact Syndegaard had to go this route only a month-plus into the season is scary and it brings back to mind what I have said from the start of the winter in terms of the guy being a prime Tommy John candidate.  Syndegaard fits the profile to a "T" in terms of being a young and very hard-thrower which haev claimed by far the highest amount of arms over the recent few seasons.  Greatness is assured for Syndegaard but only if the elbow holds.  That is where problems could arise though as Syndegaard throws 100-mph with his fastball and his offspeed stuff approaches the mid-90's which is tough to comprehend and illustrates the risk to the elbow.  Again Syndegaard pitched great last night and seems fine for now but those who own stock could not be blamed if they are in a re-draft league and thus start putting feelers out there to see what he could supply back in a trade.

 

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