End of the Season New York Mets Top 10 Prospects
Noah Syndergaard – The consensus Top prospect for the Mets had a very inconsistent year. Syndergaard came to the Mets in the R.A. Dickey trade with the Toronto Blue Jays back in 2012, alongside with Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud and two other players. Syndergaard has moved through the minors, dominating every league that he was in. In 2014 he pitched for the Las Vegas 51’s (the Mets’ AAA Affiliate). Cashman Field, home of the 51’s, is a notorious place were pitchers’ performances are usually disastrous at best. Nothing has changed as Syndergaard struggled in Las Vegas. What worries many Mets fans is not only did he struggle in Las Vegas, he also struggled on the road throughout the whole year. I’m not worried, as Syndergaard had a great strikeout rate and his stuff is some of the best in the minors. There is something to be said about his ability to stay healthy and pitch into games even when struggling. The Mets will most likely leave him at AAA until June, like they did with both Harvey and Wheeler. If he does pitch well there is a slight chance he could join the Mets Straight out of spring training. Considering the Mets won’t spend money in the free agent market, Syndergaard would an internal upgrade to a team looking to contend.