Syndergaard pitching for the Lansing Lugnuts, 2012
New York Mets
August 29, 1992 |
Noah Seth Syndergaard (born August 29, 1992) is an American professional baseball pitcher. He plays in Minor League Baseball as a member of the New York Mets' organization. Syndergaard is considered one of the top 100 prospects in baseball.
Syndergaard attended Mansfield Legacy High School in Mansfield, Texas. During his junior year of high school, Syndergaard experienced a growth spurt, growing by 3 to 4 inches (76 to 102 mm) to reach 6 feet 4 inches (1.93 m). After talking to coaches at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Nebraska, and Baylor University, he committed to attend Dallas Baptist University, the only school that offered him a college baseball scholarship, during his senior year. Syndergaard began weight training, and his velocity improved greatly in his senior year at Mansfied, reaching 96 miles per hour (154 km/h). As a result, the Toronto Blue Jays selected Syndergaard in the first round, with the 38th overall selection, of the 2010 MLB Draft. He signed with the Blue Jays, rather than attend college.
In 2011, Syndergaard pitched for the Bluefield Blue Jays of the Rookie-level Appalachian League, the Vancouver Canadians of the Class A-Short Season Northwest League, and the Lansing Lugnuts of the Class A Midwest League. Before the 2012 season, MLB.com rated him as the 95th best prospect in baseball. He pitched for Lansing in 2012, and appeared in the Midwest League All-Star Game. On December 17, 2012, the Blue Jays traded Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud, John Buck, and Wuilmer Becerra to the New York Mets for R.A. Dickey, Josh Thole, and Mike Nickeas.
Syndergaard began the 2013 season with the St. Lucie Mets of the Class A-Advanced Florida State League (FSL), and was named a FSL all-star. He was promoted to the Binghamton Mets of the Class AA Eastern League in late June. He was selected for the 2013 All-Star Futures Game.
In 2014, Syndergaard pitched for the Las Vegas 51s of the Class AAA Pacific Coast League, where he had a 9-7 win–loss record, a 4.60 earned run average, and 145 strikeouts, which led the league. The Mets decided not to promote Syndergaard to the major leagues as part of their September call-ups.
PITCHf/x data from the All-Star Futures Game showed him throwing a four-seam fastball at about 95 miles per hour (153 km/h) and a curveball at about 80 miles per hour (130 km/h). He also throws a two-seam fastball and a circle changeup.
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- Career statistics and player information from Baseball-Reference (Minors)