Syndergaard Ranked Number 3 Prospect In Eastern League

By Timothy Gilbert

October 14, 2013 No comments

Mets right handed pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard was named the No.3 prospect in the Double-A Eastern league by Baseball America.

Syndergaard, who was 6-1 for Binghamton this year, had a 3.00 ERA with 46 hits, 18 earned runs, eight home runs and 12 walks, was the highest ranked pitcher in the league, falling behind only Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts and Twins third baseman Miguel Sano.

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This year’s Futures Game starter for the United States, Syndergaard was a key acquisition by the Mets alongside cathcer Travis d’Arnaud for R.A. Dickey.  The 21-year-old Texan dominates batters with a fastball that touches the high ’90s, a near-plus curveball and a blossoming changeup. But the thing that sets Syndergaard apart is his exceptional command.

Syndergaard has shown legitimate marks of improvement, and managed to develop his arsenal of pitches throughout the season. Scouts are looking for him to keep up the advancement, improve on pitch sequencing and work on keeping his fastball down in the zone.

The other Met to make the list was Raphael Montero,the 22-year-old Dominican pitcher who played for both Binghamton and Las Vegas this season. He was ranked 13th overall.