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Mets 101 Seven in Seven Series: Top New York Mets Prospects #1-Noah Syndergaard

February 17th, 2014 at 12:39 PM
By Mike Phillips

Mets 101's Seven in Seven series returns in time for 2014. Each week, the Mets 101 staff will begin a countdown of something related to the New YorkMets (i.e. best third baseman, worst defeat, etc.). We will begin our countdown from number seven and work our way to number one over the course of a week. This week marks our final countdown of the offseason as the Mets begin spring training on Saturday, and we will continue our annual tradition by ranking the top seven Mets' prospects in the farm system. We conclude our series with a look at the top prospect in the Mets' organization, starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard.

1) SP Noah Syndergaard

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Acquired: Trade with the Toronto Blue Jays, 12/17/12 (R.A. Dickey trade)

History: Syndergaard was acquired by the Mets in December 2012 as the second big piece in the R.A. Dickey trade. Syndergaard, 21, was a highly regarded pitching prospect by the Blue Jays and those skills quickly showed up with the Mets. Syndergaard started the 2013 season with Port St. Lucie, and he dominated his Single-A competition. Syndergaard was quickly promoted to AA BInghamton and continued his rapid development.

Syndergaard spent the rest of the season with the B-Mets, going 6-1 with a 3.00 ERA. Syndergaard had a spectacular summer, and he was rewarded with a trip to the All Star Future's Game at Citi Field. Syndergaard started that contest, and he also helped pitch Binghamton to the AA playoffs. 

Pros: Great repertoire, tremendous control, great build

Cons: Needs to gain a little more experience, wore down at end of last season

Major League ETA: 2014

Syndergaard is expected to start the 2014 season with Triple-A Las Vegas, and should spend the first half of the season there before making his major league debut in the second half. Barring injury, Syndergaard should pitch the second half of the season with the Mets and be fully ready to slot into the Mets' rotation for the 2015 season. Syndergaard, along with Rafael Montero, offer the Mets tremendous young pitching depth. Sandy Alderson was shrewd to acquire Syndergaard in the R.A. Dickey trade, as it seems like the deal has the potential to help re-define the Mets for the next decade.

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Just because the Super Bowl left NY/NJ it doesn't mean the NFL action is over. Come see the Gridiron Glory: The Best of the Pro Football Hall of Fame at Liberty Science Center see jerseys worn by legends, make the tough call under the hood, try on equipment and get immersed into football like never before.

Tags: Baseball, MLB, New York, New York Mets, Noah Syndergaard, Seven in Seven

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