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34 Noah Syndergaard SP

New York Mets

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Mets SP prospect Noah Syndergaard waiting for his opportunity
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

Mets starting pitcher prospect Noah Syndergaard was expected to make his major-league debut in 2014, but he never made it to the majors after having an up-and-down year in the minors.

Syndergaard said Wednesday he didn't deserve a promotion, as he struggled due to an over-reliance on his fastball, per ESPN.

"Being in Triple-A, you’ve got guys who have been in the big leagues for a number of seasons. So they can hit a fastball," Syndergaard said. "Hitting is timing, and pitching is throwing off timing. If you throw three fastballs on the heart of the plate, they’re going to time one up."

Syndergaard appears headed back to the minors to start the 2015 season since the Mets have a logjam of starters at the major-league level. Still, Syndergaard's long-awaited MLB debut might finally happen this season.

“I try not to pay attention to that,” Syndergaard said. “We all have a goal in mind, and that’s to help the Mets get some victories. And I just pay attention to whatever is in my control."

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Mets' Noah Syndergaard preparing for breakout season in 2015
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard knows he wasn't as good as he could've been in his first major league season in 2014. He also thinks he was able to grow a lot during the transition process.

"I'm going to take the things I learned last year and bring them into this year and become a well-rounded pitcher," Syndergaard said to the New York Post. "I can only worry about what I do, I can’t worry about outside factors. Do what I can do."

While some scouts have doubts about if Syndergaard can develop into the ace of the staff in New York, he is worrying about the things he knows he can control.

"I would start pressing and get really predictable," he said of getting in trouble on the mound. "I let things get in my head, like the Super Two thing. I was having a little bit of impatience. I’m glad I got to experience all of it at the minor league level as opposed to going up to the major leagues and experiencing it there. It’s all about how you bounce back and how you handle adversity."

He posted a 9-7 record with a 4.60 ERA in Triple-A Las Vegas last season.

"I’m real big on the breathing side of things and visualization," Syndergaard said.

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Report: Scouts, execs starting to sour on Mets prospect Syndergaard
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

While Noah Syndergaard is still widely considered one of the Mets' top prospects -- and the subject of a few trade rumors -- some doubt has started to develop about how good the 22-year-old right-hander can be, according to FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal.

Wally Backman, who is the manager of the Mets' Triple-A affiliate, told fans last week at he Queens Baseball Convention that he considers Steven Matz the team's top pitching prospect. According to reports, Backman said Syndergaard "has the stuff to win a Cy Young," but his "command is an issue and he's slow from the stretch, but he has the stuff."

Some rival scouts and executives have also expressed concerns about Syndergaard by saying his fastball lacks movement and he projects as a power reliever.

However, not everyone seems to share the same opinion about Syndergaard, who is coming off a down season at Triple-A Las Vegas. He went 9-7 with a 4.60 ERA in 26 starts last season.

"He's still young and has aptitude and work ethic," one scout said. "Because his numbers weren't great in the (Pacific Coast League) at altitude, people want to come off him some. But I think he has a chance to be a No. 2 and at worst a good No. 3."

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Report: Zobrist, Desmond were part of failed Mets-Rays-Nationals trade
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com

A three-team trade involving the Mets, Nationals and Rays, which included players Ian Desmond and Ben Zobrist, had been discussed recently, but fell through after the Mets balked at the Rays asking price, sources told FOX Sports reporter Ken Rosenthal. 

The talks unfolded with the Nationals trading Desmond to the Rays for Zobrist and Yunel Escobar, who were eventually traded to the Athletics on Saturday. The Rays would have then dealt Desmond to the Mets, who are looking for an upgrade at shortstop.

Unfortunately, the Mets chose not to pursue the deal after the Rays requested two top prospects from a list of three, which New York considered too much for Desmond, who will be a free agent after the 2015 season. The Rays' list included Mets top pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard. It is not known who the other two targets were.

The Mets were also engaged with the Rays in a trade for Zobrist, but once again the Rays wanted two top prospects and the Mets did not want to make that deal. Zobrist will also be a free agent after the 2015 season.

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Mets P Syndergaard center of Tulowitzki talks with Rockies
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Premier Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is the centerpiece of trade talks involving Rockies star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, per CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman, who is further reporting that the teams are not close to finalizing a trade.

The pitching-rich Mets are dangling the 22-year-old Syndergaard, who struggled at the Triple-A level in 2014 with a 4.60 ERA and career-worst 1.48 WHIP. Syndergaard has fanned 474 in just 426 2/3 innings.

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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-6/242
Birthdate:
8/29/1992
Age:
22
Hometown:
Mansfield, TX
Bats/Throws:
L/R
Team:
New York Mets
College:

MLB Experience:
0
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