Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard was named the Pacific Coast League’s Pitcher of the Week.
Syndergaard did not give up a run in two starts, and struck out 19 batters in his games, combined. In his first start, against the Albuquerque Isotops, Syndergaard compiled nine strikeouts and retired 18 consecutive batters between the first and seventh inning. In his following start against Reno, he held the Aces to four hits and two walks, striking out 10 (tying his career high).
In four starts for Triple-A Las Vegas this year, Syndergaard has a 1.66 ERA and 1.062 WHIP, with 26 strikeouts over 21 2/3 innings.
This is very encouraging not only for fans of the Mets, but for the organization as a whole. Their depth is out in full force in Triple-A Las Vegas and between Syndergaard and Matz, the future is very bright. I can’t imagine what a potential rotation of Harvey, Wheeler, Syndergaard, Matz and (or Niese or Gee or it doesn’t matter who the 5th guy is after those four) would do in the National League.
The more I hear about these guys and their successes/potential, the more excited I get and the happier I am that Alderson chose not to trade from the pitching depth in the off-season. Now that’s not saying I still wouldn’t welcome a trade for a young short stop such as Addison Russell, Starlin Castro or Javier Baez, but unless its for a young guy like previously mentioned who is affordable and under team control (that means staying away from Tulo), let’s go forward with the young arms and see what happens.