Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard

SP - NYM
Age: 26Bats: LThrows: R

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SD @ NYM
Tue, 7/23 7:10pm
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Rank P #15
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Thor may have elite stuff but the strikeout numbers and ERA are definitely not there this season. That can always change with a talent like this, but it is by no means a guarantee, nor are wins when he pitches in front of a lousy Mets' offense.

Syndergaard has had a frustrating start to 2019, posting a 4.55 ERA through 18 starts. Despite the subpar returns, he still wields a 3.81 FIP with 110 strikeouts and 30 walks in 112.1 innings. Yet even those marks aren't the dominance onlookers expect from a hard-thrower nicknamed after a god, and he's generating the fewest chases and most contact off the plate of his career while often getting burned on two-strike counts. His once lethal slider is also getting rocked. The SP1 upside remains, but the potential buy-low candidate has yet to truly make good on this ceiling.

Syndergaard has always been a pitcher who performs like an ace when healthy, but this year some performance issues have creeped in to accompany the ever-present injury risk. Thor is striking out less than a batter per inning for the first time in his career, and he's allowing opposing hitters to elevate the ball more, which has contributed to a spike in his home run rate. That said, he's also been incredibly unfortunate when it comes to his strand rate and HR/FB ratio, so he should be better going forward.