Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard

Age: 26Bats: LThrows: R

Next Game

Fri, 5/24 7:10pm
Matchup (?) N/A
Rank P #9
Projection (?) 21.6 pts




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Syndergaard has had a frustrating start to 2019, posting a 4.50 ERA through 10 starts. Now would be a good time to see if his owner is worried, as he still wields a 3.54 FIP with 63 strikeouts and 17 walks in 64 innings. 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. The SP1 upside remains, but the buy-low candidate has yet to truly make good on his ceiling.

Syndergaard has only 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 expect much better numbers going forward.

Thor has elite stuff without a doubt, but the numbers haven't quite made it to the top tier of pitchers. Rather, he has just one season with 170 strikeouts and has yet to win 15 games. You may argue that a Cy Young is right around the corner, but we've been saying that for three years now and it is starting to look like we have another Strasburg on our hands