Noah Syndergaard

Noah Syndergaard

SP - NYM
Age: 27Bats: LThrows: R

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Syndergaard has had a frustrating start to 2019, posting a 3.86 ERA through 24 starts. Despite the subpar returns, he still wields a 3.44 FIP with 151 strikeouts and 42 walks in 154 innings. While those marks aren't the dominance onlookers expect from a hard-thrower nicknamed after a god, he has rebounded to post a 2.05 ERA after the All-Star break against a lighter schedule. The SP1 upside remains if he has repaired his slider.

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 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.