The man that has been nicknamed Thor is set to make his big league debut early next week.
Syndergaard on Tuesday.— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 8, 2015
With the news that Dillon Gee's groin strain is bad enough to force a DL stint, the Mets will call-up prized pitching prospect, Noah Syndergaard. Before the 2015 season, Baseball America had him ranked as the 11th best prospect in all of baseball, and joins a formidable Mets rotation that already features Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom.
In five starts at the AAA level, Syndergaard produced an ERA of 1.82, an FIP of 3.05, and posted a K/9 of 10.31. It's unclear what the Mets will do with him after his start on Tuesday, but he'll likely stay in the rotation at least until Gee is ready to come off the DL.
Syndergaard was a part of the trade that sent then reigning Cy Young award winner R.A. Dickey to Toronto, and Travis d'Arnaud (among others) to New York. While that trade certainly hasn't gone the way that the Blue Jays had hoped, it still has the potential to dramatically impact the Mets future. While d'Arnaud hasn't progressed as quickly as expected, he got off to a tremendous start in 2015, before breaking his hand.
Looking ahead to next season, the Mets are set to have a starting rotation of Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard, and at some point, a healthy Zack Wheeler. Not many picked the Mets to compete in 2015, but like the Astros in the AL, have surprised everyone and are in first place in their division. Syndergaard's debut is a must watch game, especially since he'll be pitching against the likes of Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant, and Anthony Rizzo.