Future Watch: Noah Syndergaard – New York Mets Rookie Baseball Cards – Noah Syndergaard is a 6-6, 240 pound hurler who’s been moving up in the New York Mets minor league ranks. Acquired as a piece in the R.A. Dickey trade, this hard throwing hurler with solid mechanics has been getting closer to debuting in Major League Baseball and now in mid-May that dream has been realized for him and Met fans.
At, 22, the man with a nickname of “Thor” might not be trying to save the world, rather keep the Mets in first place, which is still a huge task.
Two years ago he pitched against Trenton in the Eastern playoffs and left the game with a lead. He was on an 85 pitch count so he maximized that effort for Binghamton. Check out my video here:
Last year was an up and down year for him. This year he was on a run of 19-scoreless innings and in his last win he smacked a home run to dead center over 400 feet. Before getting called up to the big club he was 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 29 innings.
His home run stroke:
Even against major leaguers he can definitely rack up the whiffs. His fastball averages 94-97 and tops out at 100 plus his changeup is 75-80. That gives hitters fits. He has a solid curveball as well.
He is a deliberate pitcher so it will be fun to see how many times batters try to step out with the new rules in place.
Syndergaard’s earliest cards hail from products released in 2010. One of his most popular is his 2010 Bowman Chrome Draft Prospect Autograph. Syndergaard made his MLB debut on May 12, 2015. He’s now getting a brief look-see while Dillon Gee on the disabled list. If he can wow manager Terry Collins with his performances, he will get a chance to stick for sure.
Either way, the wait is over.
Syndergaard does not yet have an officially designated rookie card. However, due to his call-up this month, collector’s should look for his cards in upcoming Topps releases.
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