Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 8/19/13
Update by Matt M., 8/19: Syndergaard continues to get recognized for his spectacular 2013. He’s currently kept the opposition scoreless for 21 straight innings, earning him the top spot on today’s Prospect Notebook on Baseball America. Here’s what Ben Badler had to say about Thor: The talk of the Mets farm system the last two years when it comes to pitching has centered around Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler. While Harvey has become a true ace and a Cy Young contender this season, there’s a chance Syndergaard could eventually eclipse Wheeler in the pecking order. After striking out 10 in five scoreless innings on Friday for Double-A Binghamton, the 20-year-old Syndergaard has a stretch of 21 straight scoreless innings, lowering his Eastern League ERA to 1.59 with a 64-10 K-BB mark in 51 innings. With a fastball that ranges anywhere from the low-90s up to 98 mph, Syndergaard throws just as hard as Wheeler, but his fastball command is well ahead of Wheeler’s. With the improvement of his ...
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