Highly-touted Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard is pushing to make an appearance in New York with a recent hot streak at Triple A Las Vegas.
Syndergaard has allowed only one run in his last three outings pitching 17 1/3 innings and striking out 20. With the success of Jacob deGrom and Zach Wheeler, could Syndergaard be the next young Mets pitcher to the Major Leagues (NY Times, Aug. 2) ?
Syndergaard has a 4.85 ERA for Las Vegas this season.
“Do I hope he gets here? Absolutely. I think it will be a great test for him,” Collins said. “I think it will be a good steppingstone for him. But I don’t make those decisions, and I have no idea what September is going to bring for any of those guys in Vegas.”
Manager Terry Collins said if the Mets are in contention there might not be room for a September call-up.
“We all want our young players up here,” Collins said. “But right now, we’re in the hunt. So we’re going to be careful when they come and the role they’re going to have.”