Mets RHP prospect Noah Syndergaard may have better stuff than Zack Wheeler, but he still needs time in the minor leagues, a talent evaluator told reporter Mike Puma (NY Post, May 20).
“His stuff is better than Wheeler’s, but his fastball command has been way too inconsistent,” the evaluator said. “You would be afraid of some real big innings if you brought him to the majors.”
Syndergaard is 5-2 with a 3.88 ERA in nine starts for Las Vegas.
Multiple reports indicate Syndergaard isn’t likely to be promoted until mid- to late-June, at which point he’ll probably be beyond the cut-off date for Super 2 eligibility.