20-year-old RHP Noah Syndergaard went 8-5 with a 2.60 ERA in 27 games and 19 starts for Single-A Lansing in 2012, while striking out 122 strikeouts in 103 2/3 innings.
Baseball America has said he had the best fastball in Toronto’s farm system. They ranked him the team’s top pitching prospect in 2012.
To see video, including hightlights and interviews, with Syndergaard, check out this page on YouTube.
Michael Baron, Contributor
If acquired, Syndergaard could easily be considered the best pitching prospect in the system once Zack Wheeler graduates from the Minor Leagues. He has all the stuff to be a front-line starter, although he is still a few years away. Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com lists Syndergaard is Toronto’s third best prospect and 83rd overall in the game. Syndergaard is a hard throwing right-handed pitcher who has put up terrific strikeout numbers in the early part of his professional career. He kept the ball in the yard, walked just 2.69 batters per nine innings, and struck out an incredible 10.59 batters per nine innings in 2012. He worked mostly as a starter but made eight relief appearances. He also throws a hard and heavy breaking ball and is developing a change-up as a third pitch.