Acquired from the Blue Jays in the trade that sent R.A. Dickey to Toronto in December 2012. Originally drafted in 2010 by the Blue Jays in the supplemental round of the draft (Legacy HS - TX).
"Simply put, the 22-year-old Syndergaard has evolved into the near-ideal package of size, stuff, and polish that clubs dream about when they draft pitching prospects. He features the rarely seen combination of electric, top-tier stuff and excellent command that allows scouts to comfortably project a future number one who could contend for Cy Young awards. It's not a profile that comes along often, but that's what we're dealing with here.
"Some Mets fans may be a little nonplussed by the final statistical line Syndergaard posted in 2014. However, my advice is to pay much more attention to the 3.70 FIP in the extremely tough pitching environment of Las Vegas than to the 4.60 ERA. Further, nearly the full array of peripherals either remained outstanding or actually ticked up in Triple-A, aside from his .378 batting average on balls in play. In short, there's little reason to fret about what took place last summer, and there remains every chance that Syndergaard will challenge whomever for the top spot in the Mets' rotation long-term."