Noah Syndergaard – RHP
Drafted by the Blue Jays 38th overall in the 2010 MLB Draft, Noah Syndergaard was one of the top prospects in the organization when he was moved during the 2012/2013 offseason as part of the R.A. Dickey trade package with the New York Mets.
He would later make his MLB debut during the 2015 campaign and spent six seasons with the Mets, pitching to a 3.32 ERA through 718.0 innings. Injuries limited the right-hander to just 121 appearances across those six seasons, as the Texas product missed the entire 2020 season and most of 2021 recovering from Tommy John surgery.
New York did not present him with a qualifying offer and Syndergaard signed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels for the 2022 season. Through 15 starts with L.A., Syndergaard pitched to a 3.83 ERA with a 7.2 K/9. The Angels dealt him at the trade deadline to the Philadelphia Phillies, with the Toronto Blue Jays reportedly close to acquiring the former top prospect before he was moved to the east coast.
For the 2022 postseason, Syndergaard has seen his role changed, as he made an appearance out of the bullpen during the second game of the NLDS but then made a spot start in the fourth game against the Atlanta Braves, going three innings. Combined, the Texas product has only been impacted by one hit, a solo home run off the bat of Orlando Arcia, while also adding three strikeouts.
So far, he has not appeared in the NLCS but could be called upon today following starter Bailey Falter.