Noah Syndergaard acquired by Phillies, Angels get former No. 1
The Philadelphia Phillies has acquired pitcher Noah Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Angels, in exchange for outfielder Mickey Moniak and another prospect, according to Jayson Stark.
In his bounce back campaign, Noah Syndergaard has pitched with an ERA of 3.83 and was able to maintain a K/IP count of 2.91- creating a ERA+ of 105%. Synergaard had Tommy John surgery and missed the 2020 season and the majority of the 2021 season.
It appears Thor’s pitching velocity is getting slower. However, he succeeds in other ways like the five pitches he can throw. If Thor pitches behind Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler, than it’ll be a great opportunity for him.
After a great start to his contract, Syndergaard is due the balance of $22 million and could be a free agent this winter.
To the Angels, they get a young player who hasn’t been able to break through as Moniak. He could benefit from a change of scenery.
As an American professional baseball pitcher, he played for the New York Mets and Los Angeles Angels. He was given the nickname ‘Thor’ due to his impressive pitching style.
Noah Syndergaard had a late start playing baseball, but in his senior year he raised his pitch velocity with a growth spurt and weight training. Despite his strong season, Syndergaard’s late development meant that he was mostly overlooked by scouts and college coaches, and he only received one college offer.
After turning down Dallas Baptist University, Thor’s first appearance in the All-Star Futures Game was for the Blue Jays. In 2010, through the trade between Toronto and New York, Dickey was crowned the Cy Young Award Winner. Though not selected to the September call-up list, he made back-to-back appearances in 2013 and 2014.
Syndergaard made his Major League Baseball debut in May 2015 and remained on the starting pitching rotation all season. The Mets had another successful season, making it to the World Series, with Noah Syndergaard pitching in their lone win.
Syndergaard was named an NL All-Star in the year 2018 and he also became one of five Mets pitchers to have struck out 200 batters before the age of 25. His 2017 and 2018 seasons were limited by injuries and illness, but he managed to start in 32 games for the Mets in 2019.
After the 2020 spring training, Noah Syndergaard was diagnosed with an ulnar collateral ligament injury and had to undergo Tommy John surgery. He only returned to the field for two innings at the end of the Mets’ 2021 season, after which he signed a one-year contract with the Angels.
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