2015’s Top Ten Most Anticipated MLB Debuts

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2. Noah Syndergaard – RHP – New York Mets

“It’s all about 2015.” Wherever you looked, this remained to be the makeshift slogan of the New York Mets. It’s easy to see why. With ace Matt Harvey lost for all of 2014 with Tommy John surgery, and young arms like Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom looking like mainstays in the rotation, the team is stacked at a position where nearly every other team is lacking.

To that point, pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard would likely be in the rotation of nearly any other team. Rising through the prospect ranks each season, Syndergaard is now ready and waiting, striking out a whopping 9.8 batters per nine innings pitched in Triple-A. His ERA did rise from 3.00 to 4.60 when he made the jump from Double-A to Triple-A, but he throws hard – up to 98 MPH by some accounts – and would help bolster an already scary rotation.

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