Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Looking past the stat line: Noah Syndergaard

These things considered, there are many positives in Syndergaard’s stat line this season. Most importantly, he is a hard thrower who has stayed healthy and logged 118.1 innings this season. He will get a few more starts before the end of the season and is on track for close to a full MLB starters’ workload next season, assuming he makes the club. Syndergaard also has struck out more than a batter per inning, which suggests his stuff is fine, and has walked a reasonable 3.04 hitters per nine. His K/BB ratio, one of the statistics I most highly value, is a solid 3.18.

When we factor in the park effects, the most likely contributor to his .379 BABIP and 11 home runs (despite allowing just 78 fly balls – a 24.68% rate), his numbers look even better. Both the hit and home run totals are inflated and reflect neither his true talent nor his performance this season. If these numbers were to normalize, Syndergaard’s ERA and WHIP would drop to the point where this discussion would no longer be necessary.

Instead of being disappointed, I am pleased with how Syndergaard has thrown this season. He got hit around in a hitter’s park a bit, but he still showed signs of dominance by racking up the sixth most strikeouts in all of Triple-A baseball this season. The tools that landed him ninth on the BP Midseason Top 50 are intact, and though the young fireballer hasn’t been able to make his MLB debut and solidify himself as planned, his future outlook remains unchanged.

Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: August 19, 2014 at 11:35 PM | 0 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: mets, noah syndergaard

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

News

All News | Prime News

Old-School Newsstand


BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
The Ghost of Sox Fans Past
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOT - 2017 NFL thread
(475 - 3:39pm, Dec 18)
Last: Nasty Nate

NewsblogOTP 18 December 2018 - Lawlor / Fairfield Year in Review: Politics, baseball, football, hockey
(103 - 3:39pm, Dec 18)
Last: Misirlou doesn't live in the restaurant

NewsblogWhat happens if I try to steal on every pitch? An OOTP experiment
(19 - 3:37pm, Dec 18)
Last: Batman

NewsblogThe New York Mets' Acquisition of the Syracuse Chiefs Did Not Go Smoothly
(2 - 3:30pm, Dec 18)
Last: SoSH U at work

Hall of MeritMock Hall of Fame Ballot 2018
(28 - 3:22pm, Dec 18)
Last: Dr. Chaleeko

NewsblogRyan Thibs has his HOF Ballot Tracker Up and Running!
(516 - 3:15pm, Dec 18)
Last: Ithaca2323

NewsblogDustin Fowler sues White Sox over injury at Guaranteed Rate Field.
(27 - 3:06pm, Dec 18)
Last: jmurph

NewsblogOT - NBA 2017-2018 Tip-off Thread
(2049 - 2:50pm, Dec 18)
Last: JC in DC

NewsblogCC Sabathia agrees to deal to return to Yanks | MLB.com
(53 - 2:45pm, Dec 18)
Last: Rally

NewsblogBraves send Matt Kemp to Dodgers for Adrian Gonzalez, more major-leaguers | CBS Sports
(55 - 1:38pm, Dec 18)
Last: The Interdimensional Council of Rickey!'s

Hall of Merit2018 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(415 - 1:36pm, Dec 18)
Last: Kiko Sakata

NewsblogOTP 11 December, 2017 - GOP strategist: Moore would have 'date with a baseball bat' if he tried dating teens where I grew up
(2653 - 1:22pm, Dec 18)
Last: Srul Itza

Gonfalon CubsStatus of the Roster mid-December
(3 - 12:59pm, Dec 18)
Last: Moses Taylor, aka Hambone Fakenameington

NewsblogYou should be very skeptical of claims the Royals lost over $60 million the last two years - Royals Review
(25 - 12:49pm, Dec 18)
Last: DL from MN

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 12-18-2017
(8 - 11:20am, Dec 18)
Last: Batman

Page rendered in 0.1120 seconds
45 querie(s) executed