Dodgers Information: Noah Syndergaard Will Show to be the Steal of the Offseason

We did it! We did it! Everybody rejoice! The Dodgers have formally signed RHP Noah Syndergaard to a one-year deal!

When you’re an avid reader of, an avid watcher of Dodgers Nation Youtube or an lively follower of me on Twitter (@noahcamras), you’ve in all probability heard me point out the Dodgers signing RHP Noah Syndergaard this offseason.

I’ve been calling for it because the starting of the offseason, and simply this morning, wrote one more article about why the Dodgers ought to signal him. The dangerous information, that article needed to be scrapped. The excellent news, it needed to be scrapped for an important cause. Noah Syndergaard is formally a Los Angeles Dodger.

Can verify @JeffPassan’s report: The Dodgers have agreed to phrases with Noah Syndergaard. It’s a one-year deal, a supply tells The Athletic.

All offseason lengthy, I’ve been saying, if the Dodgers have been to solely make one transfer this offseason, I might hope it was for a beginning pitcher. Earlier than including Syndergaard, there have been many extra questions than solutions of their rotation.

Julio Urias is a positive factor. He’s been the most effective pitchers in baseball the final two seasons. However after him, the Dodgers can be counting on the oft-injured Tony Gonsolin, the unknown post-Tommy John surgical procedure Dustin Could and a soon-to-be 35-year-old Clayton Kershaw.

And with Tyler Anderson and Andrew Heaney formally gone, the Dodgers have a ton of innings to fill subsequent season. Enter Noah Syndergaard. 

In 2015 and 2016, Syndergaard, nicknamed Thor, was on the right track to grow to be the most effective pitchers in baseball. He threw with energy, was as filthy as anybody, and was part of a robust Mets rotation that led them to the World Sequence in 2015. In 2016, Syndergaard was named an All-Star for the primary and solely time in his profession. 

Then, the accidents began to hit. In 2017, Syndergaard missed time with {a partially} torn lat muscle. In 2018, he missed time with a strained ligament in his proper index finger. After which, in 2020, his accidents climaxed with a Tommy John surgical procedure. 

Pre-Tommy John, from 2015-2019, Syndergaard threw 1,241 pitches at 99 mph. The one participant who threw extra in that point was Aroldis Chapman.

Final season with the Angels and Phillies, Syndergaard’s four-seam fastball averaged 94.1 mph, whereas his sinker averaged 93.6 mph. At greatest, his fastball topped at 96-97 mph. Due to that dip in velocity, he suffered career-lows in whiff charge and strikeout proportion. 

So chances are you’ll be considering, why ought to Dodger followers be enthusiastic about signing him?

Effectively to start with, I’m glad you requested. And second of all, let me let you know.

Syndergaard remains to be simply 30-years-old, and can come at considerably much less of a price than the highest pitchers on this unstable starter market (it’s now been reported he signed for $13 million with incentives, so, once more, signficantly lower than the highest pitchers in the marketplace). It’s additionally solely a one-year deal, so there’s little or no danger. Syndergaard additionally confirmed nice enhancements in his secondary pitches final 12 months, one thing the Dodgers will assist him even additional improve subsequent season. 

I wish to suppose again to final season when the Dodgers took a flier on Tyler Anderson. Anderson had a profession 4.62 ERA earlier than coming to the Dodgers. Then he went by the Mark Prior college of pitching, and got here out an All-Star. If Prior can take Anderson and Heaney and switch them into very efficient starters, I’d like to see what he can do with a former All-Star like Syndergaard — and now we’ll get to.

Noah Syndergaard is under no circumstances the splash that somebody like Carlos Rodon is. I’m not anticipating him to be a Cy Younger candidate subsequent season. However I do suppose Syndergaard will probably be an ideal pitcher to work with Mark Prior, and are available out nearing his dominance from 2016.

After a month of begging, the Dodgers lastly made the transfer I’ve been hoping for. Noah Syndergaard is a Dodger, and Noah Camras could be very, very joyful.

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