there’s a chance Syndergaard could eventually eclipse Wheeler in the pecking order. … With a fastball that ranges anywhere from the low-90s up to 98 mph, Syndergaard throws just as hard as Wheeler, but his fastball command is well ahead of Wheeler’s. With the improvement of his secondary stuff this year, he has the look of a potential No. 2 starter.
I had a scout tell me he put a #1 projection on Syndergaard this summer. He’s not the only one.
According to Lynn Worthy in the Press and Sun Bulletin, Syndergaard names his gloves.
“On Saturday at NYSEG Stadium, he sported a glove with ‘LION’ written in cursive letters on it.
“Lion is just the mentality on the mound,” Syndergaard said. “King of the jungle. King of the mound, I guess.”
…His other gloves are named Heisenberg for the character in the television show “Breaking Bad”; Rick Grimes for a character in “The Walking Dead”; and Drago as in Ivan Drago, the overpowering, muscle-bound, blonde-haired Russian boxer in the movie “Rocky IV.” Drago is Syndergaard’s game glove.”