– At Mets.com, Anthony DiComo has a great piece on Noah Syndergaard, tracking his rise as a prospect when he added velocity in his senior year of high school, his feats of strength in the weight room and of course, the Thor nickname. I’m pretty sure that the Thor nickname started around here early last season here with NateW.
Thor, on Thor:
“It’s not a bad nickname at all. …Being the god of thunder is a pretty cool thing.”
On his his intense lifting regimen:
“I don’t like the whole aspect of days off… I’m always wanting to do something. I’m always wanting to get better in the weight room. It makes the game easier.”
There are extended quotes from his high school coach and Paul dePodesta in the outtakes here.
Composite Top 100
Jon Mayo combined the Top 100 prospect rankings at MLB.com, Baseball Prospectus, Baseball America, Keith Law and Fangraphs, to create a composite Top 100 list.
Here are the six Mets on his 135-deep player list: Syndergaard (14), Travis d’Arnaud (33), Rafael Montero (79), Dom Smith (81), Wilmer Flores (111), and Brandon Nimmo (123).
Fangraphs had a great piece from Tony Glengino, an area scout, about the Phillies/Ben Wetzler mess, about the process of developing a relationship with a high school player.