Noah Syndergaard: Driven

Syndergaard_front-2John Harper in the New York Daily News has an excellent feature on Noah Syndergaard.

My favorite Syndergaard quotes:

“I wake up every day with the idea of giving it everything I’ve got….

“I want to make it to the big leagues and pitch against the best. Hopefully I can make it to the Hall of Fame someday. Win a couple of Cy Youngs. Win a couple of World Series rings for the Mets.”

 

Other fun stuff from the article about Syndergaard:

- He didn’t enjoy his first year of baseball at age 7 or 8.
- He grew 4-5 inches to about 6’4″ his senior year, and combined with strength from the weight room pushed his fastball from 80 to 90 mph.
- He works his tail off in the weight room.

8 comments
Hank259
Hank259

This kid is awesome. It's great to read and learn more about him, and actually grow in confidence in him and future success. 

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

Syndergaard and Harvey sound like they are made of the same cloth, both won't be happy with making the Majors they want to dominate it. It could be fun watching them push each other to greatness.

bigstapler
bigstapler

I thought bulking up heavily was supposed to be a detriment to pitching or is that a myth?

dv92
dv92

@Kevin VanTassell Can't cut Wheels out of the equation either. His ceiling is supposedly higher than Harvey's but thats pretty damn high already! Those three are all gonna push each other. They all have what it takes to be Aces so i'm sure that's great motivation for them. Future is looking bright!

Toby Hyde
Toby Hyde moderator

@bigstapler Pitcher workouts emphasize strong legs/core muscles. Upper body work is more focused on the work to keep joints like the rotator cuff healthy, flexibility, functional strength. 

metstastic
metstastic

@bigstaplerThere are many types of bulking up.. If you are skinny as a rod, you want to put on some size. You need strong legs as a pitcher. You don't want to put too much bulk in your upper arms because that will decrease flexibility. Bulking up does not necessarily mean to turn into the hulk.

tommets
tommets

@bigstapler Huge myth. I know two brothers that made it to the minors. One brother didn't workout in high school and senior year he threw 92. The brother did workout and senior year he threw 97.