Blue Jays Sign Noah Syndergaard

The Blue Jays signed supplementary rounder Noah Syndergaard, according to Drew Davison of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Syndergaard, a high school right-hander from Texas, was selected 38th overall and signed for an unknown amount.

The 17-year-old was one of four right-handed pitchers the Blue Jays selected in the first 41 picks of the draft. Syndergaard throw 92-93 mph and has a "solid delivery," according to Richard Griffin of the Toronto Star. The Blue Jays, who would not have obtained compensation in the 2011 draft if they had failed to sign Syndergaard, can now focus on reaching agreements with right-handers Deck McGuire, Aaron Sanchez and Asher Wojciechowski.


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  1. ReverendBlack 5 years ago

    Not in love with the Jays draft this year.

  2. aap212 5 years ago

    With a name like that, he has to be good.

  3. baseballz 5 years ago

    Im just mad we didn’t sign a guy like AJ Cole for 1.5 mil and instead signed this guy. If a guy like Cole is motivated to sign then we should have picked him instead.

  4. have faith

  5. have faith

  6. Hofjoemann 5 years ago

    With a name like that he will probably pitch for the Netherlands in the next World Baseball Classic thingy

  7. Hofjoemann 5 years ago

    With a name like that he will probably pitch for the Netherlands in the next World Baseball Classic thingy

  8. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    I don’t know why so many people are skeptical of the Jays draft this year. There’s 2 very real possibilities here to consider:

    1: The Jays don’t sign many of their high picks and get compensated for next years draft, which is considered to be much deeper.

    2: The Jays DO sign all their top chosen pitchers and fully load the minor leagues pitching depth. If 2 of the top 5 pitchers chosen pan out nicely, then the Jays have too much pitching and can trade for an almost ready 3B or OF stud.

    Can’t always be so narrow minded.

    • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

      “If 2 of the top 5 pitchers chosen pan out nicely, then the Jays have too much pitching and can trade for an almost ready 3B or OF stud.”

      Hahaha just like that huh

      What an easy game!

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

        Pitching > Position players except in some cases, catcher.

        So, yes, it is that simple when yer farm has a plethora of young and talented arms. Hell, the Jays could maybe part with Marcum in a couple years. Crazy, but possible.

        If Brandon League and an overaged A- ball player get you a high ceiling, low risk arm like Brandon Morrow, then what’s the discussion?

        • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

          See aaforprimeminister’s comment.

          • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

            I do agree with some of the points he made: there is a shift happening in baseball, where athleticism and speed is taking over power. I also agree that the Jays needed position players drafted [3B and OF are most glaring], but why not trade your very good young pitching for a proven prospect, rather than drafting someone who is completely green? Or wait until a deeper draft, and get compensated?

            I do disagree that you’ll see more sub-4.00 ERA pitchers though. While home runs have gone down, I’m willing to assume that the league BA and OBP has gone up.

      • Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

        Pitching > Position players except in some cases, catcher.

        So, yes, it is that simple when yer farm has a plethora of young and talented arms. Hell, the Jays could maybe part with Marcum in a couple years. Crazy, but possible.

        If Brandon League and an overaged A- ball player get you a high ceiling, low risk arm like Brandon Morrow, then what’s the discussion?

    • ReverendBlack 5 years ago

      “If 2 of the top 5 pitchers chosen pan out nicely, then the Jays have too much pitching and can trade for an almost ready 3B or OF stud.”

      Hahaha just like that huh

      What an easy game!

  9. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    I don’t know why so many people are skeptical of the Jays draft this year. There’s 2 very real possibilities here to consider:

    1: The Jays don’t sign many of their high picks and get compensated for next years draft, which is considered to be much deeper.

    2: The Jays DO sign all their top chosen pitchers and fully load the minor leagues pitching depth. If 2 of the top 5 pitchers chosen pan out nicely, then the Jays have too much pitching and can trade for an almost ready 3B or OF stud.

    Can’t always be so narrow minded.

  10. baseballz 5 years ago

    AJ Cole is a top ten talent who we could have signed for the combined price of Syndergaard (prob $800K) and a late round pick. 1.5 mil and you have a TOR starter, but, instead you have a bunch a guys who grade out as mid tier guys. Thats all i mean, im just calling AJ Cole to become a stud and us Blue Jays fans to be like, wow, wish we drafted him instead of this AA burn out.

    • AA obviously had his reasons for every pick made. They must see something in Noah Syndergaard enough to take a chance on him. Added scout numbers and a new GM passionate about drafting and bringing back a 95 wins team to Toronto, is enough for me to believe in this GM’s run. As mentioned above, this draft only increases the jays young pitching depth, giving AA an ability to possibly shop some pitchers for position players in the future. You can’t base your opinion on what the stats and media tell you.

      • aaforprimeminister 5 years ago

        Everything you read about most of our early draft picks (with the exception of Sanchez) seems to include phrases like “mid tier starter”, “future in the bullpen” (usually meaning that they don’t have a third pitch), “flat/straight fastball” (dead if they can’t pitch ahead in the count), “AVERAGE” and, in the case of our first/supplemental college guys, “very safe pick” (that’s all that anyone writes about Deck McGuire). So even if these guys do reach their potential I really don’t see any of them being traded for a stud position player. You can’t trade mid-tier pitchers for star position players, you trade them for mid-tier position players. Especially since the league started testing for steroids, which seems to have had a much bigger effect on hitters than pitchers – hence all the near no hitters and guys leading the league in homers with less than 50 long balls a year. I think there is a fundamental shift going on in baseball, that not everyone has caught yet, wherein hitting and skilled position players are going to become a hot commodity and sub-4.00 ERA pitchers are going to be a lot easier to come by.

        Therefore I would have preferred if the Jays had used their early picks to go after high ceiling, albeit risky, position players like Costellanos or Yordy Cabrera. Or alternatively, some more high risk but high ceiling high school arms (ie: Tyrell Jenkins, Peter Tago) with the potential to be absolutely dominant starters (as opposed to having mid rotation upside).

        I know the Jays had a lot of scouts out there looking at these guys so we should trust their picks, maybe they saw something that no one else did. However, I’m afraid that the fact that we had so many scouts simply decreased the likelihood that we use our early picks to draft high risk guys that may require high bonuses….my logic is as follows: you now had 10 guys (hypothetical high number) looking at these high risk picks, so it meant that in order to draft them you basically needed 10 (as opposed to fewer) scouts to put their reputation on the line on a high risk kid that was going to cost the organization a lot of money if it didn’t work out. Chances are at least one of those 10 guys was going to decide that he doesn’t want to risk his reputation (at a time when a lot of MLB teams are focusing on building from within and draft choices are being scrutinized more than ever before) which will get him to push the team toward a lower risk pick (read: polished college arm). This theory isn’t at odds with the fact that the Jays made riskier choices in the later rounds, since those picks aren’t expected to amount to much anyways, and with the exception of a couple of our choices they’re not going to cost nearly as much (although Thon Jr may end up costing a little extra) as some of the guys that came off the board in the first couple of rounds (noting that we didn’t take a run at a potentially expensive pick like Cecchini, Austin Wilson, or Bryan Ragira)

        In the end, I just don’t think we took enough risks and probably won’t end up spending enough money on the draft to accumulate the sort of talent that we need to accumulate in order to compete with the Rays (who made some interesting bets on a couple of guys that a lot of the talent evaluators identified as having all star potential: Sale and O’Conner), or Red Sox/Yankees (who don’t need to take as many risks in the draft because they can buy their all stars on the open market).

    • AA obviously had his reasons for every pick made. They must see something in Noah Syndergaard enough to take a chance on him. Added scout numbers and a new GM passionate about drafting and bringing back a 95 wins team to Toronto, is enough for me to believe in this GM’s run. As mentioned above, this draft only increases the jays young pitching depth, giving AA an ability to possibly shop some pitchers for position players in the future. You can’t base your opinion on what the stats and media tell you.

  11. baseballz 5 years ago

    AJ Cole is a top ten talent who we could have signed for the combined price of Syndergaard (prob $800K) and a late round pick. 1.5 mil and you have a TOR starter, but, instead you have a bunch a guys who grade out as mid tier guys. Thats all i mean, im just calling AJ Cole to become a stud and us Blue Jays fans to be like, wow, wish we drafted him instead of this AA burn out.

  12. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    i’m suddenly hungryMe too, thanks for that :/it wasn’t a deep draft in terms of position playersIt wasn’t really a deep draft for anything, hence my #1 thought. They had to sign Syndergaard though because there was no compensation if they didn’t, as the article stated.

    The only thing that makes me scratch my head was the ‘playing it safe’ of drafting Deck. It makes sense, but it goes against everything AA was talking about. Oh well, hopefully we can all shout out one day “All hands on Deck!”

  13. Encarnacion's Parrot 5 years ago

    i’m suddenly hungryMe too, thanks for that :/it wasn’t a deep draft in terms of position playersIt wasn’t really a deep draft for anything, hence my #1 thought. They had to sign Syndergaard though because there was no compensation if they didn’t, as the article stated.

    The only thing that makes me scratch my head was the ‘playing it safe’ of drafting Deck. It makes sense, but it goes against everything AA was talking about. Oh well, hopefully we can all shout out one day “All hands on Deck!”

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