According to ESPN's Tim Kurkjian, Wright told him during Spring training "If I could make a computer-generated baseball player, it would look like Noah Syndergaard."
That's awfully high praise from the Mets captain who has seen his fair share of elite pitching over the course of his career. The second-year pitcher came to Spring Training in peak physical condition and has expanded his pitching repertoire this year.
During the 2015 regular season, Syndergaard's 97 MPH fastball ranked as the fastest among all starting pitchers. Batters swung and missed on 45 percent of "Thor's" curveballs last year, which was fourth-best in the league.
In his first start of the 2016 campaign against the Royals last Tuesday, Syndergaard unveiled an ungodly 95 MPH slider, which manager Ned Yost called "unhittable."
Matt Harvey and Jacob deGrom have dominated the media's attention and were featured on Sports Illustrated's MLB Preview Issue alongside closer Jeurys Familia, but it was Syndergaard who earned the Mets lone win of the 2015 World Series with a dominating performance in Game 3. In that game New York's explosive starter sent an early message to Royals leadoff man Alcides Escobar by hurling a pitch high over his head to back him off the plate.
Syndergaard has the fire and intimidation factor that has been present in many former pitching greats and he has a chance to be the brightest star in the Amazin's star-studded rotation.