New York Mets: 3 realistic goals for Noah Syndergaard in 2019

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New York Mets. Noah Syndergaard
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15 wins or more

One of the most interesting things about Noah Syndergaard is that he somehow manages to rack up a lot of wins.

He is charismatic so maybe his team plays better for him.

Or it’s that he is a number one type pitcher often going up against other teams’ two or threes, but either way, Thor manages to rack up wins.

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Last season, Syndergaard had an ERA over three, yet managed to rack up 13 wins on the season. He had just four losses, so a pretty impressive record in 25 starts.

However, if Syndergaard can stay out there all season, not miss a lot of time at once, and really get into a groove, the sky is the limit for him.

There is not reason to think that Syndergaard can’t top his career high in wins. He maxed out for 14 wins in 2016.

Now, he should aim to get closer to 20. While 20 wins is really difficult in today’s MLB, even that is not unfathomable for him.

Wins are a stat that do not seem to matter as much anymore. It all depends on run support and how the teams they end up facing, etc.

However, there is still a direct correlation to the team being a good team and all the pitchers having a lot of wins.

You can see pitchers having ERAs over five and still rack up double-digit wins on the season.

However, Syndergaard seems to just get those wins and have a solid record. He is 37-22 on his career.

So, he should try to set a career high in wins. It’ll just give the Mets confidence every time he pitches if he can start winning games.

Plus, the real value in this is that if he does start winning games, it likely means his run support, ERA , strikeout numbers, and other stats will be up too, that is what matters more for a pitcher now anyway.

But, the more Syndergaard wins, the better the Mets would be playing and the more his team would be winning.

That is what Syndergaard could provide, even just sparking the Mets to play better.

Syndergaard could easily rack up 15, 16,17 wins in 2019. He can stay out there all season and let his team help him out.