5. Noah Syndergaard
The No. 5 spot could’ve went to a few guys. Travis d’Arnaud, who’s homered twice and knocked in five runs during the playoffs was one prime suspect. Another guy who was considered was Matt Harvey, who’s already won two games and completely shut down Chicago in Game 1.
In the end, though, Noah Syndergaard receives the nod.
Thor, as fans and teammates affectionately know him as, is coming off his second career playoff start. Though Game 2 of the NLCS was his first win of these playoffs, he shouldn’t be penalized because the Mets offense couldn’t come through during the now infamous “Chase Utley Slide” Game.
Where Syndergaard really deserves the nod over Harvey is what he did in Game 5 of the NLDS. Coming onto the hill in relief of Jacob deGrom in the seventh-inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers was everything the franchise couldn’t hoped for, and more. His flame-throwing ability was on full display as he completely befuddled the Dodgers.
With a 2.77 ERA and 20 K in 13 IP, how could you go wrong?