6. Noah Syndergaard
5. Luis Severino
4. Amed Rosario
Jacob deGrom is the New York Mets ace. The only reason Noah Syndergaard ranks ahead of him on this list is purely due to age. Four years younger means everything in terms of the MLB asset world.
Speaking of starting pitchers, one year has made all the difference in the world for Luis Severino as the kid comes in as the most valuable pitcher in New York.
The 24-year-old Dominican is pitching to a ridiculous 2.31 ERA and 0.974 WHIP with a strikeout-to-nine innings rate of 10.6 while pitching in the AL East. Throw in the fact he’s 25 and it’s no-contest: he’s surpassed both deGrom and Thor in these rankings.
Amed Rosario hasn’t yet taken New York by storm. In fact, his name has brought much disappointment to many Mets fans in 2018. Still, his young talent is undeniable and it’s been on display during the last week in May.
His development as an everyday gem is crucial to the Mets as a serious baseball organization. Only he and Mikey C. (and perhaps Nimmo) fall into such a category.