Update: Noah Syndergaard will have Tommy John surgery and miss all of the 2019 season. Dang. What could have been for the righty in 2020....

In 2015, a flamethrower graced the mound for the New York Mets and became a beloved personality in the Big Apple. In 2016, he won 14 games, struck out 218 batters in 183.2 innings pitched and posted a 2.60 ERA. Noah Syndergaard since that magical year has had a rough go of things, as he’s dealt with injuries, primarily in 2017 and 2018, but he made 32 starts last year and logged a career-high 197.2 innings. His strikeout rate is down, overall, but it was up from last year. Syndergaard may not be the electric fantasy ace he once was, but that doesn’t mean he is fantasy irrelevant by any means. He still has that ace potential in him, but he can be a very reliable SP2 for your team, health willing.

Syndergaard had the propensity to limit the long ball, but last year, his 1.09 HR/9 mark was the second-highest mark of his career. Why was...