At the age of 38, R.A. Dickey is 8 and 8 for Toronto. Through 115.2 innings he has a 4.59 ERA, 42 BBs and 82 Ks and his WHIP sits at 1.288. Those aren’t BAD stats for a starting pitcher, but I’ll point out the Jeremy Hefner’s stats are better. Dickey is rounding into form and I think that Toronto will not completely regret the deal they made… though they look like they’ll have plenty to regret.
Travis d’Arnaud: The centerpiece of the Dickey trade (for the Mets) was d’Arnaud. He was the #6 overall prospect in baseball and he looked to be on the cusp of becoming a great offensive catcher. Sadly, he injured himself on April 17th and put a major drag on his ascension to the majors. He’s on the mend now and he’s penciled in to become the starting catcher the moment his rehab stint is over.
Noah Syndergaard: He completed 12 starts for Port St. Lucie where he managed a 3.11 ERA to go along with a 9.0 K/9 and only a 2.3 BB/9. He easily earned his promotion to AA where he’s been sharp through his first two starts. Two days ago, listening to WFAN, I heard something interesting. They quipped that Syndergaard would be worth more in a trade than Zack Wheeler. This isn’t a knock against Wheeler, but this is truly a nod to how highly touted Syndergaard has become. The question will be, Do the Mets bank on pitching dominance and hold onto Matt Harvey, Wheeler and Syndergaard? OR, do they trade Wheeler or Syndergaard to add some needed offense to the lineup?
Wuilmer Becerra: 10 games in the GCL isn’t something to hang one’s hat on but Becerra is certainly an intriguing name. Currently he’s managed a .324/.366/.378 line and is hitting right around Dominic Smith in the GCL lineup. The tall Becerra (6’4”) should be capable of progressing through the Met system and could still be an impact player down the line.
The Mets still have gotten no Major League benefit from the deal but right now it looks to be epically in the Mets favor.