Noah Syndergaard trade: Phillies land righty at the deadline
The Philadelphia Phillies acquired right-hander Noah Syndergaard from the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday, just before the 2022 MLB trade deadline, according to Jayson Stark. According to Stark, the Angels will receive outfielder Mickey Moniak, a former No. 1 overall MLB draft pick, and another prospect in exchange.
Syndergaard, who turns 30 in late August, has pitched 80 innings for the Angels and has a 3.83 ERA/105 ERA+ with a 2.91 K/BB ratio. This is a solid comeback season for Syndergaard, who missed the 2020 season and nearly all of the 2021 season while recovering from Tommy John surgery. While “Thor” doesn’t have the elite velocity of yesteryear, he’s made it thanks to a more balanced five-pitch repertoire. In Philadelphia, he’ll play behind the dynamic duo of Aaron Nola and Zack Wheeler.
Syndergaard is owed the remainder of a $22 million contract for this season and is free agent this winter.
Moniak, who is now 24, is a former No. 1 overall pick for the Angels. He’s struggled in 105 plate appearances over three seasons and could benefit from a change of scenery.