Noah Syndergaard Picks Backyard Baseball Characters While Building Roster for Classic Video Game

David Hayes

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Noah Syndergaard got to relive a small part of his childhood recently, creating a "Backyard Baseball" video game roster that SNY ultimately shared with New York Mets fans.

The former 38th overall pick in the 2010 MLB Draft didn't hesitate in making his first overall selection, going straight for one of the game's all-time talents in fictional character Pablo Sanchez.

For those who aren't familiar with the "Backyard Baseball" GOAT, Sanchez's skill ratings include a perfect 10/10 in both batting and fielding, with a 9/10 in running and 5/10 in pitching.

After Sanchez, Thor turned to speed and defense, going with Ricky Johnson (7/10 running) and Vicki Kawaguchi (9/10 running and 10/10 fielding) with his second and third picks, respectively.

Former Oakland Athletics' great Jason Giambi was the first non-fictional player that Syndergaard took off the board, who was self-admittedly one of his favorite players growing up.

With his last pick, Syndergaard decided to add some speed and fielding depth with his Reese Worthington.

Regardless of how you think Thor's team shapes up on the diamond, the video certainly has a nostalgic feel.

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