Would Syndergaard be first pitcher taken by GMs in franchise player draft?

A lot of baseball executives love hypothetical superlative discussions as much as fans, which is why not one of the dozen or so evaluators hesitated to field this question about the Mets' rotation in spring training: Which among the Mets' hard-throwing starters -- Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz or Zack Wheeler -- is the best bet to have the best career?

All but one of the evaluators had the same answer -- Syndergaard -- and now that the big right-hander has begun the 2016 campaign so well, building off of his dominance in last year's postseason, maybe he's a candidate for another question.

If you were starting a franchise today and you had to pick one pitcher, who would it be?

This isn't the same as picking the best pitcher on the planet, a title that at the moment would probably be held by Jake Arrieta or Clayton Kershaw.