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Lance Niekro

35-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 225   DOB: 1/29/1979   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Niekro signed a minor league contract with Atlanta in December of 2008.

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Niekro signed a minor league contract with Atlanta and will become a pitcher next season, the team's official web site reports.

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Lance Niekro Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2004 25 A SAN 15 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2004 25 AAA FRE 67 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2005 26 AAA FRE 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2006 27 AAA FRE 36 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 28 AAA FRE 47 0 0 0.7 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 27.00 4.50
2008 29 AAA ROU 17 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2009 30 R GCL 14 4 0 33.7 37 21 3 22 17 1 3 0 5.69 1.60

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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2004 25 A SAN 15 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
2004 25 AAA FRE 67 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2005 26 AAA FRE 1 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2006 27 AAA FRE 36 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2007 28 AAA FRE 47 0 .7 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 33.3% 27.00 7.70 .615
2008 29 AAA ROU 17 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 0.00 .000
2009 30 R GCL 14 4 33.7 5.88 4.54 1.29 0.80 64.7% 5.69 4.57 .318

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Lance Niekro: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Niekro is "good to go" after fouling a ball off his left foot Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reports.

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Niekro left Wednesday's game with a bruised left foot, the Astros' official site reports.

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Niekro signed a minor league deal with an invite to spring training with the Astros on Wednesday, the team's official site reports.

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Niekro made his pro debut as a pitcher for Triple-A Fresno on Sunday, the Oakland Tribune reports.

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Niekro has been outrighted to Triple-A Fresno.

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The Giants designated Niekro for assignment Friday, the Associated Press reports.

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Niekro has started taking groundballs at third base, but it's only an experiment, the Oakland Tribune reports.

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The Giants recalled Niekro from Triple-A Fresno Friday, the Giants’ official site reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for Lance Niekro.

2007

Niekro was given every opportunity to take over as the Giants' full-time first basemen last year but failed miserably, hitting a weak .246/.286/.387. He also ceased being useful even in a platoon role, as his OPS against southpaws fell from 1.019 in 2005 to .696 last season. He did respond in the minors, blasting 14 homers in just 36 games at Triple-A Fresno. Still, San Francisco is unlikely to hand him a starting job anytime soon, so he may need a trade to get full playing time again. At this point, he best projects as a reserve.

2006

He has legitimate power, but it's his only tool, and it's not enough. He'll be a decent fantasy player and a lousy one in real life. Niekro looks like he has a job at this writing, and could hit 25 home runs while being a replacement-level first baseman.

2005

Niekro had an injury-plagued Triple-A season in 2004, but managed a .299/.339/.568 performance. The corner infield positions are murky in San Francisco in 2005 and he could follow the path of Pedro Feliz to assume a bench role this season.

2004

Niekro hasn't hit for power since beating up a short-season league as a college draftee in 2000, the pro equivalent to letting Danny Almonte play in a tee-ball league. He's a marginal third baseman defensively, and would be completely worthless as a first baseman. He makes up for all that by missing at least 50 games a year to injury. No fantasy value until at least 2005.

2003

Niekro went .310-4-34 at Double-A in 2002, then went .313-0-16 in 24 games in the Arizona Fall League, all at first base. Turned 23 last season, so he should be showing power by now if he's ever going to. Only 12 walks, combined, in almost 400 AB's last year. This is almost passable production as a third baseman, but it appears the Giants are now projecting him as a first baseman; with that low power profile, he'll need a plus-.400 OBP to be even close to adequate at first. Never say never, but we're not sure we can recommend him to you right now.