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Jon Niese

28-Year-Old Pitcher – New York Mets

2014 Stats

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9-11

ERA

3.40

WHIP

1.27

K

138

SV

0

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

When Niese landed on the disabled list on June 22 with a partially torn rotator cuff, he was 3-6 with a 4.32 ERA and a weak 49:33 K:BB ratio. Batters were hitting .336 off his cutter and .321 off his ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 3"   WT: 215   DOB: 10/27/1986   BORN: Lima, OH   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: 7th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Jon Niese Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $25.5 million deal in April 2012 with two team options that can raise the value to $46 million. Niese gets a $250,000 signing bonus and a $769,500 salary in 2012, $3 million in 2013, $5 million in 2014, $7 million in 2015 and $9 million in 2016. The Mets also hold club options for 2017 ($10 million, $500,000 buyout) and 2018 ($10.5 million, $500K buyout).

November 20, 2014  –  Jon Niese News

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Niese's injury history has reduced the level of interest in him as a possible trade option by the Mets, the New York Daily News reports.

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Jon Niese 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
2008 21 AA BIN 22 22 0 124.3 118 42 5 112 44 6 7 0 3.04 1.30
2008 21 AAA NEW 7 7 0 39.7 34 15 4 32 14 5 1 0 3.40 1.21
2008 21 MAJ NYM 3 3 0 14.0 20 11 2 11 8 1 1 0 7.07 2.00
2009 22 AAA BUF 16 15 2 92.3 90 35 7 80 23 5 5 0 3.41 1.22
2009 22 MAJ NYM 5 5 0 25.7 27 12 1 18 9 1 1 0 4.21 1.40
2010 23 AAA BUF 1 1 0 6.0 8 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.00 1.33
2010 23 MAJ NYM 30 30 1 173.7 192 81 20 148 62 9 10 0 0 0 4.20 1.46
2011 24 MAJ NYM 27 26 0 157.3 178 77 14 138 44 11 11 0 0 0 4.40 1.41
2012 25 MAJ NYM 30 30 0 190.3 174 72 22 155 49 13 9 0 0 0 3.40 1.17
2013 26 A+ ST. 1 1 0 4.0 2 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.75
2013 26 R GUL 1 1 0 2.0 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
2013 26 AA BIN 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 0 6 3 1 0 0 0 0 3.60 1.40
2013 26 MAJ NYM 24 24 1 143.0 158 59 10 105 48 8 8 0 0 0 3.71 1.44
2014 27 MAJ NYM 30 30 0 187.7 193 71 17 138 45 9 11 0 0 0 3.40 1.27
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3-Year Averages     27 26 0 163.6 170 69 15 132 47 10 9 0 0 0 3.80 1.33
Career  (View All)     149 148 2 891.7 942 383 86 713 265 52 51 0 3.87 1.35

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Jon Niese Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Sep. 26 Hou 5.3 3 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.40 1.27
Sep. 20 @Atl 7.3 7 2 2 0 1 5 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.50 1.29
Sep. 14 Was 7.0 6 2 2 1 0 7 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.55 1.30
Sep. 8 Col 6.7 8 1 1 1 1 7 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 3.59 1.32
Sep. 2 @Mia 6.0 10 6 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.68 1.31
Aug. 28 Atl 7.3 9 3 3 0 1 5 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.48 1.30
Aug. 22 @LAD 6.7 8 5 2 0 3 4 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.47 1.30
Aug. 16 ChC 6.0 7 3 3 2 2 6 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.50 1.28
Aug. 11 @Phi 7.0 5 2 2 1 3 6 1 0 0 W 0 0 0 3.46 1.27
Aug. 6 @Was 6.0 8 6 6 2 2 2 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.51 1.28
Aug. 1 SF 8.0 9 5 3 0 0 4 2 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.24 1.26
Jul. 26 @Mil 5.0 5 3 3 0 2 4 0 1 0 L 0 0 0 3.23 1.27
Last 14 Days
3 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
19.7 16 4 4 1 1 16 0 0 0 1-1 0 0 0 1.83 0.86
Last 30 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 6.6 IP/G
39.7 43 14 14 3 3 32 0 0 0 2-2 0 0 0 3.18 1.16
Last 60 Days
12 Games:  Avg. 6.5 IP/G
78.3 85 38 33 8 15 58 3 1 0 4-6 0 0 0 3.79 1.28

Jon Niese Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201418837744533.254
2013152251133622.239
201215636735704.243

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20145981013814929414.273
201346980371252418.294
20126321194213922018.240

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201485.3350681972.741.18
201386.7350612862.701.28
201298.76508023123.741.11

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
2014102.36607026103.961.34
201356.3530442045.271.69
201291.77407526103.041.23
Jon Niese Advanced Stats
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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
2008 21 AA BIN 22 22 124.3 8.11 3.18 2.55 0.36 76.4% 3.04 3.03 .321
2008 21 AAA NEW 7 7 39.7 7.26 3.18 2.29 0.91 75% 3.40 4.11 .273
2008 21 MAJ NYM 3 3 14.0 7.07 5.14 1.38 1.29 1.38 65.4% 89.4 MPH 7.07 5.26 .387
2009 22 AAA BUF 16 15 92.3 7.80 2.24 3.48 0.68 73.6% 3.41 3.33 .315
2009 22 MAJ NYM 5 5 25.7 6.31 3.16 2.00 0.35 1.75 68.6% 89.6 MPH 4.21 3.39 .323
2010 23 AAA BUF 1 1 6.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 1.50 85.7% 3.00 4.37 .335
2010 23 MAJ NYM 30 30 173.7 7.67 3.21 2.39 1.04 1.61 73.9% 89.7 MPH 4.20 4.22 .335
2011 24 MAJ NYM 27 26 157.3 7.89 2.52 3.14 0.80 1.95 69.7% 90.6 MPH 4.40 3.54 .349
2012 25 MAJ NYM 30 30 190.3 7.33 2.32 3.16 1.04 1.57 75.1% 90.4 MPH 3.40 3.91 .285
2013 26 A+ ST. 1 1 4.0 9.00 2.25 4.00 0.00 100% 0.00 1.95 .216
2013 26 R GUL 1 1 2.0 4.50 0.00 0.00 0.00 66.7% 4.50 2.20 .393
2013 26 AA BIN 1 1 5.0 10.80 5.40 2.00 0.00 71.4% 3.60 2.60 .331
2013 26 MAJ NYM 24 24 143.0 6.61 3.02 2.19 0.63 2.00 75% 90.2 MPH 3.71 3.73 .332
2014 27 MAJ NYM 30 30 187.7 6.62 2.16 3.07 0.82 1.78 75.6% 88.5 MPH 3.40 3.74 .310
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3-Year Averages     27 26 163.6 7.26 2.59 2.81 0.83 73.3% 3.80 3.64 .320
Career     149 148 891.7 7.20 2.67 2.69 0.87 73.5% 3.87 3.78 .322

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2014 Stat Review for Jon Niese    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.07 K/BB
GOOD
6.62 K/9
WEAK
2.16 BB/9
GOOD
88.5 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.8 HR/9
GOOD
1.78 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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3.40 ERA
GOOD
1.27 WHIP
WEAK
3.74 FIP
AVERAGE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.310 BABIP
HIGH
75.6% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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Jon Niese: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Niese (chest) is feeling fine and will not need to see a doctor for an examination, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.

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Niese, who left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate, will meet with a doctor Monday, the New York Post reports.

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Niese left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate.

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Niese allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings to pick up the victory in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.

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Niese made one mistake Sunday and it cost him, as he allowed a two-run homer to Wilson Ramos in the seventh inning of the Mets' 3-0 loss to the Nationals.

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Niese did not record a decision Monday against the Rockies as he pitched 6.2 innings and allowed one run, eight hits and one walk to go along with seven strikeouts.

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Despite giving up six earned runs on 10 hits over six innings against the Marlins on Tuesday, Niese came away with the win, improving to 8-10. He also struck out four and didn't issue a walk.

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Niese allowed three runs and nine hits in 7.1 innings Thursday to take the loss against the Braves. He issued one walk and struck out five.

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Niese (7-9) took the loss Friday against the Dodgers, giving up five runs (two earned) on eight hits over 6.2 innings pitched while walking three and striking out four hitters.

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2014

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2013

Perhaps lost in the shadow of R.A. Dickey's Cy Young season was the growth Niese showed in his third full campaign in New York. In addition to lowering his walk rate (2.3 BB/9), Niese shaved 64 points from his BABIP (.285) and matched his previous best with a career-high 30 starts. The biggest difference appears to be the success of his cutter, which opposing hitters teed off on in 2011 (.364 BAA, .586 SLG), but found much less success against last season (.238 BAA, .376 SLG). A closer look at the data also shows that hitters made contact more frequently on pitches outside of the strike zone (75.2%), perhaps an indication that the BABIP improvement is sustainable with the presumably weaker contact Niese induced. Expect similar numbers from him again in 2013 as the team's No. 2 starter.

2012

When Niese was on, he was really on, mixing a low-90s fastball with a 12-to-6 curveball, change-up and cutter. However, for all the strides he made last season, Niese saw his ERA rise each of the last three months of the year, topping out at 7.15 in August before he was sidelined for the balance of the year with an intercostal strain. The key for him, like most pitchers, is establishing his secondary pitches for strikes as his fastball is not overpowering. Niese must be more effective with his change-up to righties, as they blasted him for a .291 BAA. That said, Niese was hurt by a low 69.7 percent strand rate and .349 BABIP, which is evident in his 3.36 FIP compared to his 4.40 ERA. Perhaps 2012 will be his breakout season, and he'll open the year as the Mets' No. 2 starter.

2011

Niese recovered nicely from a 2009 hamstring injury to win a spot in the Mets' rotation out of spring training and then pitched well in three of the first four months of the year. Niese posted a 4.43 ERA in August, then saw the bottom fall out, posting a 7.11 ERA and 1.974 WHIP in September, likely due to fatigue in his first full season in the majors. Overall, Niese saw an uptick in K/9IP rate while his other numbers were fairly static and his FIP was nearly equal to his actual ERA. When he is on, Niese mixes a low-90s fastball with a 12-to-6 curveball, changeup and cutter and should open 2011 as the Mets' third starter.

2010

Niese, one of the Mets' top pitching prospects, started 2009 in rough fashion, struggling in spring training, then early on at Triple-A Buffalo and in a brief stint in the majors. In mid-June, everything seemed to click and Niese was an absolute ace in his last eight starts at Triple-A, not allowing more than two runs in any of them while putting up a 46:13 K:BB ratio. In his third start following a promotion, Niese was injured trying to stretch at first base to turn a double-play, resulting a complete tear of the right upper hamstring tendon from the bone that required surgery. Niese is expected to be ready for spring training, and depending on what the Mets do in free agency/trade market, he should get a chance to compete for a fourth/fifth rotation spot.

2009

Niese built off the success he had in 2008 by pitching well enough at Double- and Triple-A to get his feet wet with the Mets, having one good and two poor outings as the team tried to keep their pennant hopes alive. Some of Niese's success in 2008 can be attributed to the addition of a cutter, which is now a major weapon for him against righties, in addition to his low-90's fastball, improving 12-to-6 curveball and changeup, though he tends to nibble at times and not trust his stuff, leading to high pitch counts. The Mets plan on having Niese contend for their No. 5 starter spot in spring training and his ceiling is thought to be that of a No. 2/3 starter in the majors.

2008

Niese lost 21 pounds before the 2007 season to try and prevent a previously bothersome arm injury and to improve his conditioning. Much of his success is due to his heavy sinking changeup, the grip of which he adjusted from a circle change that caused blisters on his pitching hand. He struggled out of the gate in 2007, possibly getting used to his new body type, but rebounded to dominate late in the year and in the playoffs. Niese also has a low-90's fastball and an improving curveball along with the change, though he tends to nibble at times and not trust his stuff. Based on his strong finish at High-A St. Lucie, Niese should start 2008 at Double-A Binghamton with an eye towards a late-September 2009 callup to the Mets.