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Jon Niese | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/27/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 218
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Jon Niese posted a quality start in a Saturday no-decision against the Pirates, yielding three runs on five hits over six innings.
Niese struck out five and walked two in the outing. He also coughed up a pair of home runs. Aramis Ramirez burned him for a two-run homer in the first inning and Gregory Polanco jacked a solo shot in the third inning. Outside of these two mistakes, Niese pitched well. He now holds a 3.50 ERA, 1.30 WHIP and 96/39 K/BB ratio over 141 1/3 innings. Other Met starters might be more exciting, but Niese's is a solid rotation arm in its own right. He'll head to Coors to face the Rockies in his next start. Aug 16 - 12:04 AM

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Jon Niese got the win on Monday, limiting the Rockies to two runs in seven innings.

Niese was in line for the loss after pitching the top of the seventh inning, but the Mets rallied in the bottom half to take the lead. Both runs came on a Carlos Gonzalez two-run home run in the fourth inning. He gave up six hits overall, walked none, and struck out five. Niese has put up strong numbers following an ugly May, currently the owner of a 3.46 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, and 91/37 K/BB ratio in 135 1/3 innings. He'll face the Pirates at home in his next start.
Aug 10 - 9:42 PM

Jon Niese held the Marlins to one run over seven innings in the Mets' 5-1 win on Tuesday.

Niese gave up a run in the third inning but otherwise kept the Marlins in check. The southpaw allowed just four hits and a walk while striking out six. The strong start was his third such in his last four starts, but he's just 6-9 on the year. Niese will take a 3.51 ERA and 1.33 WHIP into Monday's start against the Rockies.
Aug 4 - 10:58 PM

Jonathan Niese tossed a solid outing in a Thursday afternoon no-decision against the Padres, allowing one run on six hits over six innings.

Niese left the game holding a 7-1 lead after six innings. The bullpen would allow a whopping seven runs to lose said advantage, but Niese deserved better than an ND. He surrendered an RBI single to Matt Kemp in his final inning of work, but otherwise kept the Padres from touching home plate. After holding a 4.42 ERA on May 30, he's managed to work that down to a 3.63 mark through strong work in June and July. His 1.37 WHIP remains a touch on the high side and as the owner of an 80/36 K/BB ratio over 121 1/3 innings, the strikeouts aren't coming at a mind-blowing pace, but he holds value in deeper NL-only formats. A road date with the Marlins is up next on the lefty's schedule.
Jul 30 - 6:35 PM

Mets activated LHP Jon Niese from the paternity leave list.

Niese will rejoin the rotation on Thursday. He was knocked around in his last start but had been pitching really well before that.
Jul 28 - 6:33 PM

Mets placed LHP Jon Niese on the paternity leave list.

He will be away from the club for up to three days. Logan Verett has been recalled from Triple-A to take his place on the active roster.
Jul 25 - 11:38 AM

Jon Niese was blasted for six runs over three innings Friday against the Dodgers.

With his wife close to giving birth, it wasn't clear whether Niese would even be able to make the start. He ended up pitching, but it would be understandable if his mind was elsewhere. The southpaw was knocked around for eight hits, including a pair of home runs. Niese entered Friday's start with a 2.28 ERA over his previous eight outings, so he'll attempt to put this clunker in the rear view mirror next week.
Jul 24 - 10:03 PM

Jon Niese will make his scheduled start for the Mets on Friday.

Niese's wife is in labor, so there's always a chance that Niese could make a quick exit in the ballgame to attend the birth of his child. He'll hopefully give the Mets at least a few solid innings before handing the ball over to the bullpen. He can easily be avoided in DFS tonight.
Jul 24 - 5:20 PM

Jon Niese could be scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Dodgers because his wife is in labor.

The Mets haven't ruled out him making the start yet, but it's up in the air. If Niese is scratched, they'll pull someone out of the bullpen for a spot start.
Jul 24 - 4:13 PM

CBS Sports' Jon Heyman reports that Jon Niese "doesn't seem available."

"He never was," one Mets source told Heyman. It's a surprising revelation given how often Niese's name has been involved in trade rumors (the Dodgers and Cubs were reportedly interested last month). But, the left-hander has been pitching really well of late and it appears the Mets are inclined to keep him.
Jul 21 - 7:15 PM

Jon Niese held the Cardinals scoreless over 7 2/3 innings Sunday in a no-decision.

He allowed only five hits -- all singles -- and issued just a single walk while striking out three. New York went on to win in 18 innings. Niese has been quietly stellar since the beginning of June, now the owner of a 3.36 ERA in 112 1/3 total frames. He gets the Dodgers at home next.
Jul 19 - 8:13 PM

Jon Niese gave up three runs in 6 2/3 innings, earning the win in Sunday's 5-3 victory versus the Diamondbacks.

The lefty scattered five hits without issuing a walk while striking out three. The only notable mistake resulted in a Paul Goldschmidt home run in the fourth inning. Niese has really turned things on since the start of June, compiling a 2.67 ERA over his last eight starts. He heads into the second half with a 3.61 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, and a 70/33 K/BB ratio in 104 2/3 innings.
Jul 12 - 4:18 PM

Jon Niese kept the Giants off the board over eight innings, earning his fourth win of the season on Monday.

Niese limited the Giants to five base runners (three hits and two walks) while striking out four. The lefty hit the kids in May but has racked up quality starts in each of his last six starts. As a result, his ERA is down to 3.58 with a 1.42 WHIP and a 67/33 K/BB ratio in 98 innings. The Mets, who have been attempting to trade him, couldn't be happier. Niese will take on the Diamondbacks at home in his final first half start.
Jul 7 - 12:38 AM

Jon Niese was on the wrong end of a low-scoring affair Tuesday, taking the loss despite allowing one run over seven innings against the Cubs.

Niese allowed a lone run on four hits while also walking four on the evening. The lefty struck out five in the losing effort. It has become a bit of a pattern for Niese, who fell to 3-8 despite a decent 3.90 ERA. Niese still hasn't won since May 9, but he'll look to correct that Sunday at the Dodgers.
Jun 30 - 9:38 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Dodgers are "not in active discussions" with the Mets regarding Jon Niese.

He adds that Niese is just "one of many pitchers" the Dodgers are considering. CBS Sports' Jon Heyman has also reported that the Cubs -- another club connected to Niese -- had discussions about the lefty but are "not on him now." Niese may very well wind up being traded, but Heyman says his market is "less than robust at present."
Jun 29 - 5:33 PM

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2B1Daniel Murphy
2Kelly Johnson
SS1Ruben Tejada
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Juan Uribe
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Michael Conforto
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
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Starting Pitcher
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Noah Syndergaard
6Steven Matz
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
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2Tyler Clippard
3Jenrry Mejia
4Bobby Parnell
5Carlos Torres
6Jerry Blevins
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