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Jonathon Niese (SP)

New York Mets - 5% owned

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Jonathan Niese solid in the loss

Tue, Jun 30th 11:56pm EDT
By James McGowan

On Tuesday, the New York Mets lost to the Chicago Cubs 1-0. Jonathan Niese went seven innings, allowing just one run on four hits, while striking out five, and walking four. The Mets offense was unable to back Niese and failed to come up with any run support.

Fantasy Impact: Niese has pitched very well over the last few times out, his stuff has been solid and he is able to go deeper into games. Niese this season is 3-8, with a 3.90 ERA in 90 innings of work, and has 63 strikeouts. While Niese has struggled this season to go deep into games, and to put together consistent outings. His lack of success isn't all his fault, he has been let down in many of his outings by the Mets offense that has been streaky at best. Niese will look to be a trade chip for the Mets to add some offense to their struggling team. But for fantasy owners he would bring solid pitching to the middle of any rotation, that could use a shot in the arm at this stage of the season. Niece will look to keep up his good starts as we reach the half way point this season.

 

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The New York Mets lost to the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Tuesday night. Niece went six innings, allowing two runs on eight hits, while walking three, and striking out three.

Fantasy Impact: It has been a tough season for Niese, who has been let down on multiple occasions by the offense and his own pitching mix. This season Niese is 3-7, with a 4.21 ERA in 77 innings pitched, and he has 55 strikeouts. Niese has had a rough year and it really hasn't looked to good for him, he struggles keeping leads and allowing runs early in games. And his pitching mix seems to get hit around easily, and can't seem to get out of jams. In any respect he is struggling mightily, and it is time to drop him and find a new replacement. It'll be interesting to see what the Mets will do with Niese and if he will find his groove.

 

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On Wednesday, the New York Mets lost to the Toronto Blue Jays 8-0. Despite the loss Jon Niese had a very solid start, he went seven innings, allowing three runs, while walking four, and striking out six.

Fantasy Impact: Niese has had a very rough season, he has been hot and cold and has been left out to dry on multiple occasions by the Mets defense. This season Niese is 3-7, with a 5.03 ERA in 59 innings, with 44 strikeouts. His season hasn't gone the way that he wanted, in his last ten games Niese is 1-7 with two no decisions. While he is still a good pitcher, he has looked uncomfortable on the mound and is being hit around with ease. It is probably time to look for a replacement for Niese, while he has looked pretty good he has terrible numbers. Pitchers like Noah Syndergaard, or Eduardo Rodriguez should be seriously considered, and would both be upgrades from Niese. It'll be interesting to see how Niese will respond to his latest loss.

 

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On Thursday, the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4. In the game Jon Niese went seven innings, giving up two runs on five hits, while striking out four, and walking two.

Fantasy Impact: Jon Niese got another no decision on Thursday, he now has not won since May ninth. Thursday was just another chapter in the awful season that Jonathon Niese is having. This season Niese has a 4.24 ERA in 63 innings of work, with 45 strike outs, Niese is also 3-6 with two no decisions. Niese has had a rough season, he has pitched pretty well in a few of his starts but then gets hung out to dry by the offense. But when Niese is bad, he is bad he can't seem to go deep into games consistently and struggles to keep is ERA down. If you do own Jon Niese I think it is time to drop him, he has had a rough season and there is no signs of him turning it around anytime soon. If Niese can some how find a way to turn it around, the he might be a good depth pitcher as we go down he stretch. But as of right now i would drop him asap, or at least bench him until we see if he can turn it around.

 

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On Friday, the New York Mets lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2. In the Game Jonathon Niese went six innings, allowing three runs on six hits, while striking out eight, and walking one. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Niese's season has been that of an inconsistent one. He has not won since may ninth, and has struggled to go deep into games. Since May ninth, Niese's ERA has spiked from 1.95, to 4.43 in the last five games. Niese's struggles are a cause for concern, he has struggled to be consistent and right now doesn't look all that confident on the mound. Niese's record really reflects his performance this season, his is 3-6 with two no decisions. It might be time to look for a replacement for Niese, and if you are looking for a good middle rotation guy Rick Porcello would be a great pickup. Porcello has struggled in his last few outing but will look to bounce back in his next start. But if you need to keep Niese for some odd reason, I would hope that he can turn it around soon. Because as of right now, he looks like he is lacking confidence on the mound and it will be interesting to see what they do with him.

 

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The Mets lost to the Marlins 9-5 on Saturday. Niese went four innings, striking out three, and walking none. Neise gave up 5 runs, 4 earned runs, on seven hits, and two home runs. Niese earned a no decision in the game, as the Mets stormed back before the Marlins took the game in the later innings. (Source: MLB)

Fantasy Impact: Neise's struggles has have spanned four games. He has not won since may ninth, and has struggled to go deep into games. Since May ninth, Niese's ERA has spiked from 1.95, to 4.42 in the four games. Niese's struggles are a cause for concern, he has struggled to be consistent and right now doesn't look all that confident on the mound. Niese's record really reflects his performance this season, his is 3-5 with two no decisions. It might be time to look for a replacement for Niese, and if you are looking for a good middle rotation guy Rick Porcello would be a great pickup. Porcello has struggled in his last few outing but will look to bounce back in his next start. But if you need to keep Niese for some odd reason, I would hope that he can turn it around soon. Because as of right now, he looks like he is lacking confidence on the mound and it will be interesting to see what they do with him.

 

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On Sunday, Jon Niese struggles against the Pirates in the Mets 9-1 loss. Niese went 4 2/3 innings,striking out six and walking four. Niese gave up four runs on seven hits. (Source: ESPN)

Fantasy Impact: Niese has struggled in his last few outings, with three consecutive losses. In each of his loses he has given up four runs or more, while working less then seven innings. After the loss today, Niese is now 3-5, with a 4.08 ERA in 53 inning pitched this season. Niese's recent struggles are a huge concern for the Mets and fantasy owners, Niese had started the season hot and cold almost splitting the wins and loses every other game. But Niese has struggled recently getting hit around, and looking less and less like a starting Major League pitcher. For Niese to turn this around he needs to gain more confidence in his pitches. Right now if you own Niese i would bench him and hope that he can figure it out. Maybe even drop him and see what you can pick up, Matt Barnes could be a good Reliever option for a team, also so could Brian Matusz after he comes back. Niese has been a disappointment this season and we will have to wait and see if he can get his season back on track.

 

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Jonathon Niese struggle in Tuesday's loss against the Cardinals 10-5. Niese went five innings, giving up eight runs, on 11 hits, while striking out one, and walking one.

Fantasy Impact: With the loss, Niese falls to 3-4 this season with a 3.72 ERA. Niese has struggled this season to put together consistent outings, he has been very hot and cold from start to start. In each of Niese's losses this season he has struggled to strikeout people, while his walk numbers have been very impressive. It's not time to panic on Niese yet; he should be able to bounce back from this start. The next start that he makes will be very telling on how his season will pan out.

 

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Jonathan Niese improved to 2-0 on the season as the Mets defeated the Braves 7-1 last night at CitiField. Niese threw 6.2 IPs, striking out five, while allowing four walks, four hits and one ER.

Fantasy Impact: Niese is a lower tier SP in mixed leagues. He is off to a good start on the 2015 season, with a 2-0 record and a 1.50 ERA. His K:BB ratio is, however, somewhat mediocre at 11:8 in only 18 IPs. For Niese to continue to succeed, he will need to limit walks going forward. He is scheduled to face the Yankees at Yankee Stadium next week in his next start.

 

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In the Mets 6-1 win over the Phillies, Niese worked out of trouble for most of the night. In 6.1 IP, Niese allowed nine hits, two walks and one ER, while striking out four.

Fantasy Impact: Niese doesn't offer much in terms of fantasy value, outside of deeper mixed leagues or NL-only leagues. In such leagues, he's a back of the rotation SP option who can be streamed based upon matchup. His next start is scheduled against the Braves at home.

 

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In five innings of work against the Braves, Niese allowed nine baserunners (seven hits and two walks) and three runs (one earned). Niese also struck out two.

Fantasy Impact: Niese clearly didn't have good stuff tonight and was also victimized by two Wilmer Flores errors. Niese, at least, managed to only yield three runs in his five innings of work, despite being very hittable this evening. Niese is a low tier SP in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues, good for an occasional spot-start depending upon matchups.

 

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New York Mets lefty Jonathon Niese put up excellent numbers in Grapefruit League play this year. He pitched 16.1 innings and put up a 1.65 ERA with 13 strikeouts and only 2 walks.

Fantasy Impact: Niese ended the spring with six shutouts innings against the Nationals on Tuesday. He has always had problems with staying healthy but should be a decent fantasy option as long as he is on the field.

 

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In the 4 IPs, Niese also only yielded 3 hits (0 BB) and 1 ER against the Cardinals. It was another solid spring start for Niese.

Fantasy Impact: Niese projects as a decent late round pick who can round out a fantasy SP staff. His current positional ADP on FantasyPros is 86. Given this ADP, Niese should provide good value and the potential for good spot-start strikeouts depending on the matchup.

 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jonathon Niese shutout the Braves today over 3.2ip. Niese threw 69 pitches and gave up 3 hits with 3 strikeouts. Niese has had a history of shoulder trouble but stated after the game today that his arm felt good.

Fantasy Impact: Jonathon Niese has battled injuries in his career and the southpaw has yet to throw a 200-inning season but he could offer decent value late in drafts. When healthy Niese has the potential for a strong era with solid k's.

 

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