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Jonathon Niese (SP)

New York Mets - 19% owned

Bats: L, Throws: L

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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