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Jon Niese
Birthdate: 10/27/1986 (30 y, 5 m, 2 d)     Bats/Throws: L/L     Height/Weight: 6-4/215     Position: P
Drafted: 2005 June Amateur Draft - Round: 7, Pick: 9, Overall: 209, Team: New York Mets
Contract: $0.2M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Niese is returning to the Yankees on a minor league contract, George A. King III of the New York Post reports. (3/28/2017)
Profiles:  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Niese struggled mightily in 2016 in just about every conceivable way. He posted the highest walk rate of his career (3.50 per nine), the highest home run rate of his career (22.1% of opponents' fly balls left the park), a career-worst earned run average (5.50 ERA) and fielding independent pitching (5.62 FIP), etc. He's fighting for a spot in the Yankee bullpen this spring. Even if he ends up playing major league ball, he's going to have to prove that last year was a serious fluke before I give him any consideration in fantasy. (Scott Strandberg)

The Quick Opinion: If he ends up in a starting rotation in a pitchers' park with a great defense behind him, then sure, maybe. It's a stretch. He's trying to catch on as a reliever with the Yankees, so...

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SeasonPitchPitchesABPAH1B2B3BHRBBIBBSOHBPSFSHGDPAVGminVelmaxVelVel
2008SL2111100000000001.00081.982.182.0
2009SL451216311013010010.25084.689.487.0
2010SL1979000001000011.00082.686.584.1
2015SL622100010010000.50077.080.378.4
2016SL1022100010000000.50081.585.082.6
TotalSL822430621034020021.25077.089.485.0

SeasonPitchPitchesBB%K%BB/KAVGOBPSLGOPSISOBABIPwRCwRAAwOBAwRC+
2008SL20.0 %0.0 %0.001.0001.0001.0002.000.0001.0000.60.5.896471
2009SL4518.8 %6.3 %3.00.250.400.583.983.333.2003.11.2.420157
2010SL1911.1 %0.0 %1.00.000.125.000.125.000.000-0.6-1.7.088-50
2015SL60.0 %50.0 %0.00.500.5002.0002.5001.500.0001.41.11.033601
2016SL100.0 %0.0 %0.00.500.5002.0002.5001.500.0001.41.11.007568
TotalSL8213.3 %6.7 %2.00.250.357.6671.024.417.1586.12.5.428162

SeasonPitchPitchesLD%GB%FB%IFFB%HR/FBStrikesBallsPitchesxMovzMovMov
2008SL20.0 %100.0 %0.0 %0.0 %0.0 %2023.58.59.2
2009SL4527.3 %27.3 %45.5 %40.0 %20.0 %301545-0.65.25.5
2010SL190.0 %42.9 %57.1 %0.0 %0.0 %14519-1.32.73.3
2015SL60.0 %0.0 %100.0 %0.0 %100.0 %336-3.3-2.94.6
2016SL1050.0 %0.0 %50.0 %0.0 %100.0 %8210-0.13.94.4
TotalSL8218.2 %31.8 %50.0 %18.2 %27.3 %572582-0.83.94.9

SeasonPitchPitchesO-Swing%Z-Swing%Swing%O-Contact%Z-Contact%Contact%Zone%SwStr%pVALpVAL/C
2008SL2 50.0 %50.0 % 100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %0.0 %-0.5-23.5
2009SL4538.1 %62.5 %51.1 %75.0 %100.0 %91.3 %53.3 %4.4 %-0.6-1.4
2010SL1933.3 %92.3 %73.7 %100.0 %83.3 %85.7 %68.4 %10.5 %1.89.7
2015SL640.0 %100.0 %50.0 %100.0 %0.0 %66.7 %16.7 %16.7 %-1.3-22.5
2016SL1033.3 %71.4 %60.0 %100.0 %100.0 %100.0 %70.0 %0.0 %-0.9-8.8
TotalSL8237.1 %72.3 %57.3 %84.6 %91.2 %89.4 %57.3 %6.1 %-1.5-1.8