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Jon Niese
current status: Off season (on 40-man roster)
Birth Date:October 27, 1986 (29 years old)
Place of Birth:Lima, OH
Hometown:Defiance, OH
Bats:L
Throws:L
Experience:8 years
Drafted:Drafted by Pittsburgh in 2005 (7/209).
Acquired:Acquired in a trade with NY Mets in 2015.
Season Stats
G GS W L CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB K ERA
YTD 33 29 9 10 0 0 0 176.2 192 93 81 20 55 113 4.13
Playoffs 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 5.1 5 3 3 0 1 6 5.06
Scouting Report
Assets: Throws a lot of strikes and has a strong tendency to get ahead in the count in the minor leagues. Has a great pitchers' frame. Owns a nice looping curve, which he uses as a strikeout pitch.
Flaws: Usually allows a fairly high number of hits, and can have trouble keeping the ball in the park. His control can also be spotty from time to time. Also, he can fall in love with a pitch and forgets to mix in others.
Career Potential: Veteran left-handed starter.