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Jonathon Niese
ERA W-L K
4.95 8-6 75
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-3 / 215 NFBC ADP: 366.29
Position: SPBorn: 10/27/1986 Birthplace: Lima, Ohio
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 7th Round by Mets (2005)


Latest News
July 15 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET17:20 ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST4:50 PM VEN1:20 UAE (+1)4:20 PM CT-Niese has been demoted to the bullpen following a poor first half of the season, his first with the Pirates.
Analysis: Niese is 7-6 with a 5.13 ERA in 18 starts with 20 home runs allowed - second-most in the NL. He was particularly bad over his last six outings, going 1-4 with a 7.92 ERA.
June 29 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Niese didn't make it out of the fifth for his shortest outing of the season, allowing five runs and nine hits in the Pirates' 5-2 loss to the Mariners on Tuesday.
Analysis: After a five-start stretch in which he didn't allow more than two runs, Niese is 0-4 with an 8.86 ERA over his last four outings.
June 24 8:27 AM PT9:27 AM MT10:27 AM CT11:27 AM ET11:27 ET15:27 GMT23:27 8:27 AM MST10:27 AM EST10:57 AM VEN19:27 UAE10:27 AM CT-Niese was tagged for five runs in six innings in the Pirates' 5-3 loss to the Giants on Thursday.
Analysis: Niese gave up his NL-high 18th homer and has a 9.18 ERA in his last three starts - all against some of the NL's best offenses - after a solid five-start stretch against some weaker competition.
June 7 5:19 PM PT6:19 PM MT7:19 PM CT8:19 PM ET20:19 ET0:19 GMT8:19 5:19 PM MST7:19 PM EST7:49 PM VEN4:19 UAE (+1)7:19 PM CT-Niese improved to 3-0 with a 1.74 ERA in his last five starts as the Pirates beat the Mets 3-1 on Tuesday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Analysis: Niese pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed four hits with two walks.
May 28 8:25 AM PT9:25 AM MT10:25 AM CT11:25 AM ET11:25 ET15:25 GMT23:25 8:25 AM MST10:25 AM EST10:55 AM VEN19:25 UAE10:25 AM CT-Niese outpitched Cole Hamels with six strong innings Friday.
Analysis: Niese threw five shutout innings before Adrian Beltre's leadoff homer in the sixth. The left-hander scattered seven hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
May 22 9:50 AM PT10:50 AM MT11:50 AM CT12:50 PM ET12:50 ET16:50 GMT0:50 9:50 AM MST11:50 AM EST12:20 PM VEN20:50 UAE11:50 AM CT-Niese held Colorado to one run and four hits in Saturday's seven-inning no-decision.
Analysis: It's the third straight quality start for the left-hander, who owns a 2.75 ERA over that span. Niese posted a 5.94 ERA through his first six starts.
Apr. 17 4:16 PM PT5:16 PM MT6:16 PM CT7:16 PM ET19:16 ET23:16 GMT7:16 4:16 PM MST6:16 PM EST6:46 PM VEN3:16 UAE (+1)6:16 PM CT-Niese gave up three hits over seven innings in Saturday's 5-0 win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Niese has gotten off to a solid start, going 2-0 with a 3.50 ERA in three starts.
Mar. 3 1:49 PM PT2:49 PM MT3:49 PM CT4:49 PM ET16:49 ET21:49 GMT5:49 2:49 PM MST4:49 PM EST5:19 PM VEN1:49 UAE (+1)3:49 PM CT-Niese was hit hard in Thursday's spring debut.
Analysis: The offseason acquisition was tagged for four runs and five hits in two innings of work in the Pirates' loss to Toronto. Niese was traded to the Pirates by the Mets in December for second baseman Neil Walker.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2008 NYM 1 1 0 - 0 3 3 0 14.0 20 11 11 2 8 0 11 2.00 7.07
2009 NYM 1 1 0 - 0 5 5 0 25.2 27 12 12 1 9 0 18 1.40 4.21
2010 NYM 9 10 0 - 0 30 30 2 173.2 192 97 81 20 62 3 148 1.46 4.20
2011 NYM 11 11 0 - 0 27 26 0 157.1 178 88 77 14 44 4 138 1.41 4.40
2012 NYM 13 9 0 - 0 30 30 0 190.1 174 77 72 22 49 2 155 1.17 3.40
2013 NYM 8 8 0 - 0 24 24 1 143.0 158 68 59 10 48 1 105 1.44 3.71
2014 NYM 9 11 0 - 0 30 30 0 187.2 193 80 71 17 45 0 138 1.27 3.40
2015 NYM 9 10 0 - 0 33 29 0 176.2 192 93 81 20 55 2 113 1.40 4.13
2016 Pit 8 6 0 - 0 21 18 0 109.0 131 63 60 21 38 2 75 1.55 4.95
Career 69 67 0 - 0 203 195 3 1177.1 1265 589 524 127 358 14 901 1.38 4.01

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2008 NYM 3 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 .167 .167 .167
2009 NYM 5 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 .125 .125 .125
2010 NYM 31 53 3 10 2 0 0 4 8 27 0 0 .189 .295 .226
2011 NYM 29 49 1 3 0 1 0 0 4 33 0 0 .061 .132 .102
2012 NYM 30 55 8 12 0 0 0 2 6 19 0 0 .218 .295 .218
2013 NYM 24 39 6 8 2 0 0 4 4 17 0 0 .205 .279 .256
2014 NYM 31 55 3 5 1 0 0 4 6 29 0 0 .091 .180 .109
2015 NYM 33 52 5 9 1 0 0 4 5 18 0 0 .173 .246 .192
2016 Pit 22 30 1 3 1 0 0 1 2 14 0 0 .100 .156 .133
Career 208 347 27 52 7 1 0 19 35 164 0 0 .150 .228 .176

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2015 NYM Total 0 0 0 - 0 6 0 0 5.1 5 3 3 0 1 0 6 5.06
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    LCS 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    WS 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.2 5 3 3 0 1 0 4 5.79
Career 0 0 0 - 0 6 0 0 5.1 5 3 3 0 1 0 6 5.06


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 988 93 85 89.2 56.04
Curveball 147 78 71 74 8.34
Changeup 198 85 80 82.6 11.23
Cut Fastball 430 89 82 86.2 24.39

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