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Pirates | Jon Niese may get extra help

Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:01:19 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese may get some extra help from pitching coach Ray Searage before the season starts. He has worked with pitchers like SP Francisco Liriano, J.A. Happ and Edinson Volquez.

Fantasy Tip: Those pitchers have had solid seasons when in Pittsburgh, so the thinking is Niese could benefit from Searage's help. He is targeted as the No. 3 starter in Pittsburgh, so he will likely go in the middle of NL drafts and in later rounds in mixed leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Jon Niese to be No. 3 starter

Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:22:13 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese, who went 9-10 with a 4.13 ERA in 33 outings for the New York Mets last year, is expected to fill the No. 3 starting pitcher spot for Pittsburgh.

Fantasy Tip: Niese fell victim to the Mets young dominant starters making the transition to the majors last year and finding immediate success. His strikeouts per nine innings dropped to under 6.0 last year, which will make him unattractive to most fantasy owners. However, he's an extreme ground-ball pitcher that could find success with Pittsburgh in a new opportunity. But he's more of a single-universe commodity to begin the year.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Pirates | Jon Niese headed to Pittsburgh

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:38:41 -0800

The Pittsburgh Pirates acquired SP Jon Niese from the Pittsburgh Pirates Wednesday, Dec. 9, in exchange for 2B Neil Walker.

Fantasy Tip: Niese was a swing man for the Mets last year as they brought in their impressive youngsters to the rotation. He figures to be much of the same for the Bucs, although he might have a better shot sticking in the rotation. He doesn't do anything particularly well for fantasy owners, so he's more of an NL-only target for depth. The departure of Walker may allow both Jung Ho Kang and Jordy Mercer to play together in the middle infield.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Tribune-Review - Rob Biertempfel

Mets | Neil Walker traded to Mets

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 12:33:02 -0800

The New York Mets agreed to acquire Pittsburgh Pirates 2B Neil Walker in exchange for SP Jon Niese Wednesday, Dec. 9.

Fantasy Tip: The acquisition of Walker assures that Daniel Murphy won't return to Flushing. Walker has some pop and can approach 15 home runs if he stays healthy. He won't offer his fantasy owners much else and is more of a midrange second base target on draft day. The departure of Niese could spur the Mets to attempt re-signing Bartolo Colon.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: New York Post - Joel Sherman

Mets | Jon Niese expendable?

Wed, 09 Dec 2015 11:11:24 -0800

The New York Mets have discussed trading SP Jon Niese to the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for 2B Neil Walker, according to a baseball source. Niese had a 4.13 ERA in 176 2/3 innings last season.

Fantasy Tip: Niese is a back-of-the-rotation arm that would mainly be a commodity in deeper mixed and NL-only leagues. Walker seems destined to be traded this winter and is more of a midrange fantasy second baseman with some intriguing power.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Bill Brink

Mets | Jon Niese heads to bullpen

Mon, 28 Sep 2015 04:42:15 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese has volunteered to work out of the bullpen the rest of the season despite 29 starts in 2015.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($5,800, 11.6% of cap) loses his FantasyScore value as relievers are not used, but he could gain some eligibility in other leagues depending on how many games he pitches in the pen.

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Mets | Jon Niese won't be skipped

Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:47:49 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese is slated to face the Washington Nationals next week, and he won't be skipped despite a 9.92 ERA in his last three starts. Niese allowed six runs in five innings in a loss against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday, Sept. 1.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) has hit a rather bad rough patch, and if it weren't for the Mets' plan to rest their young starters with a six-man rotation, he could have found himself in the bullpen. Avoiding him on FantasyScore against the Nats next week is the smart move.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPNNewYork.com - Adam Rubin

Mets | Jon Niese dazzles Marlins

Tue, 04 Aug 2015 19:41:13 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese allowed a single earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out six hitters during the Mets' 5-1 victory over the Miami Marlins Tuesday, Aug. 4. It was Niese's sixth win of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($6,700, 13.4% of cap) has been overshadowed by the younger starters in the New York rotation, but he has quietly posted a respectable 3.51 ERA for the season with 86 strikeouts. He is a low-end fantasy option in the majority of fantasy leagues, but with the Mets trending up, Niese is worth considering for streaming in seasonal leagues and spot starting at FantasyScore in favorable matchups.

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Mets | Jon Niese activated

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:42:10 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese was activated from the paternity leave list Tuesday, July 28. The team also optioned P Logan Verrett to Class AAA Las Vegas.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($6,100, 12.2% of cap) likely will return to the starting rotation in the near future. He struggled in his last start but held opponents to three runs or less in the previous eight starts. Niese could be a solid option against certain matchups.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: MLB.com - Anthony DiComo

Mets | Jon Niese placed on paternity leave

Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:54:05 -0700

New York Mets SP Jon Niese was placed on the paternity leave list Saturday, July 25. The team also called P Logan Verrett from Class AAA Las Vegas.

Fantasy Tip: Niese ($5,100, 10.2% of cap) started Friday, July 24, so he may be able to rejoin the team before his next scheduled start. He allowed six runs in his last start but held opponents to two or fewer runs in four of the previous five starts. Niese could be an option on FantasyScore against certain opponents.

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