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Mets | Jon Niese could return to New York

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 07:26:30 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese is a player that the New York Mets are open to adding in a trade, but are not pursuing a trade at this point, according to sources.

Fantasy Tip: Niese has struggled so far this season and has been moved to the bullpen. He probably would join the starting rotation if he is traded to the Mets but would not be more than an NL-only option.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Newsday - Marc Carig

Pirates | Jon Niese to bullpen

Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:30:33 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese has been moved to the bullpen following a first half Niese said was the "worst of my career."

Fantasy Tip: This is not what the Pirates wanted to see when trying to use Niese as a bargaining chip. He still might get traded, but Niese's trading power just went down now that he isn't even starting. Until he regains his stroke on the pitchers mound, stay away.

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

Pirates | Tyler Glasnow in a holding pattern

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 05:46:43 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Tyler Glasnow isn't listed as a scheduled starter for Class AAA Indianapolis after the All-Star break, and the team is trying to deal SP Jon Niese or SP Jeff Locke to open a spot for him in the Pirates' rotation.

Fantasy Tip: Glasnow has a ton of potential and should be held onto in traditional formats if possible. At worst, he'll make a few starts in the minors before returning when rosters expand in September.

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

Pirates | Jonathan Niese struggles

Sun, 10 Jul 2016 14:37:48 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese gave up five earned runs in 3 2/3 innings Sunday, July 10, in a 6-5 loss to the Chicago Cubs. He did not get the decision in this game, but Niese has lost five of his past six starts. He is now 7-7 after beginning the season 6-2.

Fantasy Tip: This is not what Pittsburgh wanted to see as it attempts to trade Niese or use him as bait to attract other players. Until Niese straightens himself out, he should be left on your bench in NL and mixed leagues and not considered for DFS.

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Pirates | Bucs shopping Jon Niese

Fri, 08 Jul 2016 11:00:09 -0700

The Pittsburgh Pirates are actively shopping SP Jon Niese on the trade market, according to multiple industry sources. The Pirates expect at least a couple of scouts at Niese's next start against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, July 10. He's in the final year of his extension but has two club options remaining, and he's making $9 million in 2016. Pittsburgh is unlikely to pick up either of Niese's options.

Fantasy Tip: This makes total sense with Pittsburgh possessing several highly touted pitching prospects that are beginning to make their presence felt at the major league level. Niese is 7-6 with a 4.87 ERA, 1.53 WHIP and 6.2 K/9 in 17 starts. In fantasy, he's a very mediocre pitcher without a swing-and-miss profile, and he's purely a matchup play in NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette - Stephen J. Nesbitt

Pirates | Jon Niese likely to start Sunday

Wed, 06 Jul 2016 17:45:19 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese (knee) is expected to start against the Chicago Cubs Sunday, July 10, even though he visited a doctor to have his left knee examined Wednesday, July 6. He was originally slated to pitch against the St. Louis Cardinals Thursday, July 7, but SP Tyler Glasnow will start instead.

Fantasy Tip: Niese has struggled mightily over the last few weeks and is not a recommended pitching option in any fantasy format. The 29-year-old lefty is 2-4 with a 5.54 ERA in seven starts since June 1.

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Pirates | Jonathon Niese loses again

Tue, 28 Jun 2016 23:39:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese allowed five runs - four earned - and nine hits over 4 2/3 innings in a loss Tuesday, June 28, against the Pittsburgh Pirates. He has lost four straight starts since starting the season 6-2, and his ERA has ballooned from 3.93 to 5.07 during the span.

Fantasy Tip: Niese has emerged as a fantasy must-start earlier this season, but over the past three weeks he has lost it. Avoid him in all but the deepest of NL-only fantasy leagues at this point.

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Pirates | Jon Niese hasn't been good

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 16:57:05 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese has allowed four earned runs or more in three straight starts. He'll next start against the Seattle Mariners Tuesday, June 28, in Seattle.

Fantasy Tip: Niese is sporting a 4.93 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and is fanning only 6.5 hitters per nine innings this year. Based on the way he's looked lately, you should be looking to avoid him in all fantasy formats on the road against the M's tomorrow night.

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Pirates | Jon Niese goes six in defeat

Thu, 23 Jun 2016 15:38:13 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese saw his record drop to 6-5 after losing his start Thursday, June 23, versus the San Francisco Giants. The left-hander worked six innings, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks, including a homer. He also struck out four.

Fantasy Tip: As expected, Niese has settled in as merely an option for NL-only leagues in his first year with the Pirates. The 29-year-old peaked years ago with the Mets, and his potential for a re-emergence is relatively low, especially while on a team that's currently struggling. Owners should expect outings like today if they opt to stream him for any given matchup.

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Pirates | Jon Niese shelled

Sun, 12 Jun 2016 20:24:23 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese allowed a season-high 11 hits and season-high eight runs while walking one and striking out five over 5 1/3 innings in a loss to the St. Louis Cardinals Sunday, June 12.

Fantasy Tip: Niese isn't nearly as bad as he looked Sunday, but a lack of consistency limits his appeal to NL-only leagues.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Associated Press