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Rockies | Carlos Gonzalez gets a rare rest

Sat, 21 May 2016 12:47:26 -0700

Colorado Rockies OF Carlos Gonzalez is not in the lineup on Saturday, May 21, against Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese. Gonzalez has played in 40 of the Rockies' first 41 games, starting in 39. 1B Mark Reynolds will bat fourth, OF Gerardo Parra will slide over from left to right field and hit sixth, while OF Ryan Raburn will replace Parra in left and bat fifth.

Fantasy Tip: It's been a rough stretch at the plate to say the least for CarGo, who is batting .186 with a solo homer - which also accounts for his only RBI - this month and hitless over his last four games to boot. Raburn is always a savvy DFS play against left-handers, while Reynolds is sporting a .328 average despite striking out at his usual heavy rate. Both Raburn and Reynolds are sensible low-cost daily options today given how inconsistent Niese has been this season.

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Pirates | Jon Niese no longer two-start pitcher

Tue, 10 May 2016 22:38:31 -0700

Due to the rainout Tuesday, May 10, against the Cincinnati Reds, SP Jon Niese will not start over the weekend against the Chicago Cubs.

Fantasy Tip: Niese was slated to be a two-start pitcher for those in seasonal fantasy formats, but now he'll be pushed back and will be a two-start option next week barring additional weather interruptions.

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Pirates | Jon Niese punished by Chicago

Tue, 03 May 2016 23:24:12 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese allowed six earned runs, nine hits and five walks with just three strikeouts over five innings in a loss Tuesday, May 3, against the Chicago Cubs, his first setback of the season.

Fantasy Tip: Niese started out 3-0 with a 4.24 ERA over his first four starts, but he is 0-1 with a 9.90 ERA over his past two outings. He received an average of 7.0 runs of support in his first five games, helping to keep his unblemished record intact, but he was exposed a bit Tuesday. He is more of an NL-only middle rotation fantasy option, but certainly avoid him in mixed play.

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Pirates | Jon Niese runs record to 3-0

Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:32:07 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese allowed four earned runs, 10 hits and two walks in 5 1/3 innings in a win Friday, April 22, against the Arizona Diamondbacks, running his record to 3-0.

Fantasy Tip: Niese received plenty of run support, as he wasn't particularly sharp in this outing. His strikeouts have decreased in each of his past three starts, but he remains a decent fantasy option in NL-only leagues, deeper mixed formats and DFS play due to solid run support from his offense.

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Pirates | Jon Niese logs quality start in win

Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:09:10 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese picked up his first win with his new team Monday, April 11, against the Detroit Tigers. He logged six innings, surrendering four runs (three earned) on five hits, including two home runs. The left-hander also walked one and struck out five.

Fantasy Tip: Nothing special here from Niese, but owners should be willing to take this kind of outing from the veteran southpaw with his best days behind him. It also goes down as a quality start, which is especially impressive considering it came against a tough Tigers lineup on the road. There's a chance he develops into a decent NL-only option, and may have potential in deep mixed leagues if he gets into a groove.

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Pirates | Jon Niese records seven strikeouts

Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:01:17 -0700

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese allowed five runs - four earned - and one walk with seven strikeouts over five innings in a no-decision Tuesday, April 5, against the St. Louis Cardinals.

Fantasy Tip: The strikeout totals were good, but fantasy owners will obviously want to see better results in the earned runs category. He isn't a bad NL-only and deeper mixed fantasy option pitching for the contending Bucs, but hopefully you're not expecting him to help you positively in the ERA category in rotisserie formats.

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Pirates | Jon Niese not looking good

Tue, 08 Mar 2016 13:02:49 -0800

Pittsburgh Pirates SP Jon Niese allowed four runs on two hits and also walked two in three innings in a spring game Tuesday, March 8. He's now allowed eight runs in five innings in two Grapefruit League starts.

Fantasy Tip: Niese is very hittable these days and despite respectable control, doesn't have any fantasy upside, even with his move to Pittsburgh in a guaranteed starting role. Stay away from him in mixed leagues.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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