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Jonathon Niese?

Postby colt4523 » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:18 pm

Does anyone have any thoughts or background on Jonathon Niese? With how bad the mets staff is pitching, he has a good possibility to being called up. Any potential? Worth keeping an eye on?
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Re: Jonathon Niese?

Postby neoforce » Fri Apr 24, 2009 2:33 pm

Worth keeping an eye on, yes. In a standard mixed league I doubt I would want him on my roster, unless a pitch and ditch or matchup type of thing. In a deep or NL only league, he has potential.

Three triple A starts this year as follows:
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Date                         IP    R  ER   H  2B  3B   HR  SO  BB
April 19   @ Syracuse        5.1   7   5   9   2   0   1   6   0
April 14   vs. Scranton/WB   5.0   3   2   8   0   0   0   5   3
April 9    vs. Pawtucket     2.0   5   5   5   4   0   0   2   3

He ranks in many top 100 prospect lists, but probably in the bottom 25. His ceiling is probably a #2 MLB starter, but I don't think he hits that ceiling. Probably a reasonable #4 MLB pitcher.

In terms of 2009 fantasy, given he isn't a high upside guy like Tommy Hanson, the odds are he is up and down. Which is why I doubt he will be rosterable in most standard mixed leagues. But in deep leagues, he has some upside, and worth a shot.
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