Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:31:21 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese pitched in a simulated game Thursday, March 26, in order to fix his mechanics. Niese noticed during his last bullpen session that he was stepping more toward the first base side when he landed, which fatigued his left shoulder. Niese used the simulated game to step toward the home plate and said his shoulder felt much better.
Fantasy Tip: Niese has made several appearances this spring and has posted solid numbers in his limited innings. Owners should consider selecting Niese in the middle to later rounds of drafts.
Tue, 03 Mar 2015 13:21:23 -0800
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (shoulder) threw two innings in the team's intrasquad game Tuesday, March 3, and reported no shoulder discomfort following his work.
Fantasy Tip: Niese said he had life on his fastball, which hopefully means a better record than his 9-11 mark and 3.40 earned run average last year. Niese only had 45 walks to go with 138 strikeouts, so if Niese can keep the ratio down and improve the won-loss record he may merit a middle-round selection in most leagues.
Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:19:21 -0800
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (elbow, shoulder), who opened last year on the disabled list, said he probably should have sat out the opening month because of elbow inflammation. Niese currently doesn't have any concerns with his elbow or left shoulder. "I haven't been this confident with my arm in probably three years," Niese said. "I feel really good. My long toss, I feel a lot stronger."
Fantasy Tip: Despite dealing with injuries, Niese still managed to make 30 starts and hit 187 2/3 innings. He'll be an under-the-radar option not typically drafted in standard leagues, but don't forget his name. Niese could become a nice streaming option in daily games such as FantasyScore.
Sat, 17 Jan 2015 10:43:14 -0800
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon and Jon Niese are unlikely to be traded.
Wed, 10 Dec 2014 10:38:18 -0800
New York Mets SPs Dillon Gee and Jon Niese are attracting interest from the San Diego Padres, according to a source. The Mets would prefer to get rid of Gee, but no deals are imminent. The Texas Rangers, San Francisco Giants, Minnesota Twins and Kansas City Royals are also believed to be interested in Mets pitchers.
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 13:42:45 -0800
New York Mets SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese are available in a trade, and the Mets are expected to trade one of them in the near future.
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 02:53:20 -0800
The New York Mets are actively trying to deal SPs Bartolo Colon, Dillon Gee and Jon Niese, but the market so far has been thin. The Mets have a solid core of young pitchers developing and would like to use the starters as bait to fill other holes.
Mon, 29 Sep 2014 12:50:59 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (heart) is feeling fine and will not meet with a doctor after he left this start Saturday, Sept. 27, because of an elevated heart rate.
Sun, 28 Sep 2014 10:59:54 -0700
Updating a previous report, New York Mets SP Jon Niese (heart) was feeling better Saturday, Sept. 27, and manager Terry Collins said he will probably visit a doctor Monday, Sept. 29. "He's had these before," Collins said of Niese's elevated heart rate, which caused him to leave his start Friday, Sept. 26. "He said (Friday night) he just got a little more light-headed than usual."
Sat, 27 Sep 2014 10:04:26 -0700
New York Mets SP Jon Niese (heart) was forced to leave his start against the Houston Astros after five innings Friday, Sept. 26, because of an elevated heart rate.