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Jon Niese    \niece\

Jonathon Joseph Niese

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 220 lb.

Born: October 27, 1986 in Lima, OH
High School: Defiance HS (Defiance, OH)
Drafted
by the New York Mets in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft.
Signed July 1, 2005. (All Transactions)
Debut: September 2, 2008 (Age 21.311)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 2009 season [*]
Team: Mets 2008-2014
2014 Contract Status: Signed (team option), 5 yrs/$25.27M (12-16) & 17-18 team option (details) [*]
Service Time (01/2014): 4.107, Free Agent: 2017 [*], Agents: Tom O'Connell [*]
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Standard Pitching

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
2008 21 NYM NL 1 1 .500 7.07 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 20 11 11 2 8 0 11 0 0 0 69 61 5.13 2.000 12.9 1.3 5.1 7.1 1.38
2009 22 NYM NL 1 1 .500 4.21 5 5 0 0 0 0 25.2 27 12 12 1 9 0 18 0 0 1 110 98 3.25 1.403 9.5 0.4 3.2 6.3 2.00
2010 23 NYM NL 9 10 .474 4.20 30 30 0 2 1 0 173.2 192 97 81 20 62 3 148 9 0 5 770 93 4.10 1.463 10.0 1.0 3.2 7.7 2.39
2011 24 NYM NL 11 11 .500 4.40 27 26 0 0 0 0 157.1 178 88 77 14 44 4 138 5 0 3 694 83 3.36 1.411 10.2 0.8 2.5 7.9 3.14
2012 25 NYM NL 13 9 .591 3.40 30 30 0 0 0 0 190.1 174 77 72 22 49 2 155 4 0 6 788 112 3.80 1.172 8.2 1.0 2.3 7.3 3.16
2013 26 NYM NL 8 8 .500 3.71 24 24 0 1 1 0 143.0 158 68 59 10 48 1 105 4 0 5 621 96 3.58 1.441 9.9 0.6 3.0 6.6 2.19
2014 27 NYM NL 9 11 .450 3.40 30 30 0 0 0 0 187.2 193 80 71 17 45 0 138 7 0 3 786 102 3.67 1.268 9.3 0.8 2.2 6.6 3.07
7 Yrs 52 51 .505 3.87 149 148 0 3 2 0 891.2 942 433 383 86 265 10 713 29 0 23 3838 96 3.72 1.354 9.5 0.9 2.7 7.2 2.69
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .505 3.87 34 34 0 1 0 0 204 216 99 88 20 61 2 163 7 0 5 879 96 3.72 1.354 9.5 0.9 2.7 7.2 2.69
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
2008 21 NYM NL 14.0 3 3 11 7.07 4.86 0.11 0.19 96.0 4.74 -4 -0.3 -0.0 -0.2 -2 .391 .498
2009 22 NYM NL 25.2 5 5 12 4.21 4.34 -0.01 0.17 94.5 4.27 0 0.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .503 .500
2010 23 NYM NL 173.2 30 30 97 5.03 4.44 0.16 0.17 98.1 4.36 -13 -1.4 -0.1 -0.0 1 .454 .492 $402,000
2011 24 NYM NL 157.1 27 26 88 5.03 4.21 -0.39 0.16 98.7 4.69 -7 -0.8 .3 -0.1 0.5 6 .472 .495 $452,000
2012 25 NYM NL 190.1 30 30 77 3.64 4.28 -0.27 0.16 95.6 4.50 17 1.9 -0.1 3.4 34 .562 .512 $769,500
2013 26 NYM NL 143.0 24 24 68 4.28 4.00 -0.04 0.15 95.1 3.99 -4 -0.5 -0.1 0.7 7 .481 .497 $3,000,000
2014 27 NYM NL 187.2 30 30 80 3.84 4.04 0.15 0.15 95.3 3.85 1 0.2 -0.1 1.7 15 .505 .501 $5,000,000
7 Seasons 891.2 149 148 433 4.37 4.21 -0.07 0.16 96.4 4.28 -10 -0.9 .3 -0.6 6.2 63 .494 .499 $9,623,500

Batting Against -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PAu G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS BAbip TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB ROE
2008 21 NYM NL 3 69 60 11 20 6 0 2 0 0 8 11 .333 .412 .533 .945 .383 32 1 0 1 0 0 0
2009 22 NYM NL 5 110 98 12 27 9 0 1 1 2 9 18 .276 .333 .398 .731 .325 39 3 0 2 1 0 2
2010 23 NYM NL 30 770 686 97 192 44 2 20 0 4 62 148 .280 .346 .437 .783 .330 300 16 9 9 4 3 8
2011 24 NYM NL 27 694 627 88 178 35 4 14 7 1 44 138 .284 .335 .419 .754 .344 263 13 5 16 2 4 10
2012 25 NYM NL 30 788 723 77 174 29 0 22 8 2 49 155 .241 .291 .372 .663 .276 269 16 4 8 4 2 9
2013 26 NYM NL 24 621 563 68 158 30 3 10 2 1 48 105 .281 .341 .398 .739 .330 224 16 4 6 0 1 5
2014 27 NYM NL 30 786 719 80 193 34 7 17 9 6 45 138 .268 .316 .406 .722 .309 292 19 7 10 5 0 8
7 Yrs 149 3838 3476 433 942 187 16 86 27 16 265 713 .271 .326 .408 .735 .318 1419 84 29 52 16 10 42
162 Game Avg. 34 879 796 99 216 43 4 20 6 4 61 163 .271 .326 .408 .735 .318 325 19 7 12 4 2 10
MLB Averages .257 .323 .403 .727 .298

Win Probability*

Year Age Tm Lg PtchR PtchW Plays WPA WPA+ WPA- aLI WPA/LI Clutch RE24 REW boLI RE24/boLI LevHi LevMd LevLo
2008 21 NYM NL -3.9 -0.4 70 -0.6 1.0 -1.5 .98 -0.4 -0.2 -4.0 -0.4 1.02 -4.1 0 0 0
2009 22 NYM NL 0.2 0.0 113 -0.2 2.0 -2.2 1.07 -0.0 -0.1 0.8 0.1 0.93 -0.2 0 0 0
2010 23 NYM NL -9.7 -1.0 779 -0.7 13.2 -13.9 .99 -0.9 0.2 -11.2 -1.1 0.96 -11.0 0 0 0
2011 24 NYM NL -15.1 -1.5 708 -1.3 11.2 -12.5 .98 -0.8 -0.5 -15.5 -1.6 1.00 -9.5 0 0 1
2012 25 NYM NL 9.4 1.0 806 1.2 12.8 -11.6 .89 1.3 0.1 10.4 1.1 0.92 12.9 0 0 0
2013 26 NYM NL -4.6 -0.5 630 0.1 10.7 -10.7 1.03 -0.6 0.6 -3.8 -0.4 0.99 -7.4 0 0 0
2014 27 NYM NL 0.7 0.1 800 0.2 13.4 -13.2 .98 -0.4 0.6 -0.4 -0.0 0.92 -3.0 0 0 0
7 Yrs -22.9 -2.2 3906 -1.2 64.3 -65.5 .98 -1.8 0.5 -23.6 -2.3 0.96 -22.3 0 0 1

Starting Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GS Wgs Lgs ND Wchp Ltuf Wtm Ltm tmW-L% Wlst Lsv CG SHO QS QS% GmScA Best Wrst BQR BQS sDR lDR RS/GS RS/IP IP/GS Pit/GS <80 80-99 100-119 ≥120 Max
2008 21 NYM NL 3 3 1 1 1 0 0 2 1 .667 0 0 0 0 1 33% 39.7 75 21 2 1 0 3 5.3 7.7 4.7 89 2 0 1 0 116
2009 22 NYM NL 5 5 1 1 3 0 0 3 2 .600 0 0 0 0 2 40% 49.6 66 33 4 1 0 3 6.8 7.8 5.1 80 2 1 2 0 106
2010 23 NYM NL 30 30 9 10 11 2 4 14 16 .467 3 6 2 1 14 47% 49.0 91 17 20 8 0 11 5.2 5.3 5.8 98 2 11 17 0 117
2011 24 NYM NL 27 26 11 11 4 4 6 13 13 .500 1 3 0 0 15 58% 49.5 73 15 21 7 0 14 4.8 5.2 6.0 96 3 14 7 2 122
2012 25 NYM NL 30 30 13 9 8 0 3 15 15 .500 2 6 0 0 22 73% 55.7 75 15 8 1 0 20 4.4 4.8 6.3 101 2 9 19 0 118
2013 26 NYM NL 24 24 8 8 8 2 4 12 12 .500 3 5 1 1 15 63% 50.2 85 13 16 7 0 13 4.4 4.6 6.0 97 2 6 16 0 117
2014 27 NYM NL 30 30 9 11 10 1 6 15 15 .500 3 2 0 0 21 70% 53.3 72 30 18 4 0 18 3.4 3.5 6.3 93 2 18 10 0 108
7 Yrs 149 148 52 51 45 9 23 74 74 .500 12 22 3 2 90 61% 51 91 13 89 29 0 82 4.5 4.8 6.0 96 15 59 72 2 122
MLB Averages .500 52% 51 102 -16 4.4 4.4 5.9 96

Reliever Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg G GR GF Wgr Lgr SVOpp SV BSv SV% SVSit Hold IR IS IS% 1stIP aLI LevHi LevMd LevLo Ahd Tie Bhd Runr Empt >3o <3o IPmult 0DR Out/GR Pit/GR
2011 24 NYM NL 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 .984 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 9
1 Yr 27 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .984 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 1.0 9

Ratio Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Ptn% HR% SO% BB% XBH% X/H% GB/FB GO/AO IP% LD% HR/FB IF/FB DPopp DPs DP%
2008 21 NYM NL 69 26% 2.9% 15.9% 11.6% 11.6% 40% 0.92 1.38 68% 18% 10.0% 20% 19 1 5%
2009 22 NYM NL 110 35% 0.9% 16.4% 8.2% 9.1% 37% 0.93 1.38 73% 24% 2.6% 7% 23 3 13%
2010 23 NYM NL 770 19% 2.6% 19.2% 8.1% 8.6% 34% 0.90 1.30 68% 22% 8.0% 12% 148 16 11%
2011 24 NYM NL 694 22% 2.0% 19.9% 6.3% 7.6% 30% 1.10 1.92 69% 17% 7.0% 12% 146 13 9%
2012 25 NYM NL 788 20% 2.8% 19.7% 6.2% 6.5% 29% 0.94 1.34 70% 19% 8.5% 12% 156 16 10%
2013 26 NYM NL 621 24% 1.6% 16.9% 7.7% 6.9% 27% 1.07 1.52 72% 22% 5.0% 8% 123 16 13%
2014 27 NYM NL 786 24% 2.2% 17.6% 5.7% 7.4% 30% 0.93 1.21 72% 27% 6.1% 8% 135 19 14%
7 Yrs 3838 22% 2.2% 18.6% 6.9% 7.5% 31% 0.98 1.41 70% 22% 6.9% 10% 750 84 11%
MLB Averages 45% 2.5% 18.9% 8.3% 7.6% 33% 0.81 1.09 69% 20% 7.5% 13% 11%

Pitch Summary -- Pitching*

Year Age Tm Lg PA Pit Pit/PA Str Str% L/Str S/Str F/Str I/Str AS/Str I/Bll AS/Pit Con 1st% 30% 30c 30s 02% 02c 02s 02h L/SO S/SO L/SO% 3pK 4pW PAu Pitu Stru
2008 21 NYM NL 69 267 3.87 160 59.9% 31.9% 8.8% 28.1% 31.3% 68.1% 0.0% 40.8% 87.2% 60.9% 10.1% 7 4 21.7% 15 9 3 4 7 36.4% 1 3 0 0 0
2009 22 NYM NL 110 402 3.65 268 66.7% 25.4% 13.4% 30.2% 31.0% 74.6% 0.0% 49.8% 82.0% 63.6% 3.6% 4 2 29.1% 32 24 4 3 15 16.7% 3 2 0 0 0
2010 23 NYM NL 771 2946 3.82 1883 64.2% 29.2% 13.9% 27.7% 29.3% 70.8% 1.1% 45.5% 80.4% 59.8% 4.4% 34 23 22.8% 176 111 9 36 112 24.3% 33 8 0 0 0
2011 24 NYM NL 694 2493 3.59 1652 66.7% 30.0% 14.0% 25.3% 30.7% 70.0% 1.8% 46.7% 80.0% 59.1% 4.0% 28 16 22.6% 157 94 6 33 103 23.9% 31 8 0 0 0
2012 25 NYM NL 789 3029 3.84 2006 66.4% 29.1% 12.9% 29.1% 28.9% 70.9% 0.8% 47.1% 81.9% 62.7% 2.8% 22 12 26.4% 208 131 10 43 112 27.7% 34 8 0 0 0
2013 26 NYM NL 622 2338 3.76 1503 64.4% 27.4% 12.6% 29.1% 30.9% 72.6% 0.5% 46.7% 82.6% 61.4% 5.6% 35 23 25.4% 158 88 16 35 69 33.3% 26 11 0 0 0
2014 27 NYM NL 790 2791 3.53 1822 65.3% 29.6% 12.4% 25.3% 32.7% 70.4% 0.0% 46.0% 82.4% 62.9% 3.9% 31 23 22.8% 180 110 10 46 92 33.3% 33 8 0 0 0
7 Yrs 3845 14266 3.71 9294 65.3% 29.0% 13.1% 27.4% 30.5% 71.0% 0.8% 46.4% 81.5% 61.3% 4.2% 161 103 24.1% 926 567 58 200 510 28.1% 161 48 0 0 0
MLB Averages 3.82 63.5% 27.7% 15.4% 27.1% 29.8% 72.3% 1.5% 45.9% 78.7% 59.3% 4.8% 23.3% 24.5%

Baserunning & Situational Stats*

Hits Home Runs Advances Baserunning
Year Age Tm Lg PA H Inf Bnt All GS GSo vRH vLH Hm Rd <2,3B Scr SO % ROE WP PB SBO SB CS SB% SB2 CS2 SB3 CS3 SBH CSH PO PCS BT PAu
2008 21 NYM NL 69 20 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 5 4 1 80% 0 0 1 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
2009 22 NYM NL 110 27 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 3 0 75% 2 1 0 46 1 2 33% 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0
2010 23 NYM NL 770 192 24 4 20 1 23 14 6 9 11 46 16 12 35% 8 5 1 283 0 4 0% 0 4 0 0 0 0 1 1 13 0
2011 24 NYM NL 694 178 20 2 14 0 14 12 2 6 8 40 22 6 55% 10 3 5 269 7 1 88% 4 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 11 0
2012 25 NYM NL 788 174 21 2 22 0 10 18 4 12 10 34 13 5 38% 9 6 4 286 8 2 80% 6 2 2 0 0 0 2 2 16 0
2013 26 NYM NL 621 158 20 0 10 0 15 8 2 6 4 31 15 6 48% 5 5 0 239 2 1 67% 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0
2014 27 NYM NL 786 193 25 3 17 0 10 14 3 7 10 29 20 2 69% 8 3 0 283 9 6 60% 8 4 1 0 0 2 1 1 9 0
7 Yrs 3838 942 112 11 86 2 73 68 18 42 44 189 93 32 49% 42 23 11 1439 27 16 63% 21 14 6 0 0 2 6 6 56 0
MLB Averages 52% 73%

Cumulative Pitching

Year Age W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W ERA+
2008 21 1 1 .500 7.07 3 3 0 0 0 0 14.0 20 11 11 2 8 0 11 0 0 0 69 61 2.000 12.9 1.3 5.1 7.1 1.38 61
2009 22 2 2 .500 5.22 8 8 0 0 0 0 39.2 47 23 23 3 17 0 29 0 0 1 179 80 1.613 10.7 0.7 3.9 6.6 1.71 80
2010 23 11 12 .478 4.39 38 38 0 2 1 0 213.1 239 120 104 23 79 3 177 9 0 6 949 90 1.491 10.1 1.0 3.3 7.5 2.24 90
2011 24 22 23 .489 4.39 65 64 0 2 1 0 370.2 417 208 181 37 123 7 315 14 0 9 1643 87 1.457 10.1 0.9 3.0 7.6 2.56 87
2012 25 35 32 .522 4.06 95 94 0 2 1 0 561.0 591 285 253 59 172 9 470 18 0 15 2431 94 1.360 9.5 0.9 2.8 7.5 2.73 94
2013 26 43 40 .518 3.99 119 118 0 3 2 0 704.0 749 353 312 69 220 10 575 22 0 20 3052 95 1.376 9.6 0.9 2.8 7.4 2.61 95
2014 27 52 51 .505 3.87 149 148 0 3 2 0 891.2 942 433 383 86 265 10 713 29 0 23 3838 96 1.354 9.5 0.9 2.7 7.2 2.69 96

Neutralized Pitching

Change to: Default / 750 Runs / 1968 Dodgers / 2000 Rockies or

All seasons are converted to 162-game seasons &
average team scoring of 716 total runs (4.42 R/G)
How this works
Year Age W L W-L% ERA IP H R ER HR BB SO HBP WHIP H9 BB9 SO9 SO/W HR9 Gact
2008 21 1 1 .500 6.43 14.0 21 11 10 2 8 11 0 2.071 13.5 5.1 7.1 1.38 1.3 3
2009 22 1 2 .333 4.15 26.0 28 13 12 1 9 18 0 1.423 9.7 3.1 6.2 2.00 0.3 5
2010 23 8 11 .421 4.81 174.0 201 103 93 21 65 148 9 1.529 10.4 3.4 7.7 2.28 1.1 30
2011 24 7 10 .412 5.04 157.0 191 98 88 15 47 138 5 1.516 10.9 2.7 7.9 2.94 0.9 27
2012 25 11 10 .524 3.60 190.0 185 84 76 23 52 155 4 1.247 8.8 2.5 7.3 2.98 1.1 30
2013 26 7 9 .438 4.47 143.0 176 79 71 11 53 105 4 1.601 11.1 3.3 6.6 1.98 0.7 24
2014 27 10 11 .476 4.02 188.0 214 93 84 19 50 138 8 1.404 10.2 2.4 6.6 2.76 0.9 30
7 Yrs 45 54 .455 4.38 892.0 1016 481 434 92 284 713 30 1.457 10.3 7.2 2.51 0.9 149



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Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

Complete Games s c a p y
2010 NL  2 (6th)

Shutouts s c a p y
2010 NL  1 (8th)
2013 NL  1 (4th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
2010 NL  9 (6th)

Youngest s c a p y
2008 NL  born 1986-10-27 (9th)

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Gray InkPitching - 4 (2033), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1445), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1035th), 7.4 career WAR/7.4 7yr-peak WAR/7.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

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