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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)
Rookie Status: Lost 2009 [*]
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

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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 1 2 .333 2.45 4 4 0 0 0 0 25.2 22 7 7 2 7 0 19 0 0 0 102 139 3.37 1.130 7.7 0.7 2.5 6.7 2.71
7 Yrs 44 42 .512 3.93 123 122 0 3 2 0 729.2 771 360 319 71 227 10 594 22 0 20 3154 96 3.73 1.368 9.5 0.9 2.8 7.3 2.62
162 Game Avg. 12 12 .512 3.93 34 34 0 1 1 0 203 214 100 89 20 63 3 165 6 0 6 875 96 3.73 1.368 9.5 0.9 2.8 7.3 2.62

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 25.2 4 4 7 2.45 4.41 0.38 0.17 90.0 3.78 4 0.5 -0.1 0.7 6 .626 .503 $5,000,000
7 Seasons 729.2 123 122 360 4.44 4.27 -0.11 0.16 96.5 4.38 -7 -0.5 .3 -0.5 5.2 54 .496 .499 $9,623,500

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
2008 21 NYM NL 3 6 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 .167 .167 .167 .333 -11 1 0 0 0 0 0 /1
2009 22 NYM NL 5 9 8 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .125 .125 .125 .250 -33 1 0 0 1 0 0 /1
2010 23 NYM NL 31 66 53 3 10 2 0 0 4 0 0 8 27 .189 .295 .226 .521 46 12 0 0 5 0 0 1
2011 24 NYM NL 29 60 49 1 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 33 .061 .132 .102 .234 -33 5 0 0 7 0 0 1
2012 25 NYM NL 30 68 55 8 12 0 0 0 2 0 0 6 19 .218 .295 .218 .513 46 12 0 0 7 0 0 1
2013 26 NYM NL 24 45 39 6 8 2 0 0 4 0 0 4 17 .205 .279 .256 .535 54 10 1 0 2 0 0 1
2014 27 NYM NL 4 6 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2 .000 .500 .000 .500 60 0 0 0 0 0 0 /1
7 Yrs 126 260 213 18 35 4 1 0 10 0 0 25 105 .164 .252 .192 .445 26 41 1 0 22 0 0
162 Game Avg. 162 334 274 23 45 5 1 0 13 0 0 32 135 .164 .252 .192 .445 26 53 1 0 28 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
2008 21 NYM NL 3 6 -1 0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .494 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
2009 22 NYM NL 5 9 -2 -0 0 0 1 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .496 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 /1
2010 23 NYM NL 31 66 -4 -0 0 0 9 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .516 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $402,000 1
2011 24 NYM NL 29 60 -10 -0 0 0 8 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .491 .498 -0.3 0.0 -2 $452,000 1
2012 25 NYM NL 30 68 -5 -1 1 0 10 5 0.6 0 5 0.6 .518 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $769,500 1
2013 26 NYM NL 24 45 -2 -0 0 0 6 4 0.4 0 4 0.4 .516 .502 0.4 -0.0 4 $3,000,000 1
2014 27 NYM NL 3 6 0 -0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .530 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 $5,000,000 /1
7 Seasons 125 260 -23 -1 1 0 35 11 1.2 0 11 1.2 .510 .502 1.2 0.0 11 $9,623,500

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% Rdrs Rdrs/yr RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
2008 NYM NL 21 P 3 3 0 14.0 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 2.57 1.33 .960 1.74 1.73 0 0 0
2009 NYM NL 22 P 5 5 0 25.2 4 1 3 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.40 0.80 .955 1.72 1.70 1 2 67% 29% 1
2010 NYM NL 23 P 30 30 2 173.2 34 7 26 1 0 .971 2 2 1.71 1.10 .954 1.73 1.72 0 4 100% 29% 1
2011 NYM NL 24 P 27 26 0 157.1 40 4 36 0 1 1.000 3 4 2.29 1.48 .955 1.80 1.79 7 1 13% 28% 0
2012 NYM NL 25 P 30 30 0 190.1 33 5 26 2 2 .939 3 3 1.47 1.03 .950 1.77 1.75 8 2 20% 26% 2
2013 NYM NL 26 P 24 24 1 143.0 33 5 26 2 1 .939 -1 -1 1.95 1.29 .964 1.76 1.76 2 1 33% 28% 1
2014 NYM NL 27 P 4 4 0 25.2 3 1 2 0 0 1.000 0 0 1.05 0.75 .950 1.79 1.80 0 1 100% 26% 0
7 Seasons P 123 122 3 729.2 151 24 122 5 4 .967 7 1 1.80 1.19 .956 1.76 1.75 18 11 38% 28% 5
7 Seasons TOT 123 122 3 729.2 151 24 122 5 4 .967 7 11 1.80 1.19 .956 1.76 1.75 18 11 38% 28% 5
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

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 (2044), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 5 (1427), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (1099th), 6.4 career WAR/6.4 7yr-peak WAR/6.4 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

  • June 7, 2005: Drafted by the New York Mets in the 7th round of the 2005 amateur draft. Player signed July 1, 2005.
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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
2010 23 New York Mets $402,000 0.107
2011 24 New York Mets $452,000 1.107
2012 25 New York Mets $769,500 2.107 contracts
2013 26 New York Mets $3,000,000 3.107 contracts
2014 27 New York Mets $5,000,000 4.107
201528New York Mets$7,000,000
201629New York Mets$9,000,000
201730New York Mets*$10,000,000$10M Team Option, $500k Buyout
201831New York Mets*$11,000,000$11M Team Option, $500k Buyout
Earliest Free Agent: 2017
Career to date (may be incomplete)$9,623,500Does not include future salaries
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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