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Niese Takes the Next Step

Niese was sharp in his first Triple-A outing

After just four months in Double-A, left-hander Jonathon Niese has moved on to Triple-A where anticipation exists that he is just one phone call away from the big leagues. For now though, he will continue to fine tune his game for whatever may be in store. Inside Pitch spoke with Niese to get his early impressions of the next stage.

At 21 years old, Jonathon Niese, a lefty with a powerful curve ball is the Mets top pitching prospect in the organization. Listed at #8 by on Top 50 Prospects List last November [and has since moved up], the Mets 2005 7th round draft pick was promoted him to Triple-A New Orleans for the first time in his professional career. Niese was called up from Binghamton on July 29 and a day later was...

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