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Scouting Mets Prospect #6: Jon Niese
To discuss all of the scouting reports, head to the Subscribers Forum Vital Statistics Name: Jonathon Niese DOB: October 27, 1986 Height: 6'4" Weight: 215 Throws: Left Bats: Left Status: 7th Round (2005) – Defiance HS (OH) Coming into the 2009 season, there was no doubt if Jon Niese would help the Mets at some point during the season, it was a matter of when. Niese made three September starts with the Mets in 2008, but return to the minors after he just missed out on the 25-man roster during spring training. Niese was excellent in Triple-A, with then-affiliate New Orleans in 2008, but the results were vastly different when he opened with the Mets new club in Buffalo. Simply put, it was ugly. Niese lost his first four decisions and saw his ERA balloon to 7.95 while the opposition hit nearly .340 off him. It was not the start he or his coaches envisioned following a strong camp season. "I think early in the year, he got a little bit away from what he does well," said Mets...
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