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Scouting Mets Prospect #6: Jon Niese

Jon Niese's development has been a steady process since he was drafted in the seventh round of the 2005 draft. The left-hander was to play an important role in New York this summer, but saw his season end due to a devastating hamstring injury. So far the signs point to a spring return date for Niese who could once again have a significant role in the big league rotation.

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...