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Jonathon Niese
P | B/T: L/L | 6' 3" 215LBS | Age: 34

Draft: 2005 | Rd: 7, #209, New York Mets | Defiance Sr HS, OH
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 8 7 5.50 29 20 0 121.0 88 1.59
9 Seasons 69 68 4.07 211 197 0 1189.1 914 1.38
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 29 8-7 5.50 121.0 88 1.59
9 Seasons 211 69-68 4.07 1189.1 914 1.38

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 29 2701 593 26 4.4 88.4 112.1 5.2 29.8 .259 .390 .333 .315 .337 32.8 14.7 7.1 4.13 4.31
2016 30 2011 408 26 6.4 89.4 114.5 7.5 33.6 .270 .456 .374 .343 .377 37 16.1 8.6 5.50 5.25
4712 1001 52 5.2 88.8 114.5 6.1 31.4 .263 .417 .350 .327 .353 34.5 15.3 7.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Niese relies on 6 pitches.
Sinker
(29.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(26.7%) ,
Cutter
(23.5%) ,
Changeup
(10.5%) ,
Curveball
(9%) ,
Slider
(0.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2016 Sinker 582 382 200 29.8 89.4 162 149 50 35 6 3 6 14 136 .336 .310 .537 .499 .394 .371 91.5 3 1965 6.5 10.3 13.0
2016 4-Seam Fastball 521 377 144 26.7 89.9 137 116 36 19 9 2 6 20 99 .310 .303 .578 .510 .414 .391 89.5 13 2075 6.4 17.0 13.8
2016 Cutter 459 371 88 23.5 86.7 118 106 29 21 1 2 5 27 80 .274 .243 .462 .418 .346 .320 85.4 7 2316 6.2 20.1 21.1
2016 Changeup 204 176 28 10.5 83.2 53 48 13 9 3 0 1 3 45 .271 .283 .396 .441 .323 .343 87.7 2 1371 6.3 16.3 10.7
2016 Curveball 175 109 66 9.0 74.9 52 50 13 6 2 0 5 20 32 .260 .198 .600 .387 .343 .257 84.9 11 2363 5.7 37.0 22.7
2016 Slider 10 10 0 0.5 83.0 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .333 .465 1.333 1.555 .672 .819 98.3 26 2079 6.1 0.0 0.0
2015 Sinker 728 588 140 27.4 89.5 220 195 47 32 9 0 6 26 174 .241 .295 .379 .429 .304 .350 89.9 0 1892 6.4 9.0 19.1
2015 4-Seam Fastball 687 537 150 25.9 89.6 161 138 39 29 5 2 3 29 114 .283 .253 .413 .362 .341 .314 87.4 9 2050 6.3 16.8 14.7
2015 Cutter 426 316 110 16.1 87.6 129 116 35 25 8 0 2 21 99 .302 .219 .422 .310 .339 .264 85.9 4 2178 6.3 11.1 16.9
2015 Curveball 402 293 109 15.2 74.9 118 111 34 25 4 0 5 26 88 .306 .270 .477 .421 .346 .310 88.8 7 2187 5.7 24.6 20.8
2015 Changeup 346 314 32 13.0 83.3 105 96 26 18 5 1 2 9 87 .271 .230 .406 .411 .325 .312 87.2 4 1347 6.3 14.6 16.7
2015 Slider 64 38 26 2.4 80.6 25 23 7 4 1 0 2 1 23 .304 .257 .609 .422 .401 .308 83.5 20 1957 5.9 9.8 3.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 57.5 17.5 22.4 2.5 36.8 38.8 24.5 3.2 41.1 17 25.5 4.6 4.4
2016 53.7 19.6 24 2.7 39.5 36.3 24.3 3.7 38 16.4 25.5 5.1 6.4
55.9 18.4 23.1 2.6 37.9 37.8 24.4 3.4 39.9 16.8 25.5 4.8 5.2
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2016 Slider NYM L 10 83 31 -5.5 -15 1.1 -2.4 -69
2016 4-Seamer NYM L 520 89.9 19.3 -1.5 -9 7.8 -1.3 -14
2016 Sinker NYM L 581 89.4 25 0.9 4 14.8 -0.7 -5
2016 Cutter NYM L 459 86.7 27.5 0.2 1 1.5 0.5 49
2016 Changeup NYM L 203 83.2 30.6 -1 -3 11.5 -2.1 -15
2016 Curveball NYM L 175 74.9 57.2 -1.5 -3 5.7 -3.7 -39
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 69 267 3 -2 1 1 4
2009 110 401 0 -2 1 0 0
2010 763 2925 -2 -7 13 9 14
2011 689 2473 -1 3 6 7 15
2012 786 3018 -17 -15 13 7 -11
2013 619 2336 -7 -9 16 5 5
2014 786 2791 -10 -7 13 6 2
2015 780 2736 4 -13 15 8 14
2016 525 1951 8 -12 12 7 15
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2701 51.3 64 88.3 25.7 71.5 45.2 62.3 45.2 14.4 6.8 75.7
2016 2011 47.4 65.6 86.9 28.7 69.6 42.7 62.6 46.2 17.4 7.1 73.6
4712 49.7 64.6 87.7 27 70.6 44.2 62.5 45.6 15.7 6.9 74.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 31 21 41 58 24 17 67 40 58 14 55 2 31 11 13 46
2016 14 13 14 15 16 27 39 26 31 14 39 9 14 7 20 42
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 89.1 -0.3 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 83.3 -0.1 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 75.7 -0.4 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.4 1 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 5.2 2.3 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.4 2 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 32.8 4.2 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29.8 3.8 undefined undefined
xBA .259 0.011 undefined undefined
BA .28 0.017 undefined undefined
xwOBA .315 0.028 undefined undefined
wOBA .333 0.041 undefined undefined
xSLG .39 0.066 undefined undefined
SLG .424 0.1 undefined undefined
K% 14.7 1.4 undefined undefined
BB% 7.1 1.5 undefined undefined
Swing % 45.2 1 undefined undefined
Whiff% 14.4 3 undefined undefined
In Zone % 51.3 -3.9 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 48.7 3.9 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 25.7 3 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 28.4 0 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 62.3 0.3 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 505 .368 372 29 7.8 133 42 31.6

Pitch Distribution