Niese, (10-8 3.55), slots in very nicely as the Mets 3rd starter for 2013
Jon Niese, 25, is enjoying the best season of his young career. He has grown and developed into a more complete pitcher as he looks to wrap up his 3rd full season in the Majors. He is beginning to look like a very solid rotation option for us going forward.
Niese is potentially on his way to setting career highs in innings pitched, wins, strikeouts, and ERA. He has drastically improved his WHIP, which sat in the 1.40 range his first two seasons, and currently sits at 1.17. His ERA has dipped almost a full run from his first full season from 4.20 to 3.55. He is working on finishing the season strong, which is something he has failed to do over the past two seasons, as either limped to the finish with an injury, or became worn down.
In 2008, Niese came into the league as a starter with mediocre potential. He was one of our better pitching prospects at the time, but that is not saying much when our top guys in ...