Jonathan Niese

HS Grad 2005
Age 30 and 10 mos
Age on 2005 Draft 18 and 7 mos
Position(s) LHP  
Ht/Wt 6-3, 190 lb
B/T L/L
School  Defiance
Hometown  Defiance, OH USA
Summer Team  Napoleon River Bandits
Fall Team 
MLB Debut 
Mets  Sep 02, 2008
MLB Draft 
Round 7 by Mets  in 2005
National Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Overall
128
Position - LHP
NA
OH State Rank - Class of 2005 
Ranking Last Updated: Jun 06, 2005
Overall
NA
Position - LHP
NA
GPA
3.8
SAT
--
ACT
21

4 yr Commitment
Cincinnati 

College(s) interested in
Rice 
Stanford 
Notre Dame 
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PG Grades

Best PG Grade
10
6/18/2004
Latest Showcase Report
2004 National Showcase   Jun 18, 2004
PG Grade: 10
Jonathan Niese is a big good looking 6'3/190 LHP from Defiance, OH. Niese is a highly projectable southpaw and the latest top prospect from tiny Defiance, Ohio. Former PG prospect and first round pick Chad Billingsly was the last. He topped out at 89 mph on his fastball with a very good plane to the plate. He’s got the makings of a very good splitty and he's very mechanically sound. His arm works extremely well, nice and fluid and fast. He has a good balanced delivery and gets lots of run and sink on his heater. His breaking balls, both slider and CB looked sharp. We have reports of Jonathan throwing in the 92-93 range and it's probably very true. He is one of the top LHP prospects in the country and projects out of sight. Very highest level college prospect and possible high draft pick. Jonathan is a very good student.

Best PG has recorded

Percentile Rank among grad class in the recorded year

FB 89 mph
6/18/2004
91.89% Rank
best 94  avg 83
 (2005 class in 2004)

best 95  avg 82
 (2005 class)
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