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Jonathan Niese
2005 GRAD
 |  LHP
 |  Defiance, OH
MLB DRAFT

ROUND 7 - 2005
MLB DEBUTED

Sep 02, 2008
COMMITMENT
Best PG Grade
10
ABOUT PG GRADES
NATIONAL RANKING
OH STATE RANKING
128 NA
NA NA
OVERALL
LHP
OVERALL
LHP
Defiance
NA
6-3
  190
HIGH SCHOOL TEAM LAST PLAYED HEIGHT/WEIGHT
L/L
33 and 3 mos
18 and 7 mos
BATS/THROWS AGE Age at 2005 Draft
PG EVENT RESULTS
89
FB VELO
LATEST PG SHOWCASE REPORT
2004 National Showcase  
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.
PG CAREER PROGRESSION
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PERCENTILE RANKINGS
CLASS OF 2005 in the recorded year
CATEGORY TOP RESULT CLASS AVG PERCENTILE
FB 89 mph 83
91.82%
DIAMONDKINETICS TRENDING DATA
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