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Tony Watson
ERA S K
2.72 7 44
Team: PittsburghHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225 NFBC ADP: 370.08
Position: RPBorn: 5/30/1985 Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 9th Round by Pirates (2007)


Latest News
Aug. 17 10:50 PM PT11:50 PM MT12:50 AM CT1:50 AM ET1:50 ET5:50 GMT13:50 10:50 PM MST12:50 AM EST1:20 AM VEN9:50 UAE12:50 AM CT-Watson allowed one hit en route to his sixth save in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Giants.
Analysis: Watson has done a solid job since taking over the closing duties in Pittsburgh. He's posted a 2.57 ERA while converting six of seven save chances in his last nine appearances.
Aug. 2 8:41 PM PT9:41 PM MT10:41 PM CT11:41 PM ET23:41 ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST11:11 PM VEN7:41 UAE (+1)10:41 PM CT-Watson, in his first game as Pirates closer since Mark Melancon's trade to Washington, earned his first save since April 22, 2015, in Pittsburgh's 5-3 win in Atlanta on Tuesday.
Analysis: Watson, who is almost equally good against righties and lefties, should get most if not all of the Pirates' save chances going forward.
May 25 2:44 PM PT3:44 PM MT4:44 PM CT5:44 PM ET17:44 ET21:44 GMT5:44 2:44 PM MST4:44 PM EST5:14 PM VEN1:44 UAE (+1)4:44 PM CT-The Pirates have reinstated Watson from the paternity list.
Analysis: Pittsburgh's primary set-up man had been away from the team since Wednesday to be with his wife for the birth of the couple's second child.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2011 Pit 2 2 0 - 1 43 0 0 41.0 34 18 18 6 20 4 37 1.32 3.95
2012 Pit 5 2 0 - 2 68 0 0 53.1 37 21 20 5 23 1 53 1.13 3.38
2013 Pit 3 1 2 - 4 67 0 0 71.2 51 19 19 5 12 1 54 0.88 2.39
2014 Pit 10 2 2 - 9 78 0 0 77.1 64 16 14 5 15 0 81 1.02 1.63
2015 Pit 4 1 1 - 3 77 0 0 75.1 55 17 16 3 17 1 62 0.96 1.91
2016 Pit 2 3 7 - 10 55 0 0 53.0 38 19 16 5 19 1 44 1.08 2.72
Career 26 11 12 - 29 388 0 0 371.2 279 110 103 29 106 8 331 1.04 2.49

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2011 Pit 43 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2012 Pit 68 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2013 Pit 67 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Pit 78 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .333 .333 .333
2016 Pit 55 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
Career 388 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 .167 .167 .167

Postseason

Pitching Statistics
Year Team Round W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K ERA
2013 Pit Total 0 0 0 - 0 4 0 0 4.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 1 2.25
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 9.00
    LDS 0 0 0 - 0 3 0 0 3.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.00
2015 Pit Total 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
    WC 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.00
Career 0 0 0 - 0 5 0 0 5.0 4 1 1 1 1 0 2 1.80


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 563 96 90 93.2 68.08
Slider 83 88 83 85.7 10.04
Changeup 181 88 80 85.2 21.89

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