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#33
Tony Watson
ERA S K
4.01 10 39
Team: LA DodgersHt / Wt: 6-4 / 225 NFBC ADP: 150.80
Position: RPBorn: 5/30/1985 Birthplace: Sioux City, Iowa
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 9th Round by Pirates (2007)


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Aug. 17 9:36 AM PT10:36 AM MT11:36 AM CT12:36 PM ET12:36 ET16:36 GMT0:36 9:36 AM MST11:36 AM EST12:06 PM VEN20:36 UAE11:36 AM CT-Tony Watson allowed one run on two hits in 1.0 inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Chicago White Sox 5-4 on Wednesday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.01 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 13 10:41 AM PT11:41 AM MT12:41 PM CT1:41 PM ET13:41 ET17:41 GMT1:41 10:41 AM MST12:41 PM EST1:11 PM VEN21:41 UAE12:41 PM CT-Tony Watson improved to 6-4, allowing no hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the San Diego Padres 6-3 on Saturday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.91 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 11 8:47 AM PT9:47 AM MT10:47 AM CT11:47 AM ET11:47 ET15:47 GMT23:47 8:47 AM MST10:47 AM EST11:17 AM VEN19:47 UAE10:47 AM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-6 on Thursday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.99 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson left the game with a trainer after being hit in the ankle with a liner back to the mound in the seventh. The ball caromed to first base where the Dodgers were able to get an out. Manager Dave Roberts said Watson is fine and was going to be removed from the game anyway for matchup purposes.
Aug. 9 10:39 AM PT11:39 AM MT12:39 PM CT1:39 PM ET13:39 ET17:39 GMT1:39 10:39 AM MST12:39 PM EST1:09 PM VEN21:39 UAE12:39 PM CT-Tony Watson fell to 5-4, allowing three runs on two hits and two walks in 0.2 innings, as the Los Angeles Dodgers lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-3 on Tuesday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.01 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 5 5:32 PM PT6:32 PM MT7:32 PM CT8:32 PM ET20:32 ET0:32 GMT8:32 5:32 PM MST7:32 PM EST8:02 PM VEN4:32 UAE (+1)7:32 PM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the New York Mets 7-4 on Saturday. Watson struck out two, ending the game with a 3.51 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
Aug. 2 10:06 PM PT11:06 PM MT12:06 AM CT1:06 AM ET1:06 ET5:06 GMT13:06 10:06 PM MST12:06 AM EST12:36 AM VEN9:06 UAE12:06 AM CT-Tony Watson allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Los Angeles Dodgers defeated the Atlanta Braves 3-2 on Tuesday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.59 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson's Dodgers debut came in a big spot, as he entered with none out in the bottom of the eighth and his new team clinging to a 3-2 lead. If he's continued to be used in such situations, the former Pittsburgh closer has a chance to restore some lost fantasy value.
July 31 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET17:37 ET21:37 GMT5:37 2:37 PM MST4:37 PM EST5:07 PM VEN1:37 UAE (+1)4:37 PM CT-The Dodgers have acquired Watson from the Pirates in exchange for infield prospect Oneil Cruz and another minor leaguer.
Analysis: The left-hander has had a down season, posting a 3.66 ERA and a 1.52 WHIP while getting booted out of the closer's role in May. However, Watson recorded a 2.40 ERA and a 1.00 WHIP over the previous five seasons and could return to being an impact reliever with the change of scenery. Of course, save opportunities will be non-existent with Kenley Jansen as his new teammate.
July 30 6:47 AM PT7:47 AM MT8:47 AM CT9:47 AM ET9:47 ET13:47 GMT21:47 6:47 AM MST8:47 AM EST9:17 AM VEN17:47 UAE8:47 AM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Diego Padres 4-2 on Saturday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.66 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
July 26 3:38 PM PT4:38 PM MT5:38 PM CT6:38 PM ET18:38 ET22:38 GMT6:38 3:38 PM MST5:38 PM EST6:08 PM VEN2:38 UAE (+1)5:38 PM CT-Tony Watson fell to 5-3, allowing one run on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Wednesday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.74 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
July 25 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed one run on two hits and one walk in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the San Francisco Giants 10-3 on Monday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.63 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
July 19 8:03 PM PT9:03 PM MT10:03 PM CT11:03 PM ET23:03 ET3:03 GMT11:03 8:03 PM MST10:03 PM EST10:33 PM VEN7:03 UAE (+1)10:03 PM CT-Tony Watson improved to 5-2, allowing no hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 3-2 on Wednesday. Watson struck out two, ending the game with a 3.50 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
July 17 7:53 PM PT8:53 PM MT9:53 PM CT10:53 PM ET22:53 ET2:53 GMT10:53 7:53 PM MST9:53 PM EST10:23 PM VEN6:53 UAE (+1)9:53 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed two hits and one walk without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 4-2 on Monday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.59 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
July 16 2:58 PM PT3:58 PM MT4:58 PM CT5:58 PM ET17:58 ET21:58 GMT5:58 2:58 PM MST4:58 PM EST5:28 PM VEN1:58 UAE (+1)4:58 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Sunday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.67 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
July 14 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 5-2 on Friday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.76 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
July 8 8:46 PM PT9:46 PM MT10:46 PM CT11:46 PM ET23:46 ET3:46 GMT11:46 8:46 PM MST10:46 PM EST11:16 PM VEN7:46 UAE (+1)10:46 PM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 0.1 scoreless innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Chicago Cubs 4-2 on Saturday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.86 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
July 6 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Thursday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.89 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
July 4 5:16 PM PT6:16 PM MT7:16 PM CT8:16 PM ET20:16 ET0:16 GMT8:16 5:16 PM MST7:16 PM EST7:46 PM VEN4:16 UAE (+1)7:16 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed one hit and two walks without giving up a run in 0.1 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 3-0 on Tuesday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.99 ERA and 1.59 WHIP on the season.
July 2 5:44 PM PT6:44 PM MT7:44 PM CT8:44 PM ET20:44 ET0:44 GMT8:44 5:44 PM MST7:44 PM EST8:14 PM VEN4:44 UAE (+1)7:44 PM CT-Tony Watson fell to 4-2, allowing one run on three hits in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants 5-3 on Sunday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.03 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
July 1 5:57 PM PT6:57 PM MT7:57 PM CT8:57 PM ET20:57 ET0:57 GMT8:57 5:57 PM MST7:57 PM EST8:27 PM VEN4:57 UAE (+1)7:57 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the San Francisco Giants 2-1 on Saturday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.89 ERA and 1.49 WHIP on the season.
June 29 8:16 PM PT9:16 PM MT10:16 PM CT11:16 PM ET23:16 ET3:16 GMT11:16 8:16 PM MST10:16 PM EST10:46 PM VEN7:16 UAE (+1)10:16 PM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 0.2 scoreless innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Thursday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.00 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
June 26 7:43 AM PT8:43 AM MT9:43 AM CT10:43 AM ET10:43 ET14:43 GMT22:43 7:43 AM MST9:43 AM EST10:13 AM VEN18:43 UAE9:43 AM CT-Tony Watson blew his sixth save, allowing no runs on one hit in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the St. Louis Cardinals 8-4 on Sunday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.19 ERA and 1.51 WHIP on the season.
June 25 9:58 AM PT10:58 AM MT11:58 AM CT12:58 PM ET12:58 ET16:58 GMT0:58 9:58 AM MST11:58 AM EST12:28 PM VEN20:58 UAE11:58 AM CT-Tony Watson allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Saturday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.32 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
June 20 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-Tony Watson allowed one hit without giving up a run in 0.2 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Tuesday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.55 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
June 16 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET23:21 ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST10:51 PM VEN7:21 UAE (+1)10:21 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed two runs on three hits in 0.2 innings as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Chicago Cubs 9-5 on Friday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.50 ERA and 1.53 WHIP on the season.
June 15 9:08 AM PT10:08 AM MT11:08 AM CT12:08 PM ET12:08 ET16:08 GMT0:08 9:08 AM MST11:08 AM EST11:38 AM VEN20:08 UAE11:08 AM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Colorado Rockies 5-1 on Wednesday. Watson struck out two, ending the game with a 3.99 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
June 12 8:09 PM PT9:09 PM MT10:09 PM CT11:09 PM ET23:09 ET3:09 GMT11:09 8:09 PM MST10:09 PM EST10:39 PM VEN7:09 UAE (+1)10:09 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed three hits without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Monday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.13 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
June 9 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Miami Marlins 12-7 on Friday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 4.28 ERA and 1.46 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson's recent struggles have cost him his job as the team's closer. Manager Clint Hurdle said before Friday's game that he is ''unplugging'' Watson from the role following a pair of blown saves in Baltimore earlier this week.
June 9 3:09 PM PT4:09 PM MT5:09 PM CT6:09 PM ET18:09 ET22:09 GMT6:09 3:09 PM MST5:09 PM EST5:39 PM VEN2:09 UAE (+1)5:09 PM CT-Watson's recent struggles have cost the Pittsburgh Pirates reliever his job as the team's closer. Manager Clint Hurdle said Friday he is ''unplugging'' Watson from the role following a pair of blown saves in Baltimore earlier this week.
Analysis: Felipe Rivero and Juan Nicasio will share the closing duties for now. The last-place Pirates plan to use Watson in less stressful situations, hoping he can regain the form that made the team give him the job in the first place after trading away All-Star Mark Melancon last July.
June 7 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-Tony Watson blew his fifth save, allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Baltimore Orioles 9-6 on Wednesday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.44 ERA and 1.52 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson likely will be removed from the closer role after another dismal outing. He blew his fourth straight save opportunity, and has a 10.80 ERA and a 1.80 WHIP in his last seven appearances.
June 6 8:37 PM PT9:37 PM MT10:37 PM CT11:37 PM ET23:37 ET3:37 GMT11:37 8:37 PM MST10:37 PM EST11:07 PM VEN7:37 UAE (+1)10:37 PM CT-Tony Watson blew his fourth save, allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Baltimore Orioles 6-5 on Tuesday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.91 ERA and 1.50 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson blew his fourth save of the season and third in his last three chances. He has a 6.92 ERA and a 1.69 WHIP in his last 12 appearances, allowing 11 runs and 19 hits in 13 innings.
June 5 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets 11-1 on Sunday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.33 ERA and 1.48 WHIP on the season.
June 1 9:21 AM PT10:21 AM MT11:21 AM CT12:21 PM ET12:21 ET16:21 GMT0:21 9:21 AM MST11:21 AM EST11:51 AM VEN20:21 UAE11:21 AM CT-Tony Watson did not allow a hit or walk in 1.0 scoreless inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-5 on Wednesday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.47 ERA and 1.54 WHIP on the season.
May 29 6:22 PM PT7:22 PM MT8:22 PM CT9:22 PM ET21:22 ET1:22 GMT9:22 6:22 PM MST8:22 PM EST8:52 PM VEN5:22 UAE (+1)8:22 PM CT-Tony Watson improved to 4-1, allowing two runs on two hits in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Monday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 4.03 ERA and 1.66 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson has now blown two straight save chances and owns an 11.12 ERA over his last six appearances, a stretch in which opponents are hitting .370 with a pair of homers off him. If the Pirates are still in the playoff race near the end of July, they may be in the market for a closer.
May 28 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Tony Watson improved to 3-1, allowing two hits over 1.0 scoreless inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets 5-4 on Saturday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.38 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
May 24 10:32 AM PT11:32 AM MT12:32 PM CT1:32 PM ET13:32 ET17:32 GMT1:32 10:32 AM MST12:32 PM EST1:02 PM VEN21:32 UAE12:32 PM CT-Tony Watson fell to 2-1, allowing two runs on three hits and one walk in 0.2 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Atlanta Braves 6-5 on Tuesday. Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 3.54 ERA and 1.62 WHIP on the season.
May 21 2:17 PM PT3:17 PM MT4:17 PM CT5:17 PM ET17:17 ET21:17 GMT5:17 2:17 PM MST4:17 PM EST4:47 PM VEN1:17 UAE (+1)4:17 PM CT-Watson recorded his 10th save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 1-0 on Sunday.
Analysis: Watson struck out one, ending the game with a 2.75 ERA and 1.47 WHIP on the season.
May 20 4:28 PM PT5:28 PM MT6:28 PM CT7:28 PM ET19:28 ET23:28 GMT7:28 4:28 PM MST6:28 PM EST6:58 PM VEN3:28 UAE (+1)6:28 PM CT-Tony Watson recorded his ninth save, allowing no runs on no hits in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 on Saturday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 2.89 ERA and 1.55 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson bounced back well after allowing a three-run homer in a non-save setting in Friday's series opener. Though he's converted nine of his 10 save chances, the lefty closer sports a 7.11 ERA over his last five appearances and has permitted 11 hits in 6 1/3 innings during that period.
May 19 7:09 PM PT8:09 PM MT9:09 PM CT10:09 PM ET22:09 ET2:09 GMT10:09 7:09 PM MST9:09 PM EST9:39 PM VEN6:09 UAE (+1)9:09 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed three runs on three hits in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Philadelphia Phillies 7-2 on Friday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 3.06 ERA and 1.64 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: After allowing one run in 12 1/3 innings over his first 11 appearances, the Pittsburgh closer has given up five runs in 5 1/3 innings in his last four games.
May 15 6:57 AM PT7:57 AM MT8:57 AM CT9:57 AM ET9:57 ET13:57 GMT21:57 6:57 AM MST8:57 AM EST9:27 AM VEN17:57 UAE8:57 AM CT-Tony Watson improved to 2-0, allowing four hits and one walk over 2.0 scoreless innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 6-4 on Sunday. Watson struck out two, ending the game with a 1.62 ERA and 1.56 WHIP on the season.
May 14 9:09 AM PT10:09 AM MT11:09 AM CT12:09 PM ET12:09 ET16:09 GMT0:09 9:09 AM MST11:09 AM EST11:39 AM VEN20:09 UAE11:09 AM CT-Tony Watson recorded the save, allowing one run on one hit and one walk in 1.0 inning, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Arizona Diamondbacks 4-3 on Saturday. Watson did not strike out a batter, ending the game with a 1.84 ERA and 1.43 WHIP on the season.
Analysis: Watson, coming off his first blown save of the season, survived a scare to get his eighth save in nine tries.
May 10 1:25 PM PT2:25 PM MT3:25 PM CT4:25 PM ET16:25 ET20:25 GMT4:25 1:25 PM MST3:25 PM EST3:55 PM VEN0:25 UAE (+1)3:25 PM CT-Tony Watson blew his first save, allowing one run on three hits in 1.1 innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-3 on Tuesday. Watson struck out two, ending the game with a 1.32 ERA and 1.39 WHIP on the season.
May 6 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET22:41 ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST10:11 PM VEN6:41 UAE (+1)9:41 PM CT-Tony Watson improved to 1-0, allowing one hit over 2.0 scoreless innings, as the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Saturday. Watson struck out two, ending the game with a 0.73 ERA and 1.30 WHIP on the season.
May 3 8:54 PM PT9:54 PM MT10:54 PM CT11:54 PM ET23:54 ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST11:24 PM VEN7:54 UAE (+1)10:54 PM CT-Tony Watson allowed one hit without giving up a run in 1.0 inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates lost to the Cincinnati Reds 7-2 on Wednesday. Watson struck out two, ending the game with a 0.87 ERA and 1.45 WHIP on the season.
Apr. 23 3:05 PM PT4:05 PM MT5:05 PM CT6:05 PM ET18:05 ET22:05 GMT6:05 3:05 PM MST5:05 PM EST5:35 PM VEN2:05 UAE (+1)5:05 PM CT-Watson worked out of a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the ninth inning to close out Sunday's 2-1 win over the Yankees and earn his sixth save in as many chances.
Analysis: Though Watson hasn't been dominant - he sports a 1.63 WHIP in eight appearances - the lefty has been effective while posting a 1.13 ERA. His role as the Pirates' closer is secure.
Apr. 21 8:20 PM PT9:20 PM MT10:20 PM CT11:20 PM ET23:20 ET3:20 GMT11:20 8:20 PM MST10:20 PM EST10:50 PM VEN7:20 UAE (+1)10:20 PM CT-Watson gave up a pair of singles with two outs in the ninth before finishing the Pirates' 6-3 win over the Yankees on Friday.
Analysis: He's 5 for 5 in save opportunities while posting a 1.29 ERA.
Apr. 7 5:12 PM PT6:12 PM MT7:12 PM CT8:12 PM ET20:12 ET0:12 GMT8:12 5:12 PM MST7:12 PM EST7:42 PM VEN4:12 UAE (+1)7:12 PM CT-Watson worked the ninth for his first save as Pittsburgh beat Atlanta 5-4 on Friday. He hit a batter.
Analysis: Watson pitched in at least 68 games for the fifth straight year in 2016 and ended it as the Pirates' closer following July's trade of Mark Melancon. The left-hander finished with a career-high 15 saves and a 3.06 ERA after posting ERAs of under 2.00 in each of the previous two seasons.

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 5 15 - 20 70 0 0 67.2 52 26 23 10 20 1 58 1.06 3.06
2017 Pit 5 3 10 - 17 47 0 0 46.2 57 20 19 7 14 4 35 1.52 3.66
2017 LAD 1 1 0 - 1 6 0 0 5.0 5 4 4 2 2 2 4 1.40 7.20
2017 Tot 6 4 10 - 18 53 0 0 51.2 62 24 23 9 16 6 39 1.51 4.01
Career 32 17 30 - 57 456 0 0 438.0 355 141 133 43 123 14 384 1.09 2.73

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 70 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - - -
2017 Pit 47 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2017 Tot 53 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 456 7 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 .143 .143 .143

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 514 96 89 93.3 64.41
Slider 131 88 82 84.9 16.42
Changeup 153 89 82 86 19.17

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