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Tony Watson
ERA S K
1.13 6 5
Team: PittsburghHt / 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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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.

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