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Tony Watson
ERA S K
3.06 15 58
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
Sep. 17 9:13 PM PT10:13 PM MT11:13 PM CT12:13 AM ET0:13 ET4:13 GMT12:13 9:13 PM MST11:13 PM EST11:43 PM VEN8:13 UAE11:13 PM CT-Watson gave up a solo home run in the 10th inning Friday before recording his 13th save.
Analysis: The left-hander has been shaky of late, allowing five homers over 6 2/3 innings in his last seven appearances.
Sep. 7 8:07 PM PT9:07 PM MT10:07 PM CT11:07 PM ET23:07 ET3:07 GMT11:07 8:07 PM MST10:07 PM EST10:37 PM VEN7:07 UAE (+1)10:07 PM CT-Watson bounced back from Tuesday's implosion to throw a scoreless ninth inning and save Pittsburgh's 4-3 victory over St. Louis.
Analysis: Watson had blown his last two save chances and was rocked for four runs and three homers in the ninth as the Cardinals rallied for a 9-7 win. He owns a mediocre 4.70 ERA with three blown saves since taking over as Pittsburgh's closer at the start of August.
Sep. 6 8:53 PM PT9:53 PM MT10:53 PM CT11:53 PM ET23:53 ET3:53 GMT11:53 8:53 PM MST10:53 PM EST11:23 PM VEN7:53 UAE (+1)10:53 PM CT-Watson had a dismal outing Tuesday in a 9-7 loss to St. Louis, giving up three homers and four runs while recording two outs in his fifth blown save.
Analysis: An All-Star as a setup man in 2014, Watson has given up a career-high nine homers this season. The three he surrendered in the ninth matched his season total in 2015.
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.

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