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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)


Latest News
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 0 0 6 - 6 8 0 0 8.0 8 1 1 1 5 0 5 1.63 1.13
Career 26 13 26 - 45 411 0 0 394.1 301 118 111 35 112 8 350 1.05 2.53

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 - - -
Career 411 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 100 94 89 92.2 73.53
Slider 4 85 84 84.3 2.94
Changeup 32 87 83 84.8 23.53

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