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Tony Watson

28-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

W-L

2-0

ERA

2.89

WHIP

0.96

K

12

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

One of Pittsburgh's unheralded bullpen arms, Watson crafted a 2.39 ERA and 0.88 WHIP in 71.2 IP in 2013. Armed with a 93.6 mph average fastball, the lefty recorded 22 holds and two saves while blowing...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 227   DOB: 5/30/1985   BORN: Sioux City, IA   COLLEGE: Nebraska   DRAFTED: 9th Rd   

April 8, 2014  –  Tony Watson News

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Watson saw his string of 25 consecutive scoreless outings end Tuesday, but he picked up the win despite allowing a run in one inning against the Cubs.

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Tony Watson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2008 23 A Lyn 28 28 0 151.2 149 60 16 104 36 8 12 0 3.56 1.22
2009 24 AA ALT 4 4 0 11.7 19 9 1 12 7 0 3 0 6.94 2.23
2010 25 AA Alt 34 9 0 112.0 84 34 11 105 24 6 4 2 0 0 2.73 0.96
2011 26 AAA Ind 26 1 0 34.1 24 9 2 35 11 3 3 0 0 0 2.36 1.03
2011 26 MAJ PIT 43 0 0 41.0 34 18 6 37 20 2 2 0 1 10 3.95 1.32
2012 27 MAJ PIT 68 0 0 53.3 37 20 5 53 23 5 2 0 2 16 3.38 1.13
2013 28 MAJ PIT 67 0 0 71.7 51 19 5 54 12 3 1 2 2 22 2.39 0.88
2014 29 MAJ PIT 10 0 0 9.3 8 3 1 12 1 2 0 0 1 4 2.89 0.96
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tony Watson
3-Year Averages MAJ   59 0 0 55.3 40 19 5 48 18 3 1 0 1 16 3.09 1.05

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Pitcher vs. Batter Stats

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Tony Watson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Days To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 22 Cin 0.3 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.89 0.96
Apr. 20 Mil 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.00 0.67
Apr. 19 Mil 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.25 0.75
Apr. 14 @Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.29 0.57
Apr. 12 @Mil 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 0.50
Apr. 10 @ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.69 0.56
Apr. 8 @ChC 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.08 0.69
Apr. 6 StL 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 0.00 0.30
Apr. 2 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 0.00 0.50
Mar. 31 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 0.8 IP/G
5.0 6 2 2 1 0 5 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 3.60 1.20
Last 30 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 8 3 3 1 1 12 0 0 0 2-0 0 1 4 2.89 0.96
Last 60 Days
10 Games:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
9.3 8 3 3 1 1 12 0 0 0 2-0 0 1 4 2.89 0.96

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Tony Watson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201310721321500.206
201210321917502.183
20116919617201.279

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201317333930505.192
2012112321420413.213
2011105181417405.193

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201338.331027312.350.89
201223.331023921.930.94
201122.3200181032.821.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201333.300227942.430.87
201230.0210301434.501.27
201118.7020191035.301.55
Tony Watson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2008 23 A Lyn 28 28 151.2 6.19 2.14 2.89 0.95 74% 3.56 3.91 .292
2009 24 AA ALT 4 4 11.7 9.26 5.40 1.71 0.77 68% 6.94 4.06 .463
2010 25 AA Alt 34 9 112.0 8.44 1.93 4.38 0.88 76.3% 2.73 3.43 .257
2011 26 AAA Ind 26 1 34.1 9.24 2.90 3.18 0.53 78.8% 2.36 3.05 .265
2011 26 MAJ PIT 43 0 41.0 8.12 4.39 1.85 1.32 0.77 75% 91.2 MPH 3.95 4.83 .263
2012 27 MAJ PIT 68 0 53.3 8.94 3.88 2.30 0.84 0.96 72.7% 93.6 MPH 3.38 3.78 .247
2013 28 MAJ PIT 67 0 71.7 6.78 1.51 4.50 0.63 1.22 75.9% 93.6 MPH 2.39 3.35 .237
2014 29 MAJ PIT 10 0 9.3 11.57 0.96 12.00 0.96 3.00 75% 92.9 MPH 2.89 2.34 .328
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Tony Watson
3-Year Averages MAJ   59 0 55.3 7.81 2.93 2.67 0.81 73.6% 3.09 3.62 .245

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2014 Stat Review for Tony Watson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2013 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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12.00 K/BB
ELITE
11.57 K/9
ELITE
0.96 BB/9
ELITE
92.9 MPH Fastball
AVERAGE
1.0 HR/9
WEAK
3.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

Explain This

2.89 ERA
AVERAGE
0.96 WHIP
GREAT
2.34 FIP
ELITE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.328 BABIP
HIGH
75.0% Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE

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Career Pitcher vs. Batter Stats    (View All Matchup Data)

Worst Matchups for Tony Watson (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adam LaRoche WAS 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.500 2.500
Scott Hairston WAS 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Andrew Brown NY-N 3 2 1 1 0 1 0 .667 1.667 2.333
Jonathan Lucroy MIL 4 3 0 2 1 0 0 .750 1.250 2.050
Alfonso Soriano NY-A 4 2 1 2 0 1 0 .500 1.500 2.000
Ryan Braun MIL 5 3 1 1 0 0 0 .600 1.200 1.800
Carlos Gonzalez COL 4 2 1 2 0 0 0 .500 1.250 1.750
Rafael Furcal MIA 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 .333 1.333 1.667
Dee Gordon LA 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 .667 1.000 1.667
Adrian Gonzalez LA 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .500 1.000 1.500

Best Matchups for Tony Watson (by OPS against, min 2 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Logan Schafer MIL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Didi Gregorius AZ 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Greg Dobbs MIA 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000
Matt Downs MIA 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ian Desmond WAS 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Khris Davis MIL 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Freddy Galvis PHI 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Jaime Garcia STL 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Andre Ethier LA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Tim Federowicz LA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Tony Watson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Watson got the win Wednesday, closing out his spring with four innings of one-run ball.

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Watson has holds in five of Pittsburgh's nine September wins and hasn't allowed a run in his last 19 outings.

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Watson hurled three scoreless innings of relief Thursday, allowing just one hit while striking out two batters.

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Watson notched his second save of the season Thursday, hurling two perfect innings against the Reds.

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Watson tossed a scoreless inning on Thursday against Detroit, and has now given up just one run in his past five outings, spanning 6.2 innings.

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Watson allowed one run on two hits in one inning of relief against Milwaukee on Monday.

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Watson picked up a sneaky save Thursday, hurling two innings of one-run ball to close out the Phillies in a 6-4 win.

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With regular closer Jason Grilli unavailable Thursday, Watson will get the ball if the Pirates are in a save situation, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

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Watson registered his first hold of the season Wednesday, hurling 1.1 innings of scoreless ball against the Cubs.

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Watson will travel north with Pittsburgh after making the team's final 25-man roster, the team's official website reports.

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Watson (back), who has made only four appearances in spring training, missed a scheduled outing Monday night against Tampa Bay.

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Watson (back) gave up three runs on three hits Wednesday in his first inning since Feb. 28.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Watson held opponents to 37 hits in 53.1 innings in 2012, courtesy of a strong fastball (92.5 mph) and slider (84.9). He held opposing hitters to a .198 batting average (.183/.213 vs. LHB/RHB) as a relief specialist. The lefty compiled 16 holds and five wins despite dealing with command issues -- he walked 23 batters. There's a good chance the 28-year-old, who often served as the team's lone lefty out of the bullpen, serves in a similar capacity for 2013. He might even close out a small number of games after the Pirates traded closer Joel Hanrahan to Boston, but drafting him for anything other than the holds category would probably be a mistake.

2012

Watson got his first taste of big league ball in 2011, compiling a 3.95 ERA in 41 innings. The left-hander features a hard-to-pickup delivery and actually did better against righties (.193 BAA) than lefties (.279 BAA). He has the potential to start in a pinch but will likely continue on as a reliever, shuttling back and forth between Pittsburgh and Triple-A Indianapolis. Provided Pittsburgh keeps him in the bullpen, Watson has the upside of an eighth-inning setup man.