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Tony Watson

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Pittsburgh Pirates

2014 Stats

W-L

10-1

ERA

1.54

WHIP

1.00

K

74

SV

0

2014 Preseason 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   

September 7, 2014  –  Tony Watson News

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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 70 0 0 70.0 55 12 5 74 15 10 1 0 7 32 1.54 1.00
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3-Year Averages     59 0 0 55.3 40 19 5 48 18 3 1 0 1 16 3.09 1.05

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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
Sep. 14 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.54 1.00
Sep. 12 ChC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.57 1.01
Sep. 10 @Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.59 1.01
Sep. 8 @Phi 0.7 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.61 1.03
Sep. 5 @ChC 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.63 1.03
Sep. 3 @StL 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.68 1.01
Aug. 30 Cin 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.70 1.02
Aug. 29 Cin 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.72 1.04
Aug. 27 StL 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.73 1.03
Aug. 26 StL 2.0 3 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 1.75 1.04
Aug. 20 Atl 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.81 1.02
Aug. 16 @Was 1.0 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.84 1.04
Aug. 15 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.40 0.99
Aug. 12 Det 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.43 1.01
Aug. 11 Det 0.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.46 1.02
Aug. 8 SD 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.46 1.01
Aug. 6 Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.49 1.03
Aug. 3 @Ari 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.52 1.05
Aug. 2 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.55 1.03
Aug. 1 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.58 1.05
Jul. 29 @SF 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.61 1.07
Jul. 27 @Col 2.0 3 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 1.64 1.07
Jul. 22 LAD 1.0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.52 1.06
Jul. 20 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.36 1.04
Jul. 18 Col 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.39 1.06
Jul. 12 @Cin 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.42 1.06
Jul. 11 @Cin 0.7 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 1.45 1.04
Jul. 8 @StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.84 0.94
Last 14 Days
6 Games:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
6.3 3 0 0 0 2 9 1 0 0 0-0 0 0 3 0.00 0.79
Last 30 Days
13 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
13.3 10 3 3 1 3 14 1 0 0 2-0 0 2 5 2.03 0.98
Last 60 Days
28 Games:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
28.3 25 8 8 4 5 25 2 0 0 5-1 0 4 10 2.54 1.06

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Tony Watson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20148718514211.187
201310721321500.206
201210321917502.183

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2014188561041504.237
201317333930505.192
2012112321420413.213

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201435.750042721.010.87
201338.331027312.350.89
201223.331023921.930.94

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201434.351032832.101.14
201333.300227942.430.87
201230.0210301434.501.27
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 70 0 70.0 9.51 1.93 4.93 0.64 1.76 89.2% 94.3 MPH 1.54 2.87 .288
Today's Projections     0 0 .3 8.65 2.31 3.75 0.74 83.3% 2.15 -0.08 .268
Next 7 Days     0 0 2.4 8.65 2.28 3.79 0.73 83.2% 2.15 3.09 .268
Rest Of Season     0 0 3.9 8.65 2.26 3.83 0.69 82.7% 2.15 3.02 .269
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3-Year Averages     59 0 55.3 7.81 2.93 2.67 0.81 73.6% 3.09 3.62 .245

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats

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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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4.93 K/BB
GREAT
9.51 K/9
GOOD
1.93 BB/9
GREAT
94.3 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.76 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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1.54 ERA
ELITE
1.00 WHIP
GREAT
2.87 FIP
GOOD
BABIP/Strand

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

Explain This

.288 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
89.2% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Watson picked up his 10th win of the season, allowing one hit and recording just one out in the Pirates' win over Cincinnati on Friday night.

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Watson pitched a perfect eighth inning against the Diamondback on Friday to pick up his eighth win of the season.

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Watson ranks second in the majors with 25 holds, but he's cooled off in July, compiling a 3.55 ERA and .298 OBA in 12.2 innings for the month.

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Watson registered his sixth relief victory Friday, striking out one batter in a scoreless inning against Colorado.

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Watson was touched up for three runs on five hits while recording just two outs to take the loss in the Reds' come-from-behind win over the Pirates on Friday night.

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Watson allowed his first earned run in 28 outings Thursday against the Mets.

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Watson recorded his league-leading 19th hold Sunday and could be in line for save opportunities going forward.

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Watson allowed two runs on three hits in one inning against the Marlins on Sunday.

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Watson recorded his league-leading 16th hold Wednesday, throwing a scoreless inning against the Cubs.

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Watson notched his league-leading 13th hold Friday, striking out two in a scoreless seventh inning against the Dodgers.

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Watson recorded his eighth hold Thursday, striking out a pair in a scoreless inning against the Brewers.

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Watson earned his fourth victory of the season Wednesday, despite allowing a hit and a walk in a scoreless eighth inning.

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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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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.