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Tony Watson

33-Year-Old Pitcher – San Francisco Giants

2018 Stats

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2-3

ERA

2.08

WHIP

1.02

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45

SV

0

2018 Preseason Projections

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2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

The lefty pitched his way out of the closer role in Pittsburgh, blowing four saves in a two-week span from late May to early June, and was ultimately dealt to Los Angeles at the trade deadline. His st...

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2018 ADP:  481.92

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: L   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 225   DOB: 5/30/1985   BORN: Sioux City, IA   COLLEGE: Nebraska   DRAFTED: 9th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Tony Watson Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the Giants in February of 2018. Contract includes a player option for 2020 and escalator clauses that could make the deal worth up to $14 million over two years or $21 million over three years.

June 21, 2018  –  Tony Watson News

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Watson allowed two hits over a scoreless inning en route to his 17th hold of the season in Wednesday's 6-5 win over the Marlins.

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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 78 0 0 77.3 64 14 5 81 15 10 2 2 7 34 1.63 1.02
2015 30 MAJ PIT 77 0 0 75.3 55 16 3 62 17 4 1 1 2 41 1.91 0.96
2016 31 MAJ PIT 70 0 0 67.7 52 23 10 58 20 2 5 15 5 23 3.06 1.06
2017 32 MAJ LAD 24 0 0 20.0 15 6 2 18 6 2 1 0 1 8 2.70 1.05
2017 32 MAJ PIT 47 0 0 46.7 57 19 7 35 14 5 3 10 7 6 3.66 1.52
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAD/PIT 71 0 0 66.7 72 25 9 53 20 7 4 10 8 14 3.38 1.38
2018 33 MAJ SF 44 0 0 43.3 35 10 3 45 9 2 3 0 3 22 2.08 1.02
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3-Year Averages     72 0 0 69.9 59 21 7 57 19 4 3 8 5 26 2.70 1.12
Career  (View All)     518 0 0 496.3 400 145 46 443 136 35 20 30 2.63 1.08

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Tony Watson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games 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
Jul. 14 Oak 0.3 3 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 L 0 1 0 2.08 1.02
Jul. 11 ChC 1.0 2 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 1.67 0.93
Jul. 9 ChC 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.50 0.90
Jul. 8 StL 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.54 0.93
Jul. 6 StL 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.56 0.94
Jul. 4 @Col 1.0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.60 0.97
Jul. 1 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.64 0.91
Jun. 29 @Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.69 0.94
Jun. 26 Col 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 W 0 0 0 1.73 0.96
Jun. 23 SD 1.3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.75 0.97
Jun. 20 Mia 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.82 0.98
Jun. 18 Mia 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 1.87 0.95
Jun. 17 @LAD 0.7 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.91 0.97
Jun. 14 @Mia 1.3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 1.95 0.99
Jun. 13 @Mia 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.03 1.03
Jun. 10 @Was 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.10 1.03
Jun. 8 @Was 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.17 1.07
Jun. 6 Ari 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.07
Jun. 2 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.33 1.11
Jun. 1 Phi 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.42 1.15
May. 30 @Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.52 1.20
May. 28 @Col 2.0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 1 0 2.63 1.25
May. 26 @ChC 1.0 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.45 1.23
May. 20 Col 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.14 1.19
May. 19 Col 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.15
May. 17 Col 1.0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.37 1.21
May. 15 Cin 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 1 2.50 1.17
May. 12 @Pit 1.0 2 1 1 0 1 2 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 2.65 1.18
May. 11 @Pit 0.3 2 3 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 2.25 1.06
Last 14 Games (Team)
7 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
6.0 7 3 3 2 2 5 0 0 0 0-1 0 2 3 4.50 1.50
Last 30 Games (Team)
14 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.9 IP/G
12.3 9 3 3 2 3 8 0 0 0 1-1 0 2 8 2.19 0.97
Last 60 Games (Team)
29 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.0 IP/G
27.7 24 9 9 3 6 28 1 0 0 1-2 0 3 15 2.93 1.08

Tony Watson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20187123315100.227
201710720427302.276
20167719315202.211

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
20189922620303.222
2017184331645807.280
2016195391737918.216

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Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201822.011019321.230.95
201735.051724542.311.11
201635.7144311464.291.21

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201821.312026612.951.08
201731.7233291554.551.67
201632.0111127641.690.91
Tony Watson vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

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 78 0 77.3 9.43 1.75 5.40 0.58 1.70 87.8% 94.4 MPH 1.63 2.76 .301
2015 30 MAJ PIT 77 0 75.3 7.41 2.03 3.65 0.36 1.69 81.2% 93.9 MPH 1.91 2.91 .257
2016 31 MAJ PIT 70 0 67.7 7.71 2.66 2.90 1.33 1.26 79% 93.2 MPH 3.06 4.43 .240
2017 32 MAJ LAD 24 0 20.0 8.10 2.70 3.00 0.90 3.30 78.9% 93.6 MPH 2.70 3.90 .253
2017 32 MAJ PIT 47 0 46.7 6.75 2.70 2.50 1.35 1.38 81.3% 93.6 MPH 3.66 4.74 .341
2017  (Multiple Teams) 32 MAJ LAD/PIT 71 0 66.7 7.16 2.70 2.65 1.22 1.72 80.7% 93.6 MPH 3.38 4.30 .318
2018 33 MAJ SF 44 0 43.3 9.35 1.87 5.00 0.62 1.56 82.9% 92.2 MPH 2.08 2.72 .293
Next 7 Days     0 0 1.3 8.19 2.64 3.10 1.37 82.8% 3.00 4.24 .286
Rest Of Season     0 0 29.0 7.61 2.51 3.03 1.03 79.8% 3.00 3.84 .289
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3-Year Averages     72 0 69.9 7.34 2.45 3.00 0.90 80.3% 2.70 3.69 .271
Career     518 0 496.3 8.03 2.47 3.26 0.83 79.8% 2.63 3.47 .270

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Tony Watson Defensive Stats

DRS Breakdown
Pos Year Inn DRS (?) Pos Rank Range & Pos (?) OF Arm (?) GFP/DME (?) GDP (?) Bunts (?) Catcher SB (?) Pitcher SB (?) Adj ERA (?) Strike Zone(?)
P 2017 66.7 2 - 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
2018 43 0 - 1 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2018 Stat Review for Tony Watson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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5.00 K/BB
GREAT
9.35 K/9
AVERAGE
1.87 BB/9
GREAT
92.2 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.6 HR/9
GOOD
1.56 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.08 ERA
GREAT
1.02 WHIP
GREAT
2.72 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

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

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.293 BABIP
AVERAGE
82.9% Strand Rate
HIGH

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

Manager Bruce Bochy said Watson will see some save chances with Hunter Strickland (hand) on the disabled list, though Sam Dyson is expected to see the lion's share of opportunities, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Watson is a candidate to serve as the Giants' closer in the absence of Hunter Strickland (hand), Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Watson gave up a run on two hits over an inning in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Cubs.

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Watson pitched a perfect inning and struck out two while picking up the hold Sunday against the Angels.

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Watson (1-0) pitched a scoreless eighth inning and struck out two batters to earn his first win Friday against the Dodgers.

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Watson picked up his first hold of the season after firing a scoreless inning with a walk and three strikeouts against the Dodgers on Thursday.

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Watson is one of several options the Giants are considering as emergency fill-ins should Mark Melancon (arm) land on the disabled list to begin the year, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports.

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Watson has agreed to a three-year, $7 million deal with the Giants, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

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Watson fired a clean inning with two strikeouts in Friday's 1-0 win over the Padres.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2018

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2017

Watson wasn't the same pitcher in 2016 that he was the two previous seasons. His fastball velocity (93.2 mph) dipped for the second straight year and his changeup usage (24.7 percent) dwarfed his career mark (13.4 percent). The lefty's pinpoint control wavered - a 2.7 BB/9 was his highest since 2012 - and he allowed homers at a 1.7 HR/9 clip, well above his last two seasons of 0.6 HR/9 and 0.4 HR/9, respectively. The good news - and there is some - is that general manager Neal Huntington said Watson will enter 2017 as his clear stopper. The lefty saved 15 of 18 games after taking over for Mark Melancon in August, registering a 3.86 ERA, 1.67 WHIP, 19:5 K:BB in 23.1 innings. He also gave up six homers. Although Watson's days of elite peripheral statistics might be a thing of the past, he's the frontrunner for saves in Pittsburgh. Keep in mind, however, that he may eventually face competition from free-agent addition Dan Hudson.

2016

Watson is in line for Pittsburgh’s closer job whenever Mark Melancon gets hurt or moves to another team. Armed with a 93.9 mph fastball, the left-hander registered a 1.91 ERA and 0.96 WHIP in 75.1 innings. He led the majors with 41 holds — while blowing only two saves — and compiled excellent strikeout and walk rates. The 31-year-old is only two years away from unrestricted free agency, which likely means his time with Pittsburgh is nearing an end. In the meantime, he could surprise fantasy owners with 30-plus saves if Melancon leaves town.

2015

Watson was unhittable in the first half of 2014. Through July 8, the hard-throwing lefty registered a 0.84 ERA and 0.93 WHIP in 42.2 innings. He pitched well the rest of the way, but wasn't quite as dominant (2.60 ERA, 1.12 WHIP). It's possible that Pittsburgh over-extended the lefty at times, given that Watson and closer Mark Melancon were the only two reliable bullpen options. If anything happens to Melancon, such as an injury or trade, then Watson would likely take over as the team's stopper. He has two more seasons of arbitration, so the penny-pinching Pirates figure to keep him around a bit longer. For the season, Watson went 10-2 with a 1.63 ERA and 1.02 WHIP in 77.1 innings. He finished second in the senior circuit with 34 holds but also blew seven saves. Expect more of the same in 2015.

2014

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 just two save opportunities. Watson's improved control -- 4.5 K/BB rate -- gave manager Clint Hurdle confidence using him indiscriminately against both righties and lefties. In fact, the 29-year-old limited right-handed batters to a lower batting average (.192) than lefties (.206). Most likely, Watson will once again serve as a late-inning setup man in 2014. He's got the stuff to close, but Hurdle likes him in high-leverage situations.

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.