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44 Tony Watson RP
Height/Weight: 6-4/225 | Birthdate: 5/30/1985 | Birthplace: Sioux City, IA | Bats/Throws: L/L | Team: Pittsburgh | College: None | MLB Experience: 5 | Owned/Started%: 22/16 | Average Draft Position: 9999
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Projections
TimeframeIPWLSVERAWHIPKBBI
2015 Season (CBSSports.com)67.106.002.001.002.411.0163.0017.00
 
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
23.01-111.57215
 
Games Played By Position
YearC1B2B3BSSOFDHSPRP
20150000000021
20140000000078
 
Injury Report
No Injury Reported
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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 4.000 0.00024
vs RHB 19.000 1.890317
 
Recent Trades
DateTradedTraded For
12/26/2014Tony Watson, RP PIT
Neil Walker, 2B PIT
Jordan Zimmermann, SP WAS
Alfredo Simon, SP DET
James Shields, SP SD
Jayson Werth, LF WAS
Chase Utley, 2B PHI
Joe Smith, RP LAA
Edinson Volquez, SP KC
Kyle Seager, 3B SEA
Mark Trumbo, RF ARI
Justin Upton, LF SD
Max Scherzer, SP WAS
Drew Storen, RP WAS
Carlos Santana, 1B CLE
Yordano Ventura, SP KC
Pablo Sandoval, 3B BOS
Taijuan Walker, SP SEA
Matt Shoemaker, SP LAA
Marcus Stroman, SP TOR
Michael Wacha, SP STL
12/26/2014Carlos Martinez, SP STL
Randal Grichuk, CF STL
Gregor Blanco, RF SF
Tony Watson, RP PIT
12/17/2014Steve Cishek, RP MIA
Alex Gordon, LF KC
Nelson Cruz, RF SEA
Tony Watson, RP PIT
 
Last 10 Games
DateOppWLSVIPHAERBBAKs
4/29@CHC0001.02002
5/1@STL0001.11001
5/2@STL0001.00011
5/6CIN0001.00001
5/7CIN0000.20001
5/9STL0001.00010
5/10STL0001.00011
5/15@CHC0002.00002
5/17@CHC0001.01010
5/20MIN0001.00011
 
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Latest News

Pirates calling on Jared Hughes, Tony Watson more often

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(5/12/15) Pirates manager Clint Hurdle appears to have two favorite players coming out of the bullpen right now, according to MLB.com.

Jared Hughes and Tony Watson have appeared in 18 of the team's first 31 games with Hughes throwing again on Monday, pitching a perfect eighth inning. 

"The more, the merrier," Hughes said. "The most important thing is sticking to a routine, staying in good shape. And I feel good."

"That's high. It would be called red-lining if they were sports cars," Hurdle had said of the two setup men's appearances prior to game. He reiterated afterward, "We do have to find some rest for them."

Hughes made 63 appearances in 2014, but thinks he's just fine with is workload so far.

"A lot of times, it's to face only a couple of batters. And I get low pitch counts," Hughes said, "because I force early contact."

Pirates' Mark Melancon unavailable Sunday

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/15) Pirates closer Mark Melancon is unavailable to pitch Sunday after racking up three saves in the last three days, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Melancon has dealt with some velocity issues this April and owns a 5.79 ERA and 5:4 K:BB ratio in 9 1/3 innings, but he hasn't surrendered a run in any of his three appearances over the last three days. With the closer getting a scheduled break, the team could turn to lefty Tony Watson or righty Jared Hughes in a save opportunity Sunday.

Pirates' Tony Watson earns win Saturday

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/26/15) Pirates pitcher Tony Watson was able to pitch out of a jam Saturday to deliver a scoreless eighth inning and eventually earn the win in his team's 2-1 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Watson (1-1) gave up two hits in the outing and had men on second and third with one out, but was able to record a pop out and strikeout to escape the inning.

"There is nobody he doesn't challenge," manager Clint Hurdle said after the game, per MLB.com. "He's been pitching this way for two-plus years. He's cool. He's got a slow heartbeat. He's not going to get rattled."

Pitching coach Ray Searage visited Watson with two men in scoring position and one out, but there was no talk of issuing an intentional walk to the next batter.

"No. Right away, we got with Ray and said we got a plan to get him out," Hurdle said. "We felt we were in an advantage situation with our guy on the mound. We bet on our guy."

Watson gave up three earned runs in his season debut but has been excellent since. Saturday's outing gives him a 3.00 ERA and 11:0 K:BB ratio in 12 innings.

Pirates pitcher Tony Watson picks up six-out save Wednesday

by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(4/22/15) Pirates pitcher Tony Watson worked two nearly perfect innings Wednesday in Pittsburgh's 4-3 win over the Cubs. Watson came on in relief in the eighth after Jared Hughes had issues to start the inning, allowing an RBI single to Miguel Montero to make it a 4-2 game.

Watson got David Ross to hit a grounder to short, which got Starlin Castro out at third, but allowed a run to score to make it 4-3. Watson then got the next two batters out to end the threat. Watson then finished things off in the ninth with a strike out of Bryant for his first save of the year.

"It wasn't the plan to use Tony that long but it was a gritty performance on his part," manager Clint Hurdle said after the game, per the Associated Press.

Watson lowered his ERA to 3.27 in 11 innings of work.

Pirates' Tony Watson takes loss on Opening Day

by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(4/7/15) Pirates relief pitcher Tony Watson surrendered a three-run home run to take the loss in Monday's season opener against the Reds.

Watson struck out the first batter he faced in the eighth inning before back-to-back singles brought Reds third baseman Todd Frazier to the plate with two on and one out. Frazier slugged the third pitch he saw to left field for a tiebreaking home run that put the Reds ahead for good.

Watson allowed just five home runs in 77 1/3 innings while posting a 1.63 ERA in 2014. He didn't surrendered his fourth earned run last year until June 26 but has three earned runs after just one game in 2015.

 
 
 

 
Upcoming 7 Games
DateOppTimeScheduled Starter
5/25/15MIA7:05 pmDavid Phelps
5/26/15MIA7:05 pmMat Latos
5/27/15MIA12:35 pmHenderson Alvarez
5/28/15@ SD10:10 pmIan Kennedy
5/29/15@ SD10:10 pmJames Shields
5/30/15@ SD10:10 pmTyson Ross
5/31/15@ SD9:10 pmOdrisamer Despaigne
= probable start
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011PIT22 3.954300001 41.0341818612037
2012PIT52 3.386800002 53.1372120512353
2013PIT31 2.396700024 71.2511919561254
2014PIT102 1.637800029 77.1641614561581
2015PIT11 1.572100011 23.0124420521
Total 218 2.53277000517 266.11987875231475246
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011PIT43100000100 .000 .000 .000
2012PIT68100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013PIT67100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014PIT78301000200 .333 .333 .333
2015PIT21000000000 --- --- ---
Total 277601000500 .167 .167 .167
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011PITP4301138001.000
2012PITP680111820 .818
2013PITP67014212001.000
2014PITP7801971110 .947
2015PITP210303001.000
Total  277058134230 .948
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2011PIT43150 0.6881100 .228174 12.1 .3891
2012PIT14853 0.9891101 .198215 10.3 .3372
2013PIT17879 1.0431102 .198280 8.7 .2952
2014PIT07861 1.4142000 .232305 9.9 .3307
2015PIT02520 1.4010000 .15483 6.7 .2440
Total 6260263 1.07255303 .2091057 9.7 .32412
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013PIT00 2.25400000 4.04111011
Total 00 2.25400000 4.04111011
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2007 A-Hickory11 3.8633000 14.0146622118
2007 A-St. College61 2.521010000 53.247171541740
2008 A-Lynchburg812 3.562828000151.2149706016936104
2009AA-Altoona03 8.4055000 15.0221814201114
2010AA-Altoona Curve64 2.68349002111.082333311524105
2011AAA-Indianapolis Indians33 2.38261000 34.024109221135
 
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