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44 Tony Watson RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
17%14%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
75.14-111.916217
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2014PIT1021.63780002977.1641614551581
2015PIT411.91770001375.1551716331762

Player Updates

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Pirates' Tony Watson: Settles on one-year deal with the Pirates
by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

Watson agreed to a one-year, $3.45 million contract with the Pirates on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Bill Brink of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Watson posted another phenomenal campaign in 2015, finishing with a sub-2.00 ERA for the second straight year while working in a setup role for closer Mark Melancon. With contract negotiations now behind him, the 30-year-old reliever can now turn his focuses to 2016, and he could be in line to take over the closer role should Melancon falter or suffer an injury of some kind.

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Pirates' Tony Watson gives up homer in blown save
by Shawn Krest | CBSSports.com

Pirates reliever Tony Watson gave up a two-run home run to blow a two-run lead in the eighth inning. The Pirates eventually won in 14 innings. 

Watson allowed his first homer since April 21 and blew his first save opportunity of the year. He's 0 for 5 in his career on save opportunities. 

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Pirates trying to limit innings for RP Tony Watson
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer

Pirates manager Clint Hurdle is trying not to overuse reliever Tony Watson and has spent the last two weeks purposely easing off one of his top bullpen arms, per TribLive.com. 

Watson has made just five appearances since May 17 as the Pirates hope to keep the pitcher from going way beyond his career highs of 78 appearances and 77 1/3 innings pitched. He's been very effective for Pittsburgh, with 16 straight scoreless appearances. 

"The biggest thing is to listen to your body and try to go as much as you can, but also know when to pump the brakes," Watson said. 

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Pirates calling on Jared Hughes, Tony Watson more often
by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com

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."

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Pirates' Mark Melancon unavailable Sunday
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

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.

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CBSSports.com Player Ranking
Position Current Last Week Rating
Relievers 30 295 54.20
Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs Chi. Cubs 11.010 0.82139
vs LHB 18.200 0.000618
vs RHB 56.200 2.5401144
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
9/21@COL0001.00010
9/23@COL0001.00000
9/25@CHC0001.01011
9/28STL0001.01001
10/2CIN0001.01001
10/4CIN0001.02000
10/7CHC0001.00001
Two Week Schedule
APRIL
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
3
StL
1:05 pm
4
5
StL
7:05 pm
6
StL
7:05 pm
7
8
@Cin
7:10 pm
9
@Cin
1:10 pm
10
@Cin
1:10 pm
11
@Det
1:08 pm
12
@Det
1:08 pm
13
Det
7:05 pm
14
Det
12:35 pm
15
Mil
7:05 pm
16
Mil
7:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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14

23

8

10

8

6

11

-1

3

4

8

1

16

0
6

-1

7

8

10

14

3

2

18

6

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Fantasy Points by Week.   ( Actual    AccuScore Projections)   Note: Points are rounded down.
Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2011PIT22 3.954300001 41.0341818612037
2012PIT52 3.386800002 53.1372120512353
2013PIT31 2.396700024 71.2511919561254
2014PIT102 1.637800029 77.1641614561581
2015PIT41 1.917700013 75.1551716341762
2016PIT00 ---000000******0000000
Total 248 2.46333000519 318.22419187241887287
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011PIT43100000100 .000 .000 .000
2012PIT68100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013PIT67100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014PIT78301000200 .333 .333 .333
2015PIT77000000000 --- --- ---
Total 333601000500 .167 .167 .167
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011PITP4301138001.000
2012PITP680111820 .818
2013PITP67014212001.000
2014PITP7801971110 .947
2015PITP77017512011.000
Total  333072185131 .958
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
2015PIT18669 1.3630001 .205293 9.1 .2652
2016PIT000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
Total 7321312 1.12275304 .2121267 9.8 .31514
Postseason Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2013PIT00 2.25400000 4.04111011
2015PIT00 0.00100000 1.00000101
Total 00 1.80500000 5.04111112
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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Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-4/225
Birthdate:
5/30/1985
Age:
30
Hometown:
Sioux City, IA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:

MLB Experience:
5
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