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44 Tony Watson RP

Pittsburgh Pirates

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
37%21%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
33.14-1104.32278
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2016PIT253.0670000152067.25226231032058
2017PIT414.3232000101533.142171673827

Player Updates

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Pirates' Tony Watson: Working back toward premier role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Clint Hurdle said he considered using Watson in the bottom of the eighth inning of Sunday's win with the Pirates leading 3-0 over the Marlins, Root Sports in Pittsburgh reports.

Speaking in his post-game media conference, Hurdle said he picked Daniel Hudson over Watson because "he's been rolling." Hudson has been throwing better, but he yielded a solo homer to Ichiro Suzuki on Sunday. Although Watson pitched in a mop-up role Friday, there's reason to believe he'll be back in high-leverage situations in the not-too-distant future. It's not out of the question he could even pick up the odd save in situations where Felipe Rivero and Juan Nicasio were used earlier or are otherwise unavailable.

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Pirates' Tony Watson: Makes quick work of Marlins
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson retired Florida in order Friday in his first appearance since being removed from the closer's role.

The clean inning was just his fifth in 25 outings. Watson actually appeared in the ninth inning Friday, but it was with the Marlins sporting a seven-run lead. Pittsburgh will likely continue to run the lefty out in low-leverage situations in an effort to rebuild the impending free agent's trade value.

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Pirates' Tony Watson: Taken out of closer's role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson is no longer the closer for the Pirates, Stephen J. Nesbitt of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

The left-hander blew his second consecutive save Wednesday night, leading the Pirates to finally pull the plug on him as their closer. Watson will move into lower-leverage situations, where he'll work to regain the form that produced sub-3.00 ERA's from 2013 through 2015. For the time being, Juan Nicasio and Felipe Rivero will share ninth inning duties, but Watson could climb back into contention if he shows drastic improvement in his new role.

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Pirates' Tony Watson: Hold on closer job unclear
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Pirates will discuss whether Watson will remain closer, Adam Berry of MLB.com reports.

Right on cue after manager Clint Hurdle gave him a vote of confidence, Watson blew his fifth save of the season Wednesday, failing for the second straight day. The southpaw owns a 4.44 ERA with only 20 strikeouts and eight walks in 26.1 innings. Fantasy owners should already have or try to acquire Felipe Rivero, the best replacement option, wherever possible, though Juan Nicasio and Daniel Hudson remain remote possibilities should the gig become available. Of course, if the Pirates wind up selling valuable assets like Rivero near the trade deadline, this could wind up a fluid, painful fantasy situation.

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Pirates' Tony Watson: Blows fifth save Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Watson struck out one and gave up two hits in an inning of work, including a game-tying two-run home run by Trey Mancini, to blow his fifth save of the season in Wednesday's 9-6 loss to the Orioles.

The left-hander's timing was poor given the increasing noise in Pittsburgh about Felipe Rivero receiving a shot at the closer role. Watson now has a 4.44 ERA, 1.52 WHIP and career-worst 2.1 HR/9 through 26.1 innings this season, and is just 15-for-25 in converting saves over the last two years.

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Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 7.000 3.86025
vs RHB 15.100 4.110612
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
6/12COL0001.03001
6/14COL0001.00002
6/16CHC0000.23200
6/18CHC0001.02101
6/20@MIL0000.21001
6/21@MIL0000.20001
6/24@STL0001.01001
Two Week Schedule
JUNE /JULY
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
18
CHC
L1-7
19
@Mil
W8-1
20
@Mil
W7-3
21
@Mil
L3-4
22
@Mil
L2-4
23
@StL
W4-3
24
@StL
W7-3
25
@StL
8:08 pm
26
27
TB
7:05 pm
28
TB
7:05 pm
29
TB
7:05 pm
30
SF
7:05 pm
1
SF
4:05 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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16

10

16

17

17

0
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2

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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
2016PIT25 3.06700001520 67.25226231032058
2017PIT41 4.03200001013 22.129101043817
Total 3014 2.644230003052 408.23221271203824115362
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2011PIT43100000100 .000 .000 .000
2012PIT68100000100 .000 .000 .000
2013PIT67100000100 .000 .000 .000
2014PIT78301000200 .333 .333 .333
2015PIT77000000000 --- --- ---
2016PIT70000000000 --- --- ---
2017PIT20100000100 .000 .000 .000
Total 423701000600 .143 .143 .143
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2011PITP4301138001.000
2012PITP680111820 .818
2013PITP67014212001.000
2014PITP7801971110 .947
2015PITP77017512011.000
2016PITP700125610 .917
2017PITP200514011.000
Total  423089246142 .955
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
2016PIT17069 1.1450000 .215272 10.0 .3935
2017PIT22821 1.5210000 .305106 16.1 .4533
Total 10419402 1.14335304 .2181645 10.2 .33722
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:
32
Hometown:
Sioux City, IA
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Pittsburgh Pirates
College:
Nebraska
MLB Experience:
7