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Tony Watson PPirates

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
4 243.3 20 7 4 225 2.63 2.3
Birth Date5-30-1985
Height6' 4"
Weight225 lbs
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2011 PIT 26 43 0 41.0 0.0 41.0 2 2 0 3 0 0 174 34 18 18 6 58 20 16 1 37 3.95 4.63 4.67 -2.1 -0.2
2012 PIT 27 68 0 53.3 0.0 53.3 5 2 0 3 0 0 215 37 21 20 5 63 23 22 1 53 3.38 3.72 3.81 2.8 0.3
2013 PIT 28 67 0 71.7 0.0 71.7 3 1 2 3 0 0 280 51 19 19 5 76 12 11 6 54 2.39 3.17 3.73 5.1 0.6
2014 PIT 29 78 0 77.3 0.0 77.3 10 2 2 7 0 0 305 64 16 14 5 91 15 15 6 81 1.63 2.66 2.87 13.6 1.6
Career2560243.30.0243.3207416009741867471212887064142252.633.383.6319.42.3

Advanced

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
2007 HIC A 3 3 14.0 4.41 118 .244 .264 .342 .419 .258 .342 114 3.8 0.4 3.8 0.4
2007 SCO A- 10 10 53.7 4.98 92 .218 .254 .334 .372 .260 .265 100 2.3 0.2 2.3 0.2
2008 LYN A+ 28 28 151.7 5.16 94 .255 .258 .334 .392 .262 .285 104 12.0 1.2 12.0 1.2
2009 ALT AA 5 5 15.3 5.91 68 .351 .260 .339 .407 .271 .392 101 -0.3 -0.0 -0.3 0.0
2009 SUR Wnt 11 0 12.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .182 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2010 ALT AA 34 9 111.3 4.99 85 .214 .258 .328 .393 .254 .238 95 10.9 1.1 11.0 1.1
2011 PIT MLB 43 0 41.0 4.67 84 .250 .254 .318 .397 .260 .257 96 -1.1 -0.1 -2.1 -0.2
2011 IND AAA 26 1 34.3 4.12 105 .208 .262 .330 .407 .256 .244 97 3.7 0.4 3.7 0.4
2012 PIT MLB 68 0 53.3 3.81 109 .230 .260 .324 .413 .264 .241 97 3.1 0.3 2.8 0.3
2013 PIT MLB 67 0 71.7 3.73 105 .208 .256 .319 .400 .260 .227 97 5.3 0.6 5.1 0.6
2014 PIT MLB 78 0 77.3 2.87 127 .230 .253 .311 .392 .262 .298 99 12.7 1.4 13.6 1.6

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
2007 HIC A 1 1 0 3 3 14.0 14 1 18 2 30% .342 9.0 0.6 1.3 11.6 1.07 3.86 3.8 0.4
2007 SCO A- 6 1 0 10 10 53.7 47 7 40 4 39% .265 7.9 1.2 0.7 6.7 1.01 2.51 2.3 0.2
2008 LYN A+ 8 12 0 28 28 151.7 149 36 104 16 33% .285 8.8 2.1 0.9 6.2 1.22 3.56 12.0 1.2
2009 ALT AA 0 3 0 5 5 15.3 22 11 14 2 47% .392 12.9 6.5 1.2 8.2 2.16 8.24 -0.3 0.0
2009 SUR Wnt 0 0 0 11 0 12.7 7 6 12 1 0% .182 5.0 4.3 0.7 8.5 1.02 2.13 0.0 0.0
2010 ALT AA 6 4 2 34 9 111.3 82 24 105 11 37% .238 6.6 1.9 0.9 8.5 0.95 2.67 11.0 1.1
2011 IND AAA 3 3 0 26 1 34.3 24 11 35 2 39% .244 6.3 2.9 0.5 9.2 1.02 2.36 3.7 0.4
2011 PIT MLB 2 2 0 43 0 41.0 34 20 37 6 37% .257 7.5 4.4 1.3 8.1 1.32 3.95 -2.1 -0.2
2012 PIT MLB 5 2 0 68 0 53.3 37 23 53 5 42% .241 6.2 3.9 0.8 8.9 1.12 3.38 2.8 0.3
2013 PIT MLB 3 1 2 67 0 71.7 51 12 54 5 46% .227 6.4 1.5 0.6 6.8 0.88 2.39 5.1 0.6
2014 PIT MLB 10 2 2 78 0 77.3 64 15 81 5 51% .298 7.4 1.7 0.6 9.4 1.02 1.63 13.6 1.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2011 625 0.5616 0.4752 0.8081 0.6068 0.3066 0.8498 0.7024 0.1919
2012 839 0.5364 0.4887 0.7683 0.6511 0.3008 0.8464 0.5726 0.2317
2013 1068 0.4991 0.5338 0.7821 0.7036 0.3626 0.8427 0.6649 0.2144
2014 1197 0.4912 0.5284 0.7516 0.7058 0.3563 0.8241 0.6129 0.2453
Career37290.51540.51210.77360.67630.33730.83880.63370.2244

Injury History

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2009-05-02 2009-09-11 Minors 132 0 Left Elbow Inflammation Tendonitis -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2014 PIT $518,500
2013 PIT $505,500
2012 PIT $484,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
2 yrPrevious$989,500
2011Current$518,500
3 yrPvs + Cur$1,508,000
3 yrTotal$1,508,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
2 y 101 dSelect Sports Group1 year/$0.5185M (2014)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5185M (2014). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/6/14. Award bonus: $10,000 for All-Star selection.
  • 1 year/$0.5055M (2013). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/1/13.
  • 1 year/$0.484M (2012). Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/3/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by Pittsburgh 11/19/10. Re-signed by Pittsburgh 3/11.
  • Drafted by Pittsburgh 2007 (9-278) (Nebraska). $85,000 signing bonus.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefR.J. Anderson2014-12-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Catchin' ReliefMike Gianella2014-12-19
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Relief HelpKeith Cromer2014-12-03
This article requires BP Premium accessPlayoff Prospectus: NL Wild Card Game PreviewMike Gianella2014-10-01
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 29, 2014Daniel Rathman2014-09-29
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 24, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-24
Notes About Baseball: Talking About MoneyRocco DeMaro2014-09-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 11, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-11
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: September 2, 2014Chris Mosch2014-09-02
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Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewMike Gianella2014-06-02
Out of the Park (OOTP) Baseball 15: A ReviewMauricio Rubio2014-06-02
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The Lineup Card: 10 Dominant Early-Season RelieversBaseball Prospectus2014-05-21
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Aces of the NL CentralDaniel Rathman2014-04-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTTO Scoresheet Podcast: Relief PitchersIan Lefkowitz2014-03-07
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2014-04-09 19:00:00 (link to chat)6x6 Dynasty, pitching cats are: QS, SV, K, ERA, WHIP, K/BB. Which one of these relievers do you like the best (just trying to prop up ratios): Tony Watson Chris Withrow AJ Ramos Alex Torres Nick Vincent
(Tommy C from Illinois)
I really want to say Alex Torres here because I love him, but his BB will likely kill you in the ratio stat. Tony Watson would be my primary target here. (Mauricio Rubio)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Tony Watson has thrown 3,858 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2014, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason, Spring Training and Fall/Winter Ball. In 2014, he has relied primarily on his Sinker (95mph), Fourseam Fastball (96mph) and Change (88mph), also mixing in a Slider (84mph).