That option still protects his downside in the event of an injury or performance slide. Giants’ Tony Watson quietly leading, posting great numbers in final year of contract. Louis...Allowed six of his 27 inherited runners to score and went 2-for-4 in save situations...Went 0-for-1 with two sac bunts in his three plate appearances; struck out on 6/30 vs. Milwaukee...Posted a 0.69 ERA (26.0ip/2er) and a .189 batting average against in 28 appearances after the All-Star break. Born: May 30, 1985 Height: 6′ 4″ Weight: 223 Bats: Left Throws: Left Drafted: 9th Round, 278th Overall, 2007 How Acquired: Draft College: University of Nebraska Agent: Scott Boras: WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES: Watson was eligible for the draft after his sophomore year in 2006, but fell to the 17th round due to concerns about his signability. We believe in him. Pittsburgh Pirates traded LHP Tony Watson to Los Angeles Dodgers for RHP Angel German and 3B Oneil Cruz. “I have nothing but good things to say about this organization,” he said. Anthony Michael Watson (born May 30, 1985) ... On February 19, 2018, Watson signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants that included a player option for a third year. One could argue the 35-year-old left-hander was most valuable in 2020 despite the season’s length. Watson has held left-handed hitters to two hits in 21 at-bats, but righties also have struggled to hit him (7-for-40), demonstrating what Giants-watchers long knew: that he was not a specialist who might become extinct with the new three-batter minimum. San Francisco Giants activated LHP Tony Watson from the 60-day injured list. “If these guys follow suit, see what I’m doing and, trying to get on a plan and a routine and have success on the mound, I think I’m doing my job.”. San Francisco Giants signed free agent LHP Tony Watson. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your account.

He’s happy to put the team on his shoulders if he’s capable of handling that. And it’s all quite achievable so long as he stays healthy. Los Angeles Dodgers activated LHP Tony Watson.

Surrendered four runs in 0.1ip on 6/4 vs. Los Angeles...Had his seasonhigh 14.0-inning scoreless streak snapped on 7/10 after allowing one run and being charged with his third loss...Took over the role of the closer after Mark Melancon was traded on 7/30...Picked up his first save on 8/2 at Atlanta and also establishd club record for most career strikeouts by a LH reliever (327)...Posted a 0.42 ERA (21.1ip/1er) in 22 appearances between 6/7 and 8/2...Suffered a blown save, but picked up the win, in second save situation on 8/5 vs. Watson and wife Cassie have embraced San Francisco as well. It’s certainly not hard to imagine a scenario where Watson does indeed end up on the block this July. Combined to make 71 appearances (66.2ip) for the Pirates and Dodgers, going 7-4 with a 3.38 ERA (25er, 66.2ip) and ten saves...Began season as the Pirates closer and converted each of his first seven save opportunities...later lost the closer job after he suffered blown saves on back-to-back days in Baltimore on June 6-7...Was traded to Los Angeles-NL on July 31 in exchange for RHP Angel German and IF O'Neil Cruz...In 24 appearances for Los Angeles-NL, he went 2-1 with a 2.70 ERA (6er, 19.0ip) and held batters to a .208 average. Giants relievers have led the majors with a 2.26 ERA over the past five weeks through Thursday. Spent third straight full season in the Majors and established career highs in appearances, wins, innings pitched and strikeouts...Was selected to his first National League All-Star Team; threw one pitch in the All-Star Game and retired Jose Abreau on a flyout to left field...Led all National League left-handed relief pitchers in ERA (1.63)...Shared Major League lead for most games by a left-handed relief pitcher (also Milwaukee's Will Smith)...His 10 wins were the most by a Pittsburgh relief pitcher since Jeff Robinson went 11-5 in 1988...Went 5-0 with a 0.91 ERA (39.2ip/4er) in 40 games at PNC Park; was unscored upon in his last 15 home games (14.1ip), dating back to 8/6...His 78 appearances tied Scott Sauerbeck's club record (2002) for a left-handed reliever...Posted a 0.95 ERA (28.1ip/5r/3er) in 27 day games...Held left-handed batters to a .179 (14-for-78) average...Was a member of Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for the third straight season...Picked up wins in back-to-back outings on 4/6 vs. St. Louis and 4/8 at Chicago (NL)...Won his third game on 5/6 vs. San Francisco...Won his fourth decision without a loss on 5/14 at Milwaukee...Pitched 21.2 consecutive scoreless innings over 21 appearances from 4/24 thru 6/12; the longest such streak by a Pittsburgh pitcher since Charlie Morton tossed 24.0 in 2011...Singled off Carlos Torres for first Major League hit on 5/26 at New York (NL); also picked up his fifth win of the season on 5/26...Had a 3-0 record and did not allow a run in 13 games (13.2ip/17so) during the month of May...Did not surrender a hit in nine games between 5/26 and 6/12 (8.2ip)...Suffered a blown save on 6/15 at Miami; entered game with 2-0 score in the eighth inning and gave up two unearned runs...Surrendered five hits and three runs after two outs and suffered a blown save and a loss on 7/11 at Cincinnati...Served up game-tying home run to Adam LaRoche on 8/16 at Washington - the first home run allowed to a left-handed batter in a regular season game since 6/13/12 (Chris Davis)...Notched 10th victory on 8/29 vs. Cincinnati...Made 18 straight appearances (18.1ip) without being charged with a run from 8/20 thru 9/27...Picked up his third career save in 1-0 win vs. Milwaukee on 9/21...Recorded second save in his next outing on 9/23 at Atlanta as the Pirates clinched a postseason berth...Suffered loss in final regular season appearance on 9/28 at Cincinnati (0.1ip/2er)...Went 1-for-3 as a batter...Was named the winner of the "Steve Blass Award" as voted upon by the local chapter of the BBWAA; created in 2012, the award goes to the top pitcher on the team...Was on the postseason roster, but did not pitch in the Wild Card Game vs. San Francisco on 10/1. Watson and his reps were forced to get creative when his market didn’t quite develop as hoped last winter. Watson’s 66-frame 2018 showing allowed him to boost his 2019 salary to $6.5MM. May 5, 2009 : Tony Watson roster status changed by Altoona Curve. Saw Dr. Scott Hansen, the Giants' hand specialist, onSeptember 9 and an MRI revealed a small fracture in his left wrist...suffered the injury when he made a diving tag on the Cardinals' Kolten Wong on a bunt attempt in St. Louis on September 4, a play that saved the Giants' 9-8 victory.... Was transferred to the 60-day IL on September 15. May 5, 2009: Tony Watson assigned to Altoona Curve from State College Spikes. “These guys are studs,” he said before Friday’s doubleheader. As the ranking member, he turned a bullpen full of rookies, journeymen and former starters into one of sport’s best. On the incentive side, the contract was known to have included $2.5MM in games-finished bonuses. Matched his career-high (seventh time) with four runs allowed on August 9 vs. Philadelphia... faced five Phillies batters and did not record an out, allowing three hits and two walks. He can add to that with incentive pay this year: $500K apiece upon reaching his 25th, 30th, 35th, 40th, 45th, and 50th games pitched. Married (Cassie)...they have one daughter, Wynn (December 26, 2014) and one son, Theodore (May 25, 2016). Pomeranz had not allowed a run, Watson just one. 2013 SEASON: Spent second straight full season in the Major Leagues and ranked sixth among N.L.

Pittsburgh Pirates placed LHP Tony Watson on the paternity list. Southpaw Tony Watson should also draw interest, although as MLBTR detailed earlier this season, his contract isn’t nearly as affordable as some might …
Tony Watson roster status changed by Altoona Curve. “This is an opportunity he has been pushing for, asking for, and he’s very excited to get.”, “He wants the ball in the biggest moments. 220. Produced a 0.64 ERA (42.0ip/3er) in 43 games at PNC Park; was scored upon in just three outings...Was a member of Pittsburgh's Opening Day roster for the fourth straight season...Surrendered a threerun homer to Todd Frazier in the eighth inning on Opening Day and suffered a 5-2 loss...Was scored upon just once in his next 25 games (27.0ip/1er - 0.33 ERA) thru 5/30...Threw 30 pitches while recording his fifth career save (third career 2.0-inning save) on 4/22 vs. Chicago (NL)...Picked up first win on 4/25 at Arizona...Made 17 straight scoreless appearances (19.0ip) from 4/22 thru 5/30...Struck out three consecutive pinch hitters on 5/30 at San Diego - the first Pittsburgh pitcher since Goose Gossage on 6/22/77 vs. San Diego to whiff three straight pinch hitters...Appeared in 300th career game on 7/20 at Kansas City - just the sixth lefthander in club history to make at least 300 appearances... Was scored upon just once in his last 30 appearances (29.2ip/2er - 0.61 ERA), dating back to 7/31.

The contract softened the luxury-tax hit for the club with a lower-than-anticipated annual guarantee, but also came with upside for the player.
“They know how to pitch. Was one of the Giants' top relievers, posting a 4-6 record with a 2.59 ERA (19er, 66.0ip) in 72 games...His 32 holds were tied for third in the Majors, while his 72 games were tied for the 12th-most in the NL...Had his 19-inning scoreless streak snapped July 11 vs. Chicago-NL after allowing a solo homer to Javier Báez... it also marked his first run allowed at home in 2018, snapping his home scoreless streak at 20.2 innings, which had been the second-longest home scoreless streak by a Giants reliever (Felix Rodriguez, 21.0ip in 2001-02)...Went 2-2 with a 1.50 ERA (7er, 42.0ip) and a 0.90 WHIP over his first 42 games with SF, compared to a 2-4 record with a 4.50 ERA (12er, 24.0ip) and a 1.25 WHIP over his final 30 games...His six losses were tied for the third-most among relievers in the National League...In 32 games against the NL West he posted a 1.16 ERA (4er, 31.0ip) and a .202 opponents average...Posted a 1.36 ERA (5er, 33.0ip) at home, compared to a 3.82 ERA (14er, 33.0ip) on the road...Is the only reliever in the Majors to pitch in at least 70 games each of the past four seasons (2015-present). That enabled him to carry a shiny 2.59 ERA over 66 frames and represented a reversal of some worrying peripheral trends from the prior two seasons. Pittsburgh Pirates activated LHP Tony Watson from the paternity list. He also hasn’t handed out a walk and has permitted just one earned run. Watson’s 0.53 ERA through Thursday ranked second only to San Diego left-hander Drew Pomeranz among National League pitchers who tossed at least 15 innings. Even if he moves on, many of the relievers who studied under Watson will be part of this bullpen in 2021 and beyond, a future that Watson sees as bright. In 2019, he was 2-2 with a 4.17 ERA, as in 60 games he pitched 54 innings. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu). Tony Watson assigned to Altoona Curve from State College Spikes.

Posted by. 2015 POSTSEASON: Tossed a scoreless seventh inning in the Wild Card Game vs. Chicago on 10/7.

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