|Current Team:||San Francisco Giants|
|Birth Day:||May 30, 1985|
|Birth Place:||Sioux City, United States|
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He played high school baseball at Dallas Center Grimes High School in Grimes, Iowa.
Tony Watson plays for the team San Francisco Giants
|#1||Tony Watson||35||N/A||N/A||United States|
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|#3||Hunter Pence||37||$45 Million||$10 Million||United States|
|#4||Evan Longoria||35||$30 Million||$11.5 Million||United States|
|#5||Buster Posey||33||$45 Million||$22 Million||United States|
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Watson attended Dallas Center Grimes High School in Grimes, Iowa. In 2003, his senior year, Watson threw three no-hitters and had a 0.10 earned run average (ERA). He won the Bob Feller Award as the top high school pitcher in Iowa.
The Florida Marlins selected him in the 23rd round of the 2003 Major League Baseball draft, but he chose to attend the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, where he played college baseball for the Nebraska Cornhuskers. In 2005, he had a 6–1 win-loss record and a 2.82 ERA in 23 games (five starts) and in 2006 he went 10–2 with a 2.78 ERA in 17 games (15 starts). Watson was drafted in the 17th round of the 2006 Major League Baseball draft by the Baltimore Orioles, but chose not to sign. After the 2006 season, he played collegiate summer baseball with the Harwich Mariners of the Cape Cod Baseball League. In 2007, he went 6–4 with a 4.09 ERA in 15 starts.
Watson was drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the ninth round of the 2007 Major League Baseball draft, and signed for an $85,000 signing bonus. He split 2007 between the State College Spikes and Hickory Crawdads, going a combined 7–2 with a 2.79 ERA in 13 starts. In 2008, he went 8–12 with a 3.56 ERA in 28 starts for the Lynchburg Hillcats and in 2009 he went 0–3 with an 8.22 ERA in five starts for the Altoona Curve. He went 6–4 with a 2.67 ERA in 34 games (nine starts) with the Curve in 2010.
On June 7, 2011, Watson was called up to the majors for the first time. José Ascanio was designated for assignment to make room for Watson on the Pirates' 25-man roster. Watson made his major league debut on June 8, 2011, striking out both batters he faced, Chris Young and Juan Miranda of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Watson went 2–2 with a 3.95 ERA in 43 games in 2011.
In 2012, Watson went 5–2 with a 3.38 ERA in 68 games. In 2013, Watson went 3–1 with a 2.39 ERA in 67 games with two saves. In 2014, Watson went 10–2 with a career-best 1.63 ERA in 78 games with two saves. On May 26, 2014, Watson got his first career big league hit, a single off of Carlos Torres of the New York Mets. During the 2014 season, Watson earned his first MLB All Star Game selection. He retired the only batter he faced during the game. Watson ended the 2014 season with a 10-2 record and a 1.63 ERA in 78 games.
In 2015, Watson went 4–1 with a 1.91 ERA in 77 games with one save and a major-league-leading 41 holds. At the 2016 trade deadline, the Pirates traded Mark Melancon to the Nationals, Watson moved then from a setup role to the closer role. At the end of the season, Watson finished with 15 saves in 70 games.
On July 31, 2017, the Pirates traded Watson to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor leaguers Angel German and Oneil Cruz. In 24 appearances for the Dodgers he was 2–1 with a 2.70 ERA. In the post-season, he pitched in all three rounds of the playoffs, and was the winning pitcher in two games of the 2017 World Series.
On February 19, 2018, Watson signed a two-year contract with the San Francisco Giants that included a player option for a third year. In 2018 he was 4-6 with a 2.59 ERA, as in 72 games he pitched 66 innings and struck out 72 batters.
In 2019, he was 2-2 with a 4.17 ERA, as in 60 games he pitched 54 innings.
Currently, Tony Watson is 37 years, 2 months and 16 days old. Tony Watson will celebrate 38th birthday on a Tuesday 30th of May 2023.
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