Nolan Watson
San Francisco Giants (ML)
Nolan Watson
Birthdate:
Jan. 25, 1998 (27 y, 9 m, 20 d)
Born In:
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Nationality:
American
Position:
P
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Height/Weight:
6'2"/218
Entry:
2016 Draft - Round: 1, Overall: 29, Team: San Francisco Giants
Contract:
$8.44M / 1 year
ML Service Time:
5 years, 128 days

2025 Season Pitching Summary

Team G GS IP W-L SV SD MD BB K ERA FIP FIP- xFIP WAR
SF - MLB
13 12 73.2 5-2 0 0 0 35 51 3.054 3.536 92 4.019 1.20
SAC - PCL
2 2 15.1 1-1 0 0 0 5 9 2.348 3.743 84 4.284 0.35

2025 Season Batting Summary

Team G AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS wOBA BABIP wRC+ WAR ZR
SF - MLB
12 16 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0.063 0.118 0.180 0.094 0.111 -64 -0.58 -2.05

2025 Season Fielding Summary

Team Pos G IP PO A E Fld % Eff ZR
SF - MLB
P 13 73.2 2 11 0 1.0000 0.8648 -2.046
SAC - PCL
P 2 15.1 0 1 0 1.0000 1.0472 -0.302
Current Status
MLB Service Time 5 years, 128 days
40-man Service Time 7 years, 0 days
Time as Pro 9 years
Roster Status Active Roster
Injury Status None
ML DL Days (season) 103 days
Options Used - This Year 2 - No
Personality
Leadership Very High
Loyalty Low
Desire for Win Normal
Greed Very Low
Intelligence Normal
Work Ethic High
Popularity
National Well Known
Local Very Popular
Current Contract
2025 $8.44M ($0 left)
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Contract Extension
2026 $15.67M
2027 $15.67M
2028 $15.67M
2029 $15.67M
2030 $15.67M / T$4M
Additional Info
No-Trade No
IP / PA bonusNone
Pitcher of Year Bonus$1M
All-Star Bonus$180k
Batting Con Gap Pow Eye K's
Current 6 8 1 13 5
vs R 6 8 1 13 5
vs L 6 8 1 14 5
Potential 6 8 1 14 5
Fielding C IF OF
Range 1 2
Error 6 5
Arm 1 14 5
Turn DP 3
C Ability 1
Position
Pitcher 1
Run/Bunt
Speed 1
Stealing 1
Running 6
Sac Bunt 7
Bunt for Hit 1
Pitching Stuff Movement Control
Current 18 13 16
vs R 19 14 16
vs L 17 12 16
Potential 18 13 16
Pitch Ratings Cur Pot
Fastball 18 18
Sinker 15 15
Slider 16 16
Changeup 17 17
Other Pitching
Velocity 97-99 mph
GB % 56%
Stamina 18
Hold 7
OSA Rating History
Ratings Changes
2025-10-07
Outfield Arm decreased from 6 to 5
2025-09-29
Outfield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Weight increased from 217 to 218
2025-08-11
GB% decreased from 57% to 56%
2025-05-12
Weight increased from 216 to 217
2025-04-28
Weight increased from 215 to 216
2025-04-05
Weight increased from 214 to 215
2025-02-08
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
P defense decreased from 7 to 1
Movement Potential decreased from 15 to 13
Movement decreased from 15 to 13
Movement vs R decreased from 15 to 14
Movement vs L decreased from 14 to 12
GB% decreased from 58% to 57%
Stamina decreased from 19 to 18
Sinker Pot decreased from 16 to 15
Sinker decreased from 16 to 15
Weight increased from 212 to 214
2024-10-07
Weight increased from 211 to 212
2024-09-09
Stamina increased from 18 to 19
2024-08-05
Contact vs R increased from 5 to 6
2024-07-08
Sac Bunt increased from 6 to 7
2024-06-24
Movement Potential increased from 14 to 15
Movement increased from 14 to 15
GB% increased from 57% to 58%
2024-05-20
Weight decreased from 212 to 211
2024-04-29
Sac Bunt decreased from 7 to 6
2024-04-22
Movement Potential decreased from 15 to 14
Movement decreased from 15 to 14
GB% decreased from 58% to 57%
Weight increased from 211 to 212
2024-04-15
Hold increased from 6 to 7
Weight decreased from 212 to 211
2024-04-07
Movement vs R decreased from 16 to 15
GB% decreased from 60% to 58%
2024-02-25
Outfield Range decreased from 4 to 3
Weight increased from 211 to 212
2024-02-03
Weight increased from 210 to 211
2023-11-20
Weight decreased from 211 to 210
2023-11-13
Local Popularity decreased from Extremely Popular to Very Popular
National Popularity decreased from Popular to Well Known
2023-11-09
Sac Bunt increased from 6 to 7
Speed increased from 1 to 2
Weight increased from 210 to 211
2023-07-17
Speed decreased from 2 to 1
Outfield Error decreased from 6 to 5
GB% decreased from 61% to 60%
2023-05-29
Contact Potential increased from 5 to 6
Contact increased from 5 to 6
Avoid Ks Potential increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 4 to 5
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 4 to 5
Sac Bunt decreased from 7 to 6
Weight increased from 209 to 210
2023-02-26
Speed decreased from 3 to 2
Infield Range decreased from 2 to 1
Outfield Range decreased from 5 to 4
P defense decreased from 8 to 7
Stamina increased from 17 to 18
Weight increased from 206 to 209
National Popularity increased from Well Known to Popular
2022-07-31
Contact vs L increased from 5 to 6
Stamina decreased from 18 to 17
Weight increased from 205 to 206
2022-05-29
Eye increased from 10 to 13
Eye vs R increased from 10 to 13
Eye vs L increased from 11 to 14
Avoid Ks increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs R increased from 3 to 4
Avoid Ks vs L increased from 3 to 4
Speed decreased from 4 to 3
Baserunning increased from 5 to 6
Infield Range decreased from 3 to 2
Outfield Arm decreased from 7 to 6
P defense decreased from 10 to 8
Control Potential increased from 15 to 16
Control increased from 15 to 16
Control vs R increased from 15 to 16
Control vs L increased from 15 to 16
GB% increased from 60% to 61%
Stamina increased from 17 to 18
Hold increased from 5 to 6
Weight increased from 202 to 205
Local Popularity increased from Popular to Extremely Popular
National Popularity increased from Fair to Well Known
2021-04-10
Baserunning decreased from 6 to 5
Stuff Potential increased from 17 to 18
Stuff increased from 17 to 18
Stuff vs R increased from 18 to 19
Stuff vs L increased from 16 to 17
Fastball Pot increased from 17 to 18
Fastball increased from 17 to 18
Slider Pot increased from 15 to 16
Slider increased from 15 to 16
Changeup Pot increased from 16 to 17
Changeup increased from 16 to 17
Weight increased from 201 to 202

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
SF - MLB
2025 27 12 13 73.2 5-2 0 51 35 16.40% 11.25% 1.93% 81.69% 55.10% 0.322 3.054 3.536 92 4.019 -0.48 1.20
SF - MLB
2024 26 32 32 221.2 16-10 0 185 63 20.07% 6.83% 2.28% 77.64% 52.36% 0.309 3.329 3.571 88 3.867 -0.24 4.29
SF - MLB
2023 25 25 25 174.0 11-5 0 175 46 25.22% 6.63% 2.02% 80.74% 56.25% 0.285 2.535 3.074 76 3.336 -0.54 4.49
SF - MLB
2022 24 34 34 227.2 14-10 0 238 50 25.59% 5.38% 2.37% 76.12% 54.39% 0.308 3.123 3.045 79 3.092 0.08 5.66
SF - MLB
2021 23 33 33 226.0 15-12 0 199 51 21.19% 5.43% 1.28% 72.40% 54.32% 0.321 3.266 2.909 75 3.590 0.36 6.20
SF - MLB
2020 22 17 17 97.2 1-15 0 77 41 17.30% 9.21% 3.82% 64.54% 58.46% 0.366 6.727 5.146 134 4.125 1.58 -0.17
SF - MLB
2019 21 5 5 36.0 3-1 0 34 14 23.45% 9.66% 2.07% 90.69% 49.23% 0.297 1.750 3.773 99 3.978 -2.02 0.54
Total - MLB
MLB
158 159 1056.2 65-55 0 959 300 21.87% 6.84% 2.17% 75.84% 54.50% 0.314 3.381 3.384 86 3.591 -0.00 22.20

Career Minor League Stats

Team Year Age GS G IP W-L SV K BB K% BB% HR% LOB% GB% BABIP ERA FIP FIP- xFIP E-F WAR
SAC - PCL
2025 27 2 2 15.1 1-1 0 9 5 14.29% 7.94% 1.59% 85.23% 57.14% 0.271 2.348 3.743 84 4.284 -1.40 0.35
San Jose - CAL
SJO - CAL
2018 20 30 30 193.1 10-11 0 213 73 27.27% 9.35% 0.90% 70.77% 63.02% 0.297 3.259 3.071 75 3.250 0.19 5.07
Augusta - SAL
AUG - SAL
2017 19 24 24 141.1 8-8 0 167 59 27.83% 9.83% 1.17% 69.75% 62.29% 0.324 3.948 3.660 84 3.641 0.29 3.01
Total - AAA
AAA
2 2 15.1 1-1 0 9 5 14.29% 7.94% 1.59% 85.23% 57.14% 0.271 2.348 3.743 84 4.284 -1.40 0.35
Total - A
A
54 54 334.2 18-19 0 380 132 27.52% 9.56% 1.01% 70.31% 62.72% 0.308 3.550 3.319 79 3.415 0.23 8.08

Career Major League Stats

Team Year Age G PA AB H 2B 3B HR RBI R BB K SB CS AVG OBP OPS BABIP wOBA wRC+ WAR
SF - MLB
2025 27 12 21 16 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 7 0 0 0.063 0.118 0.180 0.1111 0.094 -64 -0.58
SF - MLB
2024 26 28 78 62 11 2 0 0 6 9 7 20 0 0 0.177 0.254 0.463 0.2500 0.218 28 -0.90
SF - MLB
2023 25 23 61 55 11 2 0 0 6 2 3 18 0 0 0.200 0.237 0.474 0.2895 0.215 26 -0.59
SF - MLB
2022 24 31 79 61 6 0 0 0 4 2 9 18 0 0 0.098 0.225 0.324 0.1395 0.174 -3 -0.82
SF - MLB
2021 23 29 79 69 7 1 0 0 6 6 6 22 0 0 0.101 0.169 0.285 0.1429 0.140 -25 -0.99
SF - MLB
2020 22 16 27 21 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0.048 0.048 0.095 0.0667 0.043 -95 -0.45
SF - MLB
2019 21 4 11 9 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 4 0 0 0.111 0.200 0.311 0.2000 0.159 -14 -0.13
Total - MLB
MLB
143 356 293 38 5 0 0 25 20 26 95 0 0 0.130 0.203 0.349 0.1872 0.170 -7 -4.45

Career Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
SF - MLB
2025 P 13 73.2 2 11 0 1.000 1.588 0.865 -2.05
SF - MLB
2024 P 32 221.2 16 17 3 0.917 1.340 0.912 -4.08
SF - MLB
2023 P 25 174.0 17 21 1 0.974 1.966 0.969 -2.40
SF - MLB
2022 P 34 227.2 13 24 1 0.974 1.463 1.110 -0.63
SF - MLB
2022 SS 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0.00
SF - MLB
2021 P 33 226.0 13 34 2 0.959 1.872 1.038 -1.22
SF - MLB
2020 P 17 97.2 7 21 1 0.966 2.580 1.111 0.73
SF - MLB
2019 P 5 36.0 1 5 0 1.000 1.500 0.991 -0.17
Total P 159 1056.2 69 133 8 -9.81
Total SS 1 2.0 0 0 0 0.00

Career Minor League Fielding Stats

Team Year Pos G IP PO A E Fld % RF Eff ZR
SAC - PCL
2025 P 2 15.1 0 1 0 1.000 0.587 1.047 -0.30
Total P 2 15.1 0 1 0 -0.30

TheShow Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
Oct. 19, 2025
Oct 19
ARI 2 - 5 6.0 8 5 5 1 3 2 0 0 8 6 27 97 35 -0.37
Oct. 13, 2025
Oct 13
ARI 2 - 1 4.0 2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 1 8 13 48 62 0.19
Oct. 1, 2025
Oct 1
@ARI 3 - 4 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 17 - 0.02
July 29, 2025
Jul 29
PIT 4 - 1 7.0 5 0 0 0 3 7 1 0 6 6 28 102 73 0.37
July 24, 2025
Jul 24
SD 4 - 3 7.0 7 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 6 7 26 101 64 0.10
July 19, 2025
Jul 19
@SD 1 - 5 6.0 9 5 5 1 6 6 2 0 5 6 32 106 31 -0.26
July 13, 2025
Jul 13
MIA 4 - 3 8.0 10 3 3 1 6 3 3 0 10 8 37 116 44 0.08
July 8, 2025
Jul 8
@DET 5 - 1 7.0 5 1 1 0 1 5 0 0 10 4 25 105 72 0.32
July 1, 2025
Jul 1
COL 4 - 7 7.0 11 7 7 2 2 3 0 0 12 3 32 104 26 -0.24
June 26, 2025
Jun 26
@ATL 3 - 7 6.0 6 2 2 0 3 3 0 0 5 8 25 90 55 0.07
June 13, 2025
Jun 13
MIN 4 - 3 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 3 44 0.02
June 4, 2025
Jun 4
WAS 4 - 5 3.2 1 0 0 0 3 6 1 0 0 5 15 59 60 0.11
May 30, 2025
May 30
ATL 2 - 1 7.1 5 1 1 0 5 6 0 0 8 6 30 110 67 0.30
May 25, 2025
May 25
@STL 8 - 5 6.0 6 2 2 1 1 5 0 0 8 4 24 108 55 0.07
May 19, 2025
May 19
LAN 5 - 4 7.0 9 4 4 1 3 3 1 0 9 7 31 105 43 -0.36

Pacific Coast League Pitching Log

Date Opp Score GS IP H R ER HR BB K IBB HBP GB FB BF PI GSC WPA ERA FIP
May 13, 2025
May 13
OMA 1 - 4 7.0 7 3 3 1 3 5 0 0 9 7 31 122 52 -0.04
May 8, 2025
May 8
@EP 8 - 1 8.1 7 1 1 0 2 4 0 0 11 8 32 128 73 0.24

TheShow Hitting Log

Date Opp Score AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB HBP SF SB CS WPA Avg OBP OPS
Oct. 19, 2025
Oct 19
ARI 2 - 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.05
Oct. 13, 2025
Oct 13
ARI 2 - 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.02
Oct. 1, 2025
Oct 1
@ARI 3 - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
July 29, 2025
Jul 29
PIT 4 - 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 -0.03
July 24, 2025
Jul 24
SD 4 - 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.09
July 19, 2025
Jul 19
@SD 1 - 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.04
July 13, 2025
Jul 13
MIA 4 - 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.09
July 1, 2025
Jul 1
COL 4 - 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.05
June 26, 2025
Jun 26
@ATL 3 - 7 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0.04
June 13, 2025
Jun 13
MIN 4 - 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00
June 4, 2025
Jun 4
WAS 4 - 5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.01
May 30, 2025
May 30
ATL 2 - 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 -0.10
May 25, 2025
May 25
@STL 8 - 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -0.03
May 19, 2025
May 19
LAN 5 - 4 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.07
Player Awards
Award Year / Date Team
Pitcher of the Year 2020 Sacramento (PCL)
All-Star 2018 San Jose (CAL)
League Champ 2023 San Francisco (MLB)
Championship Series MVP 2020 Sacramento (PCL)
Championship Series MVP 2021 San Francisco (MLB)
Pitcher of the Month Sep 2024 San Francisco (MLB)
May 2023 San Francisco (MLB)
Aug 2021 San Francisco (MLB)
Jun 2020 Sacramento (PCL)
Sep 2019 Sacramento (PCL)
Hall of Fame Metrics
Metric Score
Black Ink0
Grey Ink38
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Leaderboard Appearances
Year GS Rank
2021 33 10
2022 34 8
Year W Rank
2021 15 8
2024 16 6
Year L Rank
2020 15 6
Year IP Rank
2021 226.0 6
2022 227.2 4
2024 221.2 4
Year BF Rank
2021 939 6
2022 930 6
2024 922 3
Year K Rank
2022 238 8
Year ERA Rank
2023 2.535 6
Year WHIP Rank
2023 1.081 9
Year H/9 Rank
2023 7.345 10
Year BB/9 Rank
2022 1.977 10
Year CG Rank
2021 3 9
2023 5 6
2024 5 3
Year SHO Rank
2022 2 2
2023 3 2
2024 1 4
Year Hits Rank
2021 225 6
2024 218 4
Year Hits (Low) Rank
2023 142 2
Year HR (Low) Rank
2021 12 7
2023 14 7
Year WAR Rank
2021 6.2 5
2022 5.7 7
Year L (Low) Rank
2023 5 4