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David Robertson

32-Year-Old Pitcher – Chicago White Sox

2017 Stats

W-L

1-0

ERA

2.79

WHIP

1.03

K

15

SV

5

2017 Preseason Projections

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2017 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Robertson earned the nickname "Houdini" early in his career for his ability to create bad situations, then escape them by stranding runners. After all, we're talking about a reliever who has stranded ...

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2017 ADP:  121.84

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 195   DOB: 4/9/1985   BORN: Birmingham, AL   COLLEGE: Alabama   DRAFTED: 17th Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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David Robertson Contract Information:

Signed a four-year deal with White Sox worth at least $40 million in December of 2014.

April 29, 2017  –  David Robertson News

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Robertson (1-0) blew the save after allowing two runs on three hits and one walk while striking out two across two innings, but he still earned a victory Saturday against the Tigers.

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David Robertson Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2007 22 A CHA 24 0 0 47.0 25 4 0 67 15 5 2 3 0.77 0.85
2007 22 A TAM 18 0 0 33.3 18 4 0 37 15 3 1 1 1.08 0.99
2007 22 AA TRE 2 0 0 4.0 2 1 0 9 2 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
2008 23 AA TRE 9 0 0 18.7 8 2 0 26 6 0 0 2 0.96 0.75
2008 23 AAA SCR 21 0 0 35.0 20 8 1 51 17 4 0 1 2.06 1.06
2008 23 MAJ NYY 25 0 0 30.3 29 18 3 36 15 4 0 0 5.34 1.45
2009 24 AAA SCR 8 0 0 14.7 10 3 0 25 6 0 3 2 1.84 1.09
2009 24 MAJ NYY 45 0 0 43.7 36 16 4 63 23 2 1 1 3.30 1.35
2010 25 MAJ NYY 64 0 0 61.3 59 26 5 71 33 4 5 1 2 14 3.82 1.50
2011 26 MAJ NYY 70 0 0 66.7 40 8 1 100 35 4 0 1 3 34 1.08 1.13
2012 27 AAA SCR 2 1 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2012 27 MAJ NYY 65 0 0 60.7 52 18 5 81 19 2 7 2 3 30 2.67 1.17
2013 28 MAJ NYY 70 0 0 66.3 51 15 5 77 18 5 1 3 2 33 2.04 1.04
2014 29 MAJ NYY 63 0 0 64.3 45 22 7 96 23 4 5 39 5 0 3.08 1.06
2015 30 MAJ CWS 60 0 0 63.3 46 24 7 86 13 6 5 34 7 0 3.41 0.93
2016 31 MAJ CWS 62 0 0 62.3 53 24 6 75 32 5 3 37 7 0 3.47 1.36
2017 32 MAJ CWS 9 0 0 9.7 6 3 1 15 4 1 0 5 1 0 2.79 1.03
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3-Year Averages     61 0 0 63.3 48 23 6 85 22 5 4 36 6 0 3.27 1.11
Career  (View All)     533 0 0 528.7 417 174 44 700 215 37 27 123 2.96 1.20

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David Robertson Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 29 @Det 2.0 3 2 2 1 1 2 0 0 0 W 0 1 0 2.79 1.03
Apr. 26 KC 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 1.17 0.78
Apr. 23 Cle 1.0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 - 0 0 0 1.35 0.75
Apr. 18 @NYY 0.7 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.53
Apr. 16 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.20
Apr. 14 @Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.25
Apr. 12 @Cle 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 1 0 0 0.00 0.33
Apr. 11 @Cle 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.50
Apr. 9 Min 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 - 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 14 Games (Team)
6 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
6.7 5 3 3 1 4 9 0 1 0 1-0 4 1 0 4.05 1.35
Last 30 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
9.7 6 3 3 1 4 15 0 1 0 1-0 5 1 0 2.79 1.03
Last 60 Games (Team)
9 Games Pitched:  Avg. 1.1 IP/G
9.7 6 3 3 1 4 15 0 1 0 1-0 5 1 0 2.79 1.03

David Robertson Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201722834101.211
2016131411025304.212
201510736917101.175

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201717712100.125
2016136342228802.252
201514350429436.210

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20173.00014103.001.00
201630.04020381242.101.23
201541.7541861632.810.77

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20176.710411312.701.05
201632.31317372024.731.48
201521.7111625744.571.25
David Robertson Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2007 22 A CHA 24 0 47.0 12.83 2.87 4.47 0.00 90% 0.77 1.31 .276
2007 22 A TAM 18 0 33.3 9.99 4.05 2.47 0.00 87.9% 1.08 2.33 .240
2007 22 AA TRE 2 0 4.0 20.25 4.50 4.50 0.00 75% 2.25 0.20 .467
2008 23 AA TRE 9 0 18.7 12.54 2.89 4.33 0.00 85.7% 0.96 1.54 .231
2008 23 AAA SCR 21 0 35.0 13.11 4.37 3.00 0.26 80.6% 2.06 2.20 .285
2008 23 MAJ NYY 25 0 30.3 10.68 4.45 2.40 0.89 0.68 63.4% 90.8 MPH 5.34 3.65 .344
2009 24 AAA SCR 8 0 14.7 15.34 3.68 4.17 0.00 81.3% 1.84 1.02 .379
2009 24 MAJ NYY 45 0 43.7 12.98 4.74 2.74 0.82 0.87 78.2% 91.7 MPH 3.30 3.14 .347
2010 25 MAJ NYY 64 0 61.3 10.42 4.84 2.15 0.73 1.17 75.9% 91.9 MPH 3.82 3.71 .346
2011 26 MAJ NYY 70 0 66.7 13.50 4.73 2.86 0.14 1.40 90.5% 93.1 MPH 1.08 2.01 .307
2012 27 AAA SCR 2 1 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2012 27 MAJ NYY 65 0 60.7 12.02 2.82 4.26 0.74 1.23 80.3% 92.2 MPH 2.67 2.59 .343
2013 28 MAJ NYY 70 0 66.3 10.45 2.44 4.28 0.68 1.71 84.4% 91.7 MPH 2.04 2.76 .295
2014 29 MAJ NYY 63 0 64.3 13.43 3.22 4.17 0.98 1.41 75.4% 91.8 MPH 3.08 2.75 .308
2015 30 MAJ CWS 60 0 63.3 12.22 1.85 6.62 0.99 1.15 67.3% 92.2 MPH 3.41 2.58 .296
2016 31 MAJ CWS 62 0 62.3 10.83 4.62 2.34 0.87 1.15 77.2% 91.8 MPH 3.47 3.63 .318
2017 32 MAJ CWS 9 0 9.7 13.97 3.72 3.75 0.93 0.89 77.8% 91.7 MPH 2.79 2.68 .290
Today's Projections     0 0 .4 10.11 3.75 2.70 1.11 73.3% 3.67 0.60 .278
Next 7 Days     0 0 3.1 10.04 3.53 2.84 1.19 71.8% 3.82 3.86 .274
Rest Of Season     0 0 54.5 9.77 3.96 2.47 1.12 71.5% 3.91 3.96 .272
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3-Year Averages     61 0 63.3 12.08 3.13 3.86 0.85 73.4% 3.27 2.79 .310
Career     533 0 528.7 11.92 3.66 3.26 0.75 77.9% 2.96 2.89 .320

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David Robertson Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 P 63.3 -1 1 -1 0 42 -1 0 0
2016 P 62.3 -1 5 -1 0 30 0 0 0
2017 P 9.7 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 P 0 0 0 0 -1 0 -1
2016 P -1 1 0 0 0 0 0
2017 P 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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2017 Stat Review for David Robertson    As compared to the top 100 relief pitchers in 2016 (min 55 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.75 K/BB
GOOD
13.97 K/9
ELITE
3.72 BB/9
WEAK
91.7 MPH Fastball
WEAK
0.9 HR/9
WEAK
0.89 GB/FB Ratio
BALANCED
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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2.79 ERA
GOOD
1.03 WHIP
GOOD
2.68 FIP
GREAT
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

Explain This

.290 BABIP
AVERAGE
77.8% Strand Rate
AVERAGE

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David Robertson: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Robertson finished off the Royals, allowing one hit and striking out one to pick up his fifth save of the season in Wednesday's 5-2 win.

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Robertson walked two batters and struck out one over two-thirds of an inning to pick up his fourth save of the season in Tuesday's 4-1 win over the Yankees.

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Robertson struck out two men over one inning to earn his third save in Sunday's 3-1 win over Minnesota.

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Robertson struck out two in a perfect inning to earn his second save of the season in Friday's 2-1 win over the Twins.

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Robertson pitched a perfect ninth with two strikeouts in Wednesday's 2-1 win over Cleveland.

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Robertson struck out two batters over a scoreless inning in a non-save situation in Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Royals.

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Robertson threw a perfect inning of relief Sunday against the Giants.

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Robertson has returned to the White Sox's training camp from the World Baseball Classic and is uncertain when he'll next pitch for Chicago, Dan Hayes of CSN Chicago reports.

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Robertson (knee) threw a scoreless inning during Sunday's game against the Rockies.

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Robertson (knee) has been the subject of trade talks between the White Sox and Nationals, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

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Robertson (knee) is on the provisional roster for Team USA as it prepares for the World Baseball Classic, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017

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2016

The White Sox signed Robertson to serve as their shutdown closer en route to a playoff run. The playoff run did not materialize, but Robertson remained one of the league’s best closers. He dropped his walk rate to 5.2 percent of batters faced while he continued to strike out more than a third of those he saw. His 3.41 ERA was inflated by a few late-season appearances that did not matter much one way or the other. His curve remains his best pitch, generating a lot of swing-and-miss, but his fastball and cutter are also above average. There should be some caution of skill deterioration and/or health flare-ups as he enters his age-31 season, but he enters the year with an unquestioned hold on the White Sox’s closer role.

2015

Replacing Mariano Rivera was supposed to be an impossible task and Robertson wasn't exactly a carbon copy of his predecessor, but he took the baton smoothly and had it not been for two disastrous outings, he would've put up a more Rivera-like season. He allowed eight runs (36% of his season total) in the two outings, totaling just an inning, which sent his ERA from 1.99 to the 3.08 mark we saw at season's end. He recaptured the super-elite strikeout rate from 2011 after two years of decline with another 37 percent rate. In the era of every other reliever popping triple digits on the gun, Robertson survives with a 91-93 mph cutter and a low-80s curveball. He only needed one season to establish himself as one of the best closers in baseball and with his ability to pump 95-100 strikeouts in a season, he should remain one of the top closers after signing a four-year, $40 contract with the White Sox.

2014

While the Yankees have been cautious about anointing Robertson the heir apparent to Mariano Rivera, Robertson's performance over the past several seasons certainly justify giving him the job. All of Robertson's peripheral statistics back up his more obvious high strikeout rate and low ERA; his BABIP against in 2013 was .293, and his 6.8% HR/FB was fairly consistent with his career norm. If the fact that the Yankees haven't guaranteed Robertson the closer job knocks a few dollars of his draft day value, jump in and enjoy the numbers of this potential top-10 closer provided that clear-cut veteran option is not obtained before spring training.

2013

Robertson appeared to be next in line to close when Mariano Rivera went down, but some relative struggles and a minor injury opened the door for Rafael Soriano, returning Robertson to his eighth-inning role. While he wasn't quite as dominant as he'd been in 2011, Robertson was still very good with a 12.0 K/9, and dramatically lowering his walk rate from 4.7 to 2.8 BB/9. Robertson has fantasy value even in his setup role, and he appears to be the fallback option behind Rivera as the closer-in-waiting.

2012

Robertson was one of the most valuable setup men in the game in 2011, cementing himself as the next in line should Mariano Rivera ever falter or retire. Robertson's numbers speak for themselves: he struck out an incredible 100 batters in 66.2 innings and his ERA was a sparkling 1.08. He can get himself into trouble with walks occasionally, averaging 4.73 BB/9IP, but Robertson's fantastic power stuff can often get him out of tough spots. Even if he doesn't close many games, Robertson can serve as a valuable staff filler because of the strikeouts (he struck out more hitters than starter Ivan Nova), and he's a particularly great pick if you want to insure an investment in Rivera.

2011

Robertson made his mark as a strikeout machine in 2009 and lived up to those expectations again in 2010, fanning 71 batters in 61.1 innings. Despite a few rough patches, he was one of manager Joe Girardi's favorite bullpen arms and will again be one of the Yankees' most-used relievers in 2011. Command is the biggest area of concern here; Robertson's walk rate has increased every year he's been in the majors.

2010

Robertson solidified his reputation as a young strikeout machine in 2009, fanning 63 in 43.2 innings, resulting in a 12.98 K/9IP ratio that ranked first among AL relievers who pitched more than 40 innings. If Phil Hughes moves into the rotation this season, Robertson should slide into a more vital bullpen role, possibly sharing setup duties with lefty Damaso Marte. After improving in nearly all facets from 2008 to 2009 (ERA, H/9IP, HR/9IP, K:BB), he certainly appears capable of handling such a promotion.

2009

Robertson continued his ascent through the minors in 2008 and eventually had two stints with the Yankees starting in late June. Big league hitters were able to make more contact against him than those at his minor league stops, but Robertson still posted a 10.68 K/9IP rate in 30.1 innings for the Yankees. Featuring a low-90s cutter, curveball and a slider, Robertson appears to have a very bright future in the Yankees bullpen. Despite being undersized at 5-foot-11, Robertson has a closer's stuff, even if he'll be confined to middle relief and eventually a set-up role in New York. There will be plenty of competition for spots during spring training, so he'll head back to Triple-A and be one of the first relievers brought up if he's unable to earn a roster spot during spring training.