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Brian Roberts

36-Year-Old Second Baseman – Free Agent

2014 Stats

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.237

HR

5

RBI

21

R

40

SB

7

2014 Preseason Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lingering concussion symptoms were the leading cause in Roberts logging just 115 games from 2010-2012. After a healthy spring training, a hamstring injury derailed him for a good chunk of the first ha...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 5' 9"   WT: 175   DOB: 10/9/1977   BORN: Durham, NC   COLLEGE: South Carolina      Show ContractHide Contract

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Released by the Yankees in August of 2014.

August 9, 2014  –  Brian Roberts News

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Brian Roberts Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 27 MAJ BAL 143 640 561 92 176 70 45 7 18 73 27 10 67 83 5 4 3 .314 .387 .515 .903
2006 28 AA BOW 2 7 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 .200 .429 .200 .629
2006 28 MAJ BAL 138 629 563 85 161 47 34 3 10 55 36 7 55 66 6 5 0 .286 .347 .410 .757
2007 29 MAJ BAL 156 716 621 103 180 59 42 5 12 57 50 7 89 99 2 4 0 .290 .377 .432 .808
2008 30 MAJ BAL 155 704 611 107 181 68 51 8 9 57 40 10 82 104 3 6 2 .296 .378 .450 .828
2009 31 MAJ BAL 159 717 632 110 179 73 56 1 16 79 30 7 74 112 1 8 2 .283 .356 .451 .807
2010 32 R GUL 5 17 15 1 8 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .533 .588 .600 1.188
2010 32 AA BOW 3 14 14 3 6 2 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 .429 .429 .571 1.000
2010 32 MAJ BAL 59 261 230 28 64 18 14 0 4 15 12 2 26 40 1 2 2 .278 .354 .391 .745
2011 33 MAJ BAL 39 178 163 18 36 11 7 1 3 19 6 1 12 21 2 1 0 .221 .273 .331 .604
2012 34 A DEL 2 6 5 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 .200 .333 .200 .533
2012 34 A ABE 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 .000 .200 .000 .200
2012 34 AA BOW 7 21 16 4 4 4 3 0 1 3 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 .250 .381 .625 1.006
2012 34 AAA NOR 5 23 21 2 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 .238 .304 .333 .637
2012 34 MAJ BAL 17 74 66 2 12 0 0 0 0 5 1 1 5 12 1 2 0 .182 .233 .182 .415
2013 35 AAA NOR 4 15 13 2 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 .231 .333 .308 .641
2013 35 MAJ BAL 77 296 265 33 66 21 12 1 8 39 3 1 26 44 1 4 0 .249 .312 .392 .704
2014 36 MAJ NYY 91 348 317 40 75 25 16 4 5 21 7 4 28 53 1 1 1 .237 .300 .360 .660
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3-Year Averages     44 181 164 17 38 9 6 0 3 21 3 1 14 25 1 2 0 .232 .289 .323 .612
Career  (View All)     1405 6,202 5,486 844 1,517 500 366 38 96 538 284 73 607 840 47 49 13 .277 .347 .410 .757

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Brian Roberts: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 91
2013 60 15
2012 17
2011 39
2010 59
2009 158

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Brian Roberts Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20147910193.253.342.671
2013102144151.284.441.768
2012121000.250.250.607

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014238304124.231.366.655
2013163194242.227.362.665
2012541051.167.167.370

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201414414134.215.278.556
2013125186221.240.424.733
2012472021.170.170.382

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014173264183.254.428.745
2013140152172.257.364.678
2012190030.211.211.496
Brian Roberts Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 27 MAJ BAL 640 561 10.5% 13% 0.81 85% .343 .201
2006 28 AA BOW 7 5 28.6% 0% 0.00 100% .200 .000
2006 28 MAJ BAL 629 563 8.7% 10.5% 0.83 88% .310 .124
2007 29 MAJ BAL 716 621 12.4% 13.8% 0.90 84% .329 .142
2008 30 MAJ BAL 704 611 11.6% 14.8% 0.79 83% .345 .154
2009 31 MAJ BAL 717 632 10.3% 15.6% 0.66 82% .323 .168
2010 32 R GUL 17 15 11.8% 17.6% 0.67 80% .667 .067
2010 32 AA BOW 14 14 0% 14.3% 0.00 86% .500 .142
2010 32 MAJ BAL 261 230 10% 15.3% 0.65 83% .323 .113
2011 33 MAJ BAL 178 163 6.7% 11.8% 0.57 87% .237 .110
2012 34 A DEL 6 5 16.7% 16.7% 1.00 80% .250 .000
2012 34 A ABE 5 4 20% 40% 0.50 50% .000 .000
2012 34 AA BOW 21 16 19% 14.3% 1.33 81% .250 .375
2012 34 AAA NOR 23 21 8.7% 17.4% 0.50 81% .294 .095
2012 34 MAJ BAL 74 66 6.8% 16.2% 0.42 82% .222 .000
2013 35 AAA NOR 15 13 13.3% 20% 0.67 77% .300 .077
2013 35 MAJ BAL 296 265 8.8% 14.9% 0.59 83% .272 .143
2014 36 MAJ NYY 348 317 8% 15.2% 0.53 83% .270 .123
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3-Year Averages     181 164 7.7% 13.8% 0.56 85% .257 .091
Career     6,202 5,486 9.8% 13.5% 0.72 85% .312 .133

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2014 Stat Review for Brian Roberts    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2013 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.237 AVG
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83% Contact Rate
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.270 BABIP
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Power

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.360 SLG
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.123 ISO
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Plate Discipline

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0.53 BB/K
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8.0% BB Rate
AVERAGE
15.2% K Rate
GOOD
OPS/OBP

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.660 OPS
POOR
.300 OBP
POOR

Brian Roberts: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

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Roberts (general soreness) will be designated for assignment by the Yankees, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Roberts will get a couple days off to deal with some general soreness, MLB.com's Bryan Hoch reports.

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Roberts is out of the lineup Sunday against the Blue Jays.

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Roberts is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Rangers, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reports.

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Roberts was 1-for-4 with a solo home run against the Orioles on Friday night.

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Roberts went 4-for-5 with a triple, three doubles, two runs and an RBI on Friday against the Twins.

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Roberts is out of the lineup Thursday against the Twins, Tyler Mason of FOX Sports North reports.

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Roberts went 2-for-5 with a solo home run Monday against the Rays.

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Roberts belted his third dinger of the year as part of a 2-for-4, two-RBI performance against the Blue Jays on Tuesday.

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Roberts is not in the starting lineup Sunday against the Orioles.

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Roberts (knee) is back in the starting lineup Tuesday.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Injury issues limited Roberts once again in 2012. His season didn't start until June due to a concussion suffered in May 2011 and he then had season-ending surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right hip in July. He's played in just 115 games over the last three years for the Orioles. The good news is that he was doing baseball activities in mid-November, so there really is a possibility that Roberts is fully healthy for spring training. Roberts failed to get an extra-base hit in his 66 at-bats in 2012, so his ability to do anything like he did in the mid-2000s is questionable. Now a 35-year-old, Roberts certainly won't run like he did in his heyday. The Orioles will have Ryan Flaherty and Alexi Casilla compete with Roberts for the second base job. A healthy Roberts should start, but it is hard to expect much from him these days.

2012

Roberts continued to be racked by injuries, with a concussion the enemy in 2011. The Orioles' de facto star has only compiled 439 plate appearances in the last two seasons. To make matters worse, his bat seemed to decline hard in 2011 as well, as Roberts only managed a .221/.273/.331 line when he was on the field. The combination of injuries and his 34th birthday in October suggest Roberts is in the twilight of his career. He's an endgame dart at this point as we'll need to see him go through full workouts without a setback during spring training.

2011

Roberts missed two-thirds of the season with a back injury last year after he was initially projected to miss just a month. When he finally returned, Roberts ran at nearly the same rate as he did in 2009, but hit with less power than ever. His health problems also didn't stop with his back injury, as he also missed games late in the season with hip and knee injuries. Roberts' season is a good illustration of how the physical demands of playing second base can take their toll on a player's health. Look for more of his homers to turn into doubles, but also look for him to keep running and drawing walks. His presence at the top of the order should help those batting behind him.

2010

Roberts turned in another season as one of the best fantasy second baseman. His 16 home runs were a bit more than expected and Roberts set a career high in RBIs but he has dropped 10 stolen bases in each of the last two seasons. Meanwhile, Roberts saw his strikeout rate creep up slightly over the same time period, so it is questionable as to whether he can hit .300 again. Expect a similar year to 2009, but he should shave a few RBI.

2009

Roberts had another solid season despite trade rumors that continued to surface, in particular one rumor that he was headed to the Cubs. The rumors are not expected to go away soon, but a trade really doesn't effect his value unless he gets moved to a team where he would not be the leadoff hitter. Roberts can be counted on to get on base and for gap power, while he is one of the top thieves in the game with 90 steals in the last two seasons. He has averaged about 10 home runs in the last three seasons, so don't be dreaming of the 18 home runs he hit in 2005 when drafting.

2008

Roberts was one of the more prominent players mentioned in the Mitchell Report, and he subsequently admitted to taking steroids once in 2003. If his admission is full and that's the extent of his usage, then we can trust the power numbers of the last two seasons, if not his 18-homer 2005 campaign. Meanwhile, he's among the elite fantasy second basemen, given his speed and ability to hit for a high average. Just be aware in keeper leagues that this might not last too much longer. Second basemen tend to have a shorter shelf life, and Roberts turned 30 in October.

2007

Roberts was a huge question mark heading into the 2006 season after undergoing surgery at the end of 2005 after he suffered a gruesome elbow dislocation. The workout fanatic defied all predictions and was ready for the start of the season, but only hit one homer prior to the All-Star break, which he attributed to process of regaining strength after the surgery. The second half was a different story, as Roberts hit nine homers in 289 at-bats. On top of that, his legs still worked well as he compiled 36 stolen bases in 43 attempts, the most of his career. If Roberts can build on his second half power numbers, a season of 15-20 homers and 30 steals isn't out of reach in 2007.

2006

The season ended horrifically for one of the few bright spots on the Orioles roster in 2005 as Roberts dislocated his elbow in a gruesome injury at the end of the season. The diminutive second baseman had been the talk of the league in the early part of the campaign, jumping out to an amazing 15 home runs and 18 steals prior to the All-Star break despite having only hit 12 home runs in his first four years in the majors. He settled down in the second half but still accumulated lofty totals across the board before the injury left his 2006 Opening Day status in doubt. Roberts is a notoriously hard worker, and if anyone can successfully rehab from the injury it's him. But even if he's 100 percent healthy, he'd be hard-pressed to match his power numbers from 2005.

2005

Roberts is the poster child for making the most of an opportunity. After impressing in 2003 when he took over for the injured Jerry Hairston at second base, Roberts expected to start the 2004 season on the bench until Hairston broke a finger in spring training. He ended up hitting .305 with eight doubles in April and instead of yielding the second base job when Hairston returned, forced Hairston to assume a utility role for the rest of the season. Though he was ineffective in stretches, Roberts� strong August, team-leading 29 SB, and franchise-record 50 doubles have entrenched him as the Orioles starting second baseman and leadoff hitter next season. With the team looking to add another big bat behind Roberts in Baltimore�s already formidable lineup, he could finish with similar numbers in 2005.

2004

Roberts replaced an injured Jerry Hairston Jr. at second base last season and at the top of the order, and the team didn't miss a beat. Roberts had squandered a couple of previous opportunities to seize a full-time role with the club, so 2003 was a nice surprise for the organization. Roberts' walk-rate is solid, and his speed is an obvious attraction should he manage to find a regular spot in the order. The signing of Miguel Tejada at shortstop clouds Roberts' immediate future, as he'll likely be facing an uphill battle with Jerry Hairston Jr. for playing time at second base.

2003

Roberts was the starting second baseman when he was called up in May, but did less than Jerry Hairston with the job and eventually was sent back to Triple-A Rochester. He's a speedster who stole 22 (with four CS) at Rochester and another nine (two CS) with the Orioles in 38 games. The O's declined to offer arbitration to SS Mike Bordick, so Roberts will get an opportunity during spring training to compete for the job.