Hansel Robles

Hansel Robles

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
Boston Red Sox
2022 Fantasy Outlook
When the season began, Alex Colome and Taylor Rogers were earmarked to share closing duties for the Twins, but Colome's ineffectiveness and health issues for Rogers paved the way for Robles to collect ten saves and 14 holds through July 27. His 4.91 ERA and 1.39 WHIP were high, but the Red Sox needed bullpen help and acquired Robles at the trade deadline. He pitched a bit better for Boston, recording a 3.60 ERA and 1.36 WHIP after the trade, with four saves and three holds. Robles' 25.6 percent strikeout rate attracts fantasy attention, but he's posted a double digit walk rate in five of the past six seasons. Robles throws four-seamers for strikes an impressive 69 percent of the time. However, while his slider generates a lot of strikeouts, he only throws it for strikes at a 55 percent clip, accounting for the elevated walk rate. Unless he can reduce free passes, Robles' strikeouts aren't worth the baggage. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a one-year contract with the Red Sox in March of 2022.
Notches second save
PBoston Red Sox
May 17, 2022
Robles gave up a hit in a scoreless ninth inning Monday to record his second save of the season in a 6-3 win over the Astros.
ANALYSIS
He needed only 10 pitches (seven strikes) to breeze through the outing, inducing a groundball double play from Jose Altuve to erase a Mauricio Dubon single. Robles now leads Boston in saves, but with Matt Barnes, Jake Diekman and Matt Strahm all having one each, there's still very little clarity on roles at the back of the Red Sox bullpen.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Hansel Robles generally throw?
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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121+
What part of the game does Hansel Robles generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .241 176 38 29 35 7 1 9
Since 2020vs Right .231 252 65 23 51 17 0 5
2022vs Left .143 17 3 2 2 0 0 1
2022vs Right .189 41 7 4 7 2 0 1
2021vs Left .226 129 29 22 24 5 1 5
2021vs Right .230 168 47 15 34 12 0 3
2020vs Left .360 30 6 5 9 2 0 3
2020vs Right .278 43 11 4 10 3 0 1
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-34%
ERA on Road
2022
 
 
-41%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 6.23 1.34 43.1 2 2 8 7.5 5.2 1.9
Since 2020Away 4.12 1.45 54.2 2 5 9 11.0 4.4 0.7
2022Home 3.38 0.94 5.1 1 0 1 5.1 5.1 0.0
2022Away 2.00 1.11 9.0 0 1 1 7.0 3.0 2.0
2021Home 4.91 1.21 33.0 1 2 7 7.4 4.6 1.6
2021Away 4.00 1.53 36.0 2 3 7 12.3 5.0 0.5
2020Home 18.00 2.60 5.0 0 0 0 10.8 9.0 5.4
2020Away 6.52 1.45 9.2 0 1 1 10.2 3.7 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Hansel Robles compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.67
 
K/9
6.3
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
1.3
 
Fastball
96.0 mph
 
ERA
2.51
 
WHIP
1.05
 
BABIP
.187
 
GB/FB
1.23
 
Left On Base
65.6%
 
Exit Velocity
86.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
8.3%
 
Spin Rate
2169 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
34.7%
 
Swinging Strike
12.2%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Robles entered the 2020 campaign as the incumbent closer for the Angels but retained the position for less than two weeks after giving up nine earned runs across his initial four outings. He subsequently racked up five straight scoreless appearances before flailing again near the end of the season and ultimately ended up with an ugly 10.26 ERA across 16.2 frames. After cutting his career walk rate nearly in half to 5.7% in his breakthrough 2019 campaign, Robles reverted back to -- and exceeded -- his norm last season with a career-worst 12.5 BB%. When he wasn't giving batters free passes, he was frequently serving up meatballs as opponents registered a 14.3% barrel rate and 46.9 Sweet Spot% against him along with four home runs. Minnesota took a flyer on Robles with the hope that he can rediscover his 2019 magic, but he'll need to prove his worth before being trusted in a high-leverage role.
The Angels brought in Cody Allen to serve as their closer in 2019, but his early-season struggles allowed Robles to step into that role near the end of April. Robles looked comfortable in the ninth inning, converting 23 of his 27 save opportunities while finishing with a career-best 2.88 FIP in 72.2 innings. The right-hander enjoyed an uptick in velocity for a second straight year -- his average fastball went from 94.9 mph in 2017 to 97.1 mph last season -- resulting in his best strikeout (26.5%) and swinging strike rate (12.3%) since 2015. He began incorporating his changeup more beginning in June and posted a 1.52 ERA over his final 44 outings. Most importantly, Robles was able to cut down on home runs (0.7 HR/9) and walks (2.0 BB/9) after struggling in both of those departments through his first four big-league seasons. He's a good bet to reprise his role as the Angels' closer in 2020.
Robles began 2018 in the Mets' organization, bouncing between Triple-A Las Vegas and Queens several times in the first half while also making a short trip to the disabled list with a sprained right knee. After posting a 5.03 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with seven homers allowed in 19.2 innings, Robles was designated for assignment in late June, then immediately claimed by the Angels. The move to the west coast agreed with Robles as be registered a 2.97 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 36.1 frames for the Halos, serving up just a pair of long balls. Robles had another short stint on the disabled list in mid-August, this time for a shoulder impingement. He returned to cruise down the stretch, finishing with a 1.46 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in his final 12.1 stanzas. A 96-mph fastball and 24 K% are late-game worthy, but a 10.4 BB% and penchant for the long ball likely relegate Robles to middle-inning duties.
In a landscape where cheap middle relief is a Moneyball-like fantasy asset, Robles is someone to keep on your radar. Don't be swayed by his 4.92 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He was sporting a 1.42 ERA and 1.05 WHIP before three straight blowups, surrendering 12 runs in just 2.2 frames, prompting a demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. After he was recalled in mid-July, he posted a 2.38 ERA and 1.10 WHIP before struggling with fatigue in September. Obviously, the early disasters and scuffles down the stretch can't be ignored, but with another season under his belt, Robles should be better equipped for a more consistent 162-game season. The key is walks as Robles' 95-mph fastball misses plenty of bats, but he's a flyball pitcher and thus will give up a few homers. If he can limit shots with men on base, Robles can work in more high-leverage situations. Don't pay more than an endgame price, but there's some latent upside here.
Robles had an impressive rookie campaign in 2015, and he was able to avoid a sophomore slump last season. He continued to use his mid-90s fastball, along with a changeup and slider, to make batters miss to the tune of a 9.9 K/9. Of concern, is that he walked too many batters (4.2 BB/9) and saw his WHIP rise 32 points from 2015. Robles also endured a disastrous stretch in August in which he allowed 12 walks and 15 runs in 15 innings. He recovered from that with an impressive final month of the season, though, and outside of a few bad outings, there wasn't much to complain about. The righty was especially effective against lefties, holding them to a .179 BAA, though a .281 average against righties made for a reverse split. Robles appears in line to take on more high-leverage situations in 2017, although he remains behind Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed in the pecking order for saves.
Robles' first season as a full-time reliever was a resounding success. He was promoted to the majors after a handful of scoreless appearances for Triple-A Las Vegas and quickly entrusted with a high-leverage role. Armed with a mid-90s fastball and two potential plus secondary offerings (slider and changeup), Robles fanned major league hitters at a higher rate than closer Jeurys Familia. There were some issues when contact was made, as Robles gave up eight homers on the year, and he could stand to reduce the free passes, but the final numbers for a 25-year-old are great. The right-hander picked up 12 holds in total and five in September alone, and chances are he will continue to pitch in a prominent role out of the Mets' bullpen in 2016.
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Blows save chance
PBoston Red Sox
May 7, 2022
Robles allowed one earned run while allowing a hit and a walk to blow the save Saturday against the White Sox.
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Unable to close out Orioles
PBoston Red Sox
April 30, 2022
Robles allowed a run on two hits in two-thirds of an inning in Friday's 3-1 win over Baltimore.
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Unlucky in blown save
PBoston Red Sox
April 24, 2022
Robles (1-1) allowed three unearned runs on one hit while striking out two over two-thirds of an inning and was tagged with a blown save/loss in Saturday's 3-2 extra-inning loss to Tampa Bay.
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Works his magic again
PBoston Red Sox
April 23, 2022
Robles did not allow a runner and struck out one over a scoreless 1.1 innings in Friday's 4-3 win over Tampa Bay.
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Gets win in dominant effort
PBoston Red Sox
April 20, 2022
Robles (1-0) earned the win Tuesday when he struck out two over 1.2 scoreless relief innings in a 2-1 victory over the Blue Jays.
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