Hansel Robles
Hansel Robles
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2018 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a one-year, $900,000 contract with the Mets in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration. Waived by the Mets in June of 2018. Claimed off waivers by the Angels in June of 2018.
Notches second save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 28, 2018
Robles earned the save in Friday's win over the Athletics after pitching a scoreless ninth inning. He allowed one hit and struck out three.
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Robles threw all 11 of his pitches for strikes in the impressive showing, and his only blemish was a two-out single to Jed Lowrie before he stuck out Khris Davis on three pitches to end the game. He now owns a 3.70 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 59 strikeouts over 56 innings on the season.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-23%
BAA vs LHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-23%
BAA vs LHP
2016
 
 
-36%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2016vs Left .202 334 89 50 56 8 3 12
Since 2016vs Right .263 486 115 40 113 26 1 14
2018vs Left .244 105 29 16 21 2 1 6
2018vs Right .258 137 30 9 32 8 0 3
2017vs Left .189 92 21 16 14 0 1 4
2017vs Right .246 155 39 13 33 6 1 6
2016vs Left .179 137 39 18 21 6 1 2
2016vs Right .281 194 46 18 48 12 0 5
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2016
 
 
-39%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
2016
 
 
-15%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2016Home 3.07 1.16 102.2 6 5 3 10.0 3.5 1.1
Since 2016Away 5.03 1.60 87.2 9 7 0 9.2 5.1 1.3
2018Home 2.97 1.12 30.1 0 3 2 8.9 2.7 1.5
2018Away 4.56 1.71 25.2 2 0 0 10.2 5.6 1.4
2017Home 3.00 1.00 33.0 4 0 0 9.3 4.1 0.8
2017Away 7.61 1.82 23.2 3 5 0 9.9 5.3 2.7
2016Home 3.20 1.32 39.1 2 2 1 11.4 3.7 1.1
2016Away 3.76 1.38 38.1 4 2 0 8.2 4.7 0.5
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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.
K/BB
2.36
 
K/9
9.5
 
BB/9
4.0
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
96.0 mph
 
ERA
3.70
 
WHIP
1.39
 
BABIP
.308
 
GB/FB
0.96
 
Strand %
79.7%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2017
2016
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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Saves potential this weekend
PLos Angeles Angels
September 26, 2018
Robles's teammate Ty Buttrey will not be available to pitch this weekend due to knee bursitis, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports. This could mean that Robles, who got the save Tuesday, might be in line to close again this weekend.
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Picks up first save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 26, 2018
Robles pitched a scoreless inning with a strikeout and a walk to secure the save in Tuesday's win over the Rangers.
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Returns from DL on Sunday
PLos Angeles Angels
August 26, 2018
Robles (shoulder) was reinstated from the 10-day disabled list Sunday, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic Los Angeles reports.
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Sent to disabled list
PLos Angeles Angels
Shoulder
August 16, 2018
Robles was placed on the 10-day disabled list Thursday with a right shoulder impingement.
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Called up by Angels
PLos Angeles Angels
June 24, 2018
Robles was recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake on Sunday.
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