Hansel Robles
Hansel Robles
30-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#150
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $3.85 million contract with the Angels in January of 2020, avoiding arbitration.
Takes loss in relief
PLos Angeles Angels
September 27, 2020
Robles (0-2) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Dodgers. He allowed two runs on one hit and one walk while fanning two across one inning.
ANALYSIS
Robles enjoyed a solid stretch of five straight scoreless appearances between Aug. 5 and Aug. 15, but he has allowed runs in five of his last eight outings, including three of the five appearances he made this month. Robles enters the final day of the regular season sporting a career-worst 10.91 ERA in 15.2 innings across 17 appearances.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Hansel Robles generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .247 267 75 27 58 11 1 11
Since 2018vs Right .242 331 76 23 72 15 0 8
2020vs Left .360 30 6 5 9 2 0 3
2020vs Right .278 43 11 4 10 3 0 1
2019vs Left .226 132 40 6 28 7 0 2
2019vs Right .217 151 35 10 30 4 0 4
2018vs Left .244 105 29 16 21 2 1 6
2018vs Right .258 137 30 9 32 8 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-5%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.68 1.10 73.1 2 4 14 9.5 2.3 1.5
Since 2018Away 3.86 1.40 70.0 5 1 12 9.5 4.0 0.8
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
2019Home 2.37 0.89 38.0 2 1 12 9.7 1.2 0.9
2019Away 2.60 1.15 34.2 3 0 11 8.8 2.9 0.5
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
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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
2.00
 
K/9
10.8
 
BB/9
5.4
 
HR/9
2.2
 
Fastball
95.5 mph
 
ERA
10.26
 
WHIP
1.74
 
BABIP
.357
 
GB/FB
1.14
 
Left On Base
38.5%
 
Exit Velocity
79.5 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
7.6%
 
Spin Rate
1996 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.7%
 
Swinging Strike
14.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Rounding into form
PLos Angeles Angels
August 13, 2020
Robles struck out all three batters he faced in Wednesday's loss to Oakland.
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Displays increased velocity
PLos Angeles Angels
August 10, 2020
Robles hit 97 mph on his fastball for the first time this season in Sunday's loss to Texas, Maria Torres of the Los Angeles Times reports. The right-hander allowed one hit and struck out three batters in a scoreless inning of work in the contest.
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Out of closer role
PLos Angeles Angels
August 4, 2020
Manager Joe Maddon said during his pregame interview Tuesday that Robles is no longer the closer and the team will go "closer by committee," Trent Rush of Angels Radio Network reports.
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Not available Sunday
PLos Angeles Angels
August 2, 2020
Robles is not available to pitch Sunday after pitching two days in a row, but manager Joe Maddon has not changed him out of the closer role yet, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports. "Robles will not pitch today after two in a row," Maddon said. "If, in fact, I wanted to do something like that (remove Robles as the closer), I would not tell you guys first."
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Serves up two homers in blown save
PLos Angeles Angels
August 1, 2020
Robles was charged with the blown save after allowing three runs on four hits while recording one strikeout during the ninth inning of Saturday's extra-inning victory over the Astros.
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