David Robertson
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 195LBS | Age: 37

Draft: 2006 | Rd: 17, #524, New York Yankees | Alabama - Tuscaloosa
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2022 3 0 2.23 36 0 14 40.1 51 1.04
14 Seasons 56 33 2.87 714 1 153 721.0 953 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 36 3-0 2.23 40.1 51 1.04
14 Seasons 714 56-33 2.87 721.0 953 1.15

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 30 981 149 7 4.7 2.8 88.9 113.0 15.1 33.6 .223 .365 .247 .276 .412 36.9 34.4 5.2 3.41 3.10
2016 31 1050 159 10 6.3 3.7 87.1 107.4 12.6 28.3 .198 .335 .298 .277 .334 28.3 28.1 12.0 3.46 3.19
2017 32 1032 140 6 4.3 2.3 87.3 108.7 10.3 29.3 .174 .286 .212 .237 .336 32.1 37.1 8.7 1.84 2.37
2018 33 1184 166 14 8.4 4.9 90.2 111.6 12.8 32.5 .197 .352 .260 .279 .373 44.0 32.2 9.2 3.23 3.25
2019 34 136 21 2 9.5 6.1 92.9 112.6 17.4 38.1 .281 .462 .379 .379 .398 47.6 18.2 18.2 5.40 6.70
2021 36 208 30 3 10 6 91.1 105.1 15.1 43.3 .253 .404 .308 .311 .426 46.7 32.0 8.0 4.50 4.09
2022 37 720 102 6 5.9 3.3 88.2 109.6 11.2 32.4 .170 .289 .246 .259 .306 33.7 31.3 11.0 1.99 2.72
Player 5311 767 48 6.3 3.6 88.6 113.0 12.7 31.8 .198 .334 .258 .271 .359 36.0 32.3 9.3
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.1 33.0 .245 .406 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Robertson relies on 3 pitches.
Cutter
(55.3%) ,
Curveball
(25.6%) ,
Slider
(19%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 37.6 20.1 32.9 9.4 42.3 30.9 26.8 1.3 28.9 21.5 29.5 6.7 4.7 2.8
2016 47.2 28.3 17.0 7.5 41.5 32.1 25.2 3.8 35.8 26.4 18.9 6.3 6.3 3.7
2017 49.3 25.7 20.0 5.0 40.7 39.3 20.0 3.6 37.1 25.7 21.4 6.4 4.3 2.3
2018 47.0 26.5 21.1 5.4 40.4 45.2 14.5 1.8 33.7 24.7 24.7 4.8 8.4 4.9
2019 33.3 28.6 33.3 4.8 38.1 33.3 28.6 4.8 14.3 33.3 28.6 9.5 9.5 6.1
2021 40.0 30.0 26.7 3.3 36.7 43.3 20.0 3.3 26.7 20.0 30.0 10.0 10.0 6.0
2022 48.0 25.5 20.6 5.9 34.3 33.3 32.4 2.9 38.2 28.4 15.7 7.8 5.9 3.3
Player 45.1 25.6 22.8 6.5 40.0 36.6 23.1 2.7 33.6 25.2 22.9 6.5 6.3 3.6
MLB 44.9 23.0 25.0 7.1 36.7 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.1 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2022 Cutter PHI R 395 93.3 14.1 6.7 32 0.3 -1.9 -87
2022 Slider PHI R 136 83.5 39.6 1.5 4 9.2 1.1 14
2022 Curveball PHI R 183 85.1 49.3 3.7 8 7.3 0.2 3
2021 Cutter TB R 153 92.1 14.1 8.1 37 1.1 -0.4 -24
2021 4-Seamer TB R 1 91.8 13.8 2.0 13 8.6 2.0 30
2021 Slider TB R 19 81.8 42.9 2.4 6 12.7 4.8 60
2021 Curveball TB R 35 84.2 49.7 2.3 5 6.6 -1.0 -14
2019 Slider PHI R 28 84.6 36.6 -0.2 -1 8.8 3.1 55
2019 Cutter PHI R 72 91.7 15.2 7.6 33 1.8 0.2 14
2019 Curveball PHI R 30 83.2 51.8 3.1 6 8.9 1.0 12
2019 4-Seamer PHI R 6 92.3 15.7 2.1 12 9.3 0.8 9
2018 Cutter NYY R 491 92.2 15.7 5.3 25 2.1 -0.2 -10
2018 Slider NYY R 263 84.8 38.0 1.6 4 9.6 4.6 93
2018 Changeup NYY R 3 88.2 25.3 -3.4 -12 16.6 2.7 19
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 1 93.6 16.2 0.2 1 4.6 -3.9 -46
2018 Curveball NYY R 415 84.1 51.7 4.4 9 9.7 1.8 22
2018 Sinker NYY R 11 93.7 17.6 -3.3 -16 14.4 0.1 1
2017 Cutter NYY R 516 91.6 16.1 4.8 23 0.8 -0.6 -43
2017 Changeup NYY R 13 87.4 22.8 -4.6 -17 13.2 -0.8 -5
2017 4-Seamer NYY R 24 92.1 16.4 -1.2 -8 10.8 3.2 41
2017 Slider NYY R 155 82.3 39.5 1.0 3 10.3 4.1 66
2017 Curveball NYY R 320 82.6 50.5 4.1 9 9.4 1.5 20
2016 Curveball CWS R 313 82.8 48.7 3.0 6 8.9 1.8 26
2016 Cutter CWS R 638 92.3 16.9 2.8 14 2.3 1.7 261
2016 Changeup CWS R 25 89.7 17.5 -8.2 -32 12.3 -2.2 -15
2016 4-Seamer CWS R 53 93.2 14.8 -0.6 -4 4.4 -4.1 -49
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2022 Cutter -1.2 -5 397 55.1 102 .226 .345 .320 21.6 25.5 26.0 .196 .335 .305 39.0
2022 Curveball -2.7 -5 185 25.7 51 .082 .224 .148 44.2 47.1 26.7 .146 .270 .198 40.0
2022 Slider -3.4 -5 137 19.0 28 .042 .042 .164 40.0 25.0 23.3 .130 .164 .208 5.9
2021 Cutter 0.6 1 153 73.6 32 .310 .448 .364 18.8 18.8 16.2 .333 .518 .393 52.2
2021 Curveball -2.9 -1 35 16.8 11 .000 .000 .000 57.1 81.8 33.3 .023 .026 .021 50.0
2021 Slider 5.7 1 19 9.1 6 .333 1.000 .542 27.3 16.7 20.0 .292 .546 .347 20.0
2021 4-Seamer 10.0 0 1 0.5 1 -- -- .700 -- 0.0 -- -- -- .700 --
2019 Cutter 0.2 0 72 52.9 18 .167 .250 .353 16.7 5.6 6.3 .277 .530 .454 45.5
2019 Curveball 9.4 3 30 22.1 8 .375 .750 .475 46.2 37.5 21.4 .261 .424 .286 60.0
2019 Slider 0.6 0 28 20.6 5 .600 .600 .540 38.5 20.0 50.0 .417 .530 .403 50.0
2019 4-Seamer -7.7 0 6 4.4 2 .000 .000 .000 0.0 50.0 100.0 .040 .040 .036 0.0
2018 Cutter 1.0 5 491 41.5 101 .277 .542 .406 17.2 17.8 19.8 .277 .567 .415 48.5
2018 Curveball -1.9 -8 415 35.1 124 .147 .259 .205 44.2 50.8 28.4 .165 .241 .201 43.6
2018 Slider -2.2 -6 263 22.2 57 .113 .189 .195 29.3 17.5 19.2 .142 .259 .212 37.8
2018 Sinker 2.1 0 11 0.9 -- -- -- 100.0 -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 Changeup 3.5 0 3 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- --
2018 4-Seamer -2.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- 100.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2017 Cutter -1.4 -7 516 50.0 122 .196 .304 .307 22.8 27.0 28.7 .206 .334 .307 33.3
2017 Curveball -3.7 -12 320 31.0 92 .055 .099 .088 51.8 54.3 31.8 .141 .221 .175 31.7
2017 Slider -1.1 -2 155 15.0 37 .194 .417 .249 47.2 35.1 32.5 .136 .294 .190 29.2
2017 4-Seamer 2.7 1 24 2.3 4 .500 1.250 .725 18.2 0.0 0.0 .377 .541 .394 50.0
2017 Changeup 5.2 1 13 1.3 3 .333 .333 .300 20.0 33.3 25.0 .324 .343 .292 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2021 Curveball 35 84.2 62 14.8 7:30 7:00 30
2021 Cutter 153 92.1 75 17.9 12:15 11:45 30
2021 Slider 18 81.8 56 14.5 8:15 8:30 -15
2022 Curveball 181 85.0 64 15.8 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Cutter 391 93.3 74 16.9 12:30 12:00 30
2022 Slider 133 83.4 48 10.7 8:45 8:45 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 127 546 -4 -3 3 1 -4
2009 208 936 -1 -11 3 4 -6
2010 287 1,233 -8 -4 5 4 -3
2011 271 1,216 -25 -13 2 5 -31
2012 270 1,055 -8 -10 6 3 -10
2013 261 1,049 -5 -9 1 4 -10
2014 257 1,080 -6 -8 2 2 -10
2015 248 973 2 -8 1 1 -4
2016 263 1,034 -8 -11 8 3 -8
2017 309 1,218 -15 -16 7 4 -20
2018 294 1,241 -3 -13 2 4 -10
2019 33 136 1 -2 4 0 3
2021 66 282 -2 -1 2 1 -1
2022 181 714 -12 -10 5 2 -15
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 981 50.3 64.7 79.9 29.9 39.7 44.2 68.4 47.4 32.0 7.3 75.0
2016 1,050 50.0 61.9 80.3 27.0 44.4 41.5 61.4 44.5 30.2 9.0 70.2
2017 1,032 49.6 61.6 73.2 31.5 39.9 42.4 60.0 46.4 37.6 8.1 74.7
2018 1,184 45.3 63.6 80.1 28.1 43.4 41.3 56.4 44.2 32.5 5.4 87.5
2019 136 44.1 58.3 88.6 22.4 35.3 41.2 54.5 38.2 28.8 8.1 63.6
2021 208 53.8 65.2 79.5 16.7 50.0 40.4 66.0 42.8 25.8 7.2 60.0
2022 720 49.2 62.7 75.0 27.0 46.9 39.9 67.0 44.3 32.6 8.5 68.9
Player 5,311 48.8 62.9 78.2 28.2 42.5 41.9 62.2 45.1 32.7 7.5 74.0
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.1 24.7 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 82 75 65 50 89 79 60 24 16 98 86 94 53 52 98 83 92
2016 85 93 86 66 74 72 41 84 89 88 5 90 26 45 98 81 80
2017 98 98 98 87 96 88 80 47 59 98 43 99 86 33 99 82 88
2018 82 91 76 44 88 56 17 6 2 94 34 91 51 44 98 87 91
2019 32 98 89
2021 32 97 86
2022 91 98 95 76 84 85 75 55 81 90 13 89 28 47 100 75 85
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.5 6 7.3 -1 8 6 2 33.3
2017 22.6 8 5.8 2 6 4 2 25.0
2018 23.2 7 5.4 2 6 6 1 14.3
2019 21.4 1 0.6 0 2 1 0 0.0
2021 24.6 2 3.1 -1 1 1 2 100.0
2022 24.4 4 3.7 0 1 4 1 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 6 10 6 8 10 6 7 8 8 12 9 5 5 8 8 8 6 4 7 11 3 7 7 6 8 8 7 5 7 10
2017 8 5 9 5 6 5 6 5 6 5 5 5 5 4 6 7 5 6 4 6 7 5 5 8 6 5 8 6 8 5 6
2018 7 7 6 4 4 8 3 9 4 4 7 6 2 4 4 7 4 7 2 4 7 6 4 5 6 6 8 3 7 5 9
2019 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
2021 2 3 4 3 3 4 3 4 2 3 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4
2022 4 3 4 5 3 5 5 1 4 3 5 2 3 2 4 5 5 4 4 5 5 5 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 92.4 -0.3 91.6 -0.8 92.3 0.7 -0.6 92.1 93.3 1.2
Offspeed Velocity 88 89.5 1.5 87.4 -2.1 88.2 0.8 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 83.2 82.8 -0.4 82.5 -0.3 84.4 1.9 -0.5 83.4 84.4 1
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.1 -1.8 87.3 0.2 90.2 2.9 2.7 91.1 88.2 -2.9
Launch Angle 15.1 12.6 -2.5 10.3 -2.3 12.8 2.5 4.6 15.1 11.2 -3.9
Barrel % 4.7 6.3 1.6 4.3 -2 8.4 4.1 1.1 10 5.9 -4.1
Hard Hit % 36.9 28.3 -8.6 32.1 3.8 44 11.9 3.6 46.7 33.7 -13
Sweet Spot % 33.6 28.3 -5.3 29.3 1 32.5 3.2 5.6 43.3 32.4 -10.9
xBA .223 .198 -0.025 .174 -0.024 .197 0.023 0.084 .253 .17 -0.083
BA .196 .231 0.035 .148 -0.083 .183 0.035 0.113 .239 .158 -0.081
xwOBA .276 .277 0.001 .237 -0.04 .279 0.042 0.1 .311 .259 -0.052
wOBA .247 .298 0.051 .212 -0.086 .26 0.048 0.119 .308 .246 -0.062
xSLG .365 .335 -0.03 .286 -0.049 .352 0.066 0.11 .404 .289 -0.115
SLG .332 .358 0.026 .257 -0.101 .337 0.08 0.107 .413 .266 -0.147
K% 34.4 28.1 -6.3 37.1 9 32.2 -4.9 -14 32 31.3 -0.7
BB% 5.2 12 6.8 8.7 -3.3 9.2 0.5 9 8 11 3
Swing % 47.4 44.5 -2.9 46.4 1.9 44.2 -2.2 -6 42.8 44.3 1.5
Whiff% 32 30.2 -1.8 37.6 7.4 32.5 -5.1 -3.7 25.8 32.6 6.8
In Zone % 50.3 50 -0.3 49.6 -0.4 45.3 -4.3 -1.2 53.8 49.2 -4.6
Out of Zone % 49.7 50 0.3 50.4 0.4 54.7 4.3 1.2 46.2 50.8 4.6
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 27 -2.9 31.5 4.5 28.1 -3.4 -5.7 16.7 27 10.3
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 28.5 -4.3 28.1 -0.4 25.2 -2.9 -10 26 30.8 4.8
First Pitch Strike % 68.4 61.4 -7 60 -1.4 56.4 -3.6 -1.9 66 67 1
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 262 .299 133 3 2.3 129 27 20.9
2017 256 .214 143 5 3.5 113 55 48.7
2018 282 .260 150 19 12.7 132 83 62.9
2019 33 .379 15 1 6.7 18 6 33.3
2021 50 .308 29 17 58.6 21 11 52.4
2022 180 .248 79 16 20.3 101 66 65.3

Pitch Tempo