David Robertson
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 195LBS | Age: 38
Draft: 2006 | Rd: 17, #524, New York Yankees | Alabama - Tuscaloosa
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 4.50 12 1 0 12 16 1.25
2022 4 3 2.40 58 0 20 63.2 81 1.16
2023 6 6 3.03 62 0 18 65.1 78 1.19
15 Seasons 63 42 2.90 793 1 175 804.2 1,055 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 0-0 4.50 12 16 1.25
2022 58 4-3 2.40 63.2 81 1.16
2023 62 6-6 3.03 65.1 78 1.19
15 Seasons 793 63-42 2.90 804.2 1,055 1.16
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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 34.2 .226 .368 .247 .278 .415 36.9 34.4 5.2 3.41 3.14
2016 31 1050 159 10 6.3 3.7 87.1 107.4 12.6 28.3 .198 .335 .298 .277 .333 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 .173 .286 .212 .237 .335 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 10.0 6.0 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 1060 145 11 7.6 4.2 88.6 109.6 12.8 31.7 .176 .302 .270 .273 .319 38.9 30.7 13.3 2.40 3.05
2023 38 1068 163 10 6.1 3.7 89.3 109.6 15.2 30.1 .206 .349 .289 .280 .348 37.4 29.0 9.3 3.03 3.25
Player 6719 973 63 6.5 3.8 88.8 113.0 13.3 31.6 .199 .337 .266 .274 .357 36.9 31.6 9.8
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Robertson relies on 5 pitches.
Cutter
(53.4%) ,
Knuckle Curve
(25.3%) ,
Slider
(19.9%) ,
Changeup
(1.4%) ,
Four Seamer
(0.1%) ,


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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 30.2 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 46.2 26.9 19.3 7.6 35.2 33.1 31.7 3.4 35.9 29.0 17.2 6.2 7.6 4.2
2023 44.2 26.4 19.6 9.8 35.6 36.2 28.2 6.7 30.7 28.2 20.2 8.0 6.1 3.7
Player 44.8 25.9 22.0 7.3 39.2 36.4 24.3 3.5 33.0 25.9 22.5 6.6 6.5 3.8
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.9 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Changeup MIA R 15 87.7 29.6 0.0 0 14.6 0.2 1
2023 Curveball MIA R 270 84.4 50.3 3.9 8 8.4 1.7 25
2023 4-Seam Fastball MIA R 1 93.8 20.5 -5.2 -34 15.9 8.3 110
2023 Cutter MIA R 570 93.3 15.2 5.8 28 1.7 -0.4 -20
2023 Slider MIA R 212 85.0 37.7 1.5 4 7.8 2.6 49
2022 Slider PHI R 235 83.9 38.3 0.9 2 8.5 2.3 36
2022 Cutter PHI R 537 93.0 14.5 7.0 33 0.7 -1.5 -70
2022 Curveball PHI R 282 84.7 49.5 3.5 8 7.3 0.8 12
2021 4-Seam Fastball TB R 1 91.8 13.8 2.0 13 8.6 2.0 30
2021 Slider TB R 19 81.8 42.9 2.5 6 12.7 6.0 89
2021 Curveball TB R 35 84.2 49.7 1.9 4 6.6 -0.6 -8
2021 Cutter TB R 153 92.1 14.1 8.6 38 1.1 -0.5 -32
2019 Curveball PHI R 30 83.2 51.8 2.8 6 8.9 1.4 19
2019 4-Seam Fastball PHI R 6 92.3 15.7 2.1 12 9.3 0.8 9
2019 Slider PHI R 28 84.6 36.6 -0.2 -1 8.8 3.6 68
2019 Cutter PHI R 72 91.7 15.2 8.0 35 1.8 0.2 11
2018 Cutter NYY R 491 92.2 15.7 5.8 27 2.1 -0.1 -7
2018 Changeup NYY R 3 88.2 25.3 -3.3 -12 16.6 2.7 19
2018 Curveball NYY R 415 84.1 51.7 4.2 9 9.7 2.1 28
2018 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 1 93.6 16.2 0.2 1 4.6 -3.9 -46
2018 Slider NYY R 263 84.8 38.0 1.7 5 9.6 4.9 105
2018 Sinker NYY R 11 93.7 17.6 -3.3 -16 14.4 0.1 1
2017 Slider NYY R 155 82.3 39.5 1.1 3 10.3 4.6 82
2017 Cutter NYY R 516 91.6 16.1 5.0 24 0.8 -0.6 -42
2017 Curveball NYY R 320 82.6 50.5 3.8 8 9.4 1.9 25
2017 4-Seam Fastball NYY R 24 92.1 16.4 -1.2 -8 10.8 3.2 41
2017 Changeup NYY R 13 87.4 22.8 -4.6 -17 13.2 -0.8 -6
2016 Cutter CWS R 638 92.3 20.1 1.8 8 5.6 2.3 73
2016 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 53 93.2 19.6 -3.2 -20 1.3 -6.0 -82
2016 Changeup CWS R 25 89.7 21.7 -6.9 -24 10.2 -3.1 -23
2016 Curveball CWS R 313 82.8 52.1 4.1 8 12.7 2.9 30
2015 4-Seam Fastball CWS R 62 93.4 14.8 1.2 8 2.2 -4.7 -68
2015 Changeup CWS R 24 88.0 20.4 -9.2 -31 11.2 -1.9 -15
2015 Curveball CWS R 289 83.2 51.2 3.5 7 11.2 1.4 14
2015 Cutter CWS R 558 92.7 15.2 4.9 24 3.7 0.5 17
! 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 %
2023 Cutter 2.5 14 570 53.4 131 .183 .252 .255 25.9 29.0 25.9 .192 .304 .267 35.9
2023 Curveball 0.2 0 270 25.3 83 .234 .377 .293 37.8 34.9 24.6 .199 .330 .259 43.8
2023 Slider -2.5 -5 212 19.9 48 .318 .614 .420 33.7 20.8 20.8 .244 .485 .339 26.5
2023 Changeup 4.4 1 15 1.4 5 .000 .000 .140 33.3 20.0 25.0 .325 .523 .427 100.0
2023 4-Seam Fastball -2.5 0 1 0.1 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 Cutter 1.0 5 539 50.8 133 .224 .364 .335 20.8 24.1 24.6 .207 .372 .331 46.1
2022 Curveball 2.2 6 284 26.8 79 .093 .213 .179 44.4 49.4 28.1 .132 .229 .183 41.7
2022 Slider 1.4 3 236 22.3 50 .167 .262 .285 38.2 20.0 20.0 .177 .254 .268 18.8
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-Seam Fastball -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-Seam Fastball 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 .566 .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 2.3 6 263 22.2 57 .113 .189 .195 29.3 17.5 19.2 .141 .259 .211 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-Seam Fastball 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 3.8 12 320 31.0 92 .055 .099 .088 51.8 54.3 31.8 .140 .221 .174 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-Seam Fastball -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.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 Changeup 14 87.7 77 15.9 1:30 2:30 -60
2023 Cutter 565 93.3 71 15.9 12:15 11:45 30
2023 Knuckle Curve 261 84.4 67 16.8 7:30 7:00 30
2023 Slider 208 85.1 45 8.8 9:00 8:45 15
2022 Cutter 533 93.0 73 16.7 12:30 12:00 30
2022 Knuckle Curve 277 84.8 63 15.7 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Slider 231 83.8 45 9.9 9:00 8:45 15
2021 Cutter 153 92.1 75 17.9 12:15 11:45 30
2021 Knuckle Curve 35 84.2 62 14.8 7:30 7:00 30
2021 Slider 18 81.8 56 14.5 8:15 8:30 -15
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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 12 -2 -5 31
2012 270 1,055 9 9 -6 -2 9
2013 261 1,049 5 9 -1 -4 10
2014 257 1,080 6 9 -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 14 -2 -4 10
2019 33 136 -1 2 -4 0 -3
2021 66 282 2 1 -2 -1 1
2022 295 1,197 14 15 -8 -4 18
2023 275 1,100 2 19 -6 -5 10
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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 50.5 64.6 80.0 29.8 39.3 44.2 68.4 47.4 32.0 7.4 75.3
2016 1,050 49.6 62.2 80.6 27.0 44.1 41.8 61.4 44.5 30.2 9.0 70.5
2017 1,032 49.6 61.8 73.0 31.3 40.1 42.2 60.0 46.4 37.6 8.0 74.4
2018 1,184 45.4 63.7 80.1 28.0 43.1 41.4 56.4 44.2 32.5 5.5 87.7
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 40.9 66.0 42.8 25.8 7.2 60.0
2022 1,060 47.5 62.7 77.1 27.8 44.2 41.7 66.2 44.2 33.0 7.1 68.0
2023 1,068 48.6 62.2 77.1 28.7 50.6 39.9 64.0 45.0 31.2 8.3 77.5
Player 6,719 48.5 62.9 78.3 28.2 43.5 41.8 62.6 45.0 32.5 7.5 74.5
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 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 79 72 63 50 87 79 60 24 16 98 86 94 53 60 99 83 93
2016 85 93 85 66 73 72 41 84 89 88 5 90 26 54 98 81 85
2017 98 98 98 87 96 88 80 47 59 98 43 99 84 82
2018 82 91 76 44 88 56 17 6 2 93 34 91 50 87
2022 81 97 91 69 64 72 43 47 42 90 1 90 31 73
2023 87 90 81 69 81 79 80 41 61 86 35 85 47 81
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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 7.7 -2 6 6 2 33.3
2017 22.6 8 5.9 2 6 5 2 25.0
2018 23.2 7 5.7 1 5 7 2 28.6
2019 21.4 1 0.6 0 2 1 0 0.0
2021 24.6 2 2.9 -1 1 1 2 100.0
2022 25.0 7 6.8 0 1 6 2 28.6
2023 24.1 8 9.1 -1 2 4 6 75.0
Player 23.5 39 38.8 0 23 30 16 41.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 6 8 7 12 8 8 8 8 5 5 8 10 7 6 8 9 3 8 7 8 7 5 11 10 8 7 8 12 7 8 4
2017 8 5 5 4 6 7 8 5 4 5 6 9 6 5 6 5 5 5 8 5 7 9 6 8 5 5 5 7 7 6 4
2018 7 10 5 8 3 3 7 6 4 2 3 7 8 3 5 8 5 6 6 7 7 7 10 10 6 3 3 6 7 4 2
2019 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0
2021 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
2022 7 3 7 8 7 7 8 5 5 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 8 5 6 7 7 5 9 6 7 6 7 8 8 8 7
2023 8 8 9 9 10 10 10 7 9 8 8 10 9 8 11 9 11 8 8 9 8 10 11 10 8 8 10 10 9 9 9
Player 39 38 35 45 37 39 45 34 30 29 36 47 42 33 42 42 35 35 38 40 39 39 53 47 37 32 37 48 41 39 29
! 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 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 92.4 -0.3 91.6 -0.8 92.3 0.7 -- -0.6 -- -- 92.1 -- 93.0 0.9 93.3 0.3
Offspeed Velocity 88.0 89.5 1.5 87.4 -2.1 88.2 0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 87.7 0.0
Breaking Velocity 83.2 82.8 -0.4 82.5 -0.3 84.4 1.9 -- -0.5 -- -- 83.4 -- 84.3 0.9 84.7 0.4
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.1 -1.8 87.3 0.2 90.2 2.9 -- 2.7 -- -- 91.1 -- 88.6 -2.5 89.3 0.7
Launch Angle 15.1 12.6 -2.5 10.3 -2.3 12.8 2.5 -- 4.6 -- -- 15.1 -- 12.8 -2.3 15.2 2.4
Barrel % 4.7 6.3 1.6 4.3 -2.0 8.4 4.1 -- 1.1 -- -- 10.0 -- 7.6 -2.4 6.1 -1.5
Hard Hit % 36.9 28.3 -8.6 32.1 3.8 44.0 11.9 -- 3.6 -- -- 46.7 -- 38.9 -7.8 37.4 -1.5
Sweet Spot % 34.2 28.3 -5.9 29.3 1.0 32.5 3.2 -- 5.6 -- -- 43.3 -- 31.7 -11.6 30.1 -1.6
xBA .226 .198 -0.028 .173 -0.025 .197 0.024 -- 0.084 -- -- .253 -- .176 -0.077 .206 0.030
BA .196 .231 0.035 .148 -0.083 .183 0.035 -- 0.113 -- -- .239 -- .173 -0.066 .221 0.048
xwOBA .278 .277 -0.001 .237 -0.040 .279 0.042 -- 0.100 -- -- .311 -- .273 -0.038 .280 0.007
wOBA .247 .298 0.051 .212 -0.086 .260 0.048 -- 0.119 -- -- .308 -- .270 -0.038 .289 0.019
xSLG .368 .335 -0.033 .286 -0.049 .352 0.066 -- 0.110 -- -- .404 -- .302 -0.102 .349 0.047
SLG .332 .358 0.026 .257 -0.101 .337 0.080 -- 0.107 -- -- .413 -- .298 -0.115 .354 0.056
K% 34.4 28.1 -6.3 37.1 9.0 32.2 -4.9 -- -14.0 -- -- 32.0 -- 30.7 -1.3 29.0 -1.7
BB% 5.2 12.0 6.8 8.7 -3.3 9.2 0.5 -- 9.0 -- -- 8.0 -- 13.3 5.3 9.3 -4.0
Swing % 47.4 44.5 -2.9 46.4 1.9 44.2 -2.2 -- -6.0 -- -- 42.8 --