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

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

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 57 36 2.89 731 1 157 739.1 977 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2022 36 3-0 2.23 40.1 51 1.04
14 Seasons 731 57-36 2.89 739.1 977 1.16

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 .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
Player 5651 810 53 6.5 3.8 88.7 113.0 12.9 31.7 .198 .334 .262 .273 .358 36.8 32.1 9.9
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 35.8 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Robertson relies on 3 pitches.
Cutter
(50.9%) ,
Curveball
(26.8%) ,
Slider
(22.3%) ,


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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 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
Player 44.9 25.8 22.5 6.8 39.9 36.4 23.5 2.8 33.5 25.4 22.8 6.3 6.5 3.8
MLB 44.9 23.1 25.0 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.8 33.0 24.6 24.4 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 Curveball PHI R 282 84.7 49.6 3.7 8 7.3 0.3 4
2022 Cutter PHI R 537 93.0 14.5 6.8 32 0.7 -1.5 -70
2022 Slider PHI R 235 83.9 38.3 0.8 2 8.6 1.0 13
2021 Slider TB R 19 81.8 42.9 2.4 6 12.7 4.8 60
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 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 4-Seamer PHI R 6 92.3 15.7 2.1 12 9.3 0.8 9
2019 Curveball PHI R 30 83.2 51.8 3.1 6 8.9 1.0 12
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 Sinker NYY R 11 93.7 17.6 -3.3 -16 14.4 0.1 1
2018 Curveball NYY R 415 84.1 51.7 4.4 9 9.7 1.8 22
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
2017 Cutter NYY R 516 91.6 16.1 4.8 23 0.8 -0.6 -43
2017 Curveball NYY R 320 82.6 50.5 4.1 9 9.4 1.5 20
2017 Slider NYY R 155 82.3 39.5 1.0 3 10.3 4.1 66
2017 4-Seamer 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 -5
2016 4-Seamer CWS R 53 93.2 14.8 -0.6 -4 4.4 -4.1 -49
2016 Cutter CWS R 638 92.3 16.9 2.8 14 2.3 1.7 265
2016 Changeup CWS R 25 89.7 17.5 -8.2 -32 12.3 -2.2 -15
2016 Curveball CWS R 313 82.8 48.7 3.0 6 8.9 1.8 26
! 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 -1.0 -6 539 50.8 133 .224 .364 .335 20.8 24.1 24.6 .207 .372 .331 46.1
2022 Curveball -2.5 -7 284 26.8 78 .081 .189 .165 44.7 50.0 28.1 .127 .221 .178 40.0
2022 Slider -1.1 -3 236 22.3 51 .186 .302 .304 37.9 19.6 20.0 .185 .267 .274 21.2
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 .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-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 .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-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 277 84.7 63 15.7 7:30 7:00 30
2022 Cutter 533 93.0 73 16.7 12:30 12:00 30
2022 Slider 231 83.8 45 9.9 9:00 8:45 15
! 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 262 1,054 -13 -14 8 3 -16
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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 1,060 47.6 62.7 77.1 27.7 43.8 41.6 66.2 44.2 33.0 7.1 68.0
Player 5,651 48.5 62.9 78.5 28.2 42.2 42.1 62.3 45.0 32.7 7.3 73.7
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.3 42.6 60.8 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 53 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 81 97 91 69 64 72 43 47 42 90 1 90 29 42 99 74 84
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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 24.3 6 5.8 0 2 5 2 33.3
Player 23.1 30 28.1 2 25 23 9 30.0

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 6 5 6 7 5 7 7 4 6 5 7 4 5 4 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 4 5 6 5 5 5 6 8
Player 30 27 36 25 27 34 26 30 27 26 35 27 20 20 28 33 29 29 20 28 36 24 24 27 26 29 32 24 29 26 39
! 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 0.9
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 84.3 0.9
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.1 -1.8 87.3 0.2 90.2 2.9 2.7 91.1 88.6 -2.5
Launch Angle 15.1 12.6 -2.5 10.3 -2.3 12.8 2.5 4.6 15.1 12.8 -2.3
Barrel % 4.7 6.3 1.6 4.3 -2 8.4 4.1 1.1 10 7.6 -2.4
Hard Hit % 36.9 28.3 -8.6 32.1 3.8 44 11.9 3.6 46.7 38.9 -7.8
Sweet Spot % 33.6 28.3 -5.3 29.3 1 32.5 3.2 5.6 43.3 31.7 -11.6
xBA .223 .198 -0.025 .173 -0.025 .197 0.024 0.084 .253 .176 -0.077
BA .196 .231 0.035 .148 -0.083 .183 0.035 0.113 .239 .173 -0.066
xwOBA .276 .277 0.001 .237 -0.04 .279 0.042 0.1 .311 .273 -0.038
wOBA .247 .298 0.051 .212 -0.086 .26 0.048 0.119 .308 .27 -0.038
xSLG .365 .335 -0.03 .286 -0.049 .352 0.066 0.11 .404 .302 -0.102
SLG .332 .358 0.026 .257 -0.101 .337 0.08 0.107 .413 .298 -0.115
K% 34.4 28.1 -6.3 37.1 9 32.2 -4.9 -14 32 30.7 -1.3
BB% 5.2 12 6.8 8.7 -3.3 9.2 0.5 9 8 13.3 5.3
Swing % 47.4 44.5 -2.9 46.4 1.9 44.2 -2.2 -6 42.8 44.2 1.4
Whiff% 32 30.2 -1.8 37.6 7.4 32.5 -5.1 -3.7 25.8 33 7.2
In Zone % 50.3 50 -0.3 49.6 -0.4 45.3 -4.3 -1.2 53.8 47.6 -6.2
Out of Zone % 49.7 50 0.3 50.4 0.4 54.7 4.3 1.2 46.2 52.4 6.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 27 -2.9 31.5 4.5 28.1 -3.4 -5.7 16.7 27.7 11
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 28.5 -4.3 28.1 -0.4 25.2 -2.9 -10 26 29.7 3.7
First Pitch Strike % 68.4 61.4 -7 60 -1.4 56.4 -3.6 -1.9 66 66.2 0.2
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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 261 .272 129 17 13.2 132 78 59.1

Pitch Tempo