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David Robertson
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 195LBS | Age: 36

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

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 4.50 12 1 0 12.0 16 1.25
13 Seasons 53 33 2.93 673 1 137 675.2 896 1.16
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 12 0-0 4.50 12.0 16 1.25
13 Seasons 673 53-33 2.93 675.2 896 1.16

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % 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 88.9 113 15.3 34.2 .216 .352 .247 .267 .386 36.9 34.4 5.2 3.41 3.04
2016 31 1050 159 10 6.3 87.3 107.4 12.8 28.3 .193 .329 .298 .272 .325 28.3 28.1 12 3.46 3.18
2017 32 1032 140 6 4.3 87.2 108.7 10.6 29.3 .170 .282 .212 .234 .328 31.9 37.1 8.7 1.84 2.36
2018 33 1184 166 14 8.4 90.2 111.6 12.8 32.5 .197 .352 .260 .279 .373 44 32.2 9.2 3.23 3.29
2019 34 136 21 2 9.5 92.9 112.6 17.4 38.1 .281 .462 .379 .379 .398 47.6 18.2 18.2 5.40 6.84
2021 36 208 30 3 10 91.1 105.1 15.1 43.3 .253 .404 .308 .311 .426 46.7 32 8 4.50 4.12
4591 665 42 6.3 88.7 113 13.1 31.9 .199 .336 .260 .269 .358 36.3 32.4 9.1
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .243 .403 .317 .313 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Robertson relies on 4 pitches.
Cutter
(73.6%) ,
Curveball
(18.3%) ,
Slider
(7.7%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(0.5%) ,


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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2021 Cutter 153 94 59 73.6 92.1 32 29 9 7 1 0 1 6 23 .310 .333 .448 .518 .359 .392 90.8 16 2557 6.8 18.8 16.2
2021 Curveball 38 24 14 18.3 84.0 12 12 0 0 0 0 0 9 3 .000 .074 .000 .082 .000 .067 96.4 -13 2623 6.6 50.0 31.0
2021 Slider 16 8 8 7.7 81.8 5 5 2 0 1 0 1 1 4 .400 .224 1.200 .516 .650 .303 88.7 32 2653 6.5 33.3 33.3
2021 4-Seam Fastball 1 0 1 0.5 91.8 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .692 .692 2626 7.1
2019 Cutter 72 30 42 52.9 91.7 18 12 2 1 1 0 0 1 11 .167 .277 .250 .530 .346 .451 94.2 18 2587 6.6 16.7 6.3
2019 Curveball 30 15 15 22.1 83.2 8 8 3 2 0 0 1 3 5 .375 .261 .750 .424 .460 .286 91.4 8 2664 6.2 46.2 21.4
2019 Slider 28 19 9 20.6 84.6 5 5 3 3 0 0 0 1 4 .600 .417 .600 .530 .522 .403 95.4 25 2701 6.1 38.5 50.0
2019 4-Seam Fastball 6 2 4 4.4 92.3 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 .000 .040 .000 .040 .000 .036 77.1 31 2494 6.4 0.0 100.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 37.6 20.1 32.9 9.4 42.3 30.9 26.8 1.3 28.2 21.5 30.2 6.7 4.7
2016 47.2 28.3 17 7.5 42.8 31.4 25.2 3.1 35.8 25.8 18.2 6.3 6.3
2017 49.3 25.7 20 5 40.7 39.3 20 3.6 35.7 25.7 21.4 6.4 4.3
2018 47 26.5 21.1 5.4 40.4 45.2 14.5 1.8 33.7 24.7 24.7 4.8 8.4
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
2021 40 30 26.7 3.3 36.7 43.3 20 3.3 26.7 20 30 10 10
44.7 25.6 23.2 6.6 41.2 37 21.7 2.6 32.5 24.5 24.1 6.3 6.3
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

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
2021 Curveball TB R 38 84 49.8 2.5 5 6.9 -0.8 -11
2021 Cutter TB R 153 92.1 14.1 8.1 37 1.1 -0.3 -23
2021 Slider TB R 16 81.8 41.3 0.9 2 13.1 5.2 67
2021 4-Seamer TB R 1 91.8 13.8 2 13 8.6 2 30
2019 Slider PHI R 28 84.6 36.6 -0.2 -1 8.8 3.1 55
2019 Curveball PHI R 30 83.2 51.8 3.1 6 8.9 1 12
2019 Cutter PHI R 72 91.7 15.2 7.6 33 1.8 0.2 13
2019 4-Seamer PHI R 6 92.3 15.7 2 11 9.3 0.7 9
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 1 93.6 16.2 -0.2 -1 4.6 -4 -46
2018 Cutter NYY R 491 92.2 15.7 5.3 25 2.1 -0.2 -10
2018 Curveball NYY R 415 84.1 51.7 4.4 9 9.7 1.8 22
2018 Slider NYY R 263 84.8 38 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 Sinker NYY R 11 93.7 17.6 -3.5 -17 14.4 -0.1 -1
2017 Slider NYY R 153 82.3 39.5 1 3 10.3 4.1 66
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 42
2017 Curveball NYY R 317 82.7 50.5 4 9 9.4 1.5 19
2017 Cutter NYY R 509 91.6 16.1 4.9 23 0.8 -0.6 -44
2016 Changeup CWS R 25 89.7 17.5 -8.2 -32 12.3 -2.2 -15
2016 Cutter CWS R 629 92.3 16.9 2.9 15 2.3 1.7 262
2016 4-Seamer CWS R 50 93.2 14.9 -0.7 -5 4.4 -4.1 -48
2016 Curveball CWS R 305 82.8 48.7 3 7 8.9 1.8 25
! 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 %
2021 4-Seamer 9.9 0 1 0.5 1 .7 0 .7
2021 Slider 7.6 1 16 7.7 5 .4 1.2 .65 33.3 20 33.3 .224 .516 .303 25
2021 Curveball -3 -1 38 18.3 12 0 0 0 50 75 31 .074 .082 .066 33.3
2021 Cutter 0.6 1 153 73.6 32 .31 .448 .364 18.8 18.8 16.2 .333 .518 .393 52.2
2019 4-Seamer -7.7 0 6 4.4 2 0 0 0 0 50 100 .04 .04 .036 0
2019 Slider 0.6 0 28 20.6 5 .6 .6 .54 38.5 20 50 .417 .53 .403 50
2019 Curveball 9.4 3 30 22.1 8 .375 .75 .475 46.2 37.5 21.4 .261 .424 .286 60
2019 Cutter 0.3 0 72 52.9 18 .167 .25 .353 16.7 5.6 6.3 .277 .53 .454 45.5
2018 Slider -3.1 -8 263 22.2 57 .113 .189 .163 29.3 17.5 19.2 .142 .259 .212 37.8
2018 Cutter 1.1 5 491 41.5 101 .277 .542 .406 17.2 17.8 19.8 .277 .567 .415 48.5
2018 Curveball -1.8 -8 415 35.1 124 .147 .259 .205 44.2 50.8 28.4 .165 .241 .201 43.6
2018 4-Seamer -2.5 0 1 0.1 100
2018 Sinker 2.1 0 11 0.9 100 0
2018 Changeup 3.5 0 3 0.3 0
2017 Changeup 5.2 1 13 1.3 3 .333 .333 .3 20 33.3 25 .324 .343 .292 0
2017 4-Seamer 2.7 1 24 2.3 4 .5 1.25 .725 18.2 0 0 .377 .541 .394 50
2017 Slider -1.1 -2 155 15 37 .194 .417 .249 47.2 35.1 32.5 .136 .294 .19 29.2
2017 Curveball -3.7 -12 320 31 92 .055 .099 .088 51.8 54.3 31.8 .141 .221 .175 31.7
2017 Cutter -1.6 -8 516 50 122 .196 .304 .295 22.8 27 28.7 .198 .322 .299 32.8
! 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 37 84.1 62 15 7:30 7:00 30
2021 Cutter 153 92.1 75 17.9 12:15 11:45 30
2021 Slider 16 81.8 55 14 8:15 8:45 -30
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 127 546 -4 -3 3 1 -3
2009 208 936 -1 -11 3 4 -5
2010 287 1233 -7 -4 5 4 -2
2011 271 1216 -24 -12 2 3 -31
2012 270 1055 -8 -10 6 3 -9
2013 261 1049 -5 -9 1 4 -10
2014 257 1080 -6 -8 2 2 -10
2015 248 973 2 -8 1 1 -3
2016 263 1034 -8 -11 8 3 -8
2017 306 1206 -14 -17 7 4 -20
2018 294 1241 -3 -15 2 4 -12
2019 33 136 1 -2 4 0 3
2021 66 282 -2 -1 2 1 -1
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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 7.3 75
2016 1050 50 61.9 80.3 27 44.4 41.5 61.4 44.5 30.2 9 70.2
2017 1032 49.7 61.6 73 31.5 40.4 42.6 59.1 46.4 37.6 8.1 74.4
2018 1184 45.3 63.6 80.1 28.1 43.4 41.3 56.2 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 40.4 66 42.8 25.8 7.2 60
4591 48.8 62.9 78.7 28.3 42 42.2 61.1 45.2 32.7 7.4 74.9
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 83 77 68 54 90 79 60 24 16 98 86 94 83 52 99 85
2016 84 94 85 65 74 72 41 80 89 88 5 90 84 44 99 83
2017 99 98 98 88 96 88 80 49 61 98 43 99 99 34 99 83
2018 80 90 74 42 86 56 17 6 2 94 34 91 80 44 98 89
2019
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 21.4 1 0.5 1 1 1 0 0
2021 24.6 2 3.5 -2 0 2 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
2021 2 3 4 3 4 3 3 4 2 3 4 3 3 3 3 4 2 3 3 3 2 3 3 3 3 4 3 3 3 3 4
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 92.7 92.4 -0.3 91.6 -0.8 92.3 0.7 -0.6 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 88 89.5 1.5 87.4 -2.1 88.2 0.8 0 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 83.2 82.8 -0.4 82.5 -0.3 84.4 1.9 -0.5 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.3 -1.6 87.2 -0.1 90.2 3 2.7 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 15.3 12.8 -2.5 10.6 -2.2 12.8 2.2 4.6 undefined undefined
Barrel % 4.7 6.3 1.6 4.3 -2 8.4 4.1 1.1 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 36.9 28.3 -8.6 31.9 3.6 44 12.1 3.6 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 34.2 28.3 -5.9 29.3 1 32.5 3.2 5.6 undefined undefined
xBA .216 .193 -0.023 .17 -0.023 .197 0.027 0.084 undefined undefined
BA .196 .231 0.035 .148 -0.083 .183 0.035 0.113 undefined undefined
xwOBA .267 .272 0.005 .234 -0.038 .279 0.045 0.1 undefined undefined
wOBA .247 .298 0.051 .212 -0.086 .26 0.048 0.119 undefined undefined
xSLG .352 .329 -0.023 .282 -0.047 .352 0.07 0.11 undefined undefined
SLG .332 .358 0.026 .257 -0.101 .337 0.08 0.107 undefined undefined
K% 34.4 28.1 -6.3 37.1 9 32.2 -4.9 -14 undefined undefined
BB% 5.2 12 6.8 8.7 -3.3 9.2 0.5 9 undefined undefined
Swing % 47.4 44.5 -2.9 46.4 1.9 44.2 -2.2 -6 undefined undefined
Whiff% 32 30.2 -1.8 37.6 7.4 32.5 -5.1 -3.7 undefined undefined
In Zone % 50.3 50 -0.3 49.7 -0.3 45.3 -4.4 -1.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 49.7 50 0.3 50.3 0.3 54.7 4.4 1.2 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 29.9 27 -2.9 31.5 4.5 28.1 -3.4 -5.7 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 28.5 -4.3 27.7 -0.8 25.1 -2.6 -9.9 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 68.4 61.4 -7 59.1 -2.3 56.2 -2.9 -1.7 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 256 .301 130 3 2.3 126 26 20.6
2017 251 .218 140 4 2.9 111 54 48.6
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

Pitch Distribution