David Robertson
P | B/T: R/R | 5' 11" 195LBS | Age: 38

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

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 2 0 1.61 20 0 8 22.1 26 0.94
15 Seasons 59 36 2.85 751 1 165 761.2 1003 1.15
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 20 2-0 1.61 22.1 26 0.94
15 Seasons 751 59-36 2.85 761.2 1003 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 .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 38 336 52 4 7.7 4.7 87.2 108.4 10.9 26.9 .198 .331 .246 .265 .340 32.7 30.2 8.1 1.61 2.81
Player 5987 862 57 6.6 3.8 88.6 113.0 12.8 31.4 .198 .334 .261 .272 .357 36.6 32.0 9.8
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Robertson relies on 6 pitches.
Cutter
(45.8%) ,
Curveball
(29.5%) ,
Slider
(19%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(3.6%) ,
Changeup
(1.8%) ,
Sinker
(0.3%) ,


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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
2023 50.0 23.1 17.3 9.6 48.1 28.8 23.1 13.5 28.8 23.1 21.2 5.8 7.7 4.7
Player 45.2 25.6 22.2 7.0 40.4 36.0 23.4 3.5 33.2 25.3 22.7 6.3 6.6 3.8
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 Slider NYM R 64 84.5 38.2 1.6 4 6.9 1.3 23
2023 Changeup NYM R 6 86.6 29.5 -1.1 -4 16.4 1.7 11
2023 Cutter NYM R 154 93.0 15.1 6.2 29 0.9 -1.0 -53
2023 Sinker NYM R 1 93.8 20.5 -1.6 -7 15.9 0.5 4
2023 4-Seamer NYM R 12 93.6 13.7 1.4 9 4.9 -2.4 -33
2023 Curveball NYM R 99 84.3 49.9 3.1 7 8.3 1.3 19
2022 Slider PHI R 235 83.9 38.3 0.9 2 8.5 2.2 34
2022 Curveball PHI R 282 84.7 49.5 3.5 8 7.3 0.7 11
2022 Cutter PHI R 537 93.0 14.5 6.9 32 0.7 -1.6 -70
2021 Cutter TB R 153 92.1 14.1 8.3 37 1.1 -0.5 -30
2021 Curveball TB R 35 84.2 49.7 1.9 4 6.6 -0.5 -8
2021 Slider TB R 19 81.8 42.9 2.5 6 12.7 6.0 89
2021 4-Seamer TB R 1 91.8 13.8 2.0 13 8.6 2.0 30
2019 Curveball PHI R 30 83.2 51.8 2.8 6 8.9 1.4 19
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 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
2018 Curveball NYY R 415 84.1 51.7 4.2 9 9.7 2.1 28
2018 Sinker NYY R 11 93.7 17.6 -3.3 -16 14.4 0.1 1
2018 4-Seamer NYY R 1 93.6 16.2 0.2 1 4.6 -3.9 -46
2018 Changeup NYY R 3 88.2 25.3 -3.4 -12 16.6 2.7 19
2018 Slider NYY R 263 84.8 38.0 1.7 5 9.6 4.9 105
2018 Cutter NYY R 491 92.2 15.7 5.3 25 2.1 -0.2 -10
2017 Curveball NYY R 320 82.6 50.5 3.8 8 9.4 1.9 25
2017 Changeup NYY R 13 87.4 22.8 -4.6 -17 13.2 -0.8 -6
2017 Cutter NYY R 516 91.6 16.1 4.9 23 0.8 -0.6 -44
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 1.2 3 10.3 4.6 82
2016 Cutter CWS R 638 92.3 16.9 2.8 14 5.6 2.5 79
2016 Changeup CWS R 25 89.7 17.5 -8.2 -32 10.2 -3.1 -23
2016 Curveball CWS R 313 82.8 48.7 2.9 6 12.7 3.0 30
2016 4-Seamer CWS R 53 93.2 14.8 -0.6 -4 1.3 -5.8 -81
! 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 -3.3 -5 154 45.8 33 .074 .074 .166 35.1 27.3 25.7 .150 .211 .242 26.3
2023 Curveball -1.3 -1 99 29.5 32 .200 .367 .269 37.5 37.5 29.3 .182 .342 .252 44.4
2023 Slider 2.3 2 64 19.0 15 .333 .600 .397 39.4 20.0 25.0 .311 .558 .366 16.7
2023 4-Seamer -0.4 0 12 3.6 3 .333 .333 .300 50.0 33.3 16.7 .208 .223 .187 50.0
2023 Changeup -4.4 0 6 1.8 2 .000 .000 .000 33.3 50.0 100.0 .227 .251 .207 100.0
2023 Sinker 2.8 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
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 .228 .182 41.7
2022 Slider -1.5 -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-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 .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-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 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
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
2023 Cutter 152 93.0 73 16.1 12:15 11:45 30
2023 4-Seam Fastball 10 93.5 71 17.8 12:30 12:30 0
2023 Knuckle Curve 90 84.3 67 16.3 7:30 7:00 30
2023 Slider 61 84.5 45 7.8 9:00 8:45 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 3 -10
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 -13 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 85 336 -2 -5 0 2 -5
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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 336 48.7 65.2 70.1 28.9 44.0 38.3 62.4 46.7 37.6 5.3 66.7
Player 5,987 48.5 63.1 78.0 28.2 42.3 41.9 62.3 45.1 33.0 7.3 73.5
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 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 82 80
2017 98 98 98 87 96 88 80 47 59 98 43 99 84 33 99 82 87
2018 82 91 76 44 88 56 17 6 2 93 34 91 50 45 98 87 91
2019 32 98 89
2021 32 97 86
2022 81 97 91 69 64 72 43 47 42 90 1 90 31 42 99 73 84
2023 88 88 81 70 87 67 53 78 82 86 56 95 54 45 100 71 79
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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 22.2 2 1.6 0 0 1 1 50.0
Player 23.3 33 31.3 2 21 27 11 33.3

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 2 1 2 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 2 2
Player 33 31 28 37 29 31 36 28 22 22 29 38 35 27 33 34 26 28 32 32 33 31 44 39 31 26 28 40 34 32 22
! 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 93.0 0.0
Offspeed Velocity 88.0 89.5 1.5 87.4 -2.1 88.2 0.8 -- 0.0 -- -- 0.0 -- 0.0 0.0 86.6 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 84.4 0.1
Exit Velocity 88.9 87.1 -1.8 87.3 0.2 90.2 2.9 -- 2.7 -- -- 91.1 -- 88.6 -2.5 87.2 -1.4
Launch Angle 15.1 12.6 -2.5 10.3 -2.3 12.8 2.5 -- 4.6 -- -- 15.1 -- 12.8 -2.3 10.9 -1.9
Barrel % 4.7 6.3 1.6 4.3 -2.0 8.4 4.1 -- 1.1 -- -- 10.0 -- 7.6 -2.4 7.7 0.1
Hard Hit % 36.9 28.3 -8.6 32.1 3.8 44.0 11.9 -- 3.6 -- -- 46.7 -- 38.9 -7.8 32.7 -6.2
Sweet Spot % 33.6 28.3 -5.3 29.3 1.0 32.5 3.2 -- 5.6 -- -- 43.3 -- 31.7 -11.6 26.9 -4.8
xBA .223 .198 -0.025 .173 -0.025 .197 0.024 -- 0.084 -- -- .253 -- .176 -0.077 .198 0.022
BA .196 .231 0.035 .148 -0.083 .183 0.035 -- 0.113 -- -- .239 -- .173 -0.066 .182 0.009
xwOBA .276 .277 0.001 .237 -0.040 .279 0.042 -- 0.100 -- -- .311 -- .273 -0.038 .265 -0.008
wOBA .247 .298 0.051 .212 -0.086 .260 0.048 -- 0.119 -- -- .308 -- .270 -0.038 .246 -0.024
xSLG .365 .335 -0.030 .286 -0.049 .352 0.066 -- 0.110 -- -- .404 -- .302 -0.102 .331 0.029
SLG .332 .358 0.026 .257 -0.101 .337 0.080 -- 0.107 -- -- .413 -- .298 -0.115 .299 0.001
K% 34.4 28.1 -6.3 37.1 9.0 32.2 -4.9 -- -14.0 -- -- 32.0 -- 30.7 -1.3 30.2 -0.5
BB% 5.2 12.0 6.8 8.7 -3.3 9.2 0.5 -- 9.0 -- -- 8.0 -- 13.3 5.3 8.1 -5.2
Swing % 47.4 44.5 -2.9 46.4 1.9 44.2 -2.2 -- -6.0 -- -- 42.8 -- 44.2 1.4 46.7 2.5
Whiff% 32.0 30.2 -1.8 37.6 7.4 32.5 -5.1 -- -3.7 -- -- 25.8 -- 33.0 7.2 37.6 4.6
In Zone % 50.5 49.6 -0.9 49.6 0.0 45.4 -4.2 -- -1.3 -- -- 53.8 -- 47.5 -6.3 48.7 1.2
Out of Zone % 49.5 50.4 0.9 50.4 0.0 54.6 4.2 -- 1.3 -- -- 46.2 -- 52.5 6.3 51.3 -1.2
Out of Zone Swing % 29.8 27.0 -2.8 31.3 4.3 28.0 -3.3 -- -5.6 -- -- 16.7 -- 27.8 11.1 28.9 1.1
First Pitch Swing % 32.8 28.5 -4.3 28.1 -0.4 25.2 -2.9 -- -10.0 -- -- 26.0 -- 29.7 3.7 27.1 -2.6
First Pitch Strike % 68.4 61.4 -7.0 60.0 -1.4 56.4 -3.6 -- -1.9 -- -- 66.0 -- 66.2 0.2 62.4 -3.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 261 .300 133 3 2.3 128 27 21.1
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 42 .330 24 13 54.2 18 9 50.0
2022 257 .273 127 16 12.6 130 76 58.5
2023 85 .246 39 0 0.0 46 0 0.0

Pitch Tempo