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Dave Robertson RF

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
9 3034 .287 .318 .409 96 0.7
Birth Date9-25-1889
Height6' 0"
Weight186 lbs
Age129 years, 10 months, 25 days
BatsL
ThrowsL
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
1912 NY1 22 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 .500 .500 .500 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 NY1 24 82 275 68 12 3 2 10 26 2 9 .266 .299 .359 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 NY1 25 141 584 160 17 10 3 22 52 4 22 10 .294 .326 .379 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 NY1 26 150 620 180 18 8 12 14 56 3 21 17 .307 .326 .426 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 NY1 27 142 560 138 16 9 12 10 47 2 17 .259 .276 .391 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CHN 29 27 98 20 2 0 1 1 10 1 3 .208 .224 .260 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NY1 29 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CHN 30 134 555 150 29 11 10 40 44 1 17 23 .300 .353 .462 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 CHN 31 22 38 8 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 .222 .243 .306 100 0.1 0.9 0.0 0.2
1921 PIT 31 60 252 74 18 3 6 12 16 2 4 5 .322 .361 .504 99 0.6 -0.2 0.0 0.5
1922 NY1 32 42 50 13 2 0 1 3 7 0 0 0 .277 .320 .383 79 -1.2 -0.3 0.0 0.0
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Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg LG G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
1912 NY1 MLB NL 3 2 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1914 NY1 MLB NL 82 275 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1915 NY1 MLB NL 141 584 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1916 NY1 MLB NL 150 620 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1917 NY1 MLB NL 142 560 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 CHN MLB NL 27 98 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1919 NY1 MLB NL 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1920 CHN MLB NL 134 555 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1921 CHN MLB NL 22 38 .291 .331 .414 .000 97 -3.6 1.0 0.1 100 18 0.0 0.9 0.1 0.2
1921 PIT MLB NL 60 252 .290 .332 .400 .000 92 13.5 7.5 -2.7 99 19 0.0 -0.2 0.6 0.5
1922 NY1 MLB NL 42 50 .288 .331 .395 .000 116 -3.4 1.4 0 79 22 0.0 -0.3 -1.2 0.0

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team lvl LG PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
1912 NY1 MLB NL 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 1 .500 .500 .500 .000 0
1914 NY1 MLB NL 275 256 25 68 12 3 2 92 32 10 26 9 .266 .299 .359 .094 7
1915 NY1 MLB NL 584 544 72 160 17 10 3 206 58 22 52 22 10 .294 .326 .379 .085 14
1916 NY1 MLB NL 620 587 88 180 18 8 12 250 69 14 56 21 17 .307 .326 .426 .119 16
1917 NY1 MLB NL 560 532 64 138 16 9 12 208 54 10 47 17 .259 .276 .391 .132 16
1919 CHN MLB NL 98 96 8 20 2 0 1 25 10 1 10 3 .208 .224 .260 .052 0
1919 NY1 MLB NL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0
1920 CHN MLB NL 555 500 68 150 29 11 10 231 75 40 44 17 23 .300 .353 .462 .162 14
1921 PIT MLB NL 252 230 29 74 18 3 6 116 48 12 16 4 5 .322 .361 .504 .183 8
1921 CHN MLB NL 38 36 7 8 3 0 0 11 14 1 3 0 2 .222 .243 .306 .083 1
1922 NY1 MLB NL 50 47 5 13 2 0 1 18 3 3 7 0 0 .277 .320 .383 .106 0

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation

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2019 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ VORP FRAA WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-05-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)A Yankee broadcaster said that Dave Robertson has the longest stride in baseball despite his limited height. Is this true (or close to true) and, if so, what should other pitchers be learning from Dave Robertson?
(edwardarthur from Illinois)
Robertson has a surprisingly long stride, no doubt, but I would respectfully disagree with the "longest in baseball" hyperbole. Robertson has a long stride thanks to steady momentum and a huge leg lift that allows him to track further forward before the leg comes back down into foot strike, resulting in a longer stride than one would expect from a 5'11" guy, but there are pitchers with longer limbs and similar lift patterns who also take advantage of greater momentum. I wrote about deep release points in today's article, and I would guess that Yu Darvish has a longer stride than Robertson, just to name one example.

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=20534 (Doug Thorburn)
2011-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)One last question and I know it may be early for this one... Any hitters or pitchers you like a breakout candidates next year?
(Jquinton82 from NY)
Hm, I like the look of Jerome Williams in a small sample this year. I think Fister and McCarthy may be the real deal, though they're not exactly breakout candidates any more. I like Brian Duensing coming into this season, and still do.

Dave Robertson and Kenley Jansen are two names that will surprise no one, but they could end up in bigger roles. In that vein, Greg Holland for the Royals, Vinnie Pestano for the Indians. And in the this-guys-stuff-intrigues-me-but-his-wildness-scares-me category, plus he has a cool name: Fautino de los Santos. (Mike Fast)
2011-03-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's your pick for "first all-star Yankees fan demand a small-market team trade to them for a pile of sweatsocks and an Orange Julius"?
(Ratcatcher from Narnia)
Are we not counting Francisco Liriano? Because that already happened. Beyond that, "Dave Robertson for Ubaldo Jimenez. Who says no?!?!" (Emma Span)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Speaking of Hughes, should we all prepare to go through the same nonsense ("he's too valuable in the 8th to make him a starter!") with him next year that we went through with Joba this year?
(Dan from NYC)
Almost certainly, alas. Perhaps by the end of the year, Dave Robertson will be so established, with his 13 strikeouts per nine, that folks will be able to accept that there's more than one way for the bullpen to work. Girardi has done a good job of working these problems out for two consecutive years. (Steven Goldman)
2009-08-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Fittingly enough, since you're the history guy, that Dave Robertson link goes to the Giants and Cubs OF of the late 10's and early 20's.
(jamin67038 from Wichita, KS)
He could hit a little, too, but with a slightly late start, an interruption for World War I service, and an early finish there wasn't much of a career there... Did you see that the last British vet of WWI died about a week ago? He was something like 111, and a pacifist... One of the books in my ever-widening on-deck circle is Martin Gilbert's book on the Somme... (Steven Goldman)
2009-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Steven. Do you think the Yankees should trade or release Veras and Ramirez?
(Kevin from Texas)
My coffee finally arrived... It's easy to get frustrated with Veras and Ramirez, particularly the latter because he's so vulnerable to the home run. He's been a mess this year, with more walks than he can sustain, more than anyone this side of Nolan Ryan could sustain, and the longball rate is insane. He shouldn't be released, nor should Veras, but there's certainly an argument to be made for sending him down given that he's done just about nothing right so far. The question is, who do you replace him with? The Yankees have already sorted through Mark Melancon and Dave Robertson and are now looking at Brett Tomko for goshsakes. Steve Jackson sat in the pen for two weeks without being tried like he had been blacklisted or something... Veras's problem has always been control, and it's probably worth giving him more time to get it locked down again. Unlike Ramirez, he's not a gimmick pitcher. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day Oneddanyc (nyc): Predictions for Yankee bullpen usage? Joba to start the 7th with Logan to face any lefty tying-run?

I really hope not. Joba has been depressing of late. I'd rather Dave Robertson. BTW, as my pal 'n' colleague at the Pinstriped Bible, Cliff Corcoran pointed out today, so much about what seemed good about the Yankees bullpen lately might have just been a BABIP fluctuation. (Steven Goldman)
2009-11-02 17:00:002009 WS Game FiveErrata: I said shoulder about Dave Robertson in my sidebar to the WS Preview. Should have said elbow. Everything else holds true.

Quick question -- why not a SOMA/Kitchen Sink game for the Yankees in Game Six. Pettitte for a couple, Chamberlain for a couple, Gaudin if necessary, then Hughes/Marte/Rivera as needed. (Will Carroll)