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Portrait of Nate Robertson

Nate Robertson PTigers

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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
13 223 1152.3 57 77 1 5.01 7.3
Birth Date9-3-1977
Height6' 2"
Weight225 lbs
Age41 years, 8 months, 20 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2002 FLO MLB 6 1 8.3 0 1 0 15 4 3 3 100 16.2 4.3 3.2 3.2 65% .353 2.28 8.99 11.88 107 5.77 123.7 0.0
2003 DET MLB 8 8 44.7 1 2 0 55 23 33 6 94 11.1 4.6 1.2 6.6 54% .348 1.75 4.90 5.44 99 4.53 94.9 0.6
2004 DET MLB 34 32 196.7 12 10 1 210 66 155 30 102 9.6 3.0 1.4 7.1 51% .302 1.40 4.63 4.90 92 4.02 82.9 3.8
2005 DET MLB 32 32 196.7 7 16 0 202 65 122 28 102 9.2 3.0 1.3 5.6 52% .279 1.36 4.75 4.48 103 4.63 99.7 1.9
2006 DET MLB 32 32 208.7 13 13 0 206 67 137 29 105 8.9 2.9 1.3 5.9 48% .277 1.31 4.75 3.84 99 4.45 90.5 3.1
2007 DET MLB 30 30 177.7 9 13 0 199 63 119 22 102 10.1 3.2 1.1 6.0 46% .309 1.47 4.68 4.76 104 5.58 115.4 0.3
2008 DET MLB 32 28 168.7 7 11 0 218 62 108 26 103 11.6 3.3 1.4 5.8 47% .341 1.66 5.01 6.35 107 6.13 130.8 -1.1
2009 DET MLB 28 6 49.7 2 3 0 59 28 35 4 104 10.7 5.1 0.7 6.3 43% .333 1.75 4.58 5.44 114 6.54 140.2 -0.6
2010 FLO 0 19 18 100.3 6 8 0 110 40 61 11 93 9.9 3.6 1.0 5.5 44% .298 1.50 4.68 5.47 116 5.74 129.7 -0.6
2010 PHI 0 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 5 2 2 1 91 45.0 18.0 9.0 18.0 33% .800 7.00 18.10 54.00 138 7.56 170.8 0.0
2010 TOT MLB 21 18 101.3 6 8 0 115 42 63 12 93 10.2 3.7 1.1 5.6 44% .306 1.55 4.81 5.95 117 5.76 130.1 -0.6
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Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg LG G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2002 FLO MLB NL 6 1 8.3 0 1 0 15 4 3 3 100 16.2 4.3 3.2 3.2 65% .353 2.28 8.99 11.88 107 5.77 123.7
2003 DET MLB AL 8 8 44.7 1 2 0 55 23 33 6 94 11.1 4.6 1.2 6.6 54% .348 1.75 4.90 5.44 99 4.53 94.9
2004 DET MLB AL 34 32 196.7 12 10 1 210 66 155 30 102 9.6 3.0 1.4 7.1 51% .302 1.40 4.63 4.90 92 4.02 82.9
2005 DET MLB AL 32 32 196.7 7 16 0 202 65 122 28 102 9.2 3.0 1.3 5.6 52% .279 1.36 4.75 4.48 103 4.63 99.7
2006 DET MLB AL 32 32 208.7 13 13 0 206 67 137 29 105 8.9 2.9 1.3 5.9 48% .277 1.31 4.75 3.84 99 4.45 90.5
2007 DET MLB AL 30 30 177.7 9 13 0 199 63 119 22 102 10.1 3.2 1.1 6.0 46% .309 1.47 4.68 4.76 104 5.58 115.4
2008 DET MLB AL 32 28 168.7 7 11 0 218 62 108 26 103 11.6 3.3 1.4 5.8 47% .341 1.66 5.01 6.35 107 6.13 130.8
2009 DET MLB AL 28 6 49.7 2 3 0 59 28 35 4 104 10.7 5.1 0.7 6.3 43% .333 1.75 4.58 5.44 114 6.54 140.2
2010 FLO MLB NL 19 18 100.3 6 8 0 110 40 61 11 93 9.9 3.6 1.0 5.5 44% .298 1.50 4.68 5.47 116 5.74 129.7
2010 PHI MLB NL 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 5 2 2 1 91 45.0 18.0 9.0 18.0 33% .800 7.00 18.10 54.00 138 7.56 170.8
2011 TAC AAA PCL 18 18 93.3 6 7 0 135 38 55 14 104 13.0 3.7 1.4 5.3 42% .362 1.85 5.90 7.14 0 0.00 0.0
2012 IOW AAA PCL 14 0 20.0 0 2 0 30 4 15 6 98 13.5 1.8 2.7 6.8 46% .353 1.70 6.81 8.10 0 0.00 0.0
2012 LVG AAA PCL 9 2 9.0 0 1 0 13 4 5 2 108 13.0 4.0 2.0 5.0 42% .355 1.89 6.77 8.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 ROU AAA PCL 45 0 50.3 4 4 0 45 23 40 0 93 8.0 4.1 0.0 7.2 55% .300 1.35 3.88 3.04 0 0.00 0.0
2014 TOL AAA INT 14 0 21.0 0 2 0 20 13 12 0 100 8.6 5.6 0.0 5.1 68% .290 1.57 4.06 3.43 91 3.69 78.9

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr%
2008 2384 0.4954 0.4329 0.8401 0.5800 0.2884 0.9022 0.7176 0.1599
2009 868 0.4654 0.4217 0.7923 0.5842 0.2802 0.8771 0.6385 0.2077
2010 1677 0.5158 0.4132 0.8312 0.5618 0.2549 0.8868 0.7005 0.1688
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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
2011-03-07 2011-03-31 Camp 24 0 Left Elbow Surgery Loose Bodies 2011-03-16
2009-11-15 2009-11-15 Off 0 0 Left Groin Surgery Torn Muscle 2009-11-15
2009-09-12 2009-09-20 DTD 8 8 Left Abdomen Inflammation -
2009-06-27 2009-08-26 15-DL 60 52 Left Elbow Surgery Mass Removal 2009-06-30
2009-05-06 2009-05-21 15-DL 15 12 Low Back Strain -
2009-03-25 2009-03-31 Camp 6 0 Left Thumb Sprain Thumb -
2008-04-15 2008-04-15 DTD 0 0 Low Back Soreness -
2007-06-07 2007-06-26 15-DL 19 17 Left Shoulder Fatigue -
2004-09-22 2004-09-22 DTD 0 0 Left Fingers Contusion Batted Ball Ring Finger -
2004-06-18 2004-06-18 DTD 0 0 Right Lower Leg Contusion Calf -
1998-01-01 1998-01-01 Coll 0 0 Left Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - Date Is Approximate - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2010 DET $9,600,000
2009 DET $7,000,000
2008 DET $4,250,000
2007 DET $3,260,000
2006 DET $402,500
2005 DET $355,000
2004 DET $305,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
7 yrPrevious$25,172,500
7 yrTotal$25,172,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
7 y 12 dSteve Canter1 year (2013)

Details
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Texas as a free agent 1/21/13 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Chicago Cubs as a free agent 2/19/12 (minor-league contract). Released by Chicago Cubs 5/29/12. Signed by Toronto as a free agent 7/16/12 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by Seattle as a free agent 1/20/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 3 years/$21.25M (2008-10). Signed extension with Detroit 1/16/08 (avoided arbitration). 08:$4.25M, 09:$7M, 10:$10M. 2010 salary increases to $11M with 200 IP in 2009 or 400 IP 2008-09. Award bonus: $0.5M for Cy Young ($0.2M for 2nd in vote, $0.1M for 3rd). Acquired by Florida in trade from Detroit 3/30/10 (Tigers to pay $9.6M of 2010 salary, with Marlins paying $0.4M). DFA by Florida 7/21/10, released 7/27/10. Signed by St. Louis as a free agent 8/2/10 (minor-league contract). Signed by Philadelphia as a free agent 8/25/10 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Philadelphia 9/6/10. Released by Philadelphia 9/10/10.
  • 1 year/$3.26M (2007). Re-signed by Detroit 1/07 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.4025M (2006). Re-signed by Detroit 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.355M (2005). Re-signed by Detroit 3/05.
  • 1 year/$0.305M (2004). Re-signed by Detroit 2/04.
  • Acquired by Detroit in trade from Florida 1/03.
  • Drafted by Florida 1999 (5-146) (Wichita State).

2019 Preseason Forecast

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

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you care to expand on your worries over the Tigers' future....weak farm? Iffy everyday lineup? The rotation is locked up for a long while. Thank you.
(lemppi from Iowa)
Weak farm; Kevin had them 27th in the organizational rankings this spring. They'll have some financial flexibility after this season, and while Mike Ilich isn't afraid to spend, they absolutely have to avoid the entanglements that produced so much dead salary over the past few years. Carlos Guillen, Magglio Ordonez, Dontrelle Willis, Nate Robertson, Jeremy Bonderman - I can't think of a team that had so many contracts of $10 million per year blow up on them all at once. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the answer. Bad contracts for Dombrowski? Dontrelle Willis 3-yr/$29M. Nate Robertson 3-yr/$21M. Jeremy Bonderman 4-yr/$38M (I did favor that deal though at the time). Pudge R a $13M option picked up for no apparent reason. Guillen as you noted. He had some real clunkers. I like the guy on the whole...but he created some of the problems they face currently...it wasn't all bad luck.
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
Yes, those were questionable, except for Bonderman. I would still argue that overall he deserves a solid grade. I'll say something else in his favor: he hasn't blown any money on Chan-Ho Park, or players like Chan Ho. He signed Brandon Lyon for one year, then let Ed Wade sign him for three. Now, the bullpen has been a weakness for the Tigers at times, so you can argue about this, but I would say it's better to stay cheap than to take blind shots in the dark. (Steven Goldman)
2010-03-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)So it appears DET will be paying Dontrell and Nate Robinson about $20m to fill the #5 spots in two rotations. Which one will perform better?
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
You kinda have to pick Robertson, don't you? (I'm assuming you did mean Nate Robertson, and not former Knickerbocker Nate Robinson.) If we're thinking purely in terms of probability, there's very little shot of Robertson putting up a 0.6 K/BB rate. With Dontrelle, that would be an improvement over the last two years. (Shawn Hoffman)
2009-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Should the Tigers sign Brad Penny, or can they put some faith in Nate Robertson/Armando Galaraga not sucking down the stretch?
(David from Winston Salem)
I'd just as soon stick with Robertston/Galarraga. (John Perrotto)
2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)any thoughts on Nate Robertson's deal? Any idea what it's gonna take to lock up Cabrera?
(DetroitDale from Florida)
I touched on this a bit in today's TA, but basically, that was a solid investment. Cabrera should be gunning for nine figures. (Christina Kahrl)


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