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David Robertson | Relief Pitcher

Team: New York Yankees
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/9/1985
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 190
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes that David Robertson could become the first player to ever accept a qualifying offer.
The new figure for a qualifying offer has jumped to $15.3 million this year, which is the average of the top 125 contracts in the sport. All 22 players who have been offered such deals in the past have rejected them and tried for better on the free agent market, though recently the draft pick compensation tied to them made it difficult to land their desired contracts. Therefore Sherman believes that Robertson could quell any concerns about uncertainty in the market and guarantee a larger one-year deal than he's likely to find anywhere else. Oct 11 - 11:21 AM

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David Robertson slammed the door on the Red Sox on Friday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run lead.

For his efforts, the hard-throwing right-hander earned his 39th save of the season. His succession of Mariano Rivera has been a rousing success this season, registering a 3.08 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 96/23 K/BB ratio over 64 1/3 innings.
Sep 26 - 10:40 PM

David Robertson finished off the Rays in the ninth inning for his 37th save as the Yankees enjoyed a 3-2 win on Wednesday.

It was Robertson's first appearance since blowing Sunday's save attempt and his results were much better. The right-hander, who has been dealing with soreness in several areas, allowed a two-out single to Wil Myers, but got Nick Franklin to strike out to end the contest. Robertson is 37-for-41 in save chances with a 2.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP, and an 88/21 K/BB ratio.
Sep 17 - 10:22 PM

David Robertson was saddled with his fourth blown save of the season on Sunday, surrendering two runs on three hits in just 1/3 of an inning.

The Yankees looked to be on their way to a victory after scoring the go-ahead run in the top half of the ninth inning, but sadly it wasn't to be. It was a tough task for Robertson who was working for the third consecutive game and admitted Saturday to feeling soreness in his shoulder, side and hamstrings.
Sep 14 - 11:33 PM

David Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Saturday against the Orioles for his 36th save of the season.

It was his first save since August 29. Robertson worked around a leadoff single and needed just 11 pitches to lock down the victory. The impending free agent is now 36-for-39 in save opportunities and owns a 2.64 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 86/21 K/BB ratio over 58 innings.
Sep 13 - 6:13 PM

David Robertson notched a four-out save Friday against the Blue Jays.

Robertson entered the game with one on and two out in the eighth inning before striking out Colby Rasmus swinging. He then delivered a perfect ninth inning to lock down the victory. The first-year closer now has 35 saves on the year, good enough for third in the American League.
Aug 29 - 11:56 PM

David Robertson recorded a pair of strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning, picking up his 34th save in Saturday's win over the White Sox.

Robertson allowed a one-out walk, but still made easy work of the White Sox. The heir to Mariano Rivera is 34-for-36 in save chances this season with a 2.94 ERA, a 1.06 WHIP, and a 75/19 K/BB ratio.
Aug 23 - 4:19 PM

David Robertson took his fourth loss after giving up a three-run homer in a tie game Tuesday against the Astros.

It was the first homer allowed by Robertson since June 1, but he was still booed off the mound by the Yankee Stadium faithful as he left. Because it was a tie game, he remained 33-for-35 in save chances this year. He had allowed a total of one hit in six scoreless innings this month.
Aug 19 - 11:20 PM

David Robertson said earlier this week that he "probably would have gone for a discount" on a contract extension last offseason.

That's not the case anymore, though. "It would have to be a legit offer at this point of the year,’’ said Robertson. An impending free agent, Robertson is making $5.215 million this season and should be able to land a big multi-year deal on the open market. It will be interesting to see if the Yanks try to lock him up or just let him walk and give the closer job to Dellin Betances.
Aug 8 - 4:37 PM

Pitching for a third straight day, David Robertson pitched a perfect ninth Monday against the Tigers for his 30th save.

Robertson was really shaky Sunday night, but he had no problems against the bottom of Detroit's order tonight, striking out two of the three batters he faced. He probably will get Tuesday off now, which could result in a save chance for Dellin Betances.
Aug 4 - 10:37 PM

David Robertson racked up his 29th save of the season on Sunday, working a scoreless ninth inning to protect a one-run advantage against the Red Sox.

He allowed a leadoff single to Christian Vazquez, but that runner was erased on a double play. Aside from one major blowup, Robertson has done a tremendous job this season, posting a 2.74 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 69/15 K/BB ratio through his 42 2/3 innings.
Aug 3 - 11:54 PM

David Robertson allowed two runs but stranded the bases loaded to secure the save against the Rangers on Tuesday.

Nothing came easy for pitchers in Arlington on Tuesday night, as nine of the 10 pitchers used allowed at least one run. Robertson's downfall was his command, as he walked three to go with two singles in the inning. But with the game on the line, the right-hander got Adrian Beltre to fly out to left field to end it. Robertson has allowed runs in each of his last two outings but still owns a 2.88 ERA, 1.08 WHIP and 68/14 K/BB ratio through 40 2/3 innings. It'll take more than two shaky outings to unseat Robertson as the closer in the Bronx.
Jul 30 - 12:32 AM

David Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Blue Jays for his 26th save of the season.

Robertson struck out two batters in the inning and worked around a one-out single to lock down the victory. The 29-year-old hasn't blown a save since June 1 and owns a fantastic 2.33 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 67/11 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 25 - 10:05 PM

David Robertson tossed a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the Reds for his 24th save of the season.

Robertson worked around a two-out single from Chris Heisey to lock down the victory. He has now converted 12 consecutive save opportunities and has a dominant 2.67 ERA and 59/10 K/BB ratio over 33 2/3 innings.
Jul 18 - 10:00 PM

David Robertson held the Indians scoreless in the 14th inning to pick up his 22nd save of the season as the Yankees won on Wednesday.

Things were a bit tense as Jason Kipnis singled with one out and stole second, leaving the tying run 180 feet away, but Robertson was able to strike out Asdrubal Cabrera and get Michael Brantley to fly out to end the ballgame after 14 innings. Robertson is now 22-for-24 in save situations with a 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, and 57/10 K/BB ratio.
Jul 10 - 12:08 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Brian McCann
2Francisco Cervelli
3Austin Romine
4J.R. Murphy
1B1Mark Teixeira
2B1Stephen Drew
SS1Derek Jeter
2Brendan Ryan
3B1Chase Headley
2Zelous Wheeler
3Alex Rodriguez
LF1Brett Gardner
2Chris Young
3Antoan Richardson
4Eury Perez
CF1Jacoby Ellsbury
RF1Martin Prado
2Ichiro Suzuki
DH1Carlos Beltran
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Masahiro Tanaka
2Hiroki Kuroda
3Michael Pineda
4Brandon McCarthy
5Shane Greene
6Chris Capuano
7CC Sabathia
8Ivan Nova
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1David Robertson
2Dellin Betances
3Shawn Kelley
4Adam Warren
5David Huff
6Esmil Rogers
7Josh Outman
8Preston Claiborne
9Rich Hill
10David Phelps
11Bryan Mitchell
12Chase Whitley