David Robertson
RP CWS
1 week ago

Robertson (5-3) struck out two while allowing a hit and a walk in a scoreless top of the ninth inning Thursday against the Indians. He was rewarded for the effort with a win when Chicago scored the winning run in the bottom of the frame.

EDGE Analysis

The White Sox closer has had a productive second campaign in Chicago, rewarding owners with five wins to go with his 35 saves. Factor in Robertson's tremendous 10.4 K/9, and you get a top-notch all-around option.

David Robertson
RP CWS
2 weeks ago

Robertson picked up his 35th save of the season Wednesday, giving up a walk and a hit before shutting the door. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson has now saved 35 games in 42 tries in 2016, not far from the 34 in 41 he put up a year ago. His 3.68 ERA and 1.40 WHIP aren't exactly dominating, but Robertson does boast a healthy 10.3 K/9 rate. At 31 years old, Robertson has seen his ERA climb in each of the past four seasons, a somewhat alarming trend. His cutter velocity has remained steady around 92 mph, but opponents are batting .277 off the pitch this year, the highest rate of his career.

David Robertson
RP CWS
4 weeks ago

Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on two hits while striking out one to earn his 33rd save of the season Sunday against the Mariners.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson has collected six saves and a win in his last seven outings since blowing his sixth save of the campaign earlier in the month, and he lowered his ERA to 3.67 in the process. Despite posting his worst ERA since 2010, he has a very realistic chance of matching his career-high in saves, which is 39.

David Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Robertson pitched a scoreless ninth inning on one hit while striking out one to earn his 32nd save of 2016 Sunday against the Athletics.

EDGE Analysis

After seeing his ERA swell to a season-high 4.46 on July 24, he's lowered it to 3.81 in his 12 outings since. Despite posting his highest ERA since 2010, he's now saved at least 31 games in each of the last three seasons.

David Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Robertson threw a scoreless ninth against the Indians on Wednesday to earn his 30th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

The scoreless outing was far from smooth sailing, as he allowed a leadoff walk to Mike Napoli, a one-out single to Lonnie Chisenhall, and he needed 26 pitches to get through the frame. Still, that's now three straight successful saves after he struggled to close a few games out earlier this month.

David Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Manager Robin Ventura said Roberton's recent struggles can not be attributed to the leg injury that bothered Robertson in the first half of the season, the Chicago Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson blew his second save in as many nights Wednesday, and he is now just 4-for-8 in save chances since the All-Star break. His velocity has remained similar to that of earlier in the season and of previous seasons. However, batters have a .958 OPS against him over his last 11 innings, and his striekoeut rate on the season is a career-worst 10.1 per nine. Robertson is in no immediate danger of losing his role, but he may no longer be the steady source of saves he once was.

David Robertson
RP CWS
2 months ago

Robertson (3-2) gave up one run on two hits in the ninth to blow the save Tuesday against the Royals but still came up with the win.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson is now an underwhelming 27-of-32 (84.4 percent) in save opportunities with a brutal 4.08 ERA. Given his excellent stuff, his 52 strikeouts in 46.1 innings, and his history of success, Robertson should have a long leash, but his combination of poor control (4.5 BB/9) and susceptibility to the long ball (1.2 HR/9) are an extremely bad combination for the ninth inning, and there's little in his performance this year that suggests he's the lockdown closer he was expected to be heading into 2016.

David Robertson
RP CWS
2 months ago

Robertson worked around a leadoff single in a scoreless inning against the Tigers on Thursday to earn his 26th save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Justin Upton reached to start the frame, but Robertson then induced a double play and got Jarrod Saltalamacchia to pop out to nail down the win for the White Sox. Robertson seems to have settled down after back-to-back blown save opportunities last month (including a three-homer disaster back on July 24), although he's managed just three strikeouts in his last five appearances.

David Robertson
RP CWS
2 months ago

Robertson recorded his 25th save of the season with a near perfect 10th inning against the Twins on Saturday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander threw eight of his nine pitches for strikes and retired the Twins in order. Robertson has struggled to live up to his hype in Chicago, but he's still a decent fantasy option, particularly for owners who need strikeouts. He's 25-for-29 in save opportunities with a 4.15 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 51 strikeouts in 43.1 innings.

David Robertson
RP CWS
2 months ago

Robertson threw a scoreless ninth to record his 24th save Tuesday against the Cubs.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson desperately needed to convert this save, as he had allowed seven runs on four home runs in blowing his previous two attempts. Tuesday, he struck out a batter and needed just 15 pitches for a 1-2-3 inning, but he'll need to have a few more uneventful outings before owners begin to trust him again.