OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
2 weeks ago

Robertson (knee) has been the subject of trade talks between the White Sox and Nationals, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Nationals wanted to include Robertson in their winter trade for Adam Eaton and looked close to sealing the deal last week before talks hit a stalemate. A Nationals official admitted to a stalemate and said no trade is imminent. With the White Sox in an obvious rebuild mode, Robertson represents a very likely trade chip. The question for fantasy players is whether he winds up as a closer on a new team or as a setup guy. Landing with the Nationals, who were rebuffed several times during the offseason in their attempts to sign an established closer, would likely mean Robertson stays in a closer role.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Robertson (knee) is on the provisional roster for Team USA as it prepares for the World Baseball Classic, Daryl Van Schouwen of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson underwent some cleanup surgery on his left knee following the 2016 season, but with his plans to participate in the World Baseball Classic, the knee does not appear to be a major concern this spring.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
4 months ago

Robertson had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee to clean up his meniscus, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson apparently was pitching through the ailment for a while, although it didn't seem to inhibit him much during the season as he posted 37 saves. The White Sox are confident that the right-hander will be able to pitch without restriction when spring training rolls around, so this procedure likely will not affect his outlook for the upcoming season.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
5 months ago

Robertson got two outs with just one pitch Wednesday against the Rays, drawing a game-ending double play for his 37th save.

EDGE Analysis

That's about as easy as they come. The veteran closer has had a bit of a tough 2016, as his typically unimpeachable control has been off, but he's still put up his third consecutive season with a save total in the mid-30s. That's not to say his declining control isn't a concern looking ahead to next year, though.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
5 months 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.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
6 months 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.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
6 months 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.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
6 months 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.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
6 months 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.

OUTDavid Robertson
RP CWS
7 months 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.