David Robertson
RP CWS
5 days ago

Robertson cruised through the ninth inning to pick up his 11th save of the season Saturday against the Blue Jays. He stuck out two batters and didn't allow a base runner while finishing the inning with 14 pitches.

EDGE Analysis

Saturday was Robertson's first clean inning since May 29, a span of four outings. His ERA is down to 3.20 and he owns a strong 0.87 WHIP alongside a 13.26 K/9. Robertson continues to be a reliable option in the back end and his 11 saves rank him eighth in the American League.

David Robertson
RP CWS
2 weeks ago

Robertson retired all three batters faced, one by strikeout, to save Tuesday's 4-2 win over the Rays.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson shook off a season-worst outing two days earlier to record his ninth save in 10 opportunities. His 3.38 ERA doesn't inspire much confidence, but when a save is on the line, opponents are batting just .111 against him.

David Robertson
RP CWS
2 weeks ago

Robertson (3-2) allowed three runs on one hit, one walk and one hit batsman over two-thirds of an inning in Sunday's 7-4 loss to the Tigers.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson hung a 1-2 curveball to Justin Upton and didn't even have to watch it land as the Tigers walked off with the win. He entered a tied game in the ninth, so this wasn't a blown save but that's a pretty faint silver lining for fantasy owners. In non-save situations, Robertson has a 4.91 ERA compared to 1.93 when presented with a save opportunity. When the game is on the line, Robertson has been successful 8-of-9 times.

David Robertson
RP CWS
3 weeks ago1 Comment

Robertson struck out two in a perfect ninth inning to save the White Sox's 5-4 victory over the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Perceptions can change quickly in baseball. Entering the Memorial Day weekend, Robertson hadn't had a save opportunity in nearly a month and converted just five saves -- last among front-line closers that have pitched all season -- but he saved a third straight game for the White Sox and bumped his season total up to eight. A closer that may have been regarded as having low value changed that perception over a holiday weekend. If pitching three straight days (30 pitches) make Robertson unavailable Tuesday, it's unclear which reliever manager Rick Renteria will call upon Tuesday if a closer is needed. Tommy Kahnle might be the first choice but he's pitched three of the last four days. After Kahnle, Anthony Swarzak is next in line.

David Robertson
RP CWS
4 weeks ago

Robertson pitched a perfect two-thirds of the ninth inning in Sunday's 7-3 win over the Tigers to earn his seventh save of the season.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson now has back-to-back saves after closing out Game 1 of Saturday's doubleheader. The right-hander has given up just two runs this month and is 7-for-8 in save chances while sporting an impressive 12.5 K/9. His value could only increase this summer, as contending teams like the Nationals look to the trade market to beef up their bullpen. Chicago has a good chance of being sellers, with Robertson a top target.

David Robertson
RP CWS
4 weeks ago

Robertson struck out two in a scoreless inning to collect his sixth save of the season in Saturday's 3-0 win over Detroit.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson and three other relievers finished up for Tyler Danish who managed to get through five innings in his first major-league start. This was the first save opportunity since April 29 and the first converted save in over a month for Robertson who closed out a game against Kansas City on April 26 to pick up his fifth save.

David Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Robertson (3-1) struck out two over two perfect innings and earned the victory in Friday's 2-1 extra-inning win over Seattle.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson entered a tie game in the ninth inning, his fifth straight appearance in a non-save situation, and was sure not to waste Jose Quintana's gem (eight innings, one hit, one run). The wins are helpful for fantasy owners but Robertson's value is in saves, and Chicago's closer remains stuck on five saves. It's been 23 days since his last save and 20 days since his last opportunity.

David Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Robertson (2-1) allowed two runs on four hits and a walk over 1.1 innings and was tagged with the loss in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the Angels in 11 innings.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson entered a tie game in the 10th, so this wasn't a blown save. After a 1-2-3 10th, Robertson was the victim of a couple of bloops hits and an outfielder slipping, all of which eventually led to Albert Pujols' walk-off single. This was the fourth straight non-save situation for Robertson who has been handed fewer save opportunities as the White Sox regressed (2-8 in last 10 games) following the team's unexpectedly promising start to the season.

David Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Robertson (2-0) pitched a scoreless ninth inning with two strikeouts to earn his second win of the season Saturday against San Diego.

EDGE Analysis

Despite pitching well to start the season (2.13 ERA, 0.95 WHIP and 14.2 K/9), Robertson has only collected five saves. Picking up Saturday's win was a welcomed bonus. Unfortunately, the rebuilding White Sox don't project to start making a move up the standings any time soon, so Robertson is unlikely to see a notable uptick in save opportunities.

David Robertson
RP CWS
1 month ago

Robertson mopped up Sunday's 4-0 loss to Baltimore with a scoreless inning.

EDGE Analysis

Robertson made his first appearance in eight days as the White Sox have not needed the services of its closer. The rebuilding Sox have managed to stay relevant early on with the second-best ERA in MLB but their sub-par bats (.238) can impact how often Robertson is in position to get a save.