Hansel Robles

Hansel Robles

31-Year-Old PitcherRP
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Free Agent
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Robles entered the 2020 campaign as the incumbent closer for the Angels but retained the position for less than two weeks after giving up nine earned runs across his initial four outings. He subsequently racked up five straight scoreless appearances before flailing again near the end of the season and ultimately ended up with an ugly 10.26 ERA across 16.2 frames. After cutting his career walk rate nearly in half to 5.7% in his breakthrough 2019 campaign, Robles reverted back to -- and exceeded -- his norm last season with a career-worst 12.5 BB%. When he wasn't giving batters free passes, he was frequently serving up meatballs as opponents registered a 14.3% barrel rate and 46.9 Sweet Spot% against him along with four home runs. Minnesota took a flyer on Robles with the hope that he can rediscover his 2019 magic, but he'll need to prove his worth before being trusted in a high-leverage role. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
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$Signed a one-year, $2 million contract with the Twins in December of 2020. Traded to the Red Sox in July of 2021.
Charged with loss Friday
PBoston Red Sox  
October 16, 2021
Robles (0-1) allowed one run on a hit while striking out one in one inning to take the loss against the Astros in Game 1 of the ALCS on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Robles tossed two scoreless innings across his first two postseason appearances in 2021, but he's now given up three runs in 1.2 innings across his last pair of outings. The right-hander has recorded a 7.36 ERA and 1.36 WHIP in 3.2 innings across four relief appearances during the playoffs.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
14
Last 5 Games
14
How many pitches does Hansel Robles generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Hansel Robles generally pitch?
 
 
 
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Extra
% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2021
 
 
-2%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-23%
BAA vs RHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .239 291 75 33 61 14 1 10
Since 2019vs Right .230 362 93 29 74 19 0 8
2021vs Left .226 129 29 22 24 5 1 5
2021vs Right .230 168 47 15 34 12 0 3
2020vs Left .360 30 6 5 9 2 0 3
2020vs Right .278 43 11 4 10 3 0 1
2019vs Left .226 132 40 6 28 7 0 2
2019vs Right .217 151 35 10 30 4 0 4
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-18%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-19%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-64%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 4.50 1.14 76.0 3 3 19 8.8 3.2 1.5
Since 2019Away 3.70 1.36 80.1 5 4 19 10.5 3.9 0.4
2021Home 4.91 1.21 33.0 1 2 7 7.4 4.6 1.6
2021Away 4.00 1.53 36.0 2 3 7 12.3 5.0 0.5
2020Home 18.00 2.60 5.0 0 0 0 10.8 9.0 5.4
2020Away 6.52 1.45 9.2 0 1 1 10.2 3.7 0.0
2019Home 2.37 0.89 38.0 2 1 12 9.7 1.2 0.9
2019Away 2.60 1.15 34.2 3 0 11 8.8 2.9 0.5
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Stat Review
How does Hansel Robles compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.05
 
K/9
9.9
 
BB/9
4.8
 
HR/9
1.0
 
Fastball
96.8 mph
 
ERA
4.43
 
WHIP
1.38
 
BABIP
.297
 
GB/FB
1.36
 
Left On Base
66.8%
 
Exit Velocity
82.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
6.1%
 
Spin Rate
2083 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
25.3%
 
Swinging Strike
11.0%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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The Angels brought in Cody Allen to serve as their closer in 2019, but his early-season struggles allowed Robles to step into that role near the end of April. Robles looked comfortable in the ninth inning, converting 23 of his 27 save opportunities while finishing with a career-best 2.88 FIP in 72.2 innings. The right-hander enjoyed an uptick in velocity for a second straight year -- his average fastball went from 94.9 mph in 2017 to 97.1 mph last season -- resulting in his best strikeout (26.5%) and swinging strike rate (12.3%) since 2015. He began incorporating his changeup more beginning in June and posted a 1.52 ERA over his final 44 outings. Most importantly, Robles was able to cut down on home runs (0.7 HR/9) and walks (2.0 BB/9) after struggling in both of those departments through his first four big-league seasons. He's a good bet to reprise his role as the Angels' closer in 2020.
Robles began 2018 in the Mets' organization, bouncing between Triple-A Las Vegas and Queens several times in the first half while also making a short trip to the disabled list with a sprained right knee. After posting a 5.03 ERA and 1.58 WHIP with seven homers allowed in 19.2 innings, Robles was designated for assignment in late June, then immediately claimed by the Angels. The move to the west coast agreed with Robles as be registered a 2.97 ERA and 1.29 WHIP in 36.1 frames for the Halos, serving up just a pair of long balls. Robles had another short stint on the disabled list in mid-August, this time for a shoulder impingement. He returned to cruise down the stretch, finishing with a 1.46 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 14 strikeouts in his final 12.1 stanzas. A 96-mph fastball and 24 K% are late-game worthy, but a 10.4 BB% and penchant for the long ball likely relegate Robles to middle-inning duties.
In a landscape where cheap middle relief is a Moneyball-like fantasy asset, Robles is someone to keep on your radar. Don't be swayed by his 4.92 ERA and 1.34 WHIP. He was sporting a 1.42 ERA and 1.05 WHIP before three straight blowups, surrendering 12 runs in just 2.2 frames, prompting a demotion to Triple-A Las Vegas. After he was recalled in mid-July, he posted a 2.38 ERA and 1.10 WHIP before struggling with fatigue in September. Obviously, the early disasters and scuffles down the stretch can't be ignored, but with another season under his belt, Robles should be better equipped for a more consistent 162-game season. The key is walks as Robles' 95-mph fastball misses plenty of bats, but he's a flyball pitcher and thus will give up a few homers. If he can limit shots with men on base, Robles can work in more high-leverage situations. Don't pay more than an endgame price, but there's some latent upside here.
Robles had an impressive rookie campaign in 2015, and he was able to avoid a sophomore slump last season. He continued to use his mid-90s fastball, along with a changeup and slider, to make batters miss to the tune of a 9.9 K/9. Of concern, is that he walked too many batters (4.2 BB/9) and saw his WHIP rise 32 points from 2015. Robles also endured a disastrous stretch in August in which he allowed 12 walks and 15 runs in 15 innings. He recovered from that with an impressive final month of the season, though, and outside of a few bad outings, there wasn't much to complain about. The righty was especially effective against lefties, holding them to a .179 BAA, though a .281 average against righties made for a reverse split. Robles appears in line to take on more high-leverage situations in 2017, although he remains behind Jeurys Familia and Addison Reed in the pecking order for saves.
Robles' first season as a full-time reliever was a resounding success. He was promoted to the majors after a handful of scoreless appearances for Triple-A Las Vegas and quickly entrusted with a high-leverage role. Armed with a mid-90s fastball and two potential plus secondary offerings (slider and changeup), Robles fanned major league hitters at a higher rate than closer Jeurys Familia. There were some issues when contact was made, as Robles gave up eight homers on the year, and he could stand to reduce the free passes, but the final numbers for a 25-year-old are great. The right-hander picked up 12 holds in total and five in September alone, and chances are he will continue to pitch in a prominent role out of the Mets' bullpen in 2016.
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Likely available Monday
PBoston Red Sox  
Illness
October 11, 2021
Red Sox manager Alex Cora said Robles (illness) will likely be available out of the bullpen for Game 4 of the ALDS against the Rays on Monday, Alex Speier of The Boston Globe reports.
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Dealing with illness
PBoston Red Sox  
Illness
October 10, 2021
Robles was removed from Game 3 of the ALDS against the Rays on Sunday due to a stomach illness, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Exits with trainer
PBoston Red Sox  
Undisclosed
October 10, 2021
Robles left Game 3 of the ALDS against the Rays on Sunday with an apparent injury, Chris Cotillo of The Springfield Republican reports.
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Locks down save Friday
PBoston Red Sox  
October 1, 2021
Robles walked two in a scoreless inning to earn the save in Friday's 4-2 win over Washington.
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Earns 12th save
PBoston Red Sox  
Lat
September 8, 2021
Robles tossed a scoreless ninth inning to earn the save against Tampa Bay on Wednesday, allowing one hit while striking out a pair.
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