Hansel Robles
Hansel Robles
29-Year-Old PitcherRP
Los Angeles Angels
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $3.85 million contract with the Angels in January of 2020, avoiding arbitration.
Confidence key to success
PLos Angeles Angels
March 26, 2020
Robles has benefited from increased confidence and an ability to "be himself" since joining the Angels, Jeff Fletcher of The Orange County Register reports.
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"I don't think he was comfortable in his own skin in New York, for whatever reason. But he is comfortable now. You see the smile on his face. You see it in his delivery. The confidence is there," said pitching coach Mickey Callaway, who was Robles' manager with the Mets before joining the closer in Los Angeles prior to this season. Robles broke through in his first season with the Angels in 2019, racking up 23 saves while posting a 2.48 ERA (2.88 FIP) and 75:16 K:BB across 72.2 innings. He'll open the season as the Angels' closer despite a rough spring during which he gave up three runs and seven hits in four innings while striking out six in Cactus League play.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
15
Last 5 Games
16
How many pitches does Hansel Robles generally throw?
 
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121+
 
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31-40
 
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121+
What part of the game does Hansel Robles generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-8%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2018
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2017
 
 
-23%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .222 329 90 38 63 9 2 12
Since 2017vs Right .240 443 104 32 95 18 1 13
2019vs Left .226 132 40 6 28 7 0 2
2019vs Right .217 151 35 10 30 4 0 4
2018vs Left .244 105 29 16 21 2 1 6
2018vs Right .258 137 30 9 32 8 0 3
2017vs Left .189 92 21 16 14 0 1 4
2017vs Right .246 155 39 13 33 6 1 6
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-40%
ERA at Home
2019
 
 
-9%
ERA at Home
2018
 
 
-35%
ERA at Home
2017
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 2.75 1.00 101.1 6 4 14 9.3 2.6 1.1
Since 2017Away 4.61 1.51 84.0 8 5 11 9.5 4.4 1.4
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
2018Home 2.97 1.12 30.1 0 3 2 8.9 2.7 1.5
2018Away 4.56 1.71 25.2 2 0 0 10.2 5.6 1.4
2017Home 3.00 1.00 33.0 4 0 0 9.3 4.1 0.8
2017Away 7.61 1.82 23.2 3 5 0 9.9 5.3 2.7
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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
4.69
 
K/9
9.3
 
BB/9
2.0
 
HR/9
0.7
 
Fastball
97.1 mph
 
ERA
2.48
 
WHIP
1.02
 
BABIP
.286
 
GB/FB
1.11
 
Left On Base
82.3%
 
Exit Velocity
88.7 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
2212 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.2%
 
Swinging Strike
12.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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Closer job safe
PLos Angeles Angels
February 24, 2020
Manager Joe Maddon called it a "safe bet" that Robles would be the Angels' closer this season, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic reports.
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Reaches deal with Angels
PLos Angeles Angels
January 10, 2020
Robles signed a one-year, $3.85 million contract with the Angels on Friday, avoiding arbitration, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.
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Blows save in loss
PLos Angeles Angels
September 26, 2019
Robles (5-1) gave up two runs on three hits and no walks while striking out two through one inning, blowing a save chance and taking the loss against the Athletics on Wednesday.
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Picks up 23rd save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 24, 2019
Robles picked up the save against the Athletics on Tuesday, giving up one hit in a scoreless ninth inning to close out a 3-2 victory for the Angels. He struck out one and walked none.
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Logs 22nd save
PLos Angeles Angels
September 18, 2019
Robles did not allow a run and gave up one hit while striking out two Wednesday to notch the save against the Yankees on Wednesday.
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