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Nate Robertson MLB Career Stats

W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
57-77 5.01 1152.1 775 1.47

Nate Robertson Bio

  • Full Name: Nathan Daniel Robertson
  • Born: 9/3/1977 in Wichita, KS
  • Draft: 1999, Florida Marlins, 5th rd. (146th overall)
  • College: Wichita State
  • Debut: September 7, 2002
  • Ret., Final Game: 9/8/2010
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Year W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
MLB Career Stats 57 77 5.01 223 187 1 1152.1 775 1.47

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Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2006 3.84 12th in AL

Wins

Season W Rank
2004 12 19th in AL
2006 13 23rd in AL

Strikeouts

Season SO Rank
2004 155 13th in AL
2005 122 23rd in AL
2006 137 23rd in AL

WHIP

Season WHIP Rank
2006 1.31 19th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2005 .266 22nd in AL
2006 .259 17th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2004 32 20th in AL
2005 32 18th in AL
2006 32 16th in AL
2007 30 25th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2004 1 20th in AL
2005 2 10th in AL
2006 1 17th in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2004 196.2 24th in AL
2005 196.2 25th in AL
2006 208.2 12th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2005 5.58 23rd in AL
2006 5.91 17th in AL
2007 6.03 14th in AL
2008 5.76 13th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2005 1.88 11th in AL
2006 2.04 14th in AL
2007 1.89 11th in AL
2008 1.74 8th in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2004 66 21st in AL
2005 65 12th in AL
2006 67 11th in AL
2007 63 17th in AL
2008 62 17th in AL

Hits

Season H Rank
2004 210 24th in AL
2006 206 18th in AL
2007 199 20th in AL
2008 218 7th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2004 30 11th in AL
2005 28 9th in AL
2006 29 8th in AL
2007 22 17th in AL
2008 26 5th in AL

Nate Robertson Latest Transactions

Team Date Transaction
May 17, 2014 Toledo Mud Hens released LHP Nate Robertson.
March 29, 2014 LHP Nate Robertson assigned to Toledo Mud Hens.
March 6, 2014 Detroit Tigers signed free agent LHP Nate Robertson to a minor league contract.
November 4, 2013 LHP Nate Robertson elected free agency.
August 19, 2013 Round Rock Express activated LHP Nate Robertson from the temporarily inactive list.
August 17, 2013 Round Rock Express placed LHP Nate Robertson on the temporarily inactive list.
August 17, 2013 Nate Robertson roster status changed by Round Rock Express.
January 26, 2013 Texas Rangers signed free agent LHP Nate Robertson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
November 2, 2012 LHP Nate Robertson elected free agency.
August 18, 2012 Las Vegas 51s activated LHP Nate Robertson from the 7-day disabled list.
July 25, 2012 Las Vegas 51s placed LHP Nate Robertson on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to July 23, 2012.
July 16, 2012 Toronto Blue Jays signed free agent LHP Nate Robertson to a minor league contract.
July 16, 2012 LHP Nate Robertson assigned to Las Vegas 51s.
May 29, 2012 Iowa Cubs released LHP Nate Robertson.
April 5, 2012 LHP Nate Robertson assigned to Iowa Cubs.
April 2, 2012 Nate Robertson assigned to Chicago Cubs.
February 18, 2012 Chicago Cubs signed free agent LHP Nate Robertson to a minor league contract.
November 2, 2011 LHP Nate Robertson elected free agency.
June 2, 2011 LHP Nate Robertson assigned to Tacoma Rainiers from Everett AquaSox.
June 2, 2011 Nate Robertson assigned to Everett AquaSox.
January 27, 2011 Tacoma Rainiers signed free agent LHP Nate Robertson.
January 20, 2011 Seattle Mariners signed free agent LHP Nate Robertson to a minor league contract and invited him to spring training.
September 10, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies released LHP Nate Robertson.
September 9, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies designated LHP Nate Robertson for assignment.
September 6, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies selected the contract of LHP Nate Robertson from Lehigh Valley IronPigs.
August 26, 2010 Nate Robertson assigned to Lehigh Valley IronPigs from Philadelphia Phillies.
August 25, 2010 Philadelphia Phillies signed free agent LHP Nate Robertson to a minor league contract.
August 24, 2010 LHP Nate Robertson elected free agency.
August 5, 2010 LHP Nate Robertson assigned to Memphis Redbirds.
July 27, 2010 Florida Marlins released LHP Nate Robertson.
July 21, 2010 Florida Marlins designated LHP Nate Robertson for assignment.
March 30, 2010 Jacksonville Suns Traded LHP Jay Voss to Erie SeaWolves and Detroit Tigers Traded LHP Nate Robertson to Florida Marlins.
August 28, 2009 Nate Robertson roster status changed by Detroit Tigers.
August 4, 2009 sent LHP Nate Robertson on a rehab assignment to Toledo Mud Hens.
June 28, 2009 Detroit Tigers placed LHP Nate Robertson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to June 27, 2009. Mass in his left elbow.
May 21, 2009 Detroit Tigers activated LHP Nate Robertson from the 15-day disabled list.
May 14, 2009 Detroit Tigers placed LHP Nate Robertson on the 15-day disabled list retroactive to May 6, 2009. Low back muscle strain.

Nathan Daniel Robertson Bio Info

Nathan Daniel Robertson...he and his wife Kristin have a son, Wyatt Dale...pitched 3 seasons at Wichita (KS) State University...was 8-0 with 77 strikeouts in 81.0 innings over 14 games in 1999...pitched at Maize (KS) High School (graduated 1995)...selected by the White Sox in the 35th round of the 1995 1st Year Player Draft but did not sign...has been a member of the Wichita Wingnuts (Independent American Association) ownership group since the franchise was started in 2008...became the 8th player with Major League experience to pitch for the Wingnuts in 2012. 2012 Signed with the Cubs on February 18 and opened the year at Iowa (AAA), going 0-2, 8.10 in 14 relief appearances... issued runs in 8 of his outings and was 0-for-2 in save tries... posted a 12.46 ERA (12 ER/8.2 IP) in his 1st 5 games and a 4.77 mark (6 ER/11.1 IP) in his final 9 outings...was released on May 29...signed with Wichita of the Independent American Association on June 18 and pitched 8.0 scoreless innings in 3 starts... was signed by Toronto on July 14 and permitted 6 earned runs in 3.0 innings over 2 starts at Las Vegas (AAA) before going on the DL on July 23...was activated on August 18 and went 0-1, 3.00 (2 ER/6.0 IP) in 7 relief appearances the rest of the season... held left-handed hitters to a .176 (3-17) average with Las Vegas. 2011 Went to spring training with Seattle after signing a minor league contract on Jan. 20...underwent arthroscopic surgery on March 16 to remove 3 loose bodies from his left elbow... was sidelined until June 2 before going 6-7, 7.14 in 18 starts at Tacoma (AAA) the remainder of the year...issued 3 runs in 6.0 innings in loss to Reno in season debut on June 2...went 2-0, 3.32 (8 ER/21.2 IP) over span of 4 starts, June 13-30 to lower ERA to 4.68...was 4-5, 8.46 (57 ER/60.2 IP) in his last 12 starts, allowing 10 runs in a game on 3 occasions...had a 3-hit CG victory, August 15 vs. Iowa...last pro victory came on August 31 vs. Tucson. 2010 Had a whirlwind season spending time with four organizations (DET, FLA, STL, PHI)... was in spring training with the Tigers before being traded to Florida on March 30...went 6-8, 5.47 (61 ER, 100.1 IP) in 19 G/18 GS with the Marlins...earned the win in season debut April 8 at New York-NL (6.0,6,1,1,0,4)...was 2-1, 3.98 (9 ER, 20.1 IP) in first four starts...went 2-5, 6.25 (41 ER, 59.0 IP) over final 11 appearances...released by Florida on July 29 and signed with St. Louis as a minor league free agent on Aug. 2...made 6 appearances (3 GS) with Memphis (AAA) before being released on Aug. 23...signed by the Phillies as a minor league free agent on Aug. 24 and assigned to Lehigh Valley (AAA)... had contract selected from Lehigh Valley on Sept. 6...made 2 appearances with Phillies (0-0, 54.00) before being designated for assignment on Sept. 9. 2009 Opened the 2009 season in the bullpen for the Tigers, before he returned to the club's starting rotation after being reinstated from the disabled list on August 28...Finished 1-3 with a 3.86 ERA (28.0IP/12ER) in six starts...went 1-0 with a 7.48 ERA (21.2IP/18ER) in 22 relief outings...Tossed a season-high three innings of relief on May 1 versus Cleveland...Sidelined May 6-21 with a low back muscle strain...Compiled a 1.13 ERA (8.0IP/1ER) in five outings during May...Landed on the disabled list on June 27 with mass in his left medial elbow -- underwent surgery on June 30 to remove four masses from his left medial arm, a procedure performed by Dr. Stephen Lemos at the Detroit Medical Center...Assigned to Triple A Toledo for an injury rehabilitation assignment on August 4 -- started five games for the Mud Hens, posting a 1-1 record and 1.89 ERA (19.0IP/4ER)...Recalled from the injury rehabilitation assignment and reinstated from the disabled list by the Tigers on August 28...Posted a 1-2 record and 2.33 ERA (19.1IP/5ER) over a five-outing stretch (four starts) August 29-September 20...Compiled a 1-3 record and 3.86 ERA (30.1IP/13ER) in 13 appearances at home...posted a 1-0 record and 7.91 ERA (19.1IP/17ER) in 15 outings on the road...Finished 1-0 with a 7.71 ERA (21.0IP/18ER) in 21 outings prior to the all-star break...went 1-3 with a 3.77 ERA (28.2IP/12ER) in seven outings following the all-star break. 2008 Compiled a 6.35 ERA in 32 outings (28 starts) for the Tigers during the 2008 season -- marked the highest ERA by any qualifying pitcher in the American League...Led the American League with 119 earned runs allowed, while he was second with 124 runs allowed, tied for fifth with 26 home runs allowed and seventh with 218 hits allowed...Started 28 games for the Tigers, giving him 162 games started for the club during his career -- is now seventh in club history among lefthanded pitchers in games started after passing Hank Aguirre (138), Mike Maroth (143) and Ted Gray (159) during the season...Tied for ninth in the American League with three wins during May...Won three straight starts June 10-21 -- marked the first time he had earned the win in three straight starts since August 20-30, 2004...marked Robertson's longest winning streak since he won three straight decisions over a four-start stretch June 11-27, 2006...Finished 3-1 with a 3.77 ERA (31.0IP/13ER) in five starts during June -- tied for sixth in the American League with three wins during the month...Worked nine innings on July 6 at Seattle, but he was not credited with a complete game as the Tigers knocked off the Mariners 2-1 in 15 innings -- first Tigers pitcher to toss nine innings and not be credited with a complete game since Jeremy Bonderman did so on April 13, 2007 at Toronto...Compiled a 1-4 record and 7.64 ERA (53.0IP/45ER) over a 10-start stretch July 1-August 20 -- removed from the starting rotation and sent to the bullpen following this stretch...Retired the only two batters he faced in relief on August 24 at Kansas City -- marked his first relief appearance since April 10, 2004 versus Minnesota, a stretch of 152 starts between relief outings...Posted a 4-5 record and 5.01 ERA (91.2IP/51ER) in 16 games (14 starts) at Comerica Park...finished 3-6 with a 7.95 ERA (77.0IP/68ER) in 16 outings (14 starts) on the road...Compiled a 6-8 record and 5.26 ERA (116.1IP/68ER) in 19 starts prior to the all-star break...finished 1-3 with an 8.77 ERA (52.1IP/51ER) in 13 outings (nine starts) following the all-star break. 2007 Completed his fourth full season as a member of the Tigers starting rotation, finishing third on the staff with nine wins and 119 strikeouts...Started 30 games for the Tigers, giving him 134 games started for the club during his career -- is now 10th in club history among lefthanded pitchers in games started after passing Dutch Leonard (112), Ed Siever (123), Harry Coveleski (125) and Don Mossi (129) during the season...Won three of his first four decisions over a six-start stretch April 4-May 2, posting a 2.48 ERA (40.0IP/11ER)...took the loss in five of his next six starts May 9-June 5, recording a 9.24 ERA (25.1IP/26ER)...Tabbed the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for April after compiling a 2-1 record and 2.43 ERA (33.1IP/9ER) in five starts -- fifth in the American League with his 2.43 ERA during the month...Landed on the disabled list on June 6 with a tired arm...Assigned to Double A Erie for an injury rehab assignment on June 21 -- fired six no-hit innings that day versus Altoona, fanning six batters to earn the win...Recalled from his injury rehab assignment with Erie and reinstated from the disabled list on June 26...Compiled a 2-0 record and 3.04 ERA (23.2IP/8ER) over four-start stretch following his return from the disabled list June 26-Juy 17...Fanned a season-high nine batters on August 7 versus Tampa Bay...Tied for fourth in the American League with 29 strikeouts during August, while he tied for 13th with 38.1 innings pitched -- posted a 1-3 record and 4.93 ERA (38.1IP/21ER) in six starts during the month...Eighth in the American League with a .224 batting average against (33x147) in September -- finished 2-2 with a 3.76 ERA (38.1IP/16ER) in six starts during the month...Posted a 5-4 record and 4.25 ERA (97.1IP/46ER) in 16 starts at Comerica Park...finished 4-9 with a 5.38 ERA (80.1IP/48ER) in 14 starts on the road. 2005 In his third season with the Tigers, Robertson matched career highs with 32 games started and 196.2 innings pitched...Tied for second in the American League with a careerhigh 16 losses and posted a .304 winning percentage, fourth-lowest in the league...Allowed 15 unearned runs, tied for third-most in the league, while 10 batters reached base on an error with Robertson on the mound, tied for sixth-most in the league...Received 3.66 runs per nine innings from the Tigers offense, the third-lowest run support in the league...Averaged 3.46 pitches per batter faced, the fourth-lowest average in the league, while also averaging 14.9 pitches per inning, the 10th-lowest average in the league...Posted a 1.59 ground ball/fly ball ratio (325 ground ball outs/204 fly ball outs), fourth-best in the league...Allowed 0.53 home runs per nine innings prior to the all-star break, tied for the second-lowest rate among league pitchers...allowed 2.09 home runs per nine innings following the all-star break, the highest rate among league pitchers...Allowed 27 of his 28 home runs to righthanded batters, tied with teammate Mike Maroth for the second in the league...Issued a career-high seven walks, but did not allow an earned run or factor in the decision on April 29 against the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field...Allowed a solo home run to Jason Phillips in the fourth inning June 7 against Los Angeles at Dodger Stadium, snapping a stretch of 47.2 innings without allowing a home run dating back to the third inning on April 19 at Baltimore...Fired his first complete game of the season, limiting the Twins to an unearned run on five hits to earn the victory on June 22 at Minnesota...Struck out a season-high nine batter, while allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings to take the loss on June 28 vs. Chicago...Tossed his second complete game in three starts on July 3 vs. New York, taking the loss despite limiting the Yankees to one run on nine hits...Ejected from the game by home plate umpire Tim McClelland on July 8 at Tampa Bay after one pitch, a pitch that was thrown behind the Devil Rays Carl Crawford -- according to the Elias Sports Bureau, Robertson was the first major league pitcher to exit a game after throwing exactly one pitch since Houston's Wade Miller recorded one out on one pitch before leaving the game with an injury on August 5, 2001 vs. Montreal...Allowed one run on five hits over five innings of work to earn the victory on July 15 vs. Kansas City, marking his first victory at Comerica Park since defeating the White Sox on August 25, 2004...Posted a 3-2 record and 1.45 ERA (43.1IP/7ER) over a six-start stretch June 22-July 20 -- fanned 28 batters while issuing eight walks over that stretch...Allowed at least one home run in 12 of his 13 starts July 15-September 20...Lost five consecutive starts August 28-September 20, posting an 8.07 ERA (29.0IP/26ER) and allowing 10 home runs during that stretch. 2004 Led the Tigers staff with a career-best 12 victories, the most wins by a Tigers lefthanded pitcher since Justin Thompson won 15 games for the club in 1997...Averaged 7.09 strikeouts per nine innings, becoming just the fourth lefthander in Tigers history to average more than seven strikeouts per nine innings in a single season with at least 162.0 innings pitched -- joined Hal Newhouser, Mickey Lolich and Les Cain...Made his first two outings of the season in relief, April 6 at Toronto and April 10 at Minnesota, before joining the Tigers starting rotation -- registered his first career save April 6 at Toronto, fanning seven batters in four innings of relief...Tied for second in the American League during April with 31 strikeouts -- posted a 1-1 record and 5.19 ERA (26.0IP/15ER) in six games (four starts) during the month...Fanned a career-high 10 batters in a loss May 15 versus Texas, allowing three runs on six hits in 5.2 innings...Established a career high with a five-game winning streak May 21-June 30 -- posted a 2.65 ERA (54.1IP/16ER) over the eight-start stretch...Selected as the Tigers Pitcher of the Month for May after finishing 3-2 with a 3.81 ERA (28.1IP/12ER) in five starts -- tied for seventh in the league with three wins during the month... Left his start on June 18 at New York's Shea Stadium against the Mets in the eighth inning after being struck on his lower right leg on a ball hit back up the middle by Kaz Matsui -- made his next scheduled start on June 24 at Kansas City...Second in the league with a .199 batting average against (31x156) during June, tied for sixth with 31 strikeouts, tied for seventh with three wins and 14th with a 2.94 ERA (42.1IP/14ER) -- earned Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors for the second straight month in June...Tossed the first complete game of his career August 30 at Kansas City, fanning seven batters and limiting the Royals to one run on six hits in nine innings...Forced from his start on September 22 against Cleveland after six innings with a hyperextension of his left ring finger, an injury sustained in the top of the sixth inning on a ball hit back up the middle by Matt Lawton -- X-rays were negative and he made his next scheduled start on September 28 against the Chicago White Sox...Eighth in the American League with a 1.67 ground ball/fly ball ratio (298 ground ball outs/178 fly ball outs) and by recording 62.6 percent of his outs put into play via the ground ball...Received 6.36 runs per nine innings in support, ninthhighest in the league...Averaged 92.84 pitches per start, fourth-fewest among all league starters...Induced 27 ground into double plays, tied for seventhmost in the league...induced 1.24 ground into double plays per nine innings, fifth-best in the league...Posted an .853 fielding percentage, lowest among league pitchers...Tied for second among league pitchers with five errors and five double plays...Limited lefties to a .252 batting average (36x143), while righthanded batters hit .279 (174x623) against Robertson...Finished 6-7 with a 5.19 ERA (102.1IP/59ER) in 18 games (17 starts) at Comerica Park -- tied for sixth in the league with seven losses at home...went 6-3 with a 4.58 ERA (94.1IP/48ER) in 16 games (15 starts) on the road...In 17 games (15 starts) during the season's first three months, he went 7-3 with a 3.82 ERA (96.2IP/41ER), 87 strikeouts and a .220 batting average against (79x359) -- led the league during this stretch with a .220 batting average against, while he was sixth with 87 strikeouts, tied for 12th with seven wins and 14th with a 3.82 ERA...in 17 starts after July 1, he finished 5-7 with a 5.94 ERA (100.0IP/66ER) and .322 batting average against -- out of 50 qualifying pitchers during this stretch, he was 43rd with his 5.94 ERA and 48th with a .322 batting average against. 2003 Rookie lefthander pitched the majority of his first season in the Tigers organization at Triple -A Toledo before being promoted to Detroit for the final six weeks of the season...Tied for the lead in the International League with three complete games, while he finished fourth with a 3.14 ERA...Topped the Mud Hens staff in games started (23), complete games and innings pitched (155.0), while finishing second in wins (9), ERA and strikeouts (102)...Surrendered two runs-or-less in 12 of his 23 starts for Toledo, working six-or-more innings in 17 of his starts...Opened the season on a positive note, going 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA (25.0IP/6ER) in four starts during April -- his ERA was 12th-best in the league during the month...saw his ERA rise to 5.08 (33.2IP/19ER) in six outings during May, a month in which league opposition hit .328 (45x137) against him...Made his lone relief appearance of the season on May 23 in the first game of a doubleheader at Charlotte -- moved to the bullpen for one game to allow Matt Anderson to start on regular rest...suffered the loss after allowing two runs on seven hits in 6.1 innings...Fired his three complete games of the 2003 season in a four-start stretch June 8-25, including his lone shutout in the first game of a doubleheader at Richmond on June 25 -- tied for fourth in the league in shutouts...went the distance in a loss at Pawtucket in the second game of a doubleheader on June 8 and he suffered the loss vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre on June 19...In five starts during June, Robertson finished 2-3 with a 2.70 ERA (36.2IP/11ER) and 24 strikeouts...held opponents to a .226 batting average (31x137) during the month...Won four of his final five starts for Toledo July 22-August 11, posting a 1.50 ERA (36.0IP/6ER)...Made three starts with the Mud Hens during August, going 3-0 with a 1.35 ERA (20.0IP/3ER) -- tied for fourth in the league in wins and tied for sixth in ERA during the month...Held lefties in the International League to a .234 batting average (26x111)...righties hit .253 (119x470)...Limited opposition to a .198 batting average (22x111) with runners in scoring position...Recalled from Toledo by the Tigers on August 18, making his debut with Detroit that evening vs. Texas -- fanned a career-high eight batters in a career-best 8.1 innings for a no-decision after limiting the Rangers to two runs on eight hits...the eight strikeouts matched Jeremy Bonderman for the most by a Tigers pitcher in a single game during the 2003 season...Earned his first major league win August 29 vs. the Chicago White Sox, allowing three runs on nine hits in five innings of work...Garnered Tigers Pitcher of the Month honors for August, finishing the month with a 1-0 record and 3.72 ERA (19.1IP/8ER) in three starts...In five starts during September, Robertson was 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA (25.1IP/19ER)...included in his five starts during the month were two quality starts in which he allowed three runs on 10 hits in 13.0 innings (2.08 ERA)...surrendered 16 runs on 22 hits over 12.1 innings (11.68 ERA) in his other three starts...Righthanded batters hit .307 (46x150) with six home runs against Robertson...lefties batted .300 (9x30) with him on the mound. 2002 Pitched the entire season with Double A Portland before earning a promotion to Florida in September...Tied for second in the Eastern League with three complete games, tied for third with 27 games started and finished fifth with a 3.42 ERA and 163.0 innings pitched...Named to the Eastern League's mid-season all-star squad, Robertson led his club in wins (10), games started (27), innings pitched (163.0) and strikeouts (109)... tied for the team high with three complete games...Fourth among all Marlins minor leaguers in strikeouts, fifth in wins and eighth in ERA...Fired back-to-back complete games June 14 at Akron and June 20 versus Altoona...suffered the loss on June 14, allowing three runs (one earned) on seven hits in eight innings...fanned a season-high eight batters to earn the win June 20, limiting the Curve to one run on two hits...Recorded his third complete game of the season in the first game of a doubleheader July 5 versus Norwich, taking the loss after surrendering three runs (two earned) on seven hits in seven innings...Posted a 1.26 ERA (35.2IP/5ER) in five starts during July, but he was on the losing end of both of his decisions during the month...Eastern League opposition managed just a .213 batting average (26x122) during the month...Lefties in the Eastern League hit .257 (27x105) against him, while righthanders batted .261 (129x494)...Posted a 1.05 ground ball/fly ball ratio (173 ground ball outs/165 fly ball outs)...Made his major league debut with the Marlins on September 7 at Pittsburgh after having his contract purchased earlier in the day...took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings...Worked in relief during his final five outings of the season with Florida, posting a 17.18 ERA (3.2IP/7ER).