Tampa Bay Rays 2020 Player Profile: Daniel Robertson
By Seth Carter
Daniel Robertson returns to the Tampa Bay Rays in 2020 providing a great glove, a good eye and versatility.
Tampa Bay Rays let fellow righties, Jesus Aguilar and Matt Duffy go in the off-season. If they don’t acquire another right-handed bat, Robertson could see a lot more action than the 84 plate appearances in his Steamer projection.
Position: 2B, SS, 3B
Birthplace: Upland, CA
Acquired via trade 01/10/2015: Tampa Bay Rays traded Yunel Escobar and Ben Zobrist for John Jaso, Boog Powell, and Daniel Robertson.
2019 Salary: $570,300
2020 Salary: $1,100,000
Free Agent: 2024
VS LHP: .187/.291/.276
VS RHP: .250/.344/.321
- Despite having a down offensive season, Daniel Robertson hit .313/.421/.375 late in games and in close situations.
- 2018 showed a different player at the play with a .262/.382/.415 slash.
- A run saved is a run saved is a good as a run earned. in 209 Robertson had five defensive runs saved in only 26 games at second base.
- Even though Robertson has a career average of .231 he still has a 3.4 WAR in 236 career games.
- Despite only hitting .213 last season he still managed 24 walks in 237 plate appearances.
- Robertson has 707 career and 96 walks.
2020 Steamer Projections
Judging by the projections, Steamer doesn’t see a lot of playing time for the utility player. He showed a lot of promise in 2018 and could still be a valuable piece. The Rays have enough confidence in him to pay him over a million dollars in arbitration, which is saying a lot when talking about the Rays.
*Stats for this profile were harvested from ESPN, Steamer, Baseball-reference, and Fangraphs.
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