Connor Robertson

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Connor Robertson
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Relief pitcher
Born: (1981-09-10) September 10, 1981 (age 32)
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 17, 2007 for the Oakland Athletics
Last MLB appearance
July 18, 2008 for the Arizona Diamondbacks
Career statistics
(through 2008 season)
Win-Loss 0-1
Earned run average 8.00
Strikeouts 4
Teams

James Connor Robertson (born September 10, 1981 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) is an American right-handed Major League Baseball relief pitcher, currently inactive. He was drafted out of Birmingham Southern College in the 31st round of the 2004 Major League Baseball Draft by the Oakland Athletics.

Career[edit]

Minor Leagues[edit]

Robertson split the 2004 season between the Arizona League Athletics (rookie-level) and the Vancouver Canadians in Single-A. He appeared in 25 games for the Athletics and three games for Vancouver, all in relief and posted a composite record of 2-2 and saved 13 games

In 2005, Robertson made three stops, starting with the Kane County Cougars (Single-A), with whom he posted a 2-2 record and 2.93 ERA. He then moved on to the Stockton Ports, where he went 5-2 with a 2.76 ERA and was promoted to Triple-A Sacramento (skipping Double-A), where he pitched in three games, tossing five innings. His composite 2005 numbers were a 7-4 record, with two saves, and a 2.76 ERA, striking out 120 and walking 40 in 75 innings.

Robertson pitched the entire 2006 season with the Midland RockHounds (Double-A). He appeared in 55 games, winning seven of nine decisions, posted a 2.82 ERA, and fanned 97 batters in 83 innings.

On December 14, 2007, Robertson was traded to Arizona along with Dan Haren.

New York Mets[edit]

On December 12, 2008, he was traded to the New York Mets in exchange for Scott Schoeneweis.[1] He did not make the team out of spring training and was optioned to Triple-A.

Personal[edit]

His brother David, plays for the New York Yankees.[2]

Pitch repertoire[edit]

Robertson throws a hard, sinking fastball that has been clocked as high as 91 miles per hour (146 km/h). He also has a sweeping slider and a changeup.

Bibliography[edit]

2006 Oakland Athletics Media Guide. Pg. 393. Produced by the Oakland Athletics Public Relations Department.

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