|Born: March 5, 1989|
|September 3, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|September 26, 2013, for the Philadelphia Phillies|
|Earned run average||1.93|
Mauricio Antonio Robles (born March 5, 1989), is a Venezuelan former professional baseball pitcher, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Philadelphia Phillies. He was signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Detroit Tigers on April 1, 2006. Robles pitched for Venezuela at the 2013 World Baseball Classic.
Robles had a basic fastball, curveball, changeup combination. He was described as having a good arm with a good fastball and developing secondary pitches. While Robles’ fastball was clocked as high as 97 mph, his changeup was perhaps his best pitch and was described as a plus offering by peers and coaches.
In 2008, Robles went 5-3, with a 2.66 earned run average (ERA), in 23 appearances, including 16 starts, for the Minor League Baseball (MiLB) Class A full-season West Michigan Whitecaps, of the Midwest League. For the month of July, he ranked ninth in the league, with a 1.55 ERA, in five starts.
After beginning the season by playing at two levels of A Ball for the Tigers, Robles was traded on July 31, 2009, to the Seattle Mariners, along with fellow pitcher Luke French, for veteran pitcher Jarrod Washburn. For the remainder of that Summer, he pitched for the Class A+ High Desert Mavericks, of the California League.
On December 14, 2012, the Philadelphia Phillies claimed Robles off waivers, from Seattle. After progressing quickly through the Phillies’ Double-A and Triple-A farm teams, they promoted him to the major leagues, on September 3, 2013. Robles was sent outright to the Triple-A International League (IL) Lehigh Valley IronPigs, on October 3, 2013; he then declared his free agency, on November 4, 2013.
Chicago White Sox
Robles signed a minor league deal with the Chicago White Sox on November 24, 2013, that included an invitation to spring training. He spent the 2014 season with the IL’s Triple-A Charlotte Knights. Robles again became a free agent, following the season.
- Mauricio Robles Scouting Report scout.com
- Reviewing the Jarrod Washburn/Luke French/Mauricio Robles Trade lookoutlanding.com Jeff Sullivan July 31, 2009
- Mariners may have unearthed gem in pitcher Mauricio Robles seattletimes.nwsource.com
- "Tigers acquire Washburn from Mariners". MLB.com. Major League Baseball. Retrieved January 27, 2013.