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Robertson with the Minnesota Twins
December 23, 1987 |
Simi Valley, California
|June 26, 2012, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Last MLB appearance|
|April 5, 2013, for the Minnesota Twins|
|Earned run average||5.54|
The 6 feet 5 inches (1.96 m), 220 pounds (100 kg) left-hander was the Twins' third-round pick in the 2006 Major League Baseball draft. He made his major league debut on June 26, 2012, where Robertson struck out the first three batters he faced.
In the first half of the 2008 season, Tyler went 4–2 with a 2.76 earned run average and 58 strike outs over 11 starts to help Fort Myers captured the Florida State League first-half West Division title. One of those wins was a complete game 6–1 victory over the Tampa Yankees at Steinbrenner Field.
Robertson mainly throws three pitches — a four-seam fastball and two-seam fastball hovering around 90 mph, as well as a slider in the low-to-mid 80s. The slider is actually his most commonly thrown pitch against left-handed hitters, especially when he is ahead in the count. Robertson has also thrown a small handful of curveballs and changeups.
The Washington Nationals claimed Robertson off waivers on June 7, 2013. He was designated for assignment on November 20, 2013.
- "Robertson's perfect eighth". MLB. 27 June 2012. Retrieved 27 June 2012.
- "Brooks Baseball · Home of the PitchFX Tool – Player Card: Tyler Robertson". Brooks Baseball. Retrieved 20 August 2012.