Alabama Baseball: David Robertson continuing strong season in 2022 World Series


With the 2022 World Series having shifted to Philadelphia, so has the strong postseason, as well as season overall, for former Alabama Baseball pitcher David Robertson.

Former Alabama Baseball pitcher David Robertson continuing strong season in 2022 World Series

A former 17th round pick in the 2006 MLB Draft out of Alabama, Robertson is currently in his 14th season in the major leagues, one that originally began earlier this season with the Chicago Cubs where he signed as a free agent back in mid-March.

After making only a combined 19 MLB appearances from 2019-21, Robertson certainly impressed during his time in Chicago earlier this season, posting a combined 2.23 ERA across 40.1 IP. The 37-year-old right-hander also held a 3-0 record with 14 saves as the Cubs closer during that span as well, along with a 51:19 K:BB ratio and a 1.9 WAR, which was among the highest of Robertson’s 14-year career.

Robertson would however be traded to the Philadelphia Phillies at the MLB trade deadline, the same organization in which he appeared in seven games during the 2019 season. Even with the move to Philadelphia, Robertson would continue his impressive 2022 season with the Phillies, holding a 2.70 ERA with six saves and a 30:16 K:BB ratio across 23.1 IP to conclude the regular season.

During the regular season, the former Alabama Baseball standout posted a combined 2.40 ERA across 58 total appearances between the Cubs and Phillies, along with 20 saves and an 81:35 K:BB ratio across 63.2 IP.

As mentioned previously as well, Robertson has continued that strong season over the past couple of weeks with Philadelphia, a postseason run that has led the veteran right-hander back to the World Series for the first time since 2009.

Despite not pitching in the NLDS, Robertson has made five appearances so far this postseason, three of which came against the San Diego Padres in the NLCS. Across his 4.2 IP, Robertson has allowed only one run, while also holding a combined 8:3 K:BB ratio, as well as having picked up a save for the Phillies in Game 1 of the World Series.

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Can Robertson continue his impressive season in the coming days as the Phillies chase a World Series title?