Tuesday, May 8, 2007
The latest feature to MLB Rumors that will cover players that are on the verge of breaking out. This week we will cover Nate Robertson, who is 3-1 with a 2.48 ERA and 23 K. Robertson has been known to be an innings eater, and from what I've seen so far this season, he's hiding the ball a lot better, and is throwing with a lot of power. The Tigers are also providing a lot of run support, and going on winning streaks a lot more often than last year. This will be beneficial to Robertson who will gather wins with a lot more regularity if the run support continues. What does this mean or the Tigers? Having Robertson pitching well will help the Tigers a lot more this year because it will be someone the Tigers can rely on a lot more, especially late in the season. Career wise, Robertson is 36-43 with a 4.44 ERA and 473 K, but it is evident that he is anchoring the Tigers rotation so far this season, especially with Kenny Rogers out.
2007 Preseason Projection: 12-11 W-L, 4.01 ERA, 143 K
2007 Revised Projection: 14-9 W-L, 3.76 ERA, 146 K