Everyone with eyes was impressed by David Robertson’s season last year. His high walk rate (4.74 BB/9) was offset by his astronomical strikeout rate (12.98 K/9) which was second in the majors and first in the AL for pitchers with at least 40 IP.

Looking a bit deeper into Robertson’s line revealed a .347 BABIP which appears very high. Throwing numbers into my porn-virus stricken computer feeds me back an xBABIP of .315. This says that Robertson wasn’t exactly the beneficiary of luck and yet still posted a 3.30 ERA in his second major league season. Combined with a 3.09 FIP, there’s every reason to believe Robertson can replicate, if not improve, upon his production last year.