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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
12 186 442 23 27 0 4.42 -2.7
Birth Date3-24-1982
Height6' 2"
Weight245 lbs
Age35 years, 4 months, 4 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2005 PHI MLB 26 13 85.7 4 3 0 67 51 72 5 .255 101 7.0 5.4 0.5 7.6 36% .264 .238 1.38 4.13 3.57 105 7.06 152.0 -1.5
2006 TEX MLB 14 14 73.7 5 5 0 83 32 40 10 .258 105 10.1 3.9 1.2 4.9 39% .299 .267 1.56 5.29 4.28 113 7.61 155.0 -1.4
2007 TEX MLB 19 19 95.3 5 9 0 110 60 69 17 .264 101 10.4 5.7 1.6 6.5 36% .308 .309 1.78 6.25 6.61 113 8.35 172.8 -2.7
2008 KCA 0 25 1 39.3 2 2 0 22 19 41 3 .264 103 5.0 4.3 0.7 9.4 34% .204 .211 1.04 3.59 3.20 107 4.19 89.3 0.5
2008 TEX 0 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 5 4 1 .262 112 7.5 7.5 1.5 6.0 25% .211 .276 1.67 6.49 9.00 118 6.28 133.9 -0.1
2009 KCA MLB 35 6 73.7 4 2 0 43 50 87 4 .262 106 5.3 6.1 0.5 10.6 36% .231 .208 1.26 3.63 3.54 91 3.04 65.1 1.9
2010 KCA MLB 54 0 61.0 3 5 0 55 26 56 5 .260 112 8.1 3.8 0.7 8.3 31% .292 .241 1.33 3.55 3.54 101 3.88 87.5 0.7
2011 KCA MLB 9 0 7.3 0 1 0 12 3 2 2 .260 111 14.7 3.7 2.5 2.5 23% .357 .343 2.05 7.28 6.14 126 6.96 161.8 -0.2
2008 TOT MLB 29 1 45.3 2 2 0 27 24 45 4 .264 104 5.4 4.8 0.8 8.9 33% .205 .221 1.12 3.97 3.97 109 4.46 95.2 0.5
CareerMLB18653442.02327039724637147.2601058.15.01.07.635%.278.2551.454.654.421066.05127.9-2.7

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
2001 LWD A 26 24 150.7 8 9 0 128 58 152 10 .000 7.6 3.5 0.6 9.1 0% -.534 .000 1.23 3.29 3.40 0 0.00 0.0
2002 CLR A+ 17 17 99.7 4 8 0 73 48 87 14 .000 6.6 4.3 1.3 7.9 0% .225 .000 1.21 4.85 3.97 0 0.00 0.0
2003 LWD A 5 4 18.7 0 3 0 17 16 20 4 .000 8.2 7.7 1.9 9.6 0% .277 .000 1.76 6.52 5.29 0 0.00 0.0
2003 CLR A+ 11 11 64.7 2 4 0 53 23 42 4 .000 7.4 3.2 0.6 5.8 0% .250 .000 1.17 3.71 3.20 0 0.00 0.0
2003 agu Wnt 13 4 30.0 1 0 0 30 11 26 5 .000 9.0 3.3 1.5 7.8 0% -.568 .000 1.37 4.85 4.20 0 0.00 0.0
2004 REA AA 27 26 150.3 8 14 0 148 59 133 29 .000 8.9 3.5 1.7 8.0 0% .274 .000 1.38 5.28 5.15 0 0.00 0.0
2005 PHI MLB 26 13 85.7 4 3 0 67 51 72 5 .255 101 7.0 5.4 0.5 7.6 36% .264 .238 1.38 4.13 3.57 105 7.06 152.0
2005 SWB AAA 5 5 28.3 2 0 0 21 13 28 0 .245 111 6.7 4.1 0.0 8.9 33% .288 .200 1.20 2.60 2.23 106 4.51 100.0
2006 TEX MLB 14 14 73.7 5 5 0 83 32 40 10 .258 105 10.1 3.9 1.2 4.9 39% .299 .267 1.56 5.29 4.28 113 7.61 155.0
2006 OKL AAA 15 15 80.0 6 2 0 61 42 79 7 .265 88 6.9 4.7 0.8 8.9 42% .263 .254 1.29 4.18 3.15 103 0.00 0.0
2006 RNG Rk 2 2 4.1 0 0 0 4 0 6 0 .265 110 8.8 0.0 0.0 13.2 30% .400 .263 0.98 1.34 6.59 79 2.68 54.5
2006 DOM wor 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 .000 9.0 27.0 0.0 9.0 0% .200 .000 4.00 9.05 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 TEX MLB 19 19 95.3 5 9 0 110 60 69 17 .264 101 10.4 5.7 1.6 6.5 36% .308 .309 1.78 6.25 6.61 113 8.35 172.8
2007 OKL AAA 5 4 18.7 1 3 0 27 15 20 0 .276 96 13.0 7.2 0.0 9.6 37% .458 .317 2.25 3.79 8.18 110 9.61 134.9
2007 AGU Wnt 1 1 3.0 0 1 0 5 3 3 0 .000 15.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .417 .000 2.67 4.06 3.00 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AGU Wnt 4 4 19.3 1 2 0 15 5 20 1 .000 7.0 2.3 0.5 9.3 0% .275 .000 1.04 2.59 4.20 0 0.00 0.0
2007 AGU Wnt 8 5 27.3 2 2 0 14 15 25 1 .000 4.6 4.9 0.3 8.2 0% .183 .000 1.06 3.35 2.97 0 0.00 0.0
2008 KCA MLB 25 1 39.3 2 2 0 22 19 41 3 .264 103 5.0 4.3 0.7 9.4 34% .204 .211 1.04 3.59 3.20 107 4.19 89.3
2008 TEX MLB 4 0 6.0 0 0 0 5 5 4 1 .262 112 7.5 7.5 1.5 6.0 25% .211 .276 1.67 6.49 9.00 118 6.28 133.9
2008 OKL AAA 10 4 33.0 1 1 1 20 10 39 2 .266 104 5.5 2.7 0.5 10.6 33% .237 .177 0.91 2.90 2.18 83 4.24 97.3
2009 KCA MLB 35 6 73.7 4 2 0 43 50 87 4 .262 106 5.3 6.1 0.5 10.6 36% .231 .208 1.26 3.63 3.54 91 3.04 65.1
2009 NWA AA 2 2 3.7 0 1 0 3 2 5 1 .253 120 7.3 4.9 2.4 12.2 14% .333 .272 1.35 5.68 4.86 98 3.78 94.6
2009 OMA AAA 1 1 2.0 0 1 0 1 3 1 0 .252 115 4.5 13.5 0.0 4.5 67% .167 .246 2.00 6.95 0.00 112 6.29 114.0
2010 KCA MLB 54 0 61.0 3 5 0 55 26 56 5 .260 112 8.1 3.8 0.7 8.3 31% .292 .241 1.33 3.55 3.54 101 3.88 87.5
2011 KCA MLB 9 0 7.3 0 1 0 12 3 2 2 .260 111 14.7 3.7 2.5 2.5 23% .357 .343 2.05 7.28 6.14 126 6.96 161.8
2011 OMA AAA 31 0 45.0 0 3 1 40 15 43 8 .263 96 8.0 3.0 1.6 8.6 30% .262 .252 1.22 5.44 3.80 92 4.22 98.3
2011 LIC Wnt 2 0 4.3 0 0 0 1 1 4 0 .000 2.1 2.1 0.0 8.3 0% .100 .000 0.46 1.91 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2011 TDE Wnt 4 4 8.7 0 1 0 9 11 8 3 .000 9.3 11.4 3.1 8.3 0% .240 .000 2.31 9.87 11.42 0 0.00 0.0
2012 COH AAA 1 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 .232 122 27.0 0.0 9.0 9.0 0% .500 .432 3.00 14.15 18.00 100 5.20 107.7
2012 LIC Wnt 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0% 1.000 .000 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 0.00 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2008 783 0.4636 0.4904 0.7057 0.7383 0.2762 0.7612 0.5776 0.2943
2009 1345 0.4855 0.4520 0.7072 0.6371 0.2775 0.7476 0.6198 0.2928
2010 1003 0.5184 0.5065 0.7264 0.6942 0.3043 0.7784 0.5986 0.2736
2011 140 0.5071 0.4643 0.8923 0.5915 0.3333 0.9286 0.8261 0.1077
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Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2012-04-08 - Minors - - Right Shoulder Strain - -
2012-03-01 2012-03-21 Camp 20 0 - Lower Leg Strain Calf - -
2011-04-13 2011-05-17 15-DL 34 30 Right Shoulder Inflammation -
2010-07-30 2010-08-29 15-DL 30 27 Right Shoulder Inflammation Biceps Tendinitis -
2010-05-15 2010-05-22 DTD 7 7 Left Lower Leg Strain Calf -
2009-09-15 2009-09-15 DTD 0 0 Right Fingers Blister Middle Finger -
2009-05-21 2009-06-20 15-DL 30 26 Right Shoulder Inflammation Rotator Cuff Tendinitis -
2008-09-20 2008-09-29 DTD 9 8 Hip Strain Hip Flexor -
2005-09-01 2005-09-16 DTD 15 14 Right Shoulder Inflammation -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 $
2012 CLE $
2011 KCA $1,550,000
2010 KCA $950,000
2009 KCA $437,000
2007 TEX $389,446
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$3,326,446
4 yrTotal$3,326,446

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
4 y 166 d1 year (2012)

Details
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Cleveland as a free agent 1/3/12 (minor-league contract). Salary of $0.825M in majors. Performance bonuses: $50,000 each for 50, 55, 60, 65 games. $0.1M for 70 g.
  • 1 year/$1.55M (2011). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/18/11 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.95M (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/19/10 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.437M (2009). Re-signed 2/28/09 (split contract, $0.1751M in minors).
  • 1 year (2008). DFA 3/29/08. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/9/08. Contract purchased 5/30/08. Claimed off waivers by Kansas City 6/24/08 after being DFA by Texas 6/15/08.
  • 1 year/$389,446 (2007). Re-signed 2/07 (split contract, $150,180 in minors).

2017 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

2017 Rest-of-Season Forecast

Last Update: 7/28/2017 11:22 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA DRA VORP WARP
Weighted Mean?????0.0????.0000.000.00?0.00.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

Comparable Players (Similarity Index )

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BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2013 One-time closer candidate Robinson Tejeda has been effective as recently as 2010, but he spent most of 2012 injured and as a free agent. He'll need to reprove himself.
2012 Tejeda could be the poster boy for the volatility of the reliever. The Royals primary set-up man in the previous two seasons, he battled shoulder tendinitis, lost three mph off his fastball and his ability to miss bats, and ultimately found himself designated for assignment. He got healthy and pitched well enough in Omaha and elected to become a free agent at the end of the year. Some team will take a chance.
2011 Tejeda is the closest thing the Royals have to a real set-up man, and though his last two seasons' ERAs were the same, there was much more to love about his 2010 campaign. He took a little heat off of his fastball and used it far more often with better location, which cut his walk rate. That improved control came at the expense of his punchouts, but after handing out over six free passes per nine in 2009, things needed to improve. Tejeda still isn't a great eighth-inning option—in light of his control problems, he's probably better-suited for middle relief and lower-leverage situations—but the Royals don't have anyone on hand to replace him unless Gil Meche: Relief Pitcher draws rave reviews.
2010 Tejeda has often flirted with appearing to be a little bit better than his hard-earned journeyman status, and he had one of those tantalizing runs in the second half of last season. Over a stretch of 13 games spanning July 31 to September 20, he was almost literally unhittable, pitching 38 2/3 innings, allowing 14 hits and three runs (0.70 ERA) while walking 14 and striking out 45. Given that the last four appearances were starts, the Royals had visions of finding that elusive third starter behind Greinke and Meche. Unfortunately, the before and after parts of the picture were not nearly so pretty, as Tejeda's chronic control problems involved 35 walks and 27 runs allowed in 35 innings. Nevertheless, the ineffectiveness of Hochevar and Davies means Tejeda will be given another shot to make the back end of the rotation.
2009 Fed up with a pitcher who seemed to be a Quad-A type after repeatedly failing in the majors, the Rangers designated Tejeda for assignment in June, despite the fact that he was blowing people away with his mid-90s heat in the PCL. That was a mistake. The Royals smartly snapped him up, and while Hillman used Tejeda almost exclusively when the Royals were behind—Kansas City was 4-21 in his appearances—this year he should be elevated to a much more important role and a chance to join John Danks and Edinson Volquez as another pitcher the Rangers just plumb missed on.
2008 Tejeda began last season with seven shutout innings against the Red Sox, but it was all downhill from there, as hitters were slugging .499 against him before he was mercifully sent down. Tejeda has always had a big fastball, but his secondary pitches are lacking, and his tendency to work too high in the zone has contributed to his downfall. He was one of the top pitchers in the Domincan Winter League, but he'll still enter spring training on the outside looking in.
2007 After a 2005 that showed much promise, Tejeda was inexplicably cast off by the Phillies, in part because they had to make room for Ryan Franklin, of all people. Tejeda`s 2006 turned out to be a year of marking time. He`s only 25, though, so there are a few more years where that came from. On the bright side, his DERA was really only about a half-run higher than it was the year before, and he did show fairly well when relegated to Oklahoma City and even better when he returned late in the season. He`s not penciled into the rotation but could end up on its backend before the season is out.
2006 Tejeda`s debut season was impressive, especially considering that he had only 31 starts above Class-A before being called up. The 23-year-old with the sinker-curve-change repertoire hung in well the whole season, showing no weaknesses until a sore shoulder cost him two weeks in September. He`ll get a shot at a rotation berth in the spring, but the signing of Ryan Franklin increases the chance that Tejeda will be relegated to the bullpen until Charlie Manuel tires of watching Franklin get hammered.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2011-05-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)What's the reason why Robinson Tejeda was not considered more seriously for a rotation spot? He performed quite well at the end of the 2009 season. Is it purely due to durability concerns? Control issues?
(Bob from Seattle)
I've not kept up with the skinny on that from the KC media. He and Farnsworth and several others could probably do about as well as several of the guys in the current rotation. I don't know why management made the choices they did. Of course, this spring he was dealing with an injury. (Mike Fast)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2017, Robinson Tejeda threw 4,662 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2011, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2011, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (90mph) and Change (80mph).