RP - BOS
Red Sox reliever Hansel Robles surrendered zero runs on one hit over one inning of work en route to earning the save against the Astros on Monday evening. Boston ultimately defeated Houston by a score of 6-3.
Robles owns a 2.51 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and .176 OBA through 14.1 innings of relief work this season. He has gone 2-for-4 in save opportunities while also notching six holds. The hard-throwing right-hander has posted 6.28 K/9 and 3.77 BB/9 thus far. He can be left on waivers unless he sees an uptick in save opportunities going forward.
Hansel Robles allowed three runs (none earned) on one hit over 2/3 of an inning on Saturday against the Rays. He struck out two but took the loss and the blown save.
Robles entered with a two-run lead in the 10th inning, and struck out the first two batters before a Trevor Story error allowed the ghost runner, Randy Arozarena to score. Robles then gave up a walk-off home run to Kevin Kiermaier. Robles likely won't get much heat from the coaching staff given that he should have been out of the inning without giving up any runs, but Alex Cora does want Matt Barnes to be the closer, and this could be another excuse to move in that direction. Keep Robles owned for now and hope he gets save opportunities going forward, but don't necessarily count on it.
Hansel Robles pitched 1 2/3 perfect innings with two strikeouts on Tuesday against the Blue Jays, earning his first win of the season.
There was some thought that perhaps Robles was going to become the regular closer for the Red Sox, but Alex Cora seems to like to keep fantasy managers guessing. Robles has been highly effective thus far and he does have a 23-save season on his ledger. But he's been far too inconsistent in his career to trust him unless he's the guaranteed closer. Continue to monitor Boston's bullpen usage but you shouldn't feel compelled to roster Robles at this point.
Hansel Robles pitched 1 1/3 perfect innings with one strikeout against the Tigers on Wednesday to earn his first save of the season.
The Red Sox were on the verge of blowing an enormous lead and needed all hands on deck to hold on for dear life. Matt Barnes was used in the sixth inning and Jake Diekman came in to try to get the team out of a jam in the eighth inning, but it was ultimately Robles who rescued Boston from a bases loaded situation and then closed it out. Robles does have closer experience and may factor into the mix for saves, but for right now, it looks like a full-blown committee. Stash him if you can, but don't move heaven and Earth to do so.
Boston is in agreement on a contract with free agent reliever Hansel Robles
The seven-year veteran reliever threw 25 innings for Boston last season. Over his career, he has tallied an ERA of 4.00, WHIP of 1.272, and a K/9 of 9.7. With some closing experience, Robles could pick up a few saves this season and can be a fantasy asset, particularly in leagues with a SV/HD category.