What To Expect From Tyler Robertson

The Twins will officially promote LHP Tyler Robertson from AAA today, completing a bit of a comeback of sorts. Robertson was drafted in the third round of the 2006 draft out of high school in California, and almost immediately inspired mixed feelings from prospect writers. His zenith as a prospect was in 2008 when John Sickels gave him a B+ grade and rated him as the best Twins prospect. Many other people (including myself) disagreed, and while they all ended up being correct, for awhile there it looked like everyone had overestimated him. Robertson struck out just 6.5 batters per 9 innings and had a 1.326 ERA in Fort Meyers in 2010, while repeating the level no less. In 2010 it got even worse, as he gave up over 11 hits per 9 innings and had a 1.64 WHIP between A+ and AA. Continue reading