Tyler Patrick Robertson...played baseball, football (quarterback) and is a 2006 graduate of Bella Vista (CA) High...earned All-League and All-Metro honors as a prep senior...was committed to pitch for Cal State-Fullerton before signing with the Twins...father, Jay, was drafted in the 3rd round of the 1977 Draft by the Blue Jays and went 25-24 with 35 saves and a 3.29 ERA in 5 pro seasons (reached Triple-A)...Jay is currently a pro scout for the Nationals.
Member of Twins' Opening Day roster...earned a hold in MIN's 8-2 win on April 4 vs. DET...pitched in 2 of Twins first 4 contests of '13, but eventually combined on 2 saves, 8.4 strikeouts per 9.0 innings and a 3.04 ERA in 47 appearances with Syracuse (26 games) and Rochester (21) of the Triple-A International League...began season in Twins organization, with Rochester, before being claimed off waivers by the Nationals on June 7...was assigned to Syracuse (which is only 90 miles east of Rochester) and walked only 8 en route to a 3.0/1 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 26.2 innings with the Chiefs.
Started season with Triple-A Rochester. ... Struck out a batter in each of first seven appearances April 5-20. ... Went 2-2, 3.77 (28.2 IP, 12 ER) with opponents batting .230 (26-for-113) with 13 walks and 33
strikeouts in 33 relief appearances for Red Wings. ... Did not allow an earned run in 21 of final 23 appearances for Wings, posting ERA of 0.98 (18.1
IP, 2 ER) with seven walks and 19 strikeouts in that span. ... Recalled from Triple-A Rochester June 25 as Twins placed Matt Capps on 15-day disabled list. ... Made major league debut with 1.0 scoreless inning, striking out all three batters faced June
26 vs. Chicago-AL. ... Earned first major league win, tossing 2.0 scoreless innings of relief August 7 at Cleveland. ... Held opponents to a .186 batting average (13-for-70) in final 31 appearances with lefties hitting .167 (8-for-48). ... Led entire Twins organization in games (73).
Spent the season with Double-A New Britain, pitching exclusively out the bullpen, appearing in a team-high 55 games...Recorded his first save, tossing 1.1 scoreless inning, April 10 at Richmond...recorded his first win, tossing 1.0 scoreless inning, April 15 vs. Portland...Struck out at least one batter in 13 consecutive appearances, May 5-June 15...recorded 30 strikeouts in 28.2 innings during that span...Did not allow a home run in 12 consecutive appearances (26.0 ip), May 8-June 15...Pitched a season-high 4.0 innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits, while earning the win, July 18 vs. Richmond...Named Twins Minor League Player of the Week, July 29, going 1-0, 0.00 (3.0 ip) with seven strikeouts and one save in three games...Set a season-high with six strikeouts (3.0 ip), August 14 at Bowie...Went 5-0, 2.29 (35.1 ip, 9 er) in 22 games post-All-Star break...posted a 3.05 ERA (20.2 ip, 7 er) in 13 July appearances and a 1.45 ERA (18.2 ip, 3 er) in 11 August appearances...struck out 23 batters in 18.2 innings in August...His 16 saves were the second-most in the Twins organization...led the Rock Cats in wins and was fourth in strikeouts...Struck out multiple batters in 25 of his 55 appearances...struck out three-plus on 19 occasions and struck out four-plus batters in four outings...Named to milb.com's 2011 Twins organizational All-Star team.
Started the season with Double-A New Britain...lost his first seven decisions, April 27-June 22...transferred to Triple-A Rochester, May 19 and appeared in one game before being transferred back to New Britain, May 21...his 14 losses were the most in the Twins organization...
led New Britain in innings pitched, games started and strikeouts...pitched in the Arizona Fall League with Peoria, going 0-1, 4.50 (14.0 ip, 7
er) in 12 games.
Spent his second full season with Single-A Ft. Myers...tossed a season-high with 8.0 innings, July 23 at Tampa...went 2-1, 1.80 (30.0 ip, 6
er) in five starts in August...13 of his final 19 starts were quality starts...held left-handed batters to a .197 average(31-for-157)...led the Miracle in starts and was second in innings pitched...ranked Best Curveball in the Twins system by Baseball America, entering 2010.
Spent the season with Single-A Ft. Myers...went 5-0, 2.05 (48.1 ip, 11 er) with 43 strikeouts in eight starts, May 10-July 2...set a seasonhigh with nine strikeouts (7.0 ip), May 15 vs. Tampa...threw a complete game, allowing one run on five hits with one walk and five strikeouts,
earning the win, June 1 at Tampa...placed on the 7-day disabled with left shoulder tendinitis, June 5-16...placed on disabled list for remainder of
season with left shoulder tendinitis, July 10...posted monthly ERAs of 2.84 in April, 3.19 in May, 2.60 in June and 1.00 in July...held left-handed batters to a .165 (17-for-103) batting average with two extra-base hits.
Began season in extended spring training...transferred to Single-A Beloit, May 30...went 4-0, 1.12 ERA, giving up five earned runs and 43 strikeouts as the Twins' Minor League Pitcher of the Month for July...recorded double-digit strikeouts in two outings: 10 on July 20 vs. Wisconsin and 11 on August 23 vs. Kane County...led the Snappers in strikeouts...ranked as the fourth-best prospect and best slider in the Twins system by Baseball America, entering the 2008 season.
Spent his first professional season with GCL Twins...led team and finished fourth in GCL in strikeouts.