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WILL ROBERTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Minor Happenings: Roberts is evolving into a big league arm

This is the final edition of Minor Happenings this season. In this piece the IBI's Tony Lastoria takes a look at what kind of prospect right-handed pitcher Will Roberts is for the Indians and how seriously people should take him as one. He also looks at the good season from outfielder Clint Frazier, the combination of performance and development for lefty Ryan Merritt and provides...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberts guides RubberDucks back to even in series

(Akron, Ohio) – Right-hander Will Roberts set a new career-high with 11 strikeouts, and led theAkron RubberDucks to a 5-1 victory over the Richmond Flying Squirrels in game two of the Eastern League Western Division Series Thursday night at Canal Park. With the win, Akron (1-1) ties the best-of-five series at a game apiece heading into game three on Friday evening at 7:05 at Richmond’s...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

The Duke of the Ducks Returns to His Early Season Form

The Akron RubberDucks are in a chase for the post season, and with a drastically different lineup from Opening Day, they’re doing what they can to keep on pushing towards the playoffs. A big reason why they’ve been able to stay in contention this entire season is due to some quality starting pitching. Joseph Colon and Will Roberts have been a huge key to this team’s success...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitching inside paying off for Will Roberts

As the Akron RubberDucks travel to Richmond for a key divisional battle with the first place Flying Squirrels, RubberDucks right-hander Will Roberts has the opportunity to take a stroll down memory lane. When his turn comes to take the mound, the Virginia native can not only feel like he's pitching in a home game, but he can also harken back to the days of his youth when one...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
July 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Roberts Adds a Workhorse Attitude to the Rotation

If there is one thing that a pitcher can do to make their manager happy, it’s giving them innings. When a starter can give their team a solid six or seven innings, then that gives the bullpen a break. That can lead to a more effective bullpen when they are able to get more consecutive nights of equal rest. When a starter goes only three or four innings that causes more work for...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Colon’s Continued Command the Next Step in Development

The development of a starting pitcher takes many steps through the minor leagues. For Akron RubberDucks, Joseph Colon, he’s taking another step in the maturation process early this season. The 24-year old Colon is 2-2 in eight starts, with a 2.82 ERA in 44.2 innings in his first Double-A assignment this season. Along with Will Roberts, the two starters have become the front of...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
May 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Roberts Will Make Red Sox Debut At Third Base Tuesday vs. Rangers

The Ryan Roberts era has officially begun. The newly acquired third baseman will be in Tuesday night’s lineup and will make his Boston Red Sox debut at Fenway Park against the Texas Rangers at 6:10 p.m. The former Tampa Bay Rays infielder signed with the Red Sox on Monday to help fill the void left at third base by infielder Will Middlebrooks, who was placed on the 15-day disabled...
Via NESN.com
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 IBI Top 50 Prospects: #50 RHP Will Roberts

The IBI's 2014 Indians Top 50 Prospect countdown begins with right-handed pitcher Will Roberts. Roberts is a big, durable arm that the Indians felt made some good strides in 2013 and has been overlooked in their system. In this detailed scouting report, the IBI's Tony Lastoria gives all the details about his stuff, projection and all of the things he worked on in 2013 and what he...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss
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