Red Sox: Ranking Boston’s nine upcoming free agents by importance
#3: Red Sox RP Hansel Robles
The first thing I am going to say about Hansel Robles is make this man the closer already. He is one of the few relievers that I firmly believe in and trust to close it out. Combine his 1.74 ERA and his lack of free passes, he is making a serious case for the job.
In his eight years in the majors, he has never had a WHIP above a 1.75. In 2019, when he was given a chance to be the closer for the Los Angeles Angels he had 27 save oppurtunities and he recoreded 24 saves that season in those chances.
He currently is averaging one strikeout every inning he pitches in. His ERA is one of the best in the bullpen. Simply put, he deserves more opportunities. He deserves a contract to stay in Boston and continue the dominace he has been showing this season.
Plus his entrance music is the Undertaker’s theme song and that is prettyt awesome!
Robles is currently a dominant relief pitcher. He has yet to give us a reason to not want him back and to be pitching for the Red Sox. I hope he is with us for years to come!