29 - Robert Gruber
Robert Gruber
Birth Date: 10/28/1987
Height: 6-7
Weight: 220
Year: Junior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Chamblee
Position: P
2009: Made 19 relief appearances totaling 25.1 innings...Finished at 1-2 with a 7.11 earned run average and 25 strikeouts...Pitched four innings of relief, scattering six hits and allowed two runs while piling up a season-high five strikeouts to earn the win at Maryland-Baltimore County on March 9...Pitched three scoreless innings, inducing three inning-ending double plays, in the March 17 win at Towson...Worked 2.1 scoreless innings in two games at Holy Cross and a made consecutive scoreless, two-inning appearances against Cornell and Quinnipiac.

2008: Appeared in nine games out of the bullpen...Posted a 4.80 ERA in 15 innings, allowing just 15 hits and striking out 14 on the season...Tossed a perfect third with one strikeout in the 19-13 victory at Quinnipiac on April 2 to earn his first collegiate win...Best outing of the season came at Dartmouth on April 19, when he gave up one run and three hits while striking out a career-high seven batters in five innings of a 13-6 loss.

2007: Made four appearances out of the bullpen...Took the loss at Davidson on March 14 after giving up three runs in 0.1 innings...Tossed four innings on the season.

Stuper Says: "Without a doubt, our most improved pitcher. He did not throw much as a freshman, but got increased innings last year. Now he is an important part of our bullpen. He has a variety of pitches from different arm angles which make it tough for a hitter. He could even get a start sometime. He is an extremely hard worker who has made himself better."

Getting to Know Rob:

Parents' Names: William and Nancy Gruber
Major: English
Best Athletic Moment: Dartmouth '08 (seven strikeouts, three hits allowed in five innings)
Favorite MLB Team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite MLB Player: Greg Maddux
Favorite Quote: "A man is not judged by his skill, he's judged by his will."
Biggest Inspiration: Professional Submariners
Pregame Superstition: Throwing with Joe Castaldi
One word to describe yourself as a person: Dedicated
One word to describe yourself as a player: Happy
Why Yale?: I've wanted to play ball for Yale since grade school
Which of your Yale teammates would make the best baseball coach and why?: Chris Walsh, because he knows the game and has more dedication and focus than almost anyone else out there
Which of your Yale teammates do you admire most and why?: Harry Koulos, for putting himself out there for the team and pushing himself

Year       ERA   W-L   App  GS  CG SHO/CBO  SV     IP    H    R   ER   BB   SO  2B  3B  HR    BF  B/Avg  WP HBP SFA SHA BK
2007.... 13.50   0-1     4   0   0   0/0     0    4.0    9    7    6    4    1   1   0   2    23   .474   1   0   0   0  0
2008....  4.80   1-0     9   0   0   0/1     0   15.0   15    8    8    5   14   2   0   2    65   .250   0   0   0   0  1
2009....  7.11   1-2    19   0   0   0/0     0   25.1   39   24   20   17   25   6   0   3   131   .361   2   4   2   0  0
TOTAL...  6.90   2-3    32   0   0   0/1     0   44.1   63   39   34   26   40   9   0   7   219   .337   3   4   2   0  1

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