Duke Baseball BIO
16 Robert Huber
2014: Taken in the 26th Round (No. 792 overall) of the 2014 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics ... Moved into the closer role in 2014, appearing in 28 games in relief … Finished the season ranked fourth in the ACC with 10 saves … Also ranked 13th in the league in appearances (28) and fifth in games finished (22) … One of just three Blue Devils to record 10 or more saves in a single season … Also one of four Duke pitchers to total 10 or more saves as well as 15 or more wins in a career … Ended his career ranked ninth in school history in career wins (16, fifth in career saves (11), ninth in innings pitched (240.2) and 18th in strikeouts (172) … One of four Duke pitchers to throw two shutouts in a career.
2013: Tabbed to the All-ACC Academic Team for the second time in his career ... Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season ... Appeared in 16 games, tying for the team lead with 13 starts on the mound ... Went 5-7 with a 4.85 ERA ... Led the team in wins (5) ... Along with North Carolina’s Kent Emmanuel and Miami’s Bryan Radziewski, one of just three ACC pitchers to toss two shutouts in 2013 ... Held right-handed batters to a .219 batting average ... Made 11 ACC appearances with 10 starts, posting a 3-7 record and 5.19 ERA with 36 strikeouts ... Pitched 1.2 innings to earn the win in Duke’s season-opening victory at No. 13 Florida ... Also picked up wins against Bucknell, Clemson, Boston College and Georgia Tech ... Threw 2.0 scoreless innings in relief March 8 at No. 24 Miami, striking out five of the six batters he faced ... Pitched 9.0 scoreless frames in the Blue Devils’ 6-0 win March 30 against Boston College, recording Duke’s first complete game shutout since 2004 ... Followed that performance with a second consecutive shutout, blanking No. 15 Georgia Tech for the 3-0 win ... Scattered five hits against the Yellow Jackets, striking out seven batters while walking just one ... Earned ACC Pitcher of the Week distinction after his performance versus Georgia Tech ... Threw a season-high 8.0 innings against Maryland April 28, yielding three runs, two earned, on six hits.
2012: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in 14 games, starting on the mound 13 times ... Served as Duke’s No. 3 starter all season ... Went 4-6 with a 5.19 ERA ... 78.0 innings pitched was the second-most on the team behind only Marcus Stroman ... Struck out 42 batters, the third-highest total on the team ... Four wins came against Texas, Canisius, Virginia Tech and Maryland ... Threw 6.0 scoreless innings in Duke’s 5-2 win at Texas Feb. 19, striking out six while allowing just two hits ... Garnered ACC Pitcher of the Week, NCBWA National Pitcher of the Week and CBI Regional Pitcher of the Week honors following his performance at Texas ... Went at least five innings in 10 of 13 starts ... Went 8.0 innings against North Carolina May 13 ... Had a season-high seven strikeouts against Miami March 18 ... Tossed his first complete game to lead Duke to a 5-3 win over Maryland April 15 ... Had six strikeouts in his complete game gem ... Pitched the final three innings in a win over Longwood May 6 to pick up his first career save.
2011: Named to the All-ACC Academic Baseball Team ... An ACC Academic Honor Roll selection ... Made 16 appearances, including seven starts, on the mound ... Went 4-1 with a 4.37 ERA ... Had 40 strikeouts in 55.2 innings pitched ... Four wins came against N.C. Central, LaSalle, Wofford and Davidson ... Made three starts in ACC games against Florida State, Virginia Tech and Miami ... Went at least five innings in five of seven starts ... Went a season-high 6.2 innings in a start against UNC Greensboro ... Had a season-high six strikeouts against Davidson.
High School: Three-year letterwinner at Plano West Senior High School ... Named a 2010 Louisville Slugger First Team High School All-American ... Tabbed the District 8-5a Pitcher of the Year ... Second team all-state selection ... Led Plano West to the 2008 Texas 5A State Championship and to a semifinal appearance in 2010 ... As a senior, went 9-1 with a 1.85 ERA and 125 strikeouts in 72 innings ... Tabbed Academic All-State in 2010 ... Played in the Texas High School Coaches Association All-Star Game ... Also played with the D-BAT Mustangs and led the squad to a runner-up finish at the 2010 Connie Mack World Series ... Member of the National Honor Society ... Received the Academic Honors Award ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta Mathematics Honor Society ... Participated in the SMU Leadership Forum.
Personal: Born Robert Thomas Huber on Jan. 8, 1992 in Plano, Texas ... The son of Steve and Kate Huber ... Has a brother (John) and two sisters (Lauren and Lynsey).