Chris Roberts
Born: (1971-06-25) June 25, 1971 (age 50)
Green Cove Springs, Florida
Batted: Right
Threw: Left
NPB debut
April 1, 2000, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
Last NPB appearance
September 15, 2000, for the Chiba Lotte Marines
NPB statistics
Win–loss record3–5
Earned run average5.64

Christopher Eric Roberts (born June 25, 1971) is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played for the Chiba Lotte Marines of Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) and for the United States national baseball team.


Roberts attended Middleburg High School in Middleburg, Florida. He competed for the United States national baseball team in the 1989 World Junior Baseball Championships, winning gold. He also appeared in the 1991 Pan American Games, winning the bronze medal with the game-winning hit in the bronze medal game against the Dominican Republic national baseball team.[1] In the tournament, he was named to the All-Tournament Team.

The Philadelphia Phillies selected Roberts in the second round of the 1989 Major League Baseball Draft, but he did not sign, opting to attend Florida State University, where he played college baseball for the Florida State Seminoles baseball team in the Atlantic Coast Conference of the National Collegiate Athletic Association's (NCAA) Division I.[2] A two-way player at Florida State, Roberts was named a College Baseball All-American by Collegiate Baseball in 1992. That summer, he competed for the United States in the 1992 Summer Olympics.[3]

The New York Mets drafted Roberts in the first round, with the 18th overall selection, of the 1992 Major League Baseball Draft. He played for the Chiba Lotte Marines of the Nippon Professional Baseball (NPB) in 2000. He retired after the 2001 season.

Since 2009, Roberts has served as assistant coach for the Stetson University baseball team, which competes in the Atlantic Sun Conference.


  1. ^ "Baseball team settles for bronze Sluggish U.S. overcomes Dominican Republic in 15". 1991-08-18. Retrieved 2012-05-15. (subscription required)
  2. ^ Buchalter, Bill (1989-08-01). "Archives -". Retrieved 2012-05-15. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Team USA is stocked with state players Series%3A OLYMPIC BASEBALL". 1992-06-15. Retrieved 2012-05-15. (subscription required)