Janie McCauley of the Associated Press describes Giants outfielder Dave Roberts with the term "reliability". It's not just the headline, it's down toward the bottom.
Roberts, who has played well when he plays, has not exactly been a regular part of any team's lineup because of injuries and ineffectiveness against lefties. The most games in a season Roberts has played is 129. Last year was the first season that Roberts had enough plate appearances to be listed among the lead leaders in any categories. His OBP was .360, the same as Ray Durham and Kenny Lofton (if so inclined, you can figure out to another decimal place to find out who was the best of that group.)
Roberts first full year in the majors was 2002 and it's been the only one in which he did not spend time on the disabled list, although he likely would have been placed on the DL if he had been injured earlier in the season as he missed the final week of the season with a right oblique injury. Roberts was on the DL twice in 2003 with hamstring injuries. Roberts also suffered a hamstring injury that put him on the DL in 2004. In 2005, Roberts was put on the DL with a groin strain. Last year, Roberts went on the DL with a knee contusion.
But Roberts is a good reliable guy. He's not this guy.