Victor Robles Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1997 (24)
Victor Robles Season Stats
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Victor Robles News
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles was hitless in three at-bats on Thursday. Robles drew a walk and struck out twice. He batted in the 6-hole for the Nationals. Robles carries a .230 batting average while producing five RBI in 42 contests. He recently rejoined Washington after a rehab assignment. Fantasy managers should wait and see on Robles for now while the Nationals figure where he will fit in the team's lineup.
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles returned from his rehab assignment on Monday. He has been sidelined due to an ankle injury. In his first game back, Robles went hitless in one pinch-hit at-bat. With Washington this season, the outfielder has recorded a .246 batting average, with zero home runs and five RBI. Robles is typically fast on the base path, but he only has four stolen bases in 2021. There is not much value in picking up Robles as the centerfielder's stolen base production has slowed down in recent years.
The Washington Nationals activated outfielder Victor Robles (ankle) from the 10-day injured list on Monday. However, he's not in the starting lineup for Monday's game against Charlie Morton and the Atlanta Braves. Robles stayed just the minimum of 10 days on the injured list after suffering a right ankle sprain. Prior to the injury, he had a .246/.348/.325 slash line over 39 games with 11 runs and four stolen bases. He's yet to hit his first home run of the year. The Nationals optioned infielder Luis Garcia to Triple-A in order to clear room for Robles.
Coming off a 17 home run, 28 stolen base campaign in 2019, outfielder Victor Robles failed to live up to expectations in 2020. Robles posted just a .220/.293/.315 line to go with only three HR and four stolen bases over 189 plate appearances. His inability to get on base, fueled by a huge drop in his zone contact rate (down to 78.8% from 85.7% in 2019), high strikeout rate, and a 4.8% walk rate (in the bottom 9% in all of MLB) certainly played a part in his low SB totals. Robles also saw a huge decline in sprint speed in 2020, dropping from an elite 29.3 ft/sec in 2019 (95th percentile) to 28 ft/sec (79th percentile), adding to the SB woes. As far as power metrics, Robles bottomed out in overall exit velocity, overall barrel rate, and overall hard-hit rate, landing in the bottom 1-to-5% in all of MLB in those categories. Additionally, his 2020 exit velocity on FB/LD of 85.7 mph was a drastic drop from his 88.6 mph figure in 2019, further supporting the low HR output. Given his pedigree and his young age of 23, managers willing to throw out 2020 based on the small sample size could gamble and expend a middle-to-late round draft pick on him (ADP of 159). That said, his decrease in sprint speed, together with poor power and contact metrics, don't infer an imminent rebound to 2019 totals. This suggests that his current ADP may even be high. If managers can get Robles beyond the 200th pick in drafts, it may be worth a gamble to see if 2020 was, in fact, an outlier. Otherwise, managers should let someone else roll the dice here.