Victor Robles Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 194 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1997 (26)
Victor Robles Season Stats
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Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles (back) has been placed on the 10-day injured list with back spasms in his lumbar spine. Fellow outfielder Derek Hill has had his contract selected from Triple-A in a corresponding move. It's been a resurgent season for the former top prospect at the plate as Robles is hitting .299 with eight steals and a .749 OPS across 126 trips to the plate. Clearly, a refined swing and approach have paid off as the 26-year-old sports an 8.7% walk rate that is more than double his 4.2% mark from 2022 while his tiny 14.3% K% is miles below his 23.2% mark for his career. Despite his success, his lack of power with zero homers and a minuscule .065 isolated power leaves him safely on the waiver wire in most fantasy formats.
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles (back) is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Rochester on Thursday, according to MLB.com. The former top prospect has been out of action since May 6 after experiencing back spasms. Robles was slashing .292/.388/.360 with no homers, 13 runs, eight RBI, and eight steals over 31 games. It could still be a couple of weeks before he's back, but when he is, he should continue supplying stolen bases with little power, making him a deeper league option.
The Washington Nationals placed outfielder Victor Robles (back) on the 10-day injured list (retroactive to May 7) with back spasms on Monday and recalled infielder Jake Alu from Triple-A Rochester in a corresponding move, according to president of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo. Robles was initially hurt sliding on Saturday against the Diamondbacks, and now he'll miss some time. With the 25-year-old injured, both Alex Call and Stone Garrett should see more playing time in Washington's outfield. Robles is hitting .292 (26-for-89) with eight stolen bases, but he has no home runs and only eight RBI in 31 games. Alu, the club's No. 27 prospect per MLB Pipeline, should operate in a super-utility role for the Nats in the short term.
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.