Victor Robles Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1997 (24)
Victor Robles Season Stats
Last 10 Games
Victor Robles News
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles was demoted to Triple-A Rochester prior to Tuesday's game against the Philadelphia Phillies. Outfielder Andrew Stevenson was recalled to take his place. Robles had struggled mightily this year, producing a .605 OPS with two homers and eight steals in 315 at-bats. Manager Davey Martinez said he expected Robles to return to the big leagues at some point, but it may not be this season. Fantasy managers should move on. This locks Lane Thomas into the center field and leadoff roles the rest of the way.
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles is sitting Sunday because he's not feeling well, although the issue isn't related to COVID-19, according to the Washington Post. Lane Thomas is starting against the Milwaukee Brewers in center field, with right-hander Adrian Houser on the hill, and hitting leadoff again. The 24-year-old Robles is worth hanging onto in most fantasy formats, as he has good speed and may not miss much playing time. Thomas may be worth monitoring in deeper leagues but hasn't shown a lot of offense yet.
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles has seemingly taken over the leadoff role for the team, and he went 2-for-5 with a double, a run scored, and an RBI Sunday against the Atlanta Braves. In his last three games, Robles has gone 5-for-14 with four runs and two RBI. He also has four multi-hit performances in his last eight games. While he only has put up a .624 OPS on the year, there's some value to be mined in the runs and steals departments in deep leagues going forward.
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.