Victor Robles Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 0" / 190 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 5/19/1997 (25)
Victor Robles Season Stats
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Victor Robles News
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles (calf) exited Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Mets in Game 1 early with a right calf strain, per The Washington Post's Jesse Dougherty. Robles went 1-for-2 with a double and a strikeout before exiting. The 25-year-old was once a higher-end fantasy prospect but put together another disappointing season, slashing .224/.273/.311 with six home runs, 33 RBI and 15 stolen bases in 407 plate appearances. Fantasy managers should not count on Robles playing in Wednesday's regular season finale.
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles (neck) is back in center field and is hitting eighth on Friday against the Miami Marlins and left-hander Jesus Luzardo. It will be the first time that Robles has been in the starting lineup since Sept. 7 due to neck stiffness. Before the injury, he had gone 3-for-10 with a run scored and a stolen base in five games to begin the month of September. Overall, the 25-year-old Dominican outfielder is hitting a mere .224/.283/.304 with four home runs, 28 RBI, 40 runs scored and 14 stolen bases in 349 plate appearances over 115 games. Robles is only attractive in deeper fantasy leagues because of his speed, and he's a low-upside DFS play.
Washington Nationals outfielder Victor Robles (neck) was scratched from the team's starting lineup on Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals due to neck stiffness. With Robles out, Alex Call got the start in left field and was hitting ninth, while Lane Thomas moved to center field and hit leadoff against Cardinals right-hander Adam Wainwright. Fantasy managers should consider Robles to be day-to-day until we know more about his status moving forward. The 25-year-old Dominican has mostly been useful for his speed in deeper fantasy leagues. In 312 at-bats for the Nats this year, he's hitting just .224/.283/.304 with four home runs, 28 RBI, 40 runs scored and 14 stolen bases.
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.