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Follow the Prospects: Victor Robles, OF
« Topic Start: June 26, 2015, 09:49:39 PM »
Current team: GCL Nationals

Position: CF, Right-handed batter

Height: 6'0"


DOB: 5/19/1997

Signed in 2013 out of the Dominican Republic

Currently ranked by as the #15 Nationals prospect
Signed out of the Dominican Republic in 2013, Robles made his professional debut the next year in the Dominican Summer League. His performance and tools stood out in the league, leaving scouts optimistic about his considerable upside.

Robles is an excellent athlete and has impressive physical tools. He has an advanced approach at the plate and projects to be able to hit for average and power as he physically matures. He has well above-average speed and covers a lot of ground in the outfield. His strong arm will help him man a corner outfield position if he loses a step as he gets older, but he has a good chance to remain in center.

Robles understandably is still raw and learning to harness his physical ability. He's a long way away, but he already has given evaluators reason to be excited about the kind of player he could become.

Baseball America's Aaron Fitt said:
Really live-bodied guy with plus-plus arm strength and plus speed as well as a high baseball IQ. Obviously he's got a lot of development ahead of him, but sounds like a really exciting package.

BA's Ben Badler says:
Nationals have a good one in CF Victor Robles. Explosive athlete who hit well in extended spring, off to a great GCL start in US debut.

His results so far are living up to the hype. Hit .313/.408/.484 for an .891 OPS with 22 SB as a 17 year old in the DSL.

In 5 games for the GCL Nats, he's hitting .563/.632/.938 for a 1.569 OPS and 2 SB. Small sample size, but a really great start. Robles has the potential to shoot up top prospect lists this season. Could he be a top five talent in the Nats system by the end of the season?