Author Topic: Follow the Prospects: Victor Robles, OF  (Read 34423 times)

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Offline GNatsNoMore

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Re: Follow the Prospects: Victor Robles, OF
« Reply #100: June 18, 2016, 10:21:32 PM »
I saw the Suns play a doubleheader last night.  Robles looked good, 2 for 7 over the 2 games, with a 3B and an RBI.  One sacrifice, no BBs or SOs.  Defensively, he was solid, fielding well and showing a good arm.  However, he did attempt to make a diving catch of a sinking line drive in front of him but missed.  He almost trapped it, the ball rolled off to the side, and the RF threw it in.  The batter ended up on second. 

What really impressed me the most last night was his speed.  When he scored from first on a double by Schrock, I couldn't believe how fast he flew from 2nd to home.  He also stole second easily.  Another time, he hit a hard grounder to third, which was bobbled, and really hustled and beat the throw.  I'm guessing that the fielder felt the pressure to get rid of the ball quickly. I'm guessing that Robles might be the second fastest player in our system, including the Nats (MAT and Turner). 

The best player on the field last night, though, was Max Schrock.  I'll post about him in the Schrock thread.