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Offline Duke of Earl

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As a kid I was taught to look at the coaches.  As a coach I taught players to look at the coaches.  And yet, it has always seemed to me that MLB  players, many of them anyway,  forget that lesson once they make it to the majors.  Robles isn't alone. (Not saying he's a good baserunner. He' terrible.)

Offline Elvir Ovcina

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I think some of the folks on here might need to watch some other teams and pay attention to what they have in CF in order to get a baseline on Robles' actual skill level on defense. 

MAT is not an appropriate baseline.  MAT won a Gold Glove last year, which he deserved.  A roughly average MLB CF is Brandon Nimmo.  Robles is a much, much better outfielder than Brandon Nimmo.

Just go down the list of box scores from last night.  How many of those guys would you rather play in CF just for defense than Robles?  Honestly, like maybe 4 or 5?


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I think I went into the season saying that if Robles could manage a .245 / .320 / .370 line, he'd be an acceptable CF due to his defense.  Unfortunately, he can hit well enough to be pathetic.

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Robles is a pathetic hitter. OPS less than .600, and has about a dozen walks all year. Eddie Yost's numbers make Robles a joke (Yost: Washington's leadoff hitter for twelve seasons, lifetime OBP of .394) He is a dazzling glove-man with a strong arm who often makes brainless throws.

Robles is a 5th OF. If the team could carry five outfielders, Robles would be the guy the Nats put in for defense in the 8th and 9th.

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Robles is a pathetic hitter. OPS less than .600, and has about a dozen walks all year. Eddie Yost's numbers make Robles a joke (Yost: Washington's leadoff hitter for twelve seasons, lifetime OBP of .394) He is a dazzling glove-man with a strong arm who often makes brainless throws.

Robles is a 5th OF. If the team could carry five outfielders, Robles would be the guy the Nats put in for defense in the 8th and 9th.
honestly at this point I can't disagree with anything you said. We say Thomas is a 4th of. Robles is a 5th

Offline Dave in Fairfax

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Practically the entire roster is 5th outfielders, pinch hitters, late-inning defensive replacements, number 5 starters and mop-up relievers.

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Still out of the lineup tonight.  Reports are his neck is still bothering him and he's day to day.  Hasn't played since last Wednesday.

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Didnt even know he was hurt? Is this gonna be the offseason story on him? A series of minor injuries?

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They said something about his neck at the start of the Phillies series but either this is close hold or an excuse

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It was said that he woke up with a stiff neck. That was the story the first time he was scratched. So far, the OF of Call, Thomas, and Joey M or Palacios has been competent in fielding. They have hit better than having Robles in CF.

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