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Birth Date5-19-1997
Height6' 0"
Weight185 lbs
Age20 years, 6 months, 2 days
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2017 WAS 20 13 27 24 2 6 1 2 0 11 0 6 2 0 1 4 0 1 .250 .308 .458 .243 -0.6 0.9 0.0
Career132724261201106201401.250.308.458.243-0.60.90.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2014 DWA Rk 47 213 .000 .282 .388 .406 .306 .353 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 AUB A- 38 167 .334 .250 .320 .342 .257 .383 110 12.7 4.6 0.4 2.4 1.1 18.9 2.2 18.9 2.2
2015 NAT Rk 23 94 .359 .247 .315 .328 .252 .417 100 10.5 2.8 -0.3 1.8 3.3 16.4 1.8 16.4 1.8
2016 HAG A 64 285 .321 .256 .325 .384 .271 .346 101 17.1 7.6 0.6 11.9 6.2 31.6 4.8 31.6 4.8
2016 POT A+ 41 198 .284 .265 .334 .392 .265 .304 99 5.1 5.7 0.5 5.9 -1.0 10.3 1.7 10.3 1.7
2016 NAT Rk 5 21 .203 .227 .283 .300 .233 .167 104 -1.3 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.2 -0.5 -0.0 -0.5 -0.0
2017 WAS MLB 13 27 .243 .253 .325 .425 .273 .333 96 -0.5 0.8 -0.1 0.9 -0.8 -0.6 0.0 -0.6 0.0
2017 POT A+ 77 338 .317 .247 .315 .377 .260 .345 98 19.7 9.3 0.8 17.6 0.7 30.5 5.1 30.5 5.1
2017 HAR AA 37 158 .320 .263 .333 .409 .270 .368 101 9.7 4.3 0.2 3.2 2.7 16.9 2.2 16.9 2.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2014 DWA Rk 213 46 57 14 4 3 25 16 26 22 9 .313 .408 .484 .170 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 NAT Rk 94 19 27 6 1 2 11 10 12 12 1 .370 .484 .562 .192 .359 16.4 1.8 1.8
2015 AUB A- 167 29 48 5 4 2 16 8 21 12 4 .343 .424 .479 .136 .334 18.9 2.4 2.2
2016 NAT Rk 21 3 3 0 0 1 1 0 7 0 1 .150 .190 .300 .150 .203 -0.5 0.3 -0.0
2016 HAG A 285 48 71 9 6 5 30 18 38 19 8 .305 .405 .459 .155 .321 31.6 11.9 4.8
2016 POT A+ 198 24 44 8 2 3 11 14 32 18 5 .262 .354 .387 .125 .284 10.3 5.9 1.7
2017 HAR AA 158 24 45 12 1 3 14 12 22 11 3 .324 .394 .489 .165 .320 16.9 3.2 2.2
2017 POT A+ 338 49 84 25 7 7 33 25 62 16 7 .289 .377 .495 .206 .317 30.5 17.6 5.1
2017 WAS MLB 27 2 6 1 2 0 4 0 6 0 1 .250 .308 .458 .208 .243 -0.6 0.9 0.0

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2017 97 0.5052 0.4536 0.6818 0.6122 0.2917 0.8333 0.3571 0.3182 0 0.000000
Career970.50520.45360.68180.61220.29170.83330.35710.318200

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

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Compensation

Year Team Salary
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Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 25 d1 year (2017)

Details
  • 1 year (2017). Contract selected by Washington 9/7/17.
  • Signed by Washington 7/2/13 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic. $0.225M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2017-10-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Does Victor Robles start next season in the majors?
(Dave from Williamsburg)
I'm leaning no, but it's not out of the realm of possibility. The Nats look pretty set to lead the NL East by a whole lot next year, so unless there's a few injuries in the outfield, he'll probably be refining his craft in Triple-A. I'm almost certain he'll get a midseason call-up, however. (Brett Cowett)
2017-10-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Rank these 3 long term: Victor Robles, Gleyber Torres, Fernando Tatis Jr.
(Dave from Williamsburg)
Torres and Robles are suuuper close right now. I'll take Torres first, but by a hair, then Robles and Tatis. It's hard to tell for sure with Fernandito right now because he's so dang young, but he could wind up just as good as the first two. (Nicolas Stellini)
2017-09-07 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who is the better major leaguer: Ronald Acuna or Victor Robles?
(BT from Chicago)
Right now, it looks like it's Acuna. But considering that you're asking about a 19-year-old (Acuna) and a 20-year-old (Robles), the range of outcomes for each is incredibly high. Twenty years from now, any analyst who picked the player out of these two who ended up being better got lucky. Hopefully they won't mistake their good fortune for actual skill. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-09-07 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Tatis a top 5 prospect starting next season? Could he make it to the majors in 2018?
(Mike from California )
Probably not, but it's not because he isn't awesome. He's awesome. But the top four seem pretty locked in as Ronald Acuna, Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Victor Robles and Eloy Jimenez. Tatis is in the conversation for that fifth spot along with several other guys, but if I have to pick Tatis or the field for that last spot, I'll take the field. This is in no way an insult to Tatis, who, as I said earlier, is awesome. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)How impressed have you been with Victor Robles in AA?
(Dave from Williamsburg)
Impressed! The trick with any toolsy prospect like Robles is hoping that the shine and magic don't wear off at a higher level. That he's hit the ground running in AA is super reassuring, and he's really looking like the real deal. As if the Nationals needed more elite outfielders. (Trevor Strunk)
2017-08-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)What prospect(s) would you be targeting in a fantasy league? Whether its buy high or buy low, who are your guys?
(kjesanis from RI)
Hmmm, I always look top 20 if it's a full redraft. If you fall in love with someone down the list, that's fine, but try not to pay out for anything that isn't highly ranked. Prospects in fantasy are basically good for two things: one, sometimes they hit and become productive players; and two, more often than not, they never turn out but they serve as good trade pieces for late season runs. Top 20 guys are likely to do both.

The other piece of advice I have is don't buy high, especially on pitchers. Prospects have incredible variance, and owners value them extremely. I'd rather trade for an Aaron Judge type than a Victor Robles type, since the actual price you pay is gonna be less for the latter, but not usually by much.

If you're buying low, buy at positions of need that are high on the defensive spectrum. And keep an eye on home runs, on base, and hit tools. It might seem obvious, but you can lose the forest for the trees and forget that fantasy doesn't need well rounded players, but good fantasy players (Trevor Strunk)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)How would you console yourself for trading Ronald Acuna for Jon Lester if you don't win the Ship? (At least I still have Robles and Eloy)
(A sad former Acuna owner from San Jose)
I made a similar gambit dealing him for Kluber, so I guess we're Thelma and Louising this shit together, aren't we? Cheers!

Baseball world, meet my nextdoor neighbors. This singer is 15. *15*. She is the Victor Robles of pop music. Her brother - just turned 20 - produced this. He is the Vladito of pop music production: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UWAbdiiAOZA (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-31 23:00:00 (link to chat)If I have Victor Robles, Ronald Acuna, Rhys Hoskins, Eloy Jimenez, Kyle Tucker, Juan Soto and Fernando Tatis Jr on my minor league dynasty roster, who do I drop, if anyone, to add Bo Bichette?
(Steve from AZ)
Uh...I think I speak for all of us when I say $#%& YOU! I dunno man, trade one of those dudes (Soto? Tatis? Hoskins?) for an awesome player, immediately pick up Bichette, cackle, remember you're supposed to act like you've been there before, take a breath, compose yourself, lose control, cackle again. (Wilson Karaman)
2017-07-25 20:00:00 (link to chat)Top prospect in 2018, 2019 and 2020?
(Craig from CT)
You can't really project out three years with any confidence, but I'm going to say Victor Robles, Vlad Guerrero Jr. (if he's still eligible), and Kevin Maitan. - Emmett (Emmett Rosenbaum & Nathan Graham)
2017-07-18 14:00:00 (link to chat)Would you consider moving Victor Robles for Francisco Mejia in a 30 team dynasty league? Thinking being even though Robles will definitely put up bettee numbers, it tends to be easier to find a power speed outfielder than it is to find a productive catcher
(James from CT)
James, I agree with your reasoning. much harder to find 70 hitting catchers with pop than guys like Robles. (Javier Barragan)
2017-06-27 20:00:00 (link to chat)So when is Victor Robles getting promoted to AA, also who do you like better him or Devers?
(Mike from NY)
I can't imagine Robles is far off a promotion. I think I like Robles better by a hair, but they're both right there for me, likely global top five now. (Jarrett Seidler)
2017-05-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018, 2019, 2020?
(Ben from NYC)
I forget how I answered this last year when I was asked, so I guess I will take another crack.

2018: Victor Robles
2019: Vladito
2020: Ehhhhhhh, let's say Kevin Maitan I guess. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Leody Taveras the truest 5-tool outfield prospect in baseball at the moment?
(Tyler from Texas)
If there can be only one, give me Victor Robles and a big ol' claymore. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-03-23 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who are the top 5 prospects in 2018? Who are the top 5 prospects in 2019?
(Cubs Fan 69 from Illinois)
The correct answer is I have no idea. But this is fun. Let's say 2018: Victor Robles, Eloy Jimenez, Brendan Rodgers, Gleyber Torres, and Nick Senzel. 2019: Robles, Anderson Espinoza, Acuna, Michael Kopech, and Anderson Tejada. (Mark Barry)
2017-03-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018 and 2019?
(Eric from Chicago)
Fun question. I'll say Victor Robles, then Eloy Jimenez. (Matthew Trueblood)
2017-02-14 12:00:00 (link to chat)Does Ronald Acuna have the chance to jump Victor Robles in the rankings by this time next year, or is he just Robles Lite? (Barring any moderate/major injuries)
(Tony from USA)
Robles could get hit by a falling jet engine.

(we really like Victor Robles...and Donnie Darko I guess. I honestly haven't rewatched it in years) (The Top 101 Prospect Chat with Jeffrey Paternostro)
2017-02-06 23:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the highest ceiling Victor Robles, Glyber Torres or Eloy Jimenez?
(Drew 60 from Rochester Ny)
For fantasy I'll take Jimenez, IRL I'll go Robles

Marley's love songs have always been my favorites. Marley had an all-time elite combination of delivery, sincerity, and feel for working his way through a love song. Rock My Boat's one of the crucials for me to that end, understated and just...mmph. Extended mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_U_Wv9TBvA (Wilson Karaman)
2017-02-13 20:00:00 (link to chat)Thank you for your deligent work, can you please rank these players with highest out come for career; Victor Robles, Eloy Jimenez and Ronald Acuna. Thank you
(bsgallo from Good evening)
Robles, then Jimenez, then Acuna. Robles and Jimenez are very close in my mind, and I might flip-flop them a week from now if asked again. Acuna is a decent-sized step below those two. (Scooter Hotz)
2017-02-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles was the helium name heading into last year and this year its Juan Soto. Who is someone you are looking to jump on the wagon with the start of this season who isn’t yet a name so this time next year you can say “I was there before the hype.”
(David from Not Sure)
Anderson Tejeda's a name with some lift in the Rangers org, and some people very hyped about his potential.
Here's a college name: Luken Baker. Sophomore, big kid, big arm, big bat. (Kate Morrison)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Am I crazy thinking the Nats should trade for Braun instead of McCutchen? Also, I also don't see how the Nats will meet the asking price for Sale - I don't think he's enough of a lock to stay amazing to be worth two top 10 prospects in all of baseball.
(James from VA)
It would cost the Nationals more to deal for Braun. I don't understand giving up a package headlined by Victor Robles, a legitimate centerfielder down the line, unless they feel that they can't win before Harper hits free agency. (George Bissell)
2016-12-05 20:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Victor Robles considered a worthy centerpiece for a franchise player? Shouldn't the Bucs and Sox be focused on more certain ceiling, closer proximity players or balk at trading just to trade?
(Punchoutpappy from First in Flight)
19-year-old's who flash all five tools and play a premium defensive position (CF) and hold their own against much older competition in Single & High-A don't just grow on trees. They're exceptionally rare. The only question is how much power he grows into. It's there, but long-term projections vary based on the evaluation. (George Bissell)
2016-11-22 20:00:00 (link to chat)No Victor Robles questions yet, surprising. Do you see him being traded this winter for an arm or they think he is the post Harper star.
(Mike from NY)
Maybe for Chris Sale. Maybe. (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-08 19:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018, 2019 and 2020?
(Chris from Texas)
This is an extremely tough question because ETA's vary by organization pretty dramatically these days. For example, Yoan Moncada hasn't even been in the Red Sox organization for two full seasons and he's already in the major leagues. I'll indulge the question and speculate wildly. Gotta give the people what they want. If I'm jumping past next season, the two names that stand out to me fantasy-wise are either Victor Robles or Ronald Acuna. The dark horse in my book is Isan Diaz. If I'm in a full-scale rebuild looking years into the future, these are the building blocks and franchise cornerstones I'm targeting. (George Bissell)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Moving forward, please rank these guys on their offensive production potential only... Juan Soto, Isan Diaz, Eloy Jimenez, Victor Robles, Rafael Devers, Ronald Acuna. Thank you
(Randy from Chippewa)
Just offense, I'd go: Jimenez, Devers, Robles, Diaz, Acuna, Soto. That's a good group. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-09-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Bat-wise, what is a realistic outcome for Victor Robles? I've seen very wide ranging projections for both his hit and power projections and ceilings.
(Tom from Cincinnati)
Off the top of the dome, because my notes won't load, I'd say he's 60 hit, 50 power, 70 speed, 70 arm, 60 glove at best. Most realistic? 55 hit, 45 power with the same speed and defense. He's pretty good, Tom. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018, 2019 and 2020?
(Sam from NJ)
2018: Victor Robles
2019: Eloy Jimenez
2020: Jason Groome (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-07 19:00:00 (link to chat)So where do you think Victor Robles starts next year in the minors and do you see another Robles guy coming up from rookie ball and SS-A?
(Mike from NY)
Love me some Victor Robles. The injury might mean he spends a couple months in High-A next year, but the Nats are aggressive and if he looks good enough in spring, he could get a Double-A assignment.

I don't think anyone exploded quite as much this year as Robles did last year. It's really, really, really hard for an short-season guy to jump from off the map to a global top 30 prospect. Maybe Triston McKenzie or Szapucki? (Jarrett Seidler)
2016-09-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Juan Soto's Potential?
(Sam from NJ)
Three of these questions as well, bonus points for using a slightly different question format and a different username.

Juan Soto could be a first division starter in right field and hit 30 homers at peak maturity. He's a long ways off, and he doesn't have Victor Robles's floor, but that's a realistic potential outcome. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-08-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)I know wrist problems can derail a season or even further... Will Victor Robles' injury affect him moving forward?
(TrickDaddy14 from YT)
I would have been crushed if there wasn't a Robles question in my chat, so thanks for this, Trick.

It's hard to say for sure, right? It certainly took some time for Robles to shake off the rust, which is more of a minor setback in the short term. He's already picking it back up again, OPSing 1.189 last week like the Robles we know and love. The real consequence of the injury is the potential risk it represents for him going forward. I'm no doctor, but from what I understand, wrist injuries like the one he suffered weaken the overall foundation of the bone, making him more vulnerable to injuries there. I expect Robles to have a long, long career, so it's more than likely that he'll aggravate it again. There's not much more you can besides holding your breath on any close slides into second or inside fastballs and savoring every minute of his performance. (Will Haines)
2016-08-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)#1 Prospect in 2018, 2019, 2020?
(Mike from MN)
For entertainment purposes only

18: Victor Robles
19: Brendan Rodgers
20: Kevin Maitan (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-08-11 14:00:00 (link to chat)#1 Prospect in 2017,2018,2019 and 2020?
(Andrew from Maine)
Woof. That's a question. I'll say Yoan Moncada in 2017. Victor Robles in 2018. Victor Robles in 2019. Someone We've Never Heard Of in 2020. (J.P. Breen)
2016-08-24 20:00:00 (link to chat)#1 Prospect in 2018, 2019 and 2020?
(Mike from NYC)
2018: Victor Robles
2019: Franklin Barreto (see?)
2020: Isan DIaz (Scooter Hotz)
2016-08-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)I see a lot of questions regarding who will be the #1 prospect, 2017/18/19. Yet to see Vlad jr mentioned as a possibility. Looks like a more powerful version of Victor Robles.
(Peter from Ontario)
I mean, it's not impossible. I like Vladdy, Jr a lot, I just don't see a skillset that rivals Robles. Also we really shouldn't be talking about best prospect in 2017. We should just enjoy today. The prospects of today are where it's at. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-08-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospects in 2017, 18 and 19?
(Chuck from Trenton)
Yoan Moncada, Victor Robles, and err.... Anderson Espinoza, maybe? There's probably a guy or two who haven't been drafted yet who may wedge their way in there. That is all my pure, barely-educated guessing. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-08-15 22:00:00 (link to chat)Where would Eloy Jimenez rank in the Brendan Rodgers, Victor Robles, Crawford question?
(Scott from Nyc)
I'd put him behind those three but ahead of the two outfielders, with the asterisk that I might be light, that dude's a beast in the making. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)What prospect leads to the most inordinate number of questions in your queue? For prospect hipsters, asking about someone like Victor Robles last year before he went mainstream.
(STEVE from Philly)
That's such a great way to describe the prospect community. We are prospect hipsters. Grown adults playing Prospect Go in public; a wild Bregman appeared!

Right now the quene-stuffer has been Lourdes Gourriel Jr. I think prospect hipsters have just a few more seconds until the doors close for the Anderson Espinoza train, in terms of being there before it was cool. If you really wanted to be a prospect hipster, you could hop aboard the Adrian Rondon trolley, currently stationed in Princeton, West Virginia. (Adam McInturff)
2016-06-20 16:00:00 (link to chat)Who has the brightest future Clint Frazier, Victor Robles, Bradley Zimmer, Nick Williams, or Austin Meadows? Who is more likely to reach their potential? Thank you
(Bsg from Tucson)
Brightest: Victor Robles, Clint Frazier, Nick Williams, Bradley Zimmer, Austin Meadows
You could put those 5 in any order and I don't think you would be wrong.

Likely: Austin Meadows, Bradley Zimmer, Victor Robles, Nick Williams, Clint Frazier
I think Meadows is the safest of this bunch, Robles is still very young and hasn't faced any competition above A ball. Williams and Frazier both tantalize with promise but need to cut down on strikeouts. (Steve Givarz)
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)This summer's Victor Robles?
(Eric from DC)
Oh how about Wilkerman Garcia? I don't know that he jumps to top 10 prospect by Summer 2017 like Robles, but I probably should have figured out a way to get Garcia on the Yankees top ten (and definitely should have figured out a way to get Tyler Wade on there). And a lot of the industry sees Staten Island. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-06-07 12:00:00 (link to chat)#1 prospect in 2018?
(Tim from Chi Town)
Oh geez. I could troll Phillies fans and predict Jason Groome, but let's go with something closer to chalk and Victor Robles. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-06-15 20:00:00 (link to chat)How about that Victor Robles fellow?
(Dr Ursialockenschnock from Canton)
He sure seems to know how to baseball, doesn't he? (Grant Jones)
2016-06-13 23:00:00 (link to chat)This summer's Victor Robles?
(Eric from Florida)
Too early to say really, short-season ball hasn't even started yet. Odds are a couple of former J2 guys'll start lighting it up in the GCL and/or out in Arizona, and the reports'll match the production, and then poof, he'll appear in our hearts like he was never not there. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)This Summer's Victor Robles?
(Andrew from VT)
I don't see one. Victor Robles is awesome. Thank you for keepign the streak alive. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)So Chris, how about that Victor Robles fella?
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
Your wife is probably gonna be president. That's kinda cool. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-06-16 21:00:00 (link to chat)Who is this years Victor Robles?
(Ronald from Acuna)
Uhh. you? (Bret Sayre)
2016-06-21 20:00:00 (link to chat)How would you order these OF prospects in a shallow dynasty league, and are they all basically the same tier? David Dahl, Austin Meadows, Andrew Benintendi, Victor Robles... Thanks.
(Joey from Michigan)
Excellent looking group. I like your suggestion that they're all in the same tier. Meadows is the only one to reach AAA so far but he probably has the least upside of the group. Robles is the youngest of the group and the only one who hasn't reached the high minors yet but he probably has the most upside (and the highest likelihood of flaming out and never reaching the majors). (Scooter Hotz)
2016-06-23 14:00:00 (link to chat)In 3 years - Victor Robles or Ronald Acuna?
(Patrick from Florida)
Gimme Robles. Every time. He is very, very good. (Nicolas Stellini)
2016-06-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the #1 prospect in 2018?
(Andy from TPA)
Dart-throw here: I don't think Victor Robles will be in the majors yet, and he has that sort of upside. Anderson Espinoza is another candidate, for me. (Daniel Rathman)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)Thanks for the chat Wilson! Could you name me a few deeper league prospects that you think have a chance to burst onto the scene by season end? In other words, who is this year's Victor Robles and Anderson Espinosa?
(Jeffrey from Bloomington)
Acuna's the early captain of the dreamboat, I think. Josh Ockimey has some pedigree and is tearing up the Sally. I'm still riding shotgun on the Basabe train despite his struggles in full-season ball. Christin Stewart's not exactly out of nowhere, he was a first-rounder last year. But his destruction of the pitching-friendly Florida State League has been something to behold early. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-05-16 23:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles - a top 5 prospect now?
(Ben from DC)
Not yet, but cut and paste what I just wrote about Espinoza. (Wilson Karaman)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles - a top 5 prospect now?
(Ben from Texas)
Keep the streak alive!

Nah. And I don't think he ever will be. Top five is rare air, my friend. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What kind of potential does Ronald Acuna have? Victor Robles Potential?
(Craig from CT)
Looks left.

Looks right.

I think he has MORE potential than Victor Robles. How's that for a hot take at 10:00 in the morning on a Thursday? (Christopher Crawford)
2016-05-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)This year's Victor Robles?
(Greg from NYC)
I honestly don't think enough attention is being paid to this year's Yoan Moncada. He is slashing 318/450/500 with 30 steals in 41 games. That is Rickey Henderson stuff. (Jim Walsh)
2016-05-18 19:00:00 (link to chat)Are there any prospects you are keeping an eye on this season who you weren't getting any buzz but are looking to buy there stock before it blows up? Any personal favorite hitters & pitchers?
(Nick from My Apartment)
It's hard to find anyone who isn't generating any buzz, but if you're looking for a pitching prospect that will move quickly and could be up around this time next year if he continues to progress, it's Rays right-hander Brent Honeywell. We throw the word "unique" around a lot, but there's simply no other way to describe the guy. His best pitch is a screwball (and it's nasty). He throws a mid-90's heater, excellent command and he strikes out over a batter per inning. He's going to be up at Double-A shortly and I'm 1,000 percent in on him. I'm also in on Victor Robles. He's a beast. If you're looking for a sort of under the radar prospect I like that doesn't generate huge buzz, I'll go Joe Musgrave and Cody Reed. (George Bissell)
2016-05-11 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles - a top 5 prospect now?
(Dan from Texas)
No. He's not. (Sam Miller)
2016-04-28 13:00:00 (link to chat)Is Victor Robles a future top ten prospect?
(SYager from NYC)
I pushed for Robles to be higher on our preseason list, though not top ten high. We are still a waaaaays away from midseason list time, but who are the guys that will absolute slam dunks to be ahead of him them? Crawford and Moncada jump to mind immediately, but it isn't a long list. Jarrett Seidler's report on him in this week's ten pack sure sounds like an elite prospect's. http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=29003 (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)This year's Victor Robles?
(JR from CT)
Let's not assume there will be one. If there is, though, I don't know who he is. Better question for the prospect team. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-05-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles - top prospect next year after his start to this year?
(Craig from DC)
It's May 4. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-04-14 20:00:00 (link to chat)Since we must have at least one Victor Robles question, what do you think of Victor Robles?
(Albert from Alberta)
Crazy tools, not all that close to the majors. His ceiling is very high, but he has a long way to go to reach it. (Scooter Hotz)
2016-04-12 18:00:00 (link to chat)To keep the Victor Robles chat question streak alive, what are your thoughts on Victor Robles?
(George from Canton)
Thank you for keeping the streak alive! I like him. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles a top 5 prospect next year?
(Chad from LA)
That's a tall order to fill. Unless Reynaldo Lopez lights it up he should be the Nats #1 prospect ... the rest I'll leave to the ranking experts, but I imagine he's going to have lots of eyeballs on him in his first full season (Harry Pavlidis)
2016-02-25 12:00:00 (link to chat)I noticed that Victor Robles was HBP 21 across his two short-season levels in '15. It totally inflated his OBP (he walked 18 times). Is this a cause for concern or no, considering he doesn't strike out much at all?
(Bureau from NY)
Now a slightly more notable Robles. I wouldn't worry about that kind of stuff at all at this point. He's getting blown up (rightfully) for his tools rather than his short-season OBP. When you have his hitting ability against that level of pitching, you might as well swing. Obviously he will have to make adjustments, but for now I wouldn't be concerned. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2016-03-14 14:30:00 (link to chat)Who should I take in the 1st round? Nick Williams, Lewis Brinson, Andrew Benintendi, Victor Robles. Who should I take in the 1st round? (Feel like Williams has a higher ceiling than Brinson)
(Mike from New Jersey)
I'd take Williams. (Brendan Gawlowski)
2016-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles - top 5-10 prospect next year?
(Brad from DC)
Sounds like it, maybe! I dunno, man, there are much better staff members to ask. But people sure are excited. (Matthew Trueblood)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles a top 5 prospect next year?
(Sam from Connecticut)
I would be very, very surprised if Robles was a top 10 prospect next year, much less a top five. I love the guy as much as everyone else, but that just seems like a massive jump. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Seriously, with all the hype aside, who has the more achievable upside and likely the better long term player: Victor Robles or Anthony Alford?
(Kyle from Long Island)
More achievable upside? I'd have to go with Alford. The improvement in the approach cannot be overstated; his hit tool grade probably went up a grade and a half, if not more. Robles substantially higher upside, but Alford more likely to reach it. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-03-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your projected stats lines for Victor Robles, Bradley Zimmer and Andrew Benintendi? Please rank them for fantasy dynasty purposes. Thank you.
(TrickDaddy14 from Love da kids)
Trick do, in fact, love the kids. I wouldn't dear give projected stat lines, but ranking for fantasy I'd go Zimmer, Robles Benintendi. (Christopher Crawford)
2016-01-29 11:00:00 (link to chat)This chat is boring with out a Victor Robles question. What do you guys have for scouting reports on him and do you think he could be a top 5 guy in a year?
(Mike from NY)
we're just a couple lists away from the Nats, but Mark Anderson's report from this year should tide you over (Top 101 Chat with Craig Goldstein)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)If you could choose any 3 for a dynasty league who would you choose between Brendan Rodgers, AJ Reed, Bradley Zimmer, Victor Robles, Andrew Benintendi, Rafael Devers? Note the scorable categories are singles, doubles, triples, HR, RBI, runs, batting avg, OBP, SBs. 10 team only 50 minor league keepers total in the league, so general value ceiling over floor. Thanks!
(Rusty Greer from Texas)
Rodgers, Robles and Zimmer for me, with Devers right there as well. I could see Reed being swapped in if you want someone closer to the majors, too. But just based on upside I'd leave him out. (Matt Collins)
2016-01-27 19:00:00 (link to chat)Are you aboard the Victor Robles hype train?
(Dwight from North Dakota)
I have taken my seat and am at risk of being thrown out of the quiet car. (Matt Collins)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Shallow OBP dynasty league. I like my team's chances going into next year. Due to trades last year, I have the 2nd pick in this years draft. Do I spend my pick on Stroman or Matz, even though they probably would be my 6 best starter, or draft high upside prospects like Anderson Espinoza, Rafael Devers, or Victor Robles to sit on. Depth isn't a bad thing, but those guys won't be around in the 2nd after their breakout years.
(Alex from CA)
Stroman......Matz....................................the rest of those guys. Always take the best player in the first round and worry about roster construction later, especially when the best player is in the major leagues and the others are in the low minors. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think Isan Diaz is a year away from becoming a Victor Robles type hype skyrocketing up the charts?
(Viktor from Baltimore)
In fantasy, maybe. He's not nearly the defender Robles is, so I can't see him making the kind of jump Robles did on "real life" lists. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Greg, how does the rise of Victor Robles last season and into the offseason compare to the rise of Raimel Tapia from a few years back? I remember Tapia was pretty hyped up a few years ago, and Robles is receiving huge hype right now. I'm just worried about Robles power development. Does he develop 15-20 HR power?
(Patrick from Dallas)
Piggybacking on my last answer, part of what is driving Robles up lists is his premium speed and defense, which Tapia doesn't have. No, I don't think Robles will be a 15-20 HR hitter but he'll affect the game in almost every other way. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-02-03 20:00:00 (link to chat)Is Anthony Alford also in the same class as Victor Robles?
(Martin from Boston)
Certainly, and I prefer Alford. How quickly he progressed last season is incredible given how little focus he'd given baseball prior to 2015. (Greg Wellemeyer)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Can you give us a couple prospects that you could see their stock blowing up this year? Robles and Espinoza aside
(Isaac from Akron)
Victor Robles blew up last year and he's my dude...Assuming you're looking for lower-level prospects with upside, not MLB-ready types, my favorites would have to be Francis Martes (Astros) and Brent Honeywell (Rays). Honeywell throws the screwball and so far nobody has been able to touch it. I also like Austin Riley (Braves). He's going to shoot up lists. If you're looking for the one big name prospect that I'm high on it's Nomar Mazara...I'm all in... (George Bissell)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Who do you prefer in a dynasty league: Victor Robles or Anderson Espinoza? Could either of them be top 10 prospects a year from now?
(Chris from Washington DC)
ROBLES...He's already a top-20 prospect. (George Bissell)
2016-01-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)From Russia with a question regarding prospects George. Was curious if you had any low minor prospects that maybe aren’t making many Top 10 lists or Top 100 that you are paying close attention to this upcoming season? Any personal favorites of yours you’re looking to say when it’s this time next year “told you to watch out for this player in 2016”?
(Vladimir from Russia)
I really do have an affinity for Victor Robles. He's unreal. Alex Verdugo is another guy I like. Both outfielders. (George Bissell)
2015-12-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Gotta keep the streak alive Chris. How about that Victor Robles fella?
(Bill Clinton from Las Vegas)
Never heard of him.

He's a lot of fun. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-12-08 13:00:00 (link to chat)How good can Victor Robles be? Where will he rank in the upcoming prospect rankings?
(Craig from Chicago)
He can be really, really good. Tons of ceiling. Multi-dimensional game-changer. But I have no idea where he'll rank on our lists, because I have nothing to do with that process. (Matthew Trueblood)
2015-11-18 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Victor Robles Potential?Where will he be ranked on updated prospect lists?
(Eric from DC)
I think I've done eight chats and I've gotten a question about Victor Robles in all of them. Thanks for keeping the streak alive. Potential is very high, he'll rank high in the Washington top 10, he'll rank in the top 101. Probably. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Do you think deGrom is more of a Top 10 starting pitching talent or somewhere 10-20?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Pretty hard to ignore his production and growth from this year. He's in the backhalf of the top 10 but I have him there.

Wouldn't be a BP Chat without a bevy of Victor Robles questions: (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Victor Robles? I know he is very young, but is he a top 15 or possibly a top 10 prospect going into next season?
(Kevin from Arizona)
He serves the base

(I'll answer these seriously in a few ?'s) (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles potential?
(Tommy from DC)
He can be Future. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-30 19:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Victor Robles' potential? top prospect by next year?
(Eric from Philly)
Dude is a monster. Mark Anderson has this report out on him: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=291

That's a lot of 7's and scout sources are backing up the hype. He should be a top 15 prospect on lists next year. (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-09-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Thoughts on Victor Robles' Potential?
(Tommy from NJ)
I'm not a prospect guy and I haven't seen Robles even by accident. Mark Anderson did see him and the report he filed was glowing: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/prospects/eyewitness_bat.php?reportid=291 (R.J. Anderson)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)The hype real on Victor Robles?
(Brad from DC)
Yes, there's is absolutely a lot of hype on Victor Robles. (Bret Sayre)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)I keep hearing about Victor Robles....Hoe good is this kid?
(Andrew from NY)
I keep hearing about him too! What are the odds? (Bret Sayre)
2015-09-21 20:30:00 (link to chat)Do you think Victor Robles will develop enough power to become a superstar? If so, does he rival Buxton in terms of ultimate ceiling?
(Chris from Nats Park)
I love that there are so many Victor Robles questions in my timeline that I can throw out three of them, not answer them and still have a few left. The power is the big question at this point. If he's a 10-15 home run hitter, he's a really good prospect, but not a fantasy savior that many are hoping for. If he can hit 20, then sure. For me, he doesn't rival Buxton's upside in any single fantasy category, and if people are buying that sort of hype on Robles right now, I'd be selling him this offseason. (Bret Sayre)
2015-09-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Victor Robles' potential? How good can he be?
(Ben from Washington DC)
There are several different iterations of the Robles question, so I'll try to tackle them all here. His upside might be stratospheric, but as an 18-year old with less than 500 pro PA under his belt at the lowest levels, I have to temper expectations. He has the tools to contribute on multiple levels and could accelerate quickly, but he has a long ways to go pitchers to face. I'm not big on comps (despite the Sano-Papi comp earlier), but a player who makes a lot of contact, gets on base, steals bags and covers ground in the OF has tons of value, whether or not the power comes around. (Doug Thorburn)
2015-09-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Al, can you give us a couple prospects that are flying under the radar that we should know about?
(Jpilgrim from Jenks)
I don't know about "under the radar," but I think Luis Ortiz is a stud. Jose Mateo sounds like he could fly up. Clint Frazier and Lewis Brinson probably moved up big time. Jordan Patterson on the Rockies really impressed me as well. Red Sox 1st rounder Andrew Benintendi wowed people in the NYPL. Victor Robles on the Nats in the NYPL too. (Al Skorupa)
2015-09-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles is the next ?
(Mike from Washington DC)
I hate comps, but Victor Robles is really talented, and I think he could be a star. There's loads of work to be done though with the approach and more consistency with the swing. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Where would you rank Victor Robles in your rankings next year? Top 50? Do you like his potential?
(Dan from DC)
I don't think he'll be in the top 50. Definite candidate for the top 100, but there's a LOT of work to be done and a LOT of things that could go wrong. Too much volatility to rank him among the 50 best prospects in baseball right now. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-08-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)What are your thoughts on Victor Robles' potential? Big potential?
(Andrew from DC)
Ceiling is as high as any position player in the Nationals system. The question is what is the floor/can he reach that ceiling. Until he's facing full-season pitching, that's a pretty big question. A lot of intrigue, though. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)I'm in a deep league (16-team, 200ish prospects owned) and I really want to drop Chance Sisco for rising guys like Gilbert Lara or Victor Robles. If Sisco moves off of catcher, as people seem to think he will, how valuable is he?
(ayzzya from Norf Norf)
He drops somewhat, but as Craig Goldstein pointed out in late April, Sicso has enough athleticism that first base isn't the automatic desination. He still would be a Top 50 prospect in dynasty formats in a non-catching position. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Any non-top100 prospects that you have your eye on in fantasy? Maybe some guys that, even if owned, could be acquired cheaply in dynasty leagues and you think could be impact guys in deep leagues in the future. Any names?
(Nathan from Indiana)
Gilbert Lara and Victor Robles are the two names that the BP fantasy guys (who are almost all better at the deeper farm stuff than I am) are constantly gushing over and who I would tend to agree are potential risers. The guy who was traded to the Athletics today - Jacob Nottingham - is a really good guy to grab if he's available in your league. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)Please rank these prospects by their offensive potential...Anthony Alford, Victor Robles, Javier Guerra, Jomar Reyes, Jacob Nottingham
(Festivus313 from Phoenix)
Robles, Alford, Guerra, Nottingham, Reyes. Really tough for me though in that dynasty isn't my strength and I'm mostly goingg off of other's rankings. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)Hey George. I know these prospects are very far away and may never make it but what would your order be of Travis Demeritte, Jhoan Urena, Miguel Andujar, and Victor Robles for a Dynasty League? Any thoughts on them?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Victor Robles is getting a ton of love lately and for good reason. Our prospect staff loves him. He's still light years away at just 18 but he's a plus, plus runner with above average pop...He's a definite sleeper...If Demeritte ever figures out the strikeout problems which have plagued him, there's a ton of power there at 2B to like. (George Bissell)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)What can you tell us about Victor Robles ?
(Chris from Baltimore)
Victor Robles is going to make a Top 100 list at some point...Maybe even next year or two. Our scouting staff, especially Jeff Moore, love him. I haven't seen him yet, but he's a guy I'm going to make a point to watch video of in the second half. (George Bissell)
2015-08-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hey Wilson. Are there any Low Minor players whose name is not yet widely recognized and you are looking to keep an eye on as the season concludes to possibly jump on for a name breakout next year?
(kiper90 from Rochester, NY)
Leaving out the '15 draftees, Victor Robles is probably the biggest helium guy of the year. Our Mark Anderson just tossed three 7's onto his ledger, linked below. Javier Guerra and Amed Rosario are a couple interesting shortstops. And while another one, Jorge Mateo, has gotten a lot of attention for his wheels, Rockies A-ball CFer Wes Rogers is a dude with a similar skillset & more polished hit tool. Potential SB beast. Jomar Reyes is a fan favorite of our scouting team. Amaurys Minier & Lewin Diaz in the Twins system are also both interesting raw power bats. Arms you'll be hearing a lot more about include Anderson Espinoza, Franklyn Kilome, Michael Kopech (though he's suspended), and the now-in-High-A Francis Martes (whose CB is just disgusting). (Wilson Karaman)
2015-07-15 13:00:00 (link to chat)Victor Robles is an exciting player to keep tabs on?
(Matt from DC)
Very exciting. Plus-plus runner's with some feel for hitting and above-average raw power are always exciting. Light years away from contributing, but definitely keep an eye on out. (Christopher Crawford)
2015-07-13 14:30:00 (link to chat)youngest player in the futures game next year?
(JoeRandom from San Jose)
I will guess Nationals' Victor Robles.
He will have just turned 19.
The reports so far on him are strong. - Tucker Blair (Futures Game Chat)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)What short season AZL or GCL player has the best chance of jumping into the 101 next year? Gilbert Lara? Espinoza?
(Steve from Philly)
Lara is a good example. Also a big fan of Nats OF Victor Robles. You'll be hearing a lot more about him soon, and with a little bit longer of a track record, he might have made the list. (Jeff Moore)
2015-07-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who are some guys who didnt make the top 50 b/c theyre too young/far-away but you feel comfortable saying you'll think they'll blow up and rise into the top 50 by this time next year?
(Richie from Queens)
Victor Robles is a guy. Gilbert Lara could make the jump. (Jeff Moore)


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