Future Watch: Victor Robles Rookie Baseball Cards, Nationals – Victor Robles was an undrafted player who signed with the Washington Nationals in 2013. He was 15 at the time. Now, 19, he’s one of those five-tool players teams dream about.
At 6′, 185lbs., the speedy center fielder is the top ranked prospect in Washington’s farm system. This year he started out in advanced “A” ball. In his first 11 games he hit .317, with two homers and seven steals without being thrown out. His on-base percentage at .404 shows what kind of player he is. If he gets on base, watch out.
In his combined play last year, he hit nine home runs. He’s a guy who makes contact. His strikeouts are at a relatively low rate in today’s game. He’s only going to get better and Nationals will have to battle the urge to promote him too soon. If they get a few injuries you can bet his name will be talked about.
Victor Robles’ 2016 Bowman Chrome Prospect Autograph card is heating up. Collectors should add this one to their short list. In addition, Robles has autographed cards in these products as well:
- 2015 Panini Contenders Baseball
- 2015 Paninni Elite Extra Edition Baseball
- 2016 Onyx Platinum Elite Baseball
- 2016 Bowman Platinum Baseball
- 2016 Bowman Inception Baseball
According to his MLB Prospect Profile:
Robles showcases all five tools along with elite athleticism on a daily basis. He has ingredients to become a plus hitter from the right side of the plate, with a compact but explosive swing and a present feel for using the whole field. He has juice in his bat but currently lacks in-game power, although that should improve as he matures physically and learns to leverage his swing. Robles’ approach and strike-zone judgment both bely his age, and his tendency to hold his ground in the batter’s box resulted in 34 hit-by-pitches last season, second most in the Minors. ETA 2018.
When Robles plays in Washington he’ll likely be a fixture for the next decade or so. Until then he’ll be written about with great frequency in baseball and hobby circles.