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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Young Nats who might get a closer look the rest of the season - Nationals Pastime

[Victor] Robles, who dazzled last September and even made the postseason roster at 20, missed three months this season after hyperextending his left elbow. Healthy now, he’s hitting .254 with a .365 on-base percentage but only one homer in 38 games for Syracuse.

The Nationals have a decision to make on Robles this winter. If Harper leaves as a free agent, Robles almost certainly becomes the starting center fielder in 2019. If Harper stays, Robles could be extraneous and thus a prime trade chip. The more the club (and other interested clubs) can evaluate him the rest of this season, the better.

Jim Furtado Posted: August 22, 2018 at 11:37 AM | 1 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: August 22, 2018 at 05:52 PM (#5731870)
Definitely time to see what Robles can do. The power should come when he's hitting the juiced MLB ball.

10.7% BB rate vs 14.8% K-rate makes me think he can hold his own in the bigs.

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