Victor Robles is one of my favorite players in the National League–and easily my favorite Washinton National. I got the top card in 2016 and the bottom card on consignment during Spring Training this past season.
The Nationals signed Robles for $225,000 in 2013, and he immediately became one of the organizations Top 25 prospects. His advanced bat, athletic ability and plus baseball IQ made him an elite prospect. He would be a project, but a project that could pay off into a 5-tool monster at the major league level.
From 2014-2016 Robles did nothing in the minors but hit, proving that his tools more than translated into production. He would end the 2016 season in High-A, and on the season (between three levels) would hit .280/.376/.423 with 9 HR.
Coming into the 2017 season he was rated the #1 Washington Nationals prospect.
During his 2017 campaign, he proved that he was #1 with a bullet: between High-A and AA he hit .300/.382/.493 with a career-high 10 HR.
He would get the call to the majors when rosters expanded, getting 24 at-bats with the big league club, hitting .250/.308/.493.
Robles could start the 2018 season in the big leagues. He has proven that he can hit minor league pitching all day long.