Victor Robles

Born: 05/19/1997 (Age: 21)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 185
Primary Position: CF
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: Signed as a J2 international free agent (Dominican Republic), 7/2/13 (WSH)
Entry Point: J2
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: June 2nd, 2016
Dates Seen: 5/28-29/2016
Level: Class A
Affiliate: Hagerstown Suns
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Physical Description
Shorter than listed height; thick neck and broad shoulders; lean muscular build; projectable frame - could add 15 lbs; high-quality, quick-twitch athlete; elite overall athleticism.
Swing Mechanics
Crouch, squared setup; low hands - below back shoulder to start; slight bat wrap and small leg kick timing.
MLB ETA Future Floor Future Ceiling Realistic Role Risk
2018 50 70 Role 70: Perennial All-Star center fielder. Moderate
Tool Present Future Comments
Hit 40 60 Double-plus bat speed; generated from strong wrists and explosive hands; advanced approach and idea of strike zone for Class A hitter; short, direct swing path with slight lift; plus barrel control; feel for squaring velocity in all quadrants; slight bat wrap but has hand strength to get barrel through hitting zone; will use all fields; keen pitch ID skills - tracks spin deep into hitting zone; presently can be beat by quality spin in zone.
Double-plus bat speed; generated from strong wrists and explosive hands; advanced approach and idea of strike zone for Class A hitter; short, direct swing path with slight lift; plus barrel control; feel for squaring velocity in all quadrants; slight bat wrap but has hand strength to get barrel through hitting zone; will use all fields; keen pitch ID skills - tracks spin deep into hitting zone; presently can be beat by quality spin in zone.
Raw Power 40 55 Plus raw power generated from bat speed and lift in swing; can extend on pitches on outer third and turn on velocity; ability to backspin ball to both gaps; gap-to-gap doubles power will turn into HR power with added strength; hit tool utility will allow overall power to play above average.
Plus raw power generated from bat speed and lift in swing; can extend on pitches on outer third and turn on velocity; ability to backspin ball to both gaps; gap-to-gap doubles power will turn into HR power with added strength; hit tool utility will allow overall power to play above average.
Run 70 70 Elite athleticism; explosive first step; elite 2nd gear; 4.07-4.15 HP-to-1B times; aggressive base runner; will be stolen base threat.
Elite athleticism; explosive first step; elite 2nd gear; 4.07-4.15 HP-to-1B times; aggressive base runner; will be stolen base threat.
Field 60 70 Double-plus range due to first step quickness and plus reads off the bat; can track balls down deep in both gaps; presently takes above-average routes to balls and will be plus with some refinement; reps in center field with route running will allow glove to get to double plus.
Double-plus range due to first step quickness and plus reads off the bat; can track balls down deep in both gaps; presently takes above-average routes to balls and will be plus with some refinement; reps in center field with route running will allow glove to get to double plus.
Throw 70 70 Short, compact throwing motion; collects body well behind ball to throw; double-plus arm strength for size; throws have velocity and carry; accuracy is a strength; hits cutoff when needed; threw out runner at 2B and 3B in game from deep center field.
Short, compact throwing motion; collects body well behind ball to throw; double-plus arm strength for size; throws have velocity and carry; accuracy is a strength; hits cutoff when needed; threw out runner at 2B and 3B in game from deep center field.
Overall Summary
Robles is a star in the making. He has a natural feel for hitting with double-plus bat speed, slight lift in his swing plane and an extremely advanced approach for a freshly turned 19-year-old kid. Robles tracks all pitches deep into the hitting zone and explodes through the baseball, using all fields to hit. He is strong for his size presently and generates plus raw power due to his explosive hands, ability to backspin the ball, and lift in his swing. With added strength, his present doubles power will turn into consistent HR power. Robles has all the makings of a borderline elite defender. He reads the ball extremely well off the bat, has double-plus range allowing him to run down balls in both gaps, and takes crisp routes to the baseball that will even improve with more reps in center field. His arm is a weapon in center due to his arm strength and accuracy, and it will be respected at the highest level. Overall, Robles brings an elite center-field skillset, high baseball IQ, and makeup - making his ceiling a perennial all-star player.