When Was Victor Robles Drafted?

Victor Robles

Víctor Enrique Robles Brito is a Dominican professional baseball outfielder for the Washington Nationals of Major League Baseball (MLB). Robles signed with the Nationals as an international free agent in 2013. He made his MLB debut in 2017.

Robles signed with the Washington Nationals as an international free agent in 2013. He made his professional debut in 2014 in the Dominican Republic with the Dominican Summer League Nationals in the rookie-level Dominican Summer League, batting .313 with three home runs, 25 runs batted in (RBIs), and 26 stolen bases in 47 games.

Robles started 2015 with the Gulf Coast Nationals in the rookie-level Gulf Coast League, playing in 23 games and hitting .370 with two home runs, 11 RBIs, and 12 stolen bases before he was promoted to the Auburn Doubledays in the Class A-Short Season New York-Penn League.

In 2019, he batted .255/.326/.419 with 17 home runs, 65 RBIs, 25 hit by pitch (2nd in the NL), and 28 stolen bases (5th) in 37 attempts, and had the highest Soft Contact Percentage of all National League batters (24.2%), and the lowest Hard Contact Percentage of all National League batters, at 24.9%.

In 2020, he batted .220/.293/.315 with three home runs and 15 RBIs in 168 at-bats and had the lowest slugging percentage of all NL qualified batters. He was the seventh-youngest player in the NL.

Robles struggled offensively in 2021, batting .203/.310/.295 with just two home runs and 19 RBIs in 315 at-bats. On August 31, he was optioned to the Rochester Red Wings, the Nationals’ minor league affiliate in the Triple-A East league.