DMV Star of the Week - Victor Robles
Every week, across several sports, players around the DMV shine in individual performance. Every Monday, I’d like to take a minute to highlight some of those performances, including what I view as the best performance and name that athlete the “DMV Star of the Week.”
This week’s DMV Star of the Week is Washington Nationals Outfielder Victor Robles.
Through the opening ten games of the 2023 regular season, Robles is batting .387 while getting on-base nearly half the time with a .472 OB% (on-base-percentage).
Again, it’s early in the season, but Robles is currently ninth in the MLB in terms of batting average and is fifth among players that have played in ten games.
The 25-year old outfielder is a career .237 hitter, batting .224 in 2022 in 132 games played.
Robles is currently playing on a one year contract worth just over $2.3 million that includes a club option for 2024. If he keeps up this frantic pace, there is no doubt the Nats would pick up that option and likely want to secure Robles in a long-term deal.
The DMV saw five teams in action this past week, including the Washington Capitals, Washington Wizards, Washington Nationals, D.C. United and the D.C. Defenders XFL team
Here are some honorable mention performances for DMV Star of the Week:
Washington Nationals designated-hitter Stone Garrett went 4-5 with 2 runs and 5 RBI’s in Saturday’s 7-6 win over Colorado
D.C. Defenders quarterback Jordan Ta’amu threw for 247 yards and 4 touchdowns in Sunday night’s 34-33 win over Seattle
Here’s what’s coming up this week in DMV Sports:
Washington Capitals: (34-36-9, 6th in Metropolitan Division)
4/10 vs. New York Islanders
4/11 @ Boston
4/13 vs. New Jersey (regular season finale)
Washington Nationals (3-7, 5th in NL East, 3 GB)
4/10 @ Los Angeles Angels
4/11 @ Los Angeles Angels
4/12 @ Los Angeles Angels
4/14 vs. Cleveland
4/15 vs. Cleveland
4/16 vs. Cleveland
D.C. United: (1-2-4, 5 points, 13th in Eastern Conference)
4/15 @ Montreal
D.C. Defenders: (7-1 overall, 1st in XFL North)
4/16 vs. Arlington
Washington Spirit: (1-1-0, 4 points, 3rd in NWSL)
4/15 @ North Carolina
*Denotes games I will be covering in-person
The Washington Capitals were eliminated from playoff contention this past week, marking the first time since the 2013-14 season that the Caps won’t advance to the postseason.
The Washington Wizards season came to an end on Sunday, missing the playoffs for the fourth time in the last five years. The Wizards finish with a record of 35-47, the same record as last season.