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For a top 10 prospect who hasn’t played above Double-A, the Washington Nationals must believe this five-tool player is ready to fill in for the remainder of the season.
While superstar Bryce Harper is still on the DL, Robles who was called up Sept. 7, can play outfield when needed.
Did we mention he’s only 20 years old?
The prospect hype is already there and it shows in the price of his 2016 Bowman Chrome prospect base autograph card (BGS Graded 9.5/10) already at $200.
A refractor version of the card numbered to 499 with a BGS Grade 10/10 Pristine rating is going for $500.
If Robles helps the Nationals build momentum for the team’s playoff run, there could be a further spike in value.
Alternatively, he may have a tougher time adjusting to big league pitching and may see his rookie card value decrease slightly.
The lesson here is to proceed with caution.