MM's Top 25- #21 RHP Hansel Robles

A poll of our Mack Mets writers was conducted to compile a site wide Mets Organizational Top 25 Prospects. All statistical information is provided by Baseball-Reference.com. Scouting reports may include information from outside sources such as Baseball America.

Mack's Mets #21 organizational prospect is......

#21 RHP Hansel Robles
Bats: R Throws: R
Height: 5' 11" Weight: 185 lb
Acquired: 2008 International Signing, Dominican Republic

2012: (SS-A) 6-1, 1.11 ERA, 1.2 BB/9, 8.2 K/9, 0.784 WHIP
2011: (R) 3-1, 2.68 ERA, 3.9 BB/9, 10.2 K/9, 1.189 WHIP

Of all the successful Brooklyn starters, none had a better year then Robles. The small right hander allowed no more than a single run in all but 1 of his starts and was at the top of the list for almost every pitching statistical category. With four pitches in his arsenal (including a mid 90's fastball) and a nice easy AND repeatable delivery, his "stuff" profiles extremely well as a starter.....Maybe even a frontline one. However the major knock against is that he is small for a power starting pitcher and maybe not be durable enough. However the Mets organization seem to have a lot of faith in him and even put him on the 40 man roster this past off-season which means he now has only 3 years left to get to the majors thus putting him on a fast track. In my opinion, until he falters as a starter, keep him there as long as possible. Im not sure why but when i saw him in Brooklyn this season i was reminded A LOT of Pedro Martinez......we'll see if my gut is right.

Anticipated Assignment: (A+) Port St. Lucie starting rotation.

****UPDATE**** 02/20/2013
After some deliberation on where pitchers will fall I am going to change Mack Mets #21 ranked prospect Hansel Robles anticipated assignment to (A) Savannah starting rotation. There is just too much good pitching in the lower level of the system right now.


Charles said...

Funny, both MM's and MMO profiled him today.

MMO says he has bad mechanics and MM's says he has a nice easy and repeatable delivery.

Who should I believe?

Soto said...

Rob Castellano over at Amazin Avenue also references a repeatable delivery

Soto said...

and a guy with bad mechanics would have trouble holding a .784 WHIP even in Brooklyn.

Granted he maybe seeing something that we don't see. We'll get more info on him in his first full season league.

Most think he's slated for Savannah but I've got to believe that being on the 40 man roster is going to accelerrate his movement.

Soto said...

just went out and read what MMO has posted.

I agree that there is concern that he uses too much "arm" in his delivery and not enough body. However his delivery motion is still consistent and repeating despite the flaw in mechanics.

Knowing this an assignment with Frank Viola in Savannah would do wonders for Robles however I still ultimately think he'll end up with Phil Regan in St. Lucie.

Charles said...

Thx Soto for clarifying...

I just thought that was amusing and I much preferred your take on Robles. This team will have so many arms in 2015 that they simply won't have enough room for them all.

Justin M. said...

I'm really rooting for this kid. He started the two times I saw the cyclones last year and he was dominant. His CG shutout in the playoffs was so much fun to watch.

Mack Ade said...

I'm not exactly sure if this stat is still accurate but I think there are only 3 RH starters in major league baseball under six feet.

This also will be the 5th year Robles is a Met. It's time for him to giddy-up.

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