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Top prospect Robles chosen for Futures Game

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WASHINGTON -- Victor Robles, the Nationals' No. 1 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, has impressed the club with his physical tools and athleticism. The 20-year-old is in his second season with the Class A Advanced Potomac Nationals, holding one of the Carolina League's best slash lines of .296/.389/.527.

Robles will now have a chance to showcase those skills on a national scale. On Thursday, the outfielder was named to the All-Star Futures Game, a contest between the top Minor League prospects. The 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place on Sunday, July 9, at 4 p.m. ET at Marlins Park in Miami and can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com.

WASHINGTON -- Victor Robles, the Nationals' No. 1 prospect according to MLBPipeline.com, has impressed the club with his physical tools and athleticism. The 20-year-old is in his second season with the Class A Advanced Potomac Nationals, holding one of the Carolina League's best slash lines of .296/.389/.527.

Robles will now have a chance to showcase those skills on a national scale. On Thursday, the outfielder was named to the All-Star Futures Game, a contest between the top Minor League prospects. The 2017 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game takes place on Sunday, July 9, at 4 p.m. ET at Marlins Park in Miami and can be viewed live on MLB Network and MLB.com.

:: 2017 Futures Game coverage ::

As a member of the 25-man World Roster, Robles is one of 10 Dominican Republic natives participating, the most competitors of any country outside the U.S.

Robles signed with the Nationals out of the Dominican Republic for $225,000 in 2013, and as a 16-year-old became the youngest everyday player in the Class A Short Season New York-Penn League. He moved up to Class A Advanced in late June last season after hitting .305 with Class A Hagerstown.

While Robles is likely a few years away from joining the Major Leagues, he has the third-best on-base percentage in the Carolina League this season and the fifth-best slugging percentage while notching the fourth-most triples (six) and doubles (19).

Kyle Melnick is a reporter for MLB.com based in Washington.

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