Word damaged earlier this month that representative Rafa Nieves was leaving the Wasserman Agency, and also Nieves tweeted the other day from his individual account that he had actually completed his separation. The following action seems his very own company, as Nieves’s Twitter biography determines himself as the Chief Executive Officer and also creator of Republik Sports.
As per Jesse Dougherty of the Washington Post (Twitter link), “many players” presently stood for by Nieves are leaving Wasserman forRepublik A check out Republik’s Instagram web page provides tips regarding a few of those names, and also Dougherty validates that Nationals outfielder Victor Robles will certainly undoubtedly be signing up with Nieves at the brand-new agency. This modification has actually been mirrored in MLBTR’s Agency Database.
It was much less than 3 years ago that Nieves signed up with Wasserman, bringing a number of widely known customers (consisting of Robles, Jose Ramirez, Gregory Polanco, Alex Colome, Francisco Cervelli, Frankie Montas, and also Kelvin Herrera) together with him to the agency. Nieves, a 36- year-old Venezuela indigenous, has currently end up being a remarkable number in the depiction company, as outlined by The Athletic’s Marc Carig in an account from last August.
The 22- year-old Robles ended up being a daily gamer for the very first time in 2019, striking.255/.326/.419 with 17 homers over 617 plate looks forWashington While Robles’ striking (88 OPS+, 91 wRC+) was unexceptional, he was a significant and also on the basepaths and also specifically in the outfield. Robles promptly developed himself as one of the sporting activity’s leading protective facility fielders, publishing a +6.1 UZR/150, +23 Defensive Runs Saved, and also a league-best 23 Outs AboveAverage This efficiency made Robles a sixth-place coating in NL Rookie Of The Year ballot, and also his appearance aided the Nats offset the separation of Bryce Harper in the outfield as the franchise business took place to record its very first World Series title.
Between his age, glovework, and also a strong offending record in the minors that means even more progression to find at home plate, Robles resembles a fundamental gamer forWashington He is still 2 years far from adjudication qualification and also is under group control with the 2024 period. Though groups are incapable to review agreement expansions throughout the league-wide lineup freeze, it stands to factor that the Nats would certainly have rate of interest in securing Robles up in a long-lasting bargain. It’s worth stating that Nieves has a number of popular early-career expansions on his document, discussing Ramirez’s present agreement with the Indians and also Polanco’s continuous manage the Pirates.