Victor Roache Tracker

VICTOR ROACHE
OF, Georgia Southern University
Age: 20
Born: September 17, 1991
Height: 6′ 1″
Weight: 235
Bats: Right
Throws: Right

Class: Junior
Level: NCAA

Advisor: N/A

Links:

All Victor Roache Posts

SCOUTING REPORT
Roache had a strong sophomore year with Georgia Southern. Despite the NCAA switching over to the new BBCOR bats, which suppressed offense around the country, Roache managed to hit 30 home runs, leading Division I baseball, and reaching a mark that hadn’t been touched since 2003. He started the 2012 season hitting for power, but went down quickly with a broken wrist, ending his season early.

The power is what drives Roache’s value, and what made him a potential top ten pick heading in to the year. His defensive skills aren’t strong, with average speed and an average arm, fitting him in to the profile as a left fielder. His value will be primarily driven by his bat, which is why the wrist injury lowers his value. Roache struggled in the wooden bat Cape Cod league last summer, with most of his struggles coming as a result of chasing breaking balls. That’s another concern that prevents Roache from being a top pick.

Roache would be a bit of a reach for the Pirates in the first round. He only has value due to his bat, and that value is in question with the effects of his wrist injury unknown. If he fell to them in the sandwich round, he would be a great pick, but he’s no longer a candidate for the eighth overall selection.

PREVIOUS DRAFT HISTORY
2009: Selected by the Detroit Tigers in the 25th round, 750th overall.
2012 DRAFT RANKINGS
Baseball America: #14 (4/11/2012)
Jonathan Mayo: #26 (5/1/2012)
Keith Law: #NR (4/10/2012)
STATS

Latest Analysis

  • Tyler Glasnow 7

    There Was a Different Tyler Glasnow on the Mound on Friday Night in Altoona

    7 hours ago

    After Tyler Glasnow went four innings without giving up a walk last night, my initial thought was to point out how great his control looked. But then ...

    Read More
  • Photo Credit: David Hague

    Francisco Cervelli Gives His Thoughts on the “New” A.J. Burnett

    1 day ago

    For most of the second half of Spring Training, A.J. Burnett seemed to have a personal catcher in Tony Sanchez. They worked together at McKechnie Field. They ...

    Read More
  • Elias Diaz 2

    Elias Diaz’s Value Doesn’t End With His Excellent Defense and Improving Bat

    5 days ago

    While everyone knows about Elias Diaz’s throwing arm by now, the Indianapolis pitchers have been raving early in the season about the work that he puts in ...

    Read More
  • Steven Brault 5

    A Review of Steven Brault’s Sinker; Updates on Eppler, Heredia, and Holmes

    6 days ago

    There’s nothing flashy about Steven Brault. The last three times I’ve seen the left-hander, including today’s debut in Bradenton, he has been working heavily with the sinker. ...

    Read More
  • Gorkys Hernandez

    What Do the Pirates See in Gorkys Hernandez, Beyond His Outstanding Defense?

    1 week ago

    Gorkys Hernandez has been searching for something throughout his career that he thinks that he has finally located after a solid Spring Training: Consistency. “One thing is ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    This Year’s Projected Super Two Cutoff Should Have No Impact on the Pirates

    1 week ago

    Every year at the start of the season, an early projection for the Super Two cutoff date gets released. This year the number has been released by ...

    Read More
  • (Photo Credit: David Hague)

    What Does Josh Harrison Need to Do to Justify His Contract?

    1 week ago

    The Pittsburgh Pirates signed Josh Harrison to an extension today, buying out control of three free agent years, while also guaranteeing his contract through the 2018 season. ...

    Read More
  • Tito Polo 2

    Who Are the Breakout Players in the Pirates’ System For the 2015 Season?

    2 weeks ago

    In the past, I’ve always done a breakout article, pointing out either one breakout candidate from the Pittsburgh Pirates’ farm system, or several breakout candidates. Last year ...

    Read More
  • Browse More Articles

    More