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

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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)
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