Victor Roache to Brewers: Video Highlights, Scouting Report and Analysis
Height/Weight: 6’2”/225 lbs
College: Georgia Southern
After belting 30 home runs in 2011, a year where offensive production was down throughout college baseball due to the implementation of BBCOR bats, Victor Roache suffered a broken wrist in the first week of the 2012 season that subsequently required surgery. However, he is expected to make a full recovery.
He has the most thump in his bat of any right-handed hitter in the draft thanks to quick wrists and an explosive weight transfer. He was able to cut down on his strikeouts in 2011, though I expect it will be a part of his game for the duration of his career.
Roache has enough speed and arm strength to stick in left field, though I wouldn’t be surprised if he ultimately moves to first base. His size and power warrants a strong comparison to the Phillies’ John Mayberry, Jr., and if Roache can stay healthy, he has the potential to reach the majors by late 2015.
About the Pick:
The Brewers, on their second of back-to-back first round picks, took Roache at No. 28 overall.
Describing the wrist injury Roache sustained, MLB Network analysts said a metal plate, six screws and two pins were required to put the wrist back together.
Appropriately enough given his draft number, Roache wears uniform No. 28. His Twitter handle is _Heavy28Hitter_. The background on his Twitter site shows Manny Ramirez celebrating during his Red Sox days.
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