IP 39
ERA 5.769
WHIP 1.769
BB/9 4.154
SO/9 4.615
  • Full name Donn Mitchell Roach
  • Born 12/14/1989 in Las Vegas, NV
  • Profile Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Arizona
  • Debut 04/02/2014
  • Drafted in the C-B round (115th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2010 (signed for $261,000).
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    Roach won three state championships at Bishop Gorman High in Las Vegas and was a 40th-round pick out of high school by the Angels in 2008, but he didn't sign and headed to Arizona, where he went 1-4, 7.84 with 22 strikeouts and 22 walks over 41 innings as a freshman. He transferred to Southern Nevada this year to play with Bryan and Bryce Harper, whom he's known since he was 10 years old. His fastball regained the giddy-up it had in high school, getting back up to 90-94 mph and touching 95. It's a big leap from the 86-88 mph he showed at Arizona. Roach credits the boost to getting back to a lower arm slot that he had in high school. He also scrapped his splitter for a curveball that shows flashes of being an above-average pitch. Roach doesn't have much projection remaining. Coupled with the uncertainty of what version of Roach teams will be getting, he'll be a bit of a wild card on draft day. If he can maintain his current stuff, he could be a good middle-of-the-rotation starter or a set-up man.

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  • Rated Best Pitching Prospect in the California League in 2012
  • Rated Best Control in the California League in 2012

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