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Donn Roach

#85 | RHP
Chicago White Sox Chicago White Sox
Donn Roach
Name: Donn Mitchell Roach
Born: Dec 14, 1989 in Las Vegas, Nev. USA
High School: Bishop Gorman HS, Las Vegas
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 195 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 4th round (115th overall) by the Los Angeles Angels in 2010 (signed for $261,000)
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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