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Kevin Roberts

RHP | PiratesPIT
Kevin Roberts
Name: Kevin W. Roberts
Born: May 15, 1984 in Houston, Texas USA
College: Houston
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 185 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 5th round (145th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2005 (signed for $180,000)
Lightly recruited out of high school, Roberts has become a two-way standout at Houston. He has hit .359 with a team-high eight homers this spring, while going 6-3, 3.59 as the Cougars' No. 3 starter. He's wiry strong and has some pop at the plate, though he's a little shaky on defense. His future is on the mound. Roberts' stuff hasn't been consistently sharp this spring, mostly because he has been pulling double duty. At his best, he has shown a 90-94 mph fastball, a true 12-to-6 curveball and a good straight changeup. He projects more as a pro reliever, though it has been difficult for scouts to get a feel for him in that role. He looked good coming out of the bullpen in the Cape Cod League last summer, though he pitched just 11 innings for Falmouth. The success of Jesse Crain and Ryan Wagner has teams willing to bank on another Houston reliever, and the feeling is Roberts will have two consistent plus pitches when he focuses solely on pitching.
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