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Chaz Roe

#50 | RHP
Tampa Bay Rays Tampa Bay Rays
Chaz Roe
Name: Chaz Daniel Roe
Born: Oct 9, 1986 in Stuebenville, OH
High School: Lafayette HS, Lexington, Ky.
Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 190 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (32nd overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2005 (signed for $1,025,000)
A shortstop in high school as well as a pitcher, Roe has two-way potential in college and would be a difference-maker for second-year coach John Cohen's rebuilding efforts at Kentucky. He also has strong ties to the school, where his father played football. But as the season progressed, few scouts expected him to make it to college. Roe, long and projectable, was throwing as well as any prep pitcher in the country and gaining momentum toward the first 50 picks. He has plenty of arm strength, having reached 95 mph at times and throwing consistently in the low 90s. He's athletic (he was a promising football player as a freshman and sophomore before a pair of concussions convinced him that baseball was the way to go), and repeats his delivery. His loose, quick arm generally works well. His detractors say Roe's slurvy, upper-70s breaking ball is too inconsistent (though at times it's a plus pitch) and his body too frail for pro ball at this time, and even supporters say Roe has a head jerk in his delivery, which tends to lead to control problems and could be tough to correct.
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