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Victor Roache

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Victor Roache
Name: Almon Victor Roache
Born: Sep 17, 1991 in Ypsilanti, Mich. USA
High School: Lincoln HS, Ypsilanti, Mich.
College: Georgia Southern
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 225 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
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Drafted in the 1st round (28th overall) by the Milwaukee Brewers in 2012 (signed for $1,525,000)
Roache was the fourth-ranked player in the state of Michigan out of high school in 2009, and wound up heading South when he didn't sign as the homestate Tigers' 25th-round pick. After hitting .252/.408/.464 as a freshman, Roache exploded as a sophomore hitting 30 home runs to lead the nation and become the first Division I player to reach 30 since 2003. He did it despite the introduction of the less-potent BBCOR bats, in a year when offense in college baseball plunged by 50 percent, while slicing his strikeout rate. Roache struggled in the second half of the Cape Cod League last summer, then broke his left wrist diving to make a catch on Feb. 25. The complicated surgery required the insertion of six screws, two pins and a metal plate to repair the damage; as one scout put it, "This was closer to Cliff Floyd than a regular broken wrist." Roache has average speed and arm strength and plays hard. Teams ultimately are investing on a corner bat power profile, having to do so based more on what they saw last year than the six games (with two homers) Roache played in this season before the injury. Roache had indicated he would try to come back for the Southern Conference tournament, which could help determine whether or not he goes in the first round.
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