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3s.115 Los Angeles Angels - Donnie Roach, RHP, JC of Southern Nevada

The Angels spent the 115th overall pick on Donnie Roach.

Follow the jump for his pre-draft report.

Donn Roach   Position: RHP   School: CC of Southern Nevada   State: NV   Year: So.   Height: 6’1’’   Weight: 180

Birth Date: 12/14/89   Seiler Rating: 2C2   Commitment: South Carolina   Last Drafted: 2008 (LAA-40)

 

Year

W

L

ERA

G

GS

SV

IP

H

R

ER

HR

BB

SO

2009*

1

4

7.84

20

7

1

41.1

56

42

36

1

22

22

2010

12

3

2.67

18

17

0

111.1

87

50

33

1

26

142

*At Arizona

Donn Roach is a competitive junior college right-handed starting pitcher from the Community College of Southern Nevada, home to Bryce Harper Land. Roach originally attended Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, and since CSN is in the same city, it has been a nice change of pace for him. I say that because after he was a fortieth round pick out of high school to the Angels, he proceeded to attend the University of Arizona, where he seemingly fell apart in most phases of his game on the mound. He changed his arm slot, didn’t take his conditioning seriously, and he quickly fell into the doghouse with the Arizona coaching staff, which led to a horrible year on and off the mound, so he transferred out to CSN for this spring season. The change of pace has been welcome, as he’s gotten back in shape and had an outstanding season, so scouts now think he has a nice ceiling of a number three starter at the Major League level. His fastball is an above-average pitch that sits 91-93, touching 95, and he has done a nice job of pitching off that pitch to wood bats in his junior college conference, one of the few wood bat conferences in the junior college ranks. He backs up his fastball with a potential plus curveball that is fairly new to his arsenal, and he also throws an average changeup. He essentially scrapped what used to be an interesting splitter that might get reintroduced in pro ball, but it might be unnecessary. With those three solid pitches, his ceiling is fairly high, and most scouts consider his floor as relatively safe, as well. He’s expected to go somewhere in the third to fifth round range, where he is likely to sign for slot rather than attending South Carolina.