Possible first-rounder Roache hurts wrist
February, 27, 2012
By Jason A. Churchill | ESPN Insider
The backstory on Saturday in the Georgia Southern-Radford doubleheader turned out to be the pitching matchup of Chris Beck versus Eddie Butler. The headline, at least as far as the draft is concerned, is the injury to junior outfielder Victor Roache, GSU's star power hitter and one of the top power bats in the college ranks this spring. He injured his left wrist diving for a ball on defense and it's "lookin' like rest of [the] season," said Roache, who had gone 3-for-4 in the first game of the day.
Georgia Southern AthleticsRoache, the top-rated hitter in college, could be done for the year.
The right-handed hitting Roache was expected to be considered in the top 50 -- perhaps even late in the first round -- thanks to plus raw power even though he has some mechanical problems with his swing.