Brewers Sign Victor Roache

FRIDAY: The Brewers announced that they have signed Roache.

THURSDAY: The Brewers have agreed to terms with their first-round pick (28th overall) Victor Roache, reports Jim Callis of Baseball America (Twitter link).  Roache, an outfielder from Georgia Southern University, will receive a $1.525MM bonus, slightly below the recommended slot price of $1.65MM.  Roache is represented by Reynolds Sports Management.

Roache told 1250 WSSP Radio (h/t Jaymes Langrehr of Disciples Of Uecker) yesterday that his signing was imminent.  "I’m coming into Milwaukee Thursday to get my physical and sign a contract, do the press conference and all that," Roache said.  "You know, because of my injury from my college season, it was possible I might get shipped off to Phoenix and then start rehabbing, or I might come back home and find someplace here to rehab. Once I get my hand and wrist back fully 100%, they’re going to ship me off and we’ll start playing."

Brewers scouting director Bruce Seid told Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel (via Twitter) on Wednedsay that the team was "close with a lot of the top guys."

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4 Comments on "Brewers Sign Victor Roache"

3 years 2 months ago

Sounds good.

3 years 2 months ago

I am proud to see someone from Ypsi in the news for something positive.

3 years 2 months ago

Whether it’s the new CBA or what, it’s good to see guys signing quickly.  It has never made sense to my why top players would let their agents delay starting their professional careers for a little bump in a signing bonus.  The faster a guy gets to the majors, the more money he earns over his career.  Giving up half a season makes no sense.

3 years 2 months ago

Roache is a better high end talent than brian Johnson Boston took a couple of picks later.. Soft tossing lefty.. No upside.. Disappointed they took him.. Roache mentioned in the mlb interview after he was drafted was expecting Boston also and glad at least the brewers did get him inked.. He has a load of talent..

Roache fits the Sox typical draft type (after 1st overall pick) of taking someone with an injury, just wish he could have slid another couple of picks..