Dodgers News: Los Angeles Acquires Outfielder Victor Roache

The Dodgers have acquired a Brewers outfielder.

Victor Roache, a minor leaguer, is now a Dodger. Milwaukee is owed cash considerations or a player to be named later. He’s slashed .240/.313/.416 in his five-year minor league career.

Roache was the Brewers’ first round selection in 2012. He hasn’t developed as the team hoped, specifically with the bat. His calling card was power, in which he excelled at Georgia Southern. He hammered 22, 18 and 18 homers in his first three season in Milwaukee’s system. But his production sharply dipped, and injuries kept him off the field.

Now 25-years-old, Milwaukee apparently didn’t value him as depth. The Brewers’ system is stacked in the outfield, with Lewis Brinson, Corey Ray, Trent Clark and Brett Phillips in their top 10 prospects. Coincidentally, Roache was selected one pick ahead of Brinson, who was originally drafted by the Texas Rangers.

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Written by Gabe Burns

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  1. Why? What does he bring to the team? A .240 minor league BA and dwindling power. Your guess is as good as mine. The Dodgers desperately need to improve their hitting consistentcy . Pitching seems okay for now barring any future injuries. Consistent hitting. Consistent hitting. RISP. RISP.

    • I agree. Stocking the farm system is fine but we’re just going to give up someone else for him or more $. Does the farm really need a .240 hitting outfielder? Or is the front office hoping he finds his homerun swing again, plus some more hits and turns into a .275 25hr hitter? I guess they could get the money to pay for him by also gambling on the horses!

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