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Wes Roemer

RHP, Cal State Fullerton (profile)

HT: 6'0" WT: 185 lbs.

2005 Pitching Stats: 21 APP, 10 GS, W-L 7-3, 90 IP, 86 H, 42/38 R/ER, 15 BB, 71 K, 3.80 ERA, .259 BAA

2006 Pitching Stats: 21 APP, 20 GS, 3 CG, 2 SHO, W-L 13-2, 155 IP, 126 H, 43/41 R/ER, 7 BB, 145 K, 2.38 ERA, .220 BAA

Bio: Wes Roemer is an artist. Not a strikeout artist but a control artist. His fastball reaches low 90's and complements it with a good slider.

He had more wins last season than he did walks. He walked his first batter on April 1st and the batter was the 253rd one he saw that year. He did hit 23 batters last season but as he explains in the article linked in the previous sentence, it's his style. He's certainly not afraid to pitch inside.

His size is probably a concern with some teams but it certainly won't stop him from being a first round pick. Supplemental first round that is. I like to compare him to ex-USC Trojan Ian Kennedy since they both had great control. However, Kennedy had more than two good pitches and went in the first round (with Scott Boras as his "adviser"). With the supplemental first round at thirty-two picks right now (thirty-three if the D'Backs don't sign Max Scherzer), Roemer should definitely be taken by some team there since he would go in the second round if the supplemental round didn't exist.

During the 2006 summer, Roemer competed with Team USA and went 2-0 in 22 1/3 innings (18 K, 6 BB).

Important Starts:

2/2/07: vs. Stanford.

2/23/07: vs. UCLA (who should be really good in 2008).

3/2/07: vs. Rice. He misses Savery in a pitcher's duel, but facing him at the plate should be an exciting matchup.

3/23/07: at Long Beach State.

4/27/07: at UC Riverside. He should pitch against potential first-rounder James Simmons.

5/11/07: at Wichita State.

5/25/07: vs. Long Beach State. One last go around.

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