Roache, Milwaukee’s Davis share record

By Jason Arndtwisconsin-timber-rattlers
Brewers Farm Report

Records are meant to be broken – but for Victor Roache, it is fit to be tied with a now-Milwaukee Brewer.

After just one season under Roache’s belt he already shares a common trait with Khris Davis.

The 2012 first-round selection blasted 22 home runs to tie a Timber Rattlers’ record set by Davis in 2010 – a record which stood for seven years until Davis broke it.

Additionally, the 22 home runs were third in the Single A Midwest League.

Roache

Roache

Davis drove in 72 runs and collected 26 doubles in the record breaking season of 2010. Additionally, he walked an astounding 77 times to give him a .398 On Base Percentage to coincide with his .280 batting average.

The previous record was 21 home runs held by Matt Hagen in 2003 along with Juan Silvestre in 1999 – when the team was a member of the Seattle Mariners’ organization.

Fast forward to 2013 when Roache played his first season after the Brewers organization initially made plans to send him to the Arizona Brewers of the Rookie League in 2012 – but was dashed due to his need for additional recovery from injury.

Roache needed additional time after sustaining a broken wrist his junior season in 2012 after coming off a hot start batting .412 with two home runs and five runs batted in through six games.

The Brewers’ eighth rated prospect received national attention in 2011 after belting a National Collegiate Athletic Association

Victor Roache greets teammates at home plate following one of his 22 home runs.

Victor Roache greets teammates at home plate following one of his 22 home runs.

best 30 home runs along with 84 runs batted in.

Milwaukee took his 2011 into serious consideration and did not hesitate to select the Ypsilanti, Mich. Native with the 28th overall pick.

Roache produced two multi-home run games in 2013 including a seven RBI game July 22 at Dayton. He blasted a three-run bomb in the top of the first inning to give the Rattlers and early 3-0 lead and then followed up the next inning with a grand slam.

However, Wisconsin was unable to come away with the victory as they lost to the Dragons 10-9.

Three weeks later (August 10) the outfielder belted two and brought in three runs as the Timber Rattlers shut down the Quad Cities River Bandits 7-0 in Davenport, Iowa.

Roache hit a two-run shot in the first inning to give starter Tyler Wagner a two-run cushion to work with – and Wagner proceeded to pitch five innings of one-hit baseball and struck out five. His second home run of the game came on a solo home run in the top of the seventh.

Between both multi-home run games, the first-round selection collected eight total home runs in 19 games while batting in 20 runs. He drew 10 walks and tabulated an On Base Percentage of .363 during the stretch of games.

Roache belted a home run in three consecutive games including a towering shot off the scoreboard in left-center field at Wisconsin’s Fox Cities Stadium in the 6-1 victory against Beloit on August 4. He also collected his tenth double and batted 2-for-4.

Despite accumulating a season batting average of .248, the outfielder ended the season on a hot streak collecting 20 hits in the final 15 games of the year to tabulate a batting average of .323.

Additionally, he reached based safely in all 15 games and produced two four-game hitting streaks and obtained an On Base Percentage of .363 compared to his total season OBP of .322.

Roache demonstrated the ability to draw walks the first 30 games of the season with 19 to obtain an OBP of .352 but had difficulty maintaining the plate discipline through the remainder of the season.

Rattler Records – Home Runs

Single-Season Home Run Rankings

R

Player

HR

Year

1

Victor Roache

22

2013

1

Khris Davis

22

2010

3

Matt Hagen

21

2003

3

Juan Silvestre

21

1999

5

Brock Kjeldgaard

20

2009

6

Mike Wilson

19

2005

7

David Ortiz

18

1996

8

Chris Dennis

18

2010

8

Justin Leone

18

2000

10

Marshall Hubbard

17

2005

10

Shawn McCorkle

17

2000

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