Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Alex Wood joins the Rome Braves

Rome Braves roster changes June 20

From Rome News-Tribune

The Rome Braves have added the following players to the roster:

RHP Ronan Pacheco comes to Rome from Lynchburg of the Carolina League.

Second round draft pick Alex Wood LHP joins the Rome Braves. Wood was ranked as No. 42 best prospect nationally for 2012 draft by and No. 54 by Baseball America. Career record at the University of Georgia was 13-10 with a 3.57 ERA in 32 games, 30 starts, 204.1 IP, 180K and 47 BB. He posted a 2.73 ERA in 2012 which was the best by a Georgia starter in 24 seasons.

David Peterson, a right-handed relief pitcher from the College of Charleston is now a Rome Brave. Peterson was selected by Atlanta in the eighth round. He was converted to a closer in 2012 and finished with 10 saves, tops on the Charleston team. He was 1-3 with a 3.40 earned run average.

18th round selection Ross Heffley comes to Rome from Western Carolina. He is a second baseman and is the school's all-time hits leader. Heffley, posted a career .379 batting average (3rd in school history) while getting 354 hits over four years,

The last addition to the Rome Braves roster is 17th round pick OF/C Chase Anselment from the University of Washington. Anselment led the Huskies with a .325 batting average this season, which was his first while playing catcher as his primary position. He spent last summer playing in the Cape Cod League.

The roster is now at 25 players.

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