Wes Roemer

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Wesley William Roemer

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Biographical Information[edit]

Wes Roemer was signed by the Arizona Diamondbacks and scout Mark Baca as a first-round pick in the 2007 amateur draft.

Roemer had a great college career. As a freshman in 2005, he was 7-3 with one save and a 3.80 ERA, walking 15 in 90 IP. He won the Freshman Pitcher of the Year award in the Big West Conference, seeing regular action on the #9 team in the country. Baseball America named him as a freshman All-American second team starting pitcher alongside fellow future first-rounders David Price and Nick Schmidt. Collegiate Baseball rated him a first-team freshman All-American.

In 2006, the right-hander was even better, going 13-2 with a 2.38 ERA. In 155 IP, he allowed 126 hits - and just 7 walks, less than one every 22 innings. At the beginning of the season, he went 65 2/3 innings before issuing a free pass. He struck out 145, leading the Big West; he also led in IP and hit batsmen. He fell just three Hit Batsmen short of setting the NCAA record over his career. He was second in wins, one behind teammate Lauren Gagnier and was second in ERA, .09 behind Justin Segal. He was named the Big West Pitcher of the Year and helped Cal State Fullerton achieve a #3 ranking. Roemer was 36th in NCAA Division I in ERA, tied Price for fourth in innings, tied Schmidt for 8thi n strikeouts and tied for third in wins. He was a consensus All-American and split the Collegiate Baseball Player of the Year award with Kellen Kulbacki. That summer, he was 2-0 with a 2.01 ERA for the USA college national team.

Roemer began his junior year 10-6 to move his record to 30-11 with 352 strikeouts to 44 walks. He was 13 strikeouts behind Adam Johnson's school record. The Arizona Diamondbacks picked him with the 50th selection of the 2007 amateur draft. In the first Cal State Fullerton game in the 2007 College World Series, Roemer took the loss, but became the school's all-time strikeout leader.

Roemer debuted professionally with the Yakima Bears, tossing a scoreless inning on August 11, allowing one hit and striking out one against the Everett AquaSox.

Primary Source: Fullerton Titans website