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Draft Prep: Georgia Southern Eagles Matter Why Edition

While the pitchers and catchers report tomorrow, there will be baseball games that matter tomorrow. College teams start tomorrow. Pretty much all of them. While we will be constantly be asking about the latest from Florida (Mike Zunino), Stanford (Mark Appel), LSU (Kevin Gausman), high schools (Luc Giolito, Byron Buxton), as well as our own personal faves, one team of moderate interest to all of us should be the vaunted Eagles of Georgia Southern.

But, you sound as enthused as Al is when RoLo is named the day's SP. Georgia Southern has two guys just outside the cusp of our sixth pick. In fact, I've seen mocks with both coming to Chicago. Neither would have me jumping for joy (at least, for now). But things can change between now and June. Nobody thought Trevor Bauer would go above ten a year ago.

Who are these two guys, then?

Victor Roache. OF/1B. 6-1 235. JR.

The dude flat out hits. He hit 30 homers last year with bats created to limit homers. Not much of a threat defensively. I'm not sure if his glove would play in RF. Or even LF. But he can sure hit.

Chris Beck. RHSP. 6-3 235. JR.

While Roache penciled in as the Cape Cod League's 6th best prospect, Beck was the 2nd best. His fastball sits generally 93-95, though it can bump a bit higher. His slider projects higher than his change, and could be a good pitch after college. If he improves from last fall and over the summer in The Cape, we might look forward to drafting him with the sixth pick.

My goal is to have thumbnails of all 4 of our picks before they happen. 2 guys down. About 70 to go.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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