Hector Roa Jr, 6’2″, 190lb, March 1, 1995
The Houston Astros pick up a quality bat and power projection. Hector Jr. grew up in the United States and found his way to the Dominican Republic to further develop with known trainer Jovanni Sabino and his father Hector Roa Sr in San Pedro de Macoris. Roa Sr. was a journeyman minor league player with AAA experience, his journeys and experience helped mold his son into a professional ball player.
Hector Jr has good hand eye coordination and pitch recognition. He participated in the DPL*PG International Series where he went 3 for 6; 1-3B, 1-HR, 2-R, 4-RBI. His short stroke and bat speed gave him an edge against DPL hurlers. Roa has always had the ability to hit in games but has yet to define a position. He presently plays 3b and the outfield. Hector Roa Jr agreed to sign with the Houston Astros for $110,000.00.
Congratulations to the Houston Astros, Jovanni Sabino and the Roa family!