Married Brooke … has two children ... Twitter: @donnroach ... Attended the University of Arizona and the College of Southern Nevada … is the all-time leader in IP (111.1) and complete games (7) and ranks second in strikeouts (142) at Southern Nevada ... Graduated in 2008 from Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas ... was a three-time state champion, and First-Team All-State pitcher ... Was originally selected by the Angels in the 40th round of the 2008 draft but did not sign.
Spent the first half of the season with Class AAA Charlotte, where he went 9-2 with a 2.65 ERA (28 ER/95.0 IP) over 16 games (15 starts) to earn a spot on the International League midseason All-Star Team ... Was named White Sox Minor League and International League Pitcher of the Month for June after going 5-0 with a 0.98 ERA (4 ER/36.2 IP) over six games (five starts) … did not allow an earned run in 20.0 IP over three starts from 6/7-19 ... Made his final start with the Knights on 6/27 at Durham (W, 1 ER/8.0 IP) ... Led the IL in wins, ranked second in IP and third in ERA when he was released on 7/5 to pursue opportunities in Japan … signed with Orix of the Japanese Pacific League on 7/7.
Spent the season with KT of the Korean Baseball Organization, making 28 starts.
Pitched in 27 games between Class AAA Toledo (Detroit) and Class AAA Tacoma (Seattle) … made four relief appearances over two stints with the Mariners, earning two victories.
Began the season with Class AAA Iowa in the Cubs system, going 7-2 with a 2.33 ERA (23 ER/89.0 IP) in 15 starts, including 13 of 6.0-plus IP … made one start with the Cubs on 6/27 at St. Louis (L, 4 ER/3.1 IP) ... Was claimed off waivers by Cincinnati on 7/13 … was DFA by the Reds on 8/23 and claimed off waivers by Toronto on 8/25.
Made San Diego's Opening Day roster … made his major-league debut on 4/2 vs. the Dodgers (1 ER/1.1 IP) … earned his first major-league win on 4/22 at Milwaukee with 2.0 scoreless IP … made his first start on 5/18 at Colorado (4 ER/3.0 IP) ... Was optioned to Class AAA El Paso on 6/3, where he spent the rest of the season.
Set career highs in starts (28) and innings pitched (142.2) while spending entire campaign at Double-A San Antonio...3.53 ERA ranked seventh in the Texas League while his .252 opponent average was fifth among all league starters...Adjusted to the league in the second half, posting a 2.66 ERA in 14 starts after recording a 4.40 ERA in 14 first-half starts...Added to the Padres' 40-man roster following the season.
Split his season between Single-A Inland Empire in the Angels organization and Single-A Lake Elsinore and Double-A San Antonio after being traded to the Padres organization in May…combined to go 11-2 with a 1.88 ERA (22 ER, 105.1 IP) in 18 games, 16 starts, on the season...Named a California League mid-season All-Star...Overall on the season, held opponents to a .219 (86-for-392) while striking out 87 against just 22 walks...Had his season cut short after landing on the disabled list in July with a right ankle sprain.
In his second professional season spent the entire campaign with Single-A Cedar Rapids, pitching the year in relief with 45 appearances for the Kernels.
Spent his first professional campaign with Rookie-Level Orem, pitching in 16 games, 10 starts for the Owlz...Struck out 59 batters in 53.2 innings for a 9.9 strikeout per 9.0 IP ratio.