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Griffin Roberts
Griffin  Roberts

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Midlothian, Va.

High School:
James River HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 210

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R

10/12/2017

Deacs Complete Annual Black & Gold World Series

Team Gold swept the series the past two weekends, three games to zero with one tie.

08/14/2017

Deacs in Summer Ball Recap

Members of the Demon Deacon baseball team recently wrapped up a successful summer campaign around the country.

07/08/2017

Roberts Returning to Wake Forest in 2018

Wake Forest pitcher Griffin Roberts is returning for the Deacs next season after being drafted by the Twins this year.

06/14/2017

Program-Record Eight Deacs Picked in MLB Draft

Multiple Wake Forest draft records were set on the final day of the 2017 MLB Draft on Wednesday.

06/13/2017

Historic Run for No. 8 Wake Forest Comes to Close

After a Ben Breazeale walk-off homer in the conclusion of the first game to stay alive, Wake Forest fell to Florida in the season-ending nightcap.

06/04/2017

NCAA Regional Final vs. West Virginia

The Demon Deacons play West Virginia in the regional final Sunday night.

06/03/2017

NCAA Regional - West Virginia

Wake Forest vs. West Virginia in Game 4 of the Winston-Salem Regional

03/10/2017

Wake Forest 6, No. 20 NC State 4

The Demon Deacons took down the Wolfpack in the ACC-opener by a 6-4 margin on Friday night.

02/28/2017

Wake Forest 13, Davidson 5

The Demon Deacon offense stayed hot on Tuesday, knocking off the in-state Wildcats, 13-5.

03/12/2016

No. 20 Clemson 6, Wake Forest 5

Clemson evened the ACC-opening series at a game apiece with a 6-5 victory on Saturday evening.


2017:
Minnesota Twins 29th-Round Draft Pick - No. 856 Overall (Did Not Sign)
Second Team All-ACC

Walter on Roberts
"Griff has made a huge jump from last season to this season. He features a fastball that gets up to 95 with great sink, and a breaking ball that is thrown with velocity and depth. With two plus pitches and the ability to strike people out, he is tailor made to close. If Supple or McSweeney emerges as a potential closer, Griffin could also find himself in the weekend rotation down the stretch."

2017 (Sophomore)
Had a breakout campaign, earning All-ACC honors as he finished the year 2-5 with a 2.19 ERA and eight saves ... Was picked by the Minnesota Twins in the 29th round as a draft-eligible sophomore but elected to return for his junior year ... Broke the program record with 13.50 strikeouts per nine innings, fanning 80 batters in 53.1 innings ... Seven of his eight saves were at least 2.0 innings ... Struck out five batters in an outing three times (March 10 & 11 vs. NC State, June 10 at Florida) and also added nine four-strikeout efforts ... Allowed opponents to hit just .160 against him ... Went 1-1 with a 1.35 ERA and 13 strikeouts in 6.2 NCAA Tournament innings, and had a 2.06 ERA in ACC play ... Earned wins over Quinnipiac (March 3) and West Virginia (June 3), and saves over NC State (March 10), Miami (March 31), Louisville (Apr. 7), Notre Dame (Apr. 14), Boston College (May 7), Florida State (May 12, 14) and Pitt (May 18) ... Allowed just one homer in his 53.1 innings of work ... Played summer ball with the Wareham Gatemen in the Cape Cod League.

2016 (Freshman)
Struggled with his command but displayed electric stuff, striking out 18 batters in 15.2 innings ... Allowed less than a hit per inning, but walked 22 and finished with a 9.19 ERA ... Didn't allow a run in outings in which he did not walk a batter ... Struck out a season-high three batters in 1.1 hitless frames against Clemson (March 12) ... Also had multiple strikeouts against USC, Coastal Carolina, Charlotte, High Point and Texas A&M ... Spent the summer with the Amsterdam Mohawks of the Perfect Game Collegiate Baseball League.

High School
Rated as a top-1,000 recruit by Perfect Game, as well as the No. 45 prospect in Virginia ... Senior season, named First Team All-Metro, All-Region and All-Conference ... Also an All-Conference pick his junior season ... Earned three varsity letters ... Five high school teammates are currently playing college baseball.

Personal
Born on June 13, 1996 ... Son of Kim Gregory and Aaron Roberts ... Member of the Leadership Specialty Center Program in high school, where he graduated with honors ... Planning to major in business administration.

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