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Griffin Roberts
Griffin  Roberts

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Midlothian, Va.

High School:
James River HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 215

Position:
RHP

Bats/Throws:
R/R

04/20/2018

Roberts, Peluse Named to Pitcher of the Year Watch List

The College Baseball Foundation selected Griffin Roberts and Colin Peluse to the watch list for the top pitcher in college baseball.

04/16/2018

Roberts Earns Third ACC Pitcher of the Week Honor

Wake Forest junior Griffin Roberts struck out 11 in a one-hit shutout win at Boston College on Friday.

04/13/2018

Deacs Shut Out Boston College Twice

Wake Forest earned back-to-back shutouts for the first time since 1997, winning by scores of 3-0 and 2-0.

04/10/2018

Roberts Named to Golden Spikes Award Watch List

Wake Forest junior Griffin Roberts was selected as one of 40 amateur baseball players on the midseason watch list.

04/06/2018

Wake Forest Takes Down No. 10 Duke, 10-2

Johnny Aiello hit a grand slam and totaled seven RBIs, while Griffin Roberts threw 8.0 strong innings on the mound.

03/09/2018

Wake Forest vs. Florida State

The Demon Deacons opened ACC play against the Seminoles on Friday, March 9.

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.


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

Walter on Roberts
"Griff transitions from closer to Friday night guy. Stuff wise, he's a serious dude. He possesses a 94-96 mph sinking fast-ball, a wipe-out breaking ball and a very good change-up. He's also a competitor with a mean streak which is exactly what you need to win on Fridays in our league. I am excited to watch him pitch this spring."

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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