Braves sign Cole Rohrbough

The Braves have agreed to terms with left-hander Cole Rohrbough, the final draft-and-follow player to be signed by the team this spring.

As reported first by The Braves Show Thursday afternoon, the Atlanta Braves have agreed to terms with draft-and-follow left-handed pitcher Cole Rohrbough, last year's 22nd round draft choice out of Western Nevada Community College.

Rohrbough will be in Atlanta Friday for a physical. He will then sign a contract with the Braves and will be the last DNF player ever for the franchise. The new collective bargaining agreement eliminates signing DNF players after this year.

Overall this season the six-foot-three, 223-pound Rohrbough had a 10-3 record in 17 games with a 1.34 ERA. He allowed 64 hits in 99 innings pitched, 25 runs allowed, 19 earned runs allowed, only 26 walks, and 132 strikeouts.

Last week in the first game for the Wildcats in the JUCO World Series Rohrbough pitched 7.1 scoreless innings and allowed three hits, walked three, and struck out 12.

Rohrbough, originally from Medford, Oregon, is the last of seven draft-and-follow players signed by the Braves this spring. He joins RHP Matt Small (14th round), 3B Stephen Shults (15th round), LHP Clayton McMillan (17th round), OF David Berres (30th round), LHP Eric Barrett (31st round), and OF L.V. Ware (43rd round).

UPDATE: Rohrbough did sign with the Braves Friday afternoon.

Bill Shanks is the author of Scout's Honor: The Bravest Way To Build A Winning Team, a look inside the Braves‘ traditional scouting and player development philosophies. He can be heard on 680 the Fan in Atlanta and 105.5 the Fan in Macon. Email Bill at

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