The New York Mets drafted right handed pitcher Jason Roach in the 20th round of the 1997 amateur draft. He worked his way through the Mets minor league system over the next six seasons before making his Major League debut on June 14, 2003 against the Anaheim Angels. Roach started the game but lasted only three innings as he allowed 7 runs and 6 hits. He was given one more start on July 8th, this time he managed to last till the 6th inning but still gave up 5 runs and once again suffered the loss. He was shipped back to the minors where he finished out the season. After one more season in the Mets minor league system Roach signed with the Tampa Devil Rays. He toiled in the minors over the next three seasons before retiring after the 2007 season.
His overall numbers with the Mets were an 0-2 record with a 12.00 ERA in 9 innings. Roach also had two plate appearances with the Mets and singled in both, thus ending his Major League career with a 1.000 batting average.
While with the Mets Roach wore number 57.