Jordan Romano

Born: 04/21/1993 (Age: 26)
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Arm Slot:
Height: 6'4''
Weight: 200
Primary Position: RHSP
Seconday Position: -
Acquisition Period: 10th Rd., 2014 MLB First-Year Player Draft (TOR)
Entry Point: 4 Yr College
Options Used: N/A
Report Info
Evaluator:
Report Date: July 22nd, 2018
Dates Seen: 3x -- May/July 2018
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: New Hampshire Fisher Cats
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On 40-Man Roster: No
Physical Description
Tall, large frame, wide shoulders over lean core and legs. Built like Mark Appel.
Mechanical Notes
Abbreviated semi-windup, starts side-sadde; tall leg kick, hard heel-first landings add some noise to finish. Plunge arm-circle, breaks hands late and arm flails behind him, inconsistent lines to the plate. 3/4 slot. Will need to get more consistent w/ delivery to reach ceiling in rotation.
MLB ETA Present Role Future Role Role Description Risk
2019 40 45 High Leverage Moderate
Pitch Present Future Sitting Range Comments
Fastball Value
Overall Fastball Value 50 55 Projects as an above-avg sinker as he learns how to combat high-level bats. Could be a blow-by fastball if he's ever in a short stint role.
Projects as an above-avg sinker as he learns how to combat high-level bats. Could be a blow-by fastball if he's ever in a short stint role.
Fastball Velocity 55 60 93-94 91-98 Sits 93-94 w/ touches of 95 as a starter. Was 94-97/t98 airing it out in one inning stint in Eastern Lg ASG (7/11), hinting where FB will be if he's ever in the 'pen.
Fastball Velocity
Fastball Movement
Fastball Movement 55 55 Above-avg run down/armside.
Above-avg run down/armside.
Fastball Command
Fastball Command 45 45 Aspects of his delivery prevent him from consistently spotting up to the lower-third. Throws strikes, but more control than true command.
Aspects of his delivery prevent him from consistently spotting up to the lower-third. Throws strikes, but more control than true command.
Slider
Slider 50 55 82-83 81-85 Go-to secondary pitch. Flashes above-avg when he finishes it, though mechanical inconsistency limits that. Can bring out a truly solid-avg SL w/ delivery cleanup.
Go-to secondary pitch. Flashes above-avg when he finishes it, though mechanical inconsistency limits that. Can bring out a truly solid-avg SL w/ delivery cleanup.
ChangeUp
ChangeUp 40 40 83-84 82-86 Rare third pitch, doesn't have much confidence, lags behind FB/SL. Arm action isn't conducive to a changeup, gets under the pitch and floats it.
Rare third pitch, doesn't have much confidence, lags behind FB/SL. Arm action isn't conducive to a changeup, gets under the pitch and floats it.
Control
Control 50 50 Consistently ahead in counts, FB and SL for strikes. Less ability to locate CH. Doesn't need much of a third against AA hitters, but lack of CH will be larger issue at ML level.
Consistently ahead in counts, FB and SL for strikes. Less ability to locate CH. Doesn't need much of a third against AA hitters, but lack of CH will be larger issue at ML level.
Attribute Present Future
Delivery Below Average Average
Athleticism Average Average
Pitchability Below Average Average
Mound Presence Average Average
Overall Summary
Control of FB/SL mix makes him a passable back-rotation option, but lacks a third pitch or carry tool to be a truly above-avg starter at ML level. Interested to see what he would look like in a relief role after an electrifying performance in an ASG setting.