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Romero, Fernando

fernando romero

Romero, Fernando

Team: Minnesota Twins
Pos: SP
Bats: R
Throws: R
DoB: 1994-12-24
2016: A+, A-
2015: A-
Acquired: I-FA
Acquisition Details: 2012-02-02
Hometown: San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic
Notes: 2014-07-01: Surgery, UCL (Tommy John)

2016-11-16: Added to 40-man roster.
2016 Stohs Prospect Handbook Profile: Romero hails from the Dominican Republic. He signed with the Twins following a Perfect Game event in October of 2011. He spent the 2012 season in the DSL. In 2013, he came to the States and pitched in the GCL. He went 2-0 with a 1.60 ERA in 45 innings. He walked just 13 and struck out 47. He began 2014 in Extended Spring, but by late May, he was promoted to Cedar Rapids. He made just three starts before needed Tommy John surgery. Romero is just 6-0 tall, but about 215 pounds. He’s solid. He uses his legs and gets good drive. He was throwing 95-97 mph before surgery, and reports from Instructional League following the 2015 season had him hitting 98 mph. He has a slower curve and a sharp slider, though he’s inconsistent with each. He’s also got a changeup with potential.
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2017: MLB Debut May 2, 2018.