6-0, 233 lbs
Right handed Starter
Born Dec. 24 1994, 23 yrs old
Signed 11/4/2011 for $260,000
2012- DSL 1-4, 4.65 ERA, 28 Ks, 14 W's, 31 IP
2013- GCL 2-0 1.60 ERA, 47 K's, 13 W's, 45 IP
2014- A- 3 starts before Tommy John
2016- A- 4-1, 1.93 ERA, 25 K's, 5 W's, 28 IP
A+ 5-2, 1.88 ERA, 65 K's, 10 W's, 62.1 IP
2017- AA 11-9, 3.53 ERA, 120 K's, 45 W's, 125 IP
Fernando Romero was on an innings limit holding him to 5 innings per game and late in the season he was shut down at 125IP. Even so, he was able to log 30 more innings than in any previous season and maintain more than a K per inning.
Romero has touched 100 MPH but usually sits in the upper 90's. He has a potential plus plus Slider that is effective at getting the K but is somewhat inconsistent. He is also working on a cutter and change up. If he can get a third pitch down, he has ace potential. His floor is a shut down closer. 2 years removed from TJ, Romero is expected to be up with the big club by the end of the year but the dream is that he forces his way up much sooner than that. He is already on the 40 man roster eating up options.
Romero is slated to begin the year in AA Chattanooga or AAA Rochester.
I could not find his official Twitter account but there has been a lot of great articles lately. Here are a couple from TD. I will add the Twitter after I find it if possible.
Tom Froeming wrote this article about the TD #2 prospect
There is this article by Ted Schwerzler
Edited by goulik, 07 March 2018 - 04:29 PM.