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Ricky Romero

29-Year-Old Pitcher – Toronto Blue Jays

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A former building block in the Toronto organization, Romero spent 2013 trying to prove himself at Triple-A Buffalo, after posting a hideous 5.77 ERA with the Blue Jays in 2012. The reclamation project...

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LEAGUE: AAA    40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: L   HT: 6' 1"   WT: 210   DOB: 11/6/1984   BORN: Los Angeles, CA   COLLEGE: Cal State Fullerton   DRAFTED: 1st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Ricky Romero Contract Information:

Agreed to a five-year, $30.1 million extension with the Blue Jays in August 2010.

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Ricky Romero Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2005 20 A Dun 8 8 0 30.2 36 13 2 22 7 1 0 0 3.82 1.42
2006 21 AA NEW 10 10 0 57.0 51 29 5 37 21 2 5 0 4.58 1.26
2006 21 AAA SYR 0 0 0 .0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 999.99 0.00
2007 22 A Dun 1 1 0 4.7 4 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 3.86 1.07
2007 22 AA NEW 18 18 0 88.3 98 48 9 80 51 3 6 0 4.89 1.69
2008 23 AA NEW 21 21 0 121.7 139 67 9 78 55 5 5 0 4.96 1.59
2008 23 AAA SYR 7 7 0 42.7 42 16 3 38 20 3 3 0 3.38 1.45
2009 24 A Dun 1 1 0 4.0 6 6 2 5 1 0 1 0 13.50 1.75
2009 24 AA NEW 1 1 0 5.3 3 1 0 4 5 0 0 0 1.69 1.50
2009 24 AAA LAS 1 1 0 5.0 8 4 0 3 2 0 0 0 7.20 2.00
2009 24 MAJ TOR 29 29 0 178.0 192 85 18 141 79 13 9 0 4.30 1.52
2010 25 MAJ TOR 32 32 1 210.0 189 87 15 174 82 14 9 0 0 0 3.73 1.29
2011 26 MAJ TOR 32 32 2 225.0 176 73 26 178 80 15 11 0 0 0 2.92 1.14
2012 27 MAJ TOR 32 32 0 181.0 198 116 21 124 105 9 14 0 0 0 5.77 1.67
2013 28 A+ Dun 22 1 0 7.0 6 1 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.29 0.86
2013 28 AAA Buf 22 22 0 113.2 136 73 11 81 63 5 8 0 0 0 5.78 1.76
2013 28 MAJ TOR 4 2 0 7.3 11 9 2 5 8 0 2 0 0 0 11.05 2.59
2014 29 AAA Buf 3 3 0 15.0 15 8 1 10 8 0 0 0 0 0 4.80 1.53
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 22 0 137.8 128 66 16 102 64 8 9 0 0 0 4.31 1.39
Career  (View All) MAJ   129 127 3 801.3 766 370 82 622 354 51 45 0 4.16 1.40

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Ricky Romero Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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Ricky Romero Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201314028002.667
20122684028711709.310
20112784531641529.269

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201326563000.158
2012561847712731012.268
20116391334911223117.194

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20136.00105416.001.50
201281.35706040116.421.62
2011107.78309540112.931.12

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20131.301004133.757.50
201299.74706465105.241.72
2011117.37808340152.911.15
Ricky Romero Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2005 20 A Dun 8 8 30.2 6.56 2.09 3.14 0.60 73.2% 3.82 3.30 .350
2006 21 AA NEW 10 10 57.0 5.84 3.32 1.76 0.79 64.2% 4.58 4.20 .271
2006 21 AAA SYR 0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 999.99 .00 .000
2007 22 A Dun 1 1 4.7 3.86 1.93 2.00 0.00 60% 3.86 2.99 .264
2007 22 AA NEW 18 18 88.3 8.15 5.20 1.57 0.92 72.1% 4.89 4.58 .345
2008 23 AA NEW 21 21 121.7 5.77 4.07 1.42 0.67 68.6% 4.96 4.38 .329
2008 23 AAA SYR 7 7 42.7 8.02 4.22 1.90 0.63 78% 3.38 3.88 .321
2009 24 A Dun 1 1 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 4.50 20% 13.50 7.95 .389
2009 24 AA NEW 1 1 5.3 6.75 8.44 0.80 0.00 87.5% 1.69 4.51 .214
2009 24 AAA LAS 1 1 5.0 5.40 3.60 1.50 0.00 60% 7.20 3.80 .419
2009 24 MAJ TOR 29 29 178.0 7.13 3.99 1.78 0.91 2.29 73.5% 91.8 MPH 4.30 4.31 .325
2010 25 MAJ TOR 32 32 210.0 7.46 3.51 2.12 0.64 2.30 71.9% 90.8 MPH 3.73 3.76 .294
2011 26 MAJ TOR 32 32 225.0 7.12 3.20 2.23 1.04 1.85 79.6% 92.1 MPH 2.92 4.37 .247
2012 27 MAJ TOR 32 32 181.0 6.17 5.22 1.18 1.04 1.97 66.3% 91.2 MPH 5.77 5.24 .314
2013 28 A+ Dun 22 1 7.0 5.14 0.00 0.00 0.00 83.3% 1.29 2.06 .276
2013 28 AAA Buf 22 22 113.2 6.44 5.01 1.29 0.87 67% 5.78 4.81 .344
2013 28 MAJ TOR 4 2 7.3 6.14 9.82 0.63 2.45 1.63 58.8% 89.4 MPH 11.05 9.06 .365
2014 29 AAA Buf 3 3 15.0 6.00 4.80 1.25 0.60 68.2% 4.80 4.53 .302
3-Year Averages MAJ   22 22 137.8 6.66 4.18 1.59 1.05 71.6% 4.31 4.62 .281
Career MAJ   129 127 801.3 6.99 3.98 1.76 0.92 72.3% 4.16 4.35 .295

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2014 Stat Review for Ricky Romero    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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1.25 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.00 K/9
POOR
4.80 BB/9
TERRIBLE
0.0 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
0.6 HR/9
ELITE
0.00 GB/FB Ratio
EXTREME FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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4.80 ERA
POOR
1.53 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.53 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.302 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
68.2% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Ricky Romero (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Brett Gardner NY-A 17 9 1 4 5 0 0 .529 .882 1.519
Adrian Beltre TEX 12 6 0 2 3 3 0 .500 .833 1.433
Jed Lowrie OAK 11 5 1 6 1 1 0 .455 .818 1.318
Mike Napoli BOS 10 3 2 3 2 1 0 .300 .900 1.285
Brian Roberts NY-A 11 6 0 0 6 1 0 .545 .545 1.251
Jayson Nix PHI 14 7 0 2 3 0 0 .500 .571 1.160
Jacoby Ellsbury NY-A 28 11 1 8 1 3 0 .393 .714 1.114
Mark Reynolds MIL 17 4 3 7 2 5 0 .235 .765 1.080
Dustin Ackley SEA 11 4 0 1 1 1 1 .364 .636 1.053
Jhonny Peralta STL 16 4 2 6 1 4 0 .250 .750 1.044

Best Matchups for Ricky Romero (by OPS against, min 10 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
J.J. Hardy BAL 22 3 0 1 1 9 0 .136 .182 .356
Ian Kinsler DET 10 1 0 0 2 1 0 .100 .100 .350
Carl Crawford LA 20 2 0 0 0 5 0 .100 .150 .332
Maicer Izturis TOR 11 1 0 0 2 0 0 .091 .091 .322
Melky Cabrera TOR 15 2 0 1 0 2 1 .133 .133 .267
Michael Cuddyer COL 15 2 0 0 0 6 0 .133 .133 .267
Coco Crisp OAK 11 1 0 0 1 4 0 .091 .091 .258
Alexei Ramirez CHI-A 17 2 0 0 0 6 1 .118 .118 .235
Justin Smoak SEA 13 1 0 0 1 1 0 .077 .077 .220
Ryan Howard PHI 10 0 0 0 0 5 1 .000 .000 .000

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Ricky Romero: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Romero has given up one run over seven innings this spring and may be a candidate for the fifth spot in the Blue Jays' starting rotation, the team's official site reports.

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Blue Jays pitching coach Pete Walker said that Romero could be a candidate for the fifth spot in the rotation, the National Post's John Lott reports. "If I went through the entire list, obviously hes on it," Walker said of Romero. "Hes a guy that could definitely step into that fifth spot."

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The Blue Jays outrighted Romero to Triple-A Buffalo on Friday.

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Romero was roughed up in an inning of work Wednesday as he gave up two earned runs on two hits. He also walked two.

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GM Alex Anthopoulos doesn't expect Romero to remain on the 40-man roster heading into spring training, Sportsnet.ca reports.

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The Blue Jays selected Romero from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

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Romero lasted just one inning in his start for Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, The Buffalo News reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

While some may have projected slight regression for Romero, few thought he would fall completely off the map, posting a career high ERA (5.77) and WHIP (1.67). Shortly after the season concluded, Romero had surgery on his left elbow and plasma injections to both knees, causing more questions heading into next year. If healthy, he is guaranteed a starting role and will be more likely to bounce back if injuries played a role in his struggles. Given the uncertainty regarding his health throughout last season, it's difficult to put much stock into his 2012 numbers.

2012

Romero took another step forward in his third season, establishing himself as one of the top starters in the American League. He got even better as the season wore on (8-3, 2.72 ERA, 1.023 WHIP in the second half) thanks to a blistering August. For the second straight season, Romero chipped away at his walk rate (3.20 BB/9IP) and it paid off. Life in the Jays' division is never going to be easy on pitchers, but you can expect another fine season from Romero as he heads up the Blue Jays' starting rotation.

2011

Romero enjoyed a breakout season in 2010 for Toronto in just his second year in the majors. His control (3.5 BB/9IP) is still an issue, but his ability to keep the ball in the park has kept it from doing much damage to his ERA. It was a nice encore to a rookie season that saw him slump badly in the second half after a quick start. Life in the AL East comes with its share of bumps and bruises, but he's a good bet to repeat if he can improve his control a tick and will return as the team's ace.

2010

Romero won a rotation spot last spring and got off to a fast start (7-3, 3.00 ERA, 1.264 in 13 starts before the All-Star break) but struggled with his command and slumped badly in the second half (5.54 ERA, 1.769 WHIP in 16 starts). It's worth noting that there's really nothing in his history in the minors to support his success in the season's first half so that's a cause for some concern. He'll be back at the top of the Jays' rotation but may struggle in a tough AL East division.

2009

Romero has struggled at Double-A in each of the past two seasons, though he never really was much of a prospect. A 1.59 WHIP, 4.96 ERA, suspect control and mediocre strikeout rates at Double-A don't point to much success in the majors, though he did fare slightly better in seven starts at Triple-A. There's nothing here separating him from myriad other so-so prospects.

2008

Romero battled elbow and shoulder problems for much of 2006 and was limited to just 18 starts at Double-A New Hampshire (88.1 innings, 98 hits, 51 walks and 80 K). While it's nice to see his K/9 rate return after a drop at Double-A the season prior, the walk rate is still way too high to be effective as he advances. A brief stint in the AFL, mostly in relief, was better but there are still major control concerns going forward. His future could be out of the bullpen.

2007

Romero posted solid numbers during 10 starts at high-A Dunedin before being promoted to Double-A New Hampshire, where his K:BB and K/9 dropped. He'll likely begin the 2007 season at Double-A and should improve enough to see some time at Triple-A Syracuse by years end.

2006

Romero, the sixth overall pick in the 2005 draft, signed quickly and made eight starts at High-A Dunedin. His numbers weren't jaw-dropping, but look for Romero to begin the 2006 season at Double-A.