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J.C. Romero

38-Year-Old Pitcher – Free Agent

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: S   THROWS: L   HT: 5' 11"   WT: 215   DOB: 6/4/1976   BORN: Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico   COLLEGE: Mobile   DRAFTED: 21st Rd    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Nationals in March of 2013.

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J.C. 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
2004 28 AAA ROC 3 3 0 8.0 4 2 1 11 5 0 0 0 2.25 1.13
2005 29 MAJ MIN 68 0 0 57.0 50 22 6 48 39 4 3 0 3.47 1.56
2006 30 MAJ LAA 65 0 0 48.3 57 36 3 31 28 1 2 0 6.70 1.76
2007 31 MAJ PHI 51 0 0 36.3 15 5 1 31 25 1 2 0 1.24 1.10
2007 31 MAJ BOS 23 0 0 20.0 24 7 2 11 15 1 0 1 3.15 1.95
2007  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ PHI/BOS 74 0 0 56.3 39 12 3 42 40 2 2 1 1.92 1.40
2008 32 MAJ PHI 81 0 0 59.0 41 18 5 52 38 4 4 1 2.75 1.34
2009 33 A LAK 1 0 0 2.0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 33 A CLE 1 0 0 0.3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0.00 3.00
2009 33 AA REA 1 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
2009 33 AAA LEH 5 1 0 4.7 5 2 0 5 2 0 1 0 3.86 1.50
2009 33 MAJ PHI 21 0 0 16.7 13 5 2 12 13 0 0 0 2.70 1.56
2010 34 A+ CLE 3 3 0 4.0 3 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 2.25 1.00
2010 34 AAA LEH 3 1 0 2.1 2 0 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0.00 2.86
2010 34 MAJ PHI 60 0 0 36.7 30 15 3 28 29 1 0 3 3 9 3.68 1.61
2011 35 A LAK 3 0 0 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 1.00
2011 35 AAA COL 3 0 0 2.2 2 1 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 2.27
2011 35 AAA SCR 3 0 0 12.1 11 4 0 10 5 1 0 0 0 0 2.92 1.32
2011 35 AAA SYR 3 0 0 7.0 3 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.29 0.57
2011 35 MAJ PHI 24 0 0 16.3 16 7 0 10 12 0 0 0 0 3 3.86 1.71
2011 35 MAJ COL 12 0 0 8.3 12 4 1 9 3 1 0 0 0 0 4.32 1.80
2011  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PHI/COL 36 0 0 24.7 28 11 1 19 15 1 0 0 0 3 4.01 1.74
2012 36 AAA COL 8 0 0 8.2 4 3 3 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 3.12 0.85
2012 36 AAA NOR 8 1 0 14.1 10 4 0 13 5 1 0 2 0 0 2.51 1.06
2012 36 MAJ BAL 5 0 0 4.0 7 3 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 6.75 2.00
2012 36 MAJ STL 11 0 0 8.0 14 9 3 5 2 0 0 0 0 1 10.13 2.00
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ BAL/STL 16 0 0 12.0 21 12 4 6 3 0 0 0 0 2 9.00 2.00
2013 37 AAA SYR 2 0 0 12.2 13 4 1 16 4 0 1 0 0 0 2.84 1.39
2013 37 AAA COL 2 0 0 2.0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 4.50 1.50
3-Year Averages     26 0 0 18.3 24 11 2 12 9 0 0 0 0 2 5.40 1.80
Career  (View All)     680 22 0 661.3 624 306 59 526 375 34 28 7 4.16 1.51

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J.C. Romero Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012294110002.385

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012332211302.355

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20128.00004112.251.13

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
20124.000022322.503.75
J.C. 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
2004 28 AAA ROC 3 3 8.0 12.38 5.63 2.20 1.13 87.5% 2.25 4.32 .206
2005 29 MAJ MIN 68 0 57.0 7.58 6.16 1.23 0.95 80.7% 3.47 5.01 .281
2006 30 MAJ LAA 65 0 48.3 5.77 5.21 1.11 0.56 1.87 59.8% 6.70 4.52 .339
2007 31 MAJ PHI 51 0 36.3 7.68 6.19 1.24 0.25 2.78 89.7% 1.24 3.98 .164
2007 31 MAJ BOS 23 0 20.0 4.95 6.75 0.73 0.90 2.78 86.5% 3.15 5.73 .326
2007  (Multiple Teams) 31 MAJ PHI/BOS 74 0 56.3 6.71 6.39 1.05 0.48 2.78 88.2% 1.92 4.60 .236
2008 32 MAJ PHI 81 0 59.0 7.93 5.80 1.37 0.76 2.64 82.4% 91.1 MPH 2.75 4.54 .239
2009 33 A LAK 1 0 2.0 9.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 1.20 .000
2009 33 A CLE 1 0 .3 27.00 27.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 6.20 .000
2009 33 AA REA 1 0 1.0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 6.20 .000
2009 33 AAA LEH 5 1 4.7 9.64 3.86 2.50 0.00 71.4% 3.86 2.34 .380
2009 33 MAJ PHI 21 0 16.7 6.48 7.02 0.92 1.08 1.40 87.5% 91.3 MPH 2.70 5.74 .239
2010 34 A+ CLE 3 3 4.0 11.25 2.25 5.00 2.25 100% 2.25 4.70 .242
2010 34 AAA LEH 3 1 2.1 17.14 17.14 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 5.10 .510
2010 34 MAJ PHI 60 0 36.7 6.87 7.12 0.97 0.74 2.46 78.6% 90.2 MPH 3.68 5.52 .264
2011 35 A LAK 3 0 1.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 100% 0.00 4.20 .000
2011 35 AAA COL 3 0 2.2 12.27 12.27 1.00 0.00 80% 3.38 4.56 .384
2011 35 AAA SCR 3 0 12.1 7.44 3.72 2.00 0.00 75% 2.92 3.53 .313
2011 35 AAA SYR 3 0 7.0 6.43 1.29 5.00 0.00 75% 1.29 2.20 .169
2011 35 MAJ PHI 24 0 16.3 5.51 6.61 0.83 0.00 1.59 75% 89.3 MPH 3.86 4.36 .307
2011 35 MAJ COL 12 0 8.3 9.72 3.24 3.00 1.08 2.67 78.6% 89.3 MPH 4.32 3.68 .431
2011  (Multiple Teams) 35 MAJ PHI/COL 36 0 24.7 6.93 5.47 1.27 0.36 1.87 76.2% 89.3 MPH 4.01 4.07 .348
2012 36 AAA COL 8 0 8.2 7.68 3.29 2.33 3.29 100% 3.12 7.35 .058
2012 36 AAA NOR 8 1 14.1 8.30 3.19 2.60 0.00 73.3% 2.51 2.63 .272
2012 36 MAJ BAL 5 0 4.0 2.25 2.25 1.00 2.25 1.17 71.4% 89.5 MPH 6.75 6.70 .369
2012 36 MAJ STL 11 0 8.0 5.63 2.25 2.50 3.38 1.45 53.8% 89.5 MPH 10.13 7.95 .385
2012  (Multiple Teams) 36 MAJ BAL/STL 16 0 12.0 4.50 2.25 2.00 3.00 1.35 60% 89.5 MPH 9.00 7.31 .379
2013 37 AAA SYR 2 0 12.2 11.80 2.95 4.00 0.74 81.3% 2.84 2.63 .395
2013 37 AAA COL 2 0 2.0 9.00 9.00 1.00 0.00 66.7% 4.50 4.20 .216
3-Year Averages     26 0 18.3 5.89 4.42 1.33 0.98 71% 5.40 4.78 .357
Career     680 22 661.3 7.16 5.10 1.40 0.80 73.7% 4.16 4.53 .297

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J.C. Romero: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Romero signed a minor league contract with the Indians on Friday.

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Romero is slated to report to Triple-A Columbus on Thursday, and if he passes a physical, he'll sign a minor league contract with the Indians, MLB.com reports.

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Romero has opted out of his minor league contract with the Nationals, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports reports.

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Romero hasn't pitched since May 8 due to shoulder stiffness, the Washington Post reports.

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Romero is ticketed to open the season with Triple-A Syracuse, barring an injury to another pitcher in the next couple days, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post reports.

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Romero threw a scoreless inning of relief on Monday, striking out one.

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Romero signed a minor league deal with the Nationals that includes an invitation to major league spring training on Friday.

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Romero has elected free agency, Eduardo A. Encina of the Baltimore Sun reports.

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Romero was designated for assignment Friday, mlb.com's Brittany Ghiroli reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

There was no outlook written for J.C. Romero.

2011

The Phillies let Romero go at the end of last season but opted to bring him back when his price tag dropped to around $1 million. Romero had elbow surgery prior to last season and began the year on the disabled list after needing some additional time to build up arm strength. He posted a 3.68 ERA but never seemed to fully get back in a groove on the mound, and his 28:29 K:BB ratio is an indication of just how difficult it was for him to find the plate at times during the season. It wouldn't be surprising to see his peripherals improve now that he is more than a year removed from elbow surgery, but he should be working primarily in a lefty specialist role leaving him with little fantasy value.

2010

Romero began last season with a 50-game suspension for using a banned supplement. He returned to action for a short time before developing tendinitis in his left elbow that eventually cost him the rest of his season. Romero had surgery in October to repair a torn tendon near his left elbow and hopes to be ready around spring training. He'll be the Phillies' primary lefty out of the bullpen if he is healthy this spring and could see a few save opportunities if Brad Lidge struggles again.

2009

Romero finished the 2008 season going 4-4 with a 2.75 ERA, 1.34 WHIP and 52 strikeouts in 59 innings of relief. Hes cemented himself as one of the game's premier non-closing relievers in his nearly two seasons with Philadelphia and should continue to excel in the Phillies' bullpen in 2009, often being used as the set-up man for Brad Lidge. If Lidge happens to ever get hurt, which has happened earlier in his career, Romero would probably be the early favorite to fill the closer's role. However, his fantasy value will take a hit due to a 50-game suspension to start the season for using a banned supplement.

2008

The Phillies agreed to terms with Romero on a three-year, $12 million contract with a club option for 2011. He can make $16.75 million over the four years. Romero became an off-season priority after he became a key piece of the Phillies' second-half surge to the National League East pennant. He went 1-2 with a 1.24 ERA in 51 appearances for the Phillies. In 15.2 innings in September, he did not allow a single run - during which there were stretches where he was pitching just about every day. Romero has traditionally been one of the game's most inconsistent relievers, yet he's getting paid as though he'll be a top lefty setup men for each of the next three years. Of course, Pat Gillick plans to retire after next season, so if the deal goes bad, it'll be someone else's problem.

2007

He had a couple of years in which he struck people out and was pretty underused in the specialist role. Now he's incapable of getting a right-handed batter out. The Red Sox picked him up to be a one-batter guy. He'll have minimal fantasy value in that role.

2006

Romero was traded to the Angels in the offseason for a mid-level prospect after the Twins decided he wasn't worth the large raise he was due in arbitration. Romero didn't pitch as well as his 3.47 ERA last year would suggest. He had just a 48/39 K/BB ratio in 57 innings, allowed a .360 opponents OBP, hit six batters and allowed 19 of 42 inherited runners to score. He was tough on left-handed pitching (.562 OPS vs. left-handed batters), so he'll be used in a lefty set-up role with the Angels. Scouts love his mid-90s heat, but he's been very inconsistent. He had a number of issues with Twins management last season about his usage, so a change of scenery may do him well.

2005

Romero is a very streaky left-handed set-up man. In 2004 he got off to a poor start and was demoted to the minors after posting a 5.71 ERA through June. After he was called up again he set a Minnesota record with 36 scoreless innings. After that streak ended he gave up 10 earned runs in 8 1/3 innings in late September. Also troubling was that he had worse numbers against left-handed hitters than right-handed batters. When Romero's sinker is working, he's a strong set-up man who can post decent win totals. He's a risky play in 2005, but you may be able to activate him on your roster when he's hot.

2004

Romero struggled with his control last season and wasn't given as many chances for wins and saves as a result. Part of the problem may have been that he lost confidence in his sinker, which limited his effectiveness against right-handed hitters (they had a .924 OPS against him). If he keeps his walk totals down early in the season, he could be in line for a rebound. However, there are better options in the Twins bullpen for fantasy owners at this point.

2003

After struggling to find a role with the Twins, Romero got hot in spring training as a left-handed setup man and never looked back. He soon became one of the most dominant setup men in baseball. The Twins primarily use him against left-handers, but his was equally good against right-handers (.211 BA allowed vs. righties/.216 vs. lefties). As a result later in the season he was used frequently for more than one inning. He'll be the primary setup man for the Twins, post strong WHIP and ERA numbers and could get saves if Eddie Guardardo falters.