Jordan Romano
28-Year-Old PitcherRP
2021 Fantasy Outlook
With Ken Giles out the door, Romano looked like he might be in line to close after he finished third on the team behind Giles and Rafael Dolis last year with two saves. However, with the offseason addition of Kirby Yates, Romano moves down the ladder. In a small sample of 14.2 innings, the 27-year-old looked like a high-leverage reliever, posting a 1.23 ERA, 36.8 K% and 58.1 GB%. His 8.8 BB% was perfectly fine as well. That all represented a big step forward from his performance in a similar sample of 15.1 innings as a rookie in 2019. Putting a ton of trust into a reliever who's been good for less than 15 frames and who was never much of a prospect is tough to do, but relievers do pop up out of nowhere all the time, and Romano's significant velocity gains give reason to believe there's something there. His fastball jumped from 94.6 to 96.3 mph last season, while his slider spiked from 84.8 to 89.9 mph. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#321
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$Signed a one-year, $567,800 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Records win in extras
PToronto Blue Jays
May 1, 2021
Romano (2-1) fired a perfect 10th inning while striking out one Saturday to earn the win over Atlanta.
ANALYSIS
Romano was able to prevent the runner at second base from scoring and struck out Austin Riley for the last out of the inning. His ERA is down to 2.70 in 6.2 innings. If the 28-year-old can put together more solid performances like this, there is a chance he could earn back some future save opportunities.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
16
Last 5 Games
15
How many pitches does Jordan Romano generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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71-80
 
81-90
 
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101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jordan Romano generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-49%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-47%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-61%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .136 67 27 7 8 1 0 2
Since 2019vs Right .265 98 22 12 22 2 0 4
2021vs Left .111 10 3 1 1 0 0 0
2021vs Right .211 23 4 4 4 1 0 0
2020vs Left .083 25 14 1 2 1 0 1
2020vs Right .214 32 7 4 6 0 0 1
2019vs Left .192 32 10 5 5 0 0 1
2019vs Right .333 43 11 4 12 1 0 3
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-57%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-23%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 5.94 1.68 16.2 2 1 0 11.3 2.7 2.2
Since 2019Away 2.57 1.00 21.0 3 3 2 12.0 6.0 0.9
2021Home 2.08 1.38 4.1 1 0 0 8.3 2.1 0.0
2021Away 2.70 1.20 3.1 2 1 0 8.1 10.8 0.0
2020Home 3.86 1.07 4.2 1 1 0 13.5 1.9 3.9
2020Away 0.00 0.80 10.0 1 0 2 12.6 3.6 0.0
2019Home 9.39 2.22 7.2 0 0 0 11.7 3.5 2.3
2019Away 5.87 1.17 7.2 0 2 0 12.9 7.0 2.3
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Stat Review
How does Jordan Romano compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
1.40
 
K/9
8.2
 
BB/9
5.9
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
96.8 mph
 
ERA
2.35
 
WHIP
1.30
 
BABIP
.255
 
GB/FB
1.11
 
Left On Base
70.0%
 
Exit Velocity
81.4 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.9%
 
Spin Rate
2426 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.0%
 
Swinging Strike
13.0%
 
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2020 Fantasy Outlook
Romano spent most of his minor-league career as a starter but was used exclusively in relief by the Blue Jays last season. The right-hander made 17 appearances in his rookie campaign, logging 15.1 innings and struggling to a 7.63 ERA (6.41 FIP). The transition to relief enabled Romano to condense his arsenal to two pitches -- a 94-95 mph four-seam fastball and an 84-85 mph slider -- and ditch his subpar changeup. As a result, he notched an excellent 28.0 K% in his brief stint with Toronto and an even better 31.9 K% in 24 games (21 as a reliever) at the Triple-A level. However, when Romano wasn't striking out batters he was too often allowing them to reach base, posting a 12.0 BB% and getting scorched by a 36.4 HR/FB%. Romano has been considerably better in both areas throughout his minor-league career, so the hope is that he'll settle in with more experience and eventually compete for a late-inning role.
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Takes first relief loss
PToronto Blue Jays
April 24, 2021
Romano (2-1) allowed two runs (one earned) on two walks while recording only one out and took the loss to the Rays on Saturday.
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Reinstated from 10-day IL
PToronto Blue Jays
April 24, 2021
Romano (elbow) was reinstated from the 10-day injured list Saturday.
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On track for Saturday activation
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
April 22, 2021
Blue Jays general manager Ross Atkins said Romano (elbow) has a "strong chance" of being activated from the 10-day injured list Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Likely back after 10-day minimum
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
April 18, 2021
Romano (elbow) is expected to be activated from the 10-day injured list when eligible Saturday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Not facing lengthy absence
PToronto Blue Jays
Elbow
April 17, 2021
Romano's elbow injury is believed to be a short-term issue, Gregor Chisholm of the Toronto Star reports.
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