Andrew Romine
Andrew Romine
35-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Minnesota Twins
2021 Fantasy Outlook
There was no outlook written for Andrew Romine in 2021. Check out the latest news below for more on his current fantasy value.
$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Twins in February of 2021 that includes an invitation to spring training.
Signs on with Minnesota
SSMinnesota Twins  NRI
February 23, 2021
Romine agreed Tuesday with the Twins on a minor-league contract that includes an invitation to big-league spring training.
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After letting Marwin Gonzalez and Ehire Adrianza walk in free agency this winter, the Twins were short on utility options, so Romine could get the chance to help fill the void if he impresses the coaching staff in spring training. While Romine likely won't be counted on to play regularly unless the Twins are without multiple everyday players over a prolonged stretch, he offers value off as a bench piece thanks to his switch-hitting and ability to play every position except pitcher and catcher.
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Left/Right Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+15%
OPS vs RHP
2020
 
 
-100%
OPS vs RHP
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
+13%
OPS vs RHP
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018vs Left .465 43 5 0 1 0 .233 .233 .233
Since 2018vs Right .535 92 11 0 1 1 .200 .273 .263
2020vs Left .000 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2020vs Right .750 4 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .465 43 5 0 1 0 .233 .233 .233
2018vs Right .524 88 10 0 1 1 .197 .274 .250
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Home/Away Batting Splits
Since 2018
 
 
+55%
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2020
 
 
-100%
OPS at Home
2019
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2018
 
 
+65%
OPS on Road
OPS PA R HR RBI SB AVG OBP SLG
Since 2018Home .398 64 4 0 2 0 .136 .177 .220
Since 2018Away .615 71 12 0 0 1 .281 .333 .281
2020Home .750 4 1 0 0 0 .250 .250 .500
2020Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home .372 60 3 0 2 0 .127 .172 .200
2018Away .615 71 12 0 0 1 .281 .333 .281
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Stat Review
How does Andrew Romine compare to other hitters?
This section compares his stats with all batting seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 400 plate appearances)*. 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 and Barrels/PA % are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 400 PA) and Hard Hit Rate is benchmarked against last season's data (min 400 PA). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • BB/K
    Walk to strikeout ratio
  • BB Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a walk.
  • K Rate
    The percentage of plate appearances resulting in a strikeout.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many of a batter’s balls in play go for hits.
  • ISO
    Isolated Power. Slugging percentage minus batting average. A computation used to measure a batter's raw power.
  • AVG
    Batting average. Hits divided by at bats.
  • OBP
    On Base Percentage. A measure of how often a batters reaches base. Roughly equal to number of times on base divided by plate appearances.
  • SLG
    Slugging Percentage. A measure of the batting productivity of a hitter. It is calculated as total bases divided by at bats.
  • OPS
    On base plus slugging. THe sum of a batter's on-base percentage and slugging percentage.
  • wOBA
    Weighted on-base average. Measures a player's overall offensive contributions per plate appearance. wOBA combines all the different aspects of hitting into one metric, weighting each of them in proportion to their actual run value.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Hard Hit Rate
    A measure of contact quality from Sports Info Solutions. This stat explains what percentage of batted balls were hit hard vs. medium or soft.
  • Barrels/PA
    The percentage of plate appearances where a batter had a batted ball classified as 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.
BB/K
0.00
 
BB Rate
0.0%
 
K Rate
25.0%
 
BABIP
.333
 
ISO
.250
 
AVG
.250
 
OBP
.250
 
SLG
.500
 
OPS
.750
 
wOBA
.318
 
Exit Velocity
73.0 mph
 
Hard Hit Rate
66.7%
 
Barrels/PA
0.0%
 
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Andrew Romine
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September 24, 2017
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September 14, 2017
Todd Zola digs even deeper into September rosters looking for every scrap of value, and thinks Rio Ruiz's platoon role at third base for Atlanta could provide a modest power boost for fantasy rosters.
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July 26, 2017
Michael Rathburn details how to approach minimum salary hitters on FanDuel and points out potential values like Tampa Bay outfielder Mallex Smith.
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For the fourth straight season, Romine held down a utility role for the Tigers, where his defense enabled him to collect a career-high 348 plate appearances as injuries and second-half trades opened up more playing time for him than expected. As a hitter, he's posted a .238/.294/.307 line with 10 homers in 1,192 career plate appearances. Now 32, younger (and cheaper) players who might offer more of a ceiling at the plate are increasingly a threat to take his job. Romine was claimed by Seattle in December, but even if the Mariners decide to keep him because of his defensive versatility, there is no reason to expect him to eclipse 250 plate appearances. Additionally, his lack of growth as a hitter, and the limited contributions as a basestealer despite last season's career-high in plate appearances make him undesirable, even as a roster filler. Look elsewhere for your final reserve pick on draft day, even in the deepest of AL-only formats.
Romine made at least one appearance at every position besides catcher in 2016, including double-digit games in center and at all four infield positions. His versatility allowed him to reach 194 plate appearances in 109 games, hitting .236 with two home runs, 16 RBI and 21 runs, while adding eight steals. He finished the season with a below average walk rate, contact rate, batting average on balls in play and just about every other offensive statistic. His value for the Tigers did not come at the plate, however. His versatility and ability to play multiple positions well defensively paid off for Detroit, as he finished 2016 with a .977 fielding percentage and six defensive runs saved. At 30 years old, a 2017 offensive breakout seems unlikely, though Romine will probably once again find a role as a utility man, which will earn him a fair amount of plate appearances.
Romine delivered a solid performance off the bench as a super utility man in 2015. He spelled off every player around the infield and finished with over 200 plate appearances. His slash line of .255/.307/.315 with two home runs, 15 RBI, 25 runs and 10 stolen bases were fine. But Romine's real value came on the field. He typically came on as a late-inning replacement and finished with a 12 DRS and 0.9 WAR. He'll reprise the role in 2016 and deliver similar production in 2016.
The Tigers acquired Romine from the Angels during spring training last year after it was clear Jose Iglesias would be out long term. Originally thought of as insurance and depth at the shortstop position, Romine quickly carved out a bigger role than expected and ended up in a platoon with rookie Eugenio Suarez for much of the season. As his .554 OPS indicates, Romine didn’t do much damage at the plate, but he provided the Tigers with solid defense at shortstop. The 29-year-old sports a .037 ISO through 403 career at-bats, so he won’t be called on for his offensive skills going forward, but he should earn a role as a utility infielder off the bench given his ability to fill in at second base, shortstop and third base.
Romine began 2013 as organizational depth at Triple-A Salt Lake before an injury to Luis Jimenez gave him a chance to grab the lion's share of playing time at third base in September. Though he posted an adequate .329 OBP in that time, the three doubles he would hit that month would be his only extra-base hits of the season, leaving him with an anemic .028 ISO in 123 plate appearances in 2013. Romine's defensive versatility will give him a chance to make the roster out of spring training, but he's unlikely to see significant playing time, as he has not shown much ability to hit major league pitching at this point in his career.
Romine spent most of the 2012 season at Triple-A Salt Lake City where he produced a .285/.336/.390 batting line with four homers and 23 steals over 388 at-bats. As far as light-hitting utility infielders go, he has excellent plate discipline, but Romine still probably doesn't do enough at the plate to warrant a spot in the starting lineup every day, even if he continues to play steady defense. It's also a bit concerning that his base-stealing hasn't translated to the upper levels of the minor leagues, as he hasn't topped 26 thefts in a season since stealing 62 bases for Low-A Cedar Rapids in 2008. On the bright side, Romine did impress in very limited major league action last year, going 7-for-18 (all singles) at the plate with three walks. Now that Maicer Izturis is off to Toronto, Romine appears to be the top candidate to serve as the Angels' main backup in the infield.
Romine totaled just 15 extra-base hits in 105 games with Triple-A Salt Lake last season, but he posted a .363 OBP and also was successful on 23-of-29 stolen-base attempts. He also recorded just seven errors in those games, so while he may not possess much in terms of power, his other skills could help him earn a utility role for the Angels in the near future.
Romine hit a solid .282 last season, but arguably his most impressive stat was his .370 OBP. Getting on base allowed Romine to steal 21 bases, but he was caught nine times, indicating there is still room for growth in that area. Romine has a shot to begin the season in Triple-A, but don't expect him to make an impact in the big leagues this season given the depth in the Angels' infield.
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Contract selected by Rangers
SSTexas Rangers  NRI
September 24, 2020
Romine's contract was selected by the Rangers on Thursday.
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Inks minor-league deal
SSTexas Rangers  NRI
September 15, 2020
Romine signed a minor-league contract with the Rangers on Tuesday.
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Cut loose
SSFree Agent  NRI
July 23, 2020
Romine was released by the White Sox on Thursday, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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Back in action Friday
SSChicago White Sox  NRI
July 17, 2020
Romine is starting at second base and batting ninth in Friday's intrasquad game.
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Nursing sore shoulder
SSChicago White Sox  NRI
Shoulder
July 16, 2020
Romine is dealing with a sore shoulder, James Fegan of The Athletic reports.
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