Andrew Romine
Andrew Romine
33-Year-Old ShortstopSS
Philadelphia Phillies
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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$Signed a one-year, minor-league contract with the Phillies in March of 2019.
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SSPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
March 25, 2019
Romine signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Monday, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Romine opted to return to Philadelphia after being cut loose by the team last week. The veteran utility man owns a career .235/.291/.301 slash line across parts of nine major-league seasons and figures to operate as organizational depth.
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Since 2017vs Left .592 113 18 1 2 0 .250 .277 .315
Since 2017vs Right .593 366 42 3 25 7 .219 .283 .310
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2018vs Left .465 43 5 0 1 0 .233 .233 .233
2018vs Right .524 88 10 0 1 1 .197 .274 .250
2017vs Left .674 70 13 1 1 0 .262 .304 .369
2017vs Right .613 278 32 3 24 6 .225 .285 .328
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Since 2017Home .627 215 27 3 17 2 .239 .274 .353
Since 2017Away .563 264 33 1 10 5 .216 .287 .275
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2018Home .372 60 3 0 2 0 .127 .172 .200
2018Away .615 71 12 0 0 1 .281 .333 .281
2017Home .723 155 24 3 15 2 .281 .312 .411
2017Away .544 193 21 1 10 4 .192 .271 .273
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Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Andrew Romine
AL FAAB Factor: Waiver Pickups of the Week
May 27, 2018
Erik Siegrist checks out the options on the waiver wire in the American League as multiple teams look for new closers and Dustin Pedroia makes his return to action in Boston.
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May 14, 2018
Dodger ace Clayton Kershaw has been placed on the 10-day DL, and Jeff Stotts notes the Dodgers often take a conservative approach to Kershaw’s health, so his DL stint could be extended.
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September 24, 2017
Erik Siegrist provides one final look at the available talent in the AL for 2017, and notes that Alex Gordon is trying to atone for a brutal year with a big September.
The Z Files: 20 More September Darts
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.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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Hits open market
SSFree Agent  AAA
March 21, 2019
Romine was granted his release Thursday, Meghan Montemurro of The Athletic reports.
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Puts power on display
SSPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
March 3, 2019
Romine went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Sunday's game against Minnesota.
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Lands in Philadelphia
SSPhiladelphia Phillies  AAA
January 11, 2019
Romine signed a minor-league contract with the Phillies on Friday, Bob Nightengale of USA Today reports.
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Productive out of bottom of order
SSSeattle Mariners  AAA
August 6, 2018
Romine went 0-for-2 with two walks and a run in a win over the Blue Jays on Sunday.
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Starting Saturday
SSSeattle Mariners  AAA
August 4, 2018
Romine is in Saturday's starting lineup, playing second base and batting eighth.
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