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Drew Romo
Popularity: ↑ 30%
C | B/T: S/R | 6' 1" 205LBS | Age: 19

Draft: 2020 | Rd: CBA, #35, Colorado Rockies | The Woodlands HS
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Scouting Report

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The track record of high school catchers in the first round is dreadful, with Joe Mauer (No. 1 overall, 2001) the only one in the last 37 Drafts to accrue even 5.0 WAR in the Majors while staying behind the plate. Nevertheless, Romo has a chance to go in the first round in June because he's an outstanding defender who made strides offensively on the showcase circuit last summer. He's part of a powerhouse program at The Woodlands (Texas) High that has produced five big leaguers, including Paul Goldschmidt and first-round picks Kyle Drabek and Jameson Taillon.

Romo's prowess behind the plate allowed him to lock down the starting job on the U.S. 18-and-under national team for the last two years. A potential Gold Glover, he possesses soft hands, advanced receiving skills and a strong arm with a quick release. He also garners praise for his leadership ability, work ethic and baseball IQ.

Scouts have fewer questions about Romo's bat after he performed well against quality pitching during the summer, though he didn't get off to a great start in 2020 before his senior season ended prematurely. A switch-hitter, he has a better swing from the left side but has improved from the right. The Louisiana State commit will provide more contact and on-base ability than power, but he can become a .260 hitter with 12-15 homers per year while running the bases better than most catchers.


2020

High school catching has been tough to develop, with Joe Mauer, the No. 1 pick in 2001, the only first-round pick in the last 37 Drafts to accrue more than 5.0 WAR in the big leagues while continuing to catch. Romo was ranked as the second-best prep backstop in the class, behind Tyler Soderstrom, and ended up being the second one taken (also behind Soderstrom) when the Rockies selected him in the Competitive Balance Round A, giving him full pick value ($2,095,800) to sign.

Romo's prowess behind the plate allowed him to lock down the starting job on the U.S. 18-and-under national team for two years in a row. A potential Gold Glover, he possesses soft hands, advanced receiving skills and a strong arm with a quick release. He also garners praise for his leadership ability, work ethic and baseball IQ. 

Scouts have fewer questions about Romo's bat after he performed well against quality pitching on the summer showcase circuit, though he didn't get off to a great start in 2020 before his senior season ended prematurely. A switch-hitter, he has a better swing from the left side but has improved from the right. He’s more contact and on-base than power, but he can become a .260 hitter with 12-15 homers per year while running the bases better than most catchers.


Transactions

Team Date Transaction
02/12/2021 C Drew Romo assigned to Rockies Organization.
02/12/2021 C Drew Romo assigned to Rockies Organization.
07/02/2020 C Drew Romo assigned to Grand Junction Rockies.
07/02/2020 C Drew Romo assigned to Grand Junction Rockies.
07/01/2020 Colorado Rockies signed C Drew Romo.
08/08/2019 C Drew Romo assigned to PG West.
07/20/2019 C Drew Romo assigned to UA American.