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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 0 12.60 8 0 0 10.0 10 2.90
5 Seasons 4 6 5.12 137 1 3 146.0 156 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 8 0-0 12.60 10.0 10 2.90
5 Seasons 137 4-6 5.12 146.0 156 1.60

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 24 598 96 5 5.2 91.5 110.4 10.5 29.2 .252 .392 .349 .316 .368 37.5 22.1 9.3 5.10 4.34
2016 25 811 126 9 7.1 90.5 111.3 16.3 38.1 .229 .370 .322 .316 .361 40.5 24.5 13.7 5.91 4.37
2017 26 1026 154 12 7.8 88.4 109.9 15.9 34.4 .230 .402 .316 .307 .376 34.7 26.5 9.4 3.56 4.12
2018 27 208 44 5 11.4 91.1 107.5 14.7 40.9 .333 .567 .514 .398 .462 47.7 16.4 9.8 12.60 7.35
2643 420 31 7.4 90 111.3 14.7 35 .244 .405 .343 .320 .379 38.5 24 10.8
6.6 88.3 122.2 12 32.9 .242 .402 .317 .312 .363 35.6 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Romero relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(68.8%) ,
Slider
(24%) ,
Curveball
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Pitch Tracking

Year Pitch Type # # RHB # LHB % MPH PA AB H 1B 2B 3B HR SO BBE BA XBA SLG XSLG WOBA XWOBA EV LA Spin Ext. Whiff% PutAway%
2018 4-Seam Fastball 143 90 53 68.8 95.1 43 38 20 11 6 0 3 5 35 .526 .373 .921 .589 .590 .422 92.1 16 2263 5.6 13.8 16.1
2018 Slider 50 24 26 24.0 85.6 13 12 3 2 0 0 1 3 9 .250 .262 .500 .591 .345 .381 87.3 10 2285 5.5 50.0 25.0
2018 Curveball 15 8 7 7.2 81.9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2327 5.3 60.0 50.0
2017 4-Seam Fastball 777 528 249 77.9 97.9 202 178 44 30 9 1 4 53 127 .247 .243 .376 .400 .308 .316 89.1 16 2314 5.7 25.0 18.1
2017 Slider 214 116 98 21.4 88.2 33 32 10 6 1 0 3 9 23 .313 .208 .625 .501 .398 .303 84.7 17 2345 5.7 34.1 24.3
2017 Cutter 5 5 0 0.5 87.4 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 2118 5.9 100.0 100.0
2017 Curveball 2 2 0 0.2 81.9 2466 5.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2015 49 19.8 25 6.3 39.6 37.5 22.9 1 36.5 22.9 30.2 3.1 5.2
2016 38.1 28.6 24.6 8.7 38.1 36.5 25.4 0.8 32.5 33.3 21.4 4.8 7.1
2017 39.6 26 25.3 9.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 4.5 26 29.2 24.7 5.2 7.8
2018 36.4 29.5 29.5 4.5 36.4 31.8 31.8 0 25 20.5 38.6 4.5 11.4
41 25.7 25.5 7.9 37.6 36.2 26.2 2.1 30.2 28.1 26.4 4.5 7.4
45.1 22.5 25.4 7.1 36.6 37.8 25.5 3.7 33.2 24.4 24.4 5.7 6.6

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2018 4-Seamer KC L 143 95.1 14.3 0.6 4 7.9 0.3 4
2018 Curveball KC L 15 81.9 42.4 -9.6 -18 2.6 -4.5 -63
2018 Slider KC L 50 85.6 35 -1.3 -4 1.1 -5.6 -124
2017 Curveball WSH L 2 81.9 43 -8 -16 4.3 -2 -32
2017 4-Seamer WSH L 777 97.9 9.8 1.3 12 8.7 0.3 4
2017 Cutter WSH L 5 87.4 18.2 8.5 32 16.4 -18.8 -785
2017 Slider WSH L 214 88.2 27.8 -2.9 -10 1.1 -4.2 -134
2016 Cutter TB L 205 90 26.9 -4.4 -19 1.7 -1.9 -1521
2016 Slider TB L 128 85 35.9 1.8 5 0.6 -2.8 -83
2016 4-Seamer TB L 471 96.8 10.7 0.9 8 10.4 1.5 17
2016 Changeup TB L 1 94.4 17.5 3.3 23 21.1 9.9 89
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 Curveball -4.4 -1 15 7.2 2 0 0 0 60 100 50 0
2018 Slider 3.9 2 50 24 13 .25 .5 .415 50 23.1 25 .262 .591 .382 33.3
2018 4-Seamer 6.9 10 143 68.8 43 .526 .921 .614 13.8 11.6 16.1 .373 .589 .422 51.4
2017 Cutter -1.6 0 5 0.5 1 0 0 0 100 100 100 0
2017 Slider 1.4 3 214 20.9 33 .313 .625 .432 34.1 27.3 24.3 .208 .501 .303 39.1
2017 4-Seamer -0.7 -6 777 75.7 202 .247 .376 .33 25 26.2 18.1 .243 .4 .32 33.9
2017 Curveball 3.6 0 2 0.2
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2015 140 596 -4 3 5 3 6
2016 202 806 -3 1 6 4 9
2017 236 998 -4 -7 4 5 -2
2018 58 208 6 3 1 1 11
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 598 52 64.8 78.1 25.2 63.9 41.6 51.4 45.7 25.6 8.1 79.2
2016 811 50.7 64.6 77.4 26.1 48.1 44.1 55.9 45.5 30.4 7.2 74.1
2017 1026 50.8 72.6 75.8 27.7 62.5 43.9 52.7 50.2 27.4 8 76.3
2018 208 54.3 73.5 84.3 23.2 50 35.6 47.5 50.5 22.9 10.1 90.5
2643 51.3 68.4 77.5 26.3 57.5 42.8 52.9 47.7 27.5 7.9 77.8
48.5 66.8 82 28.3 58.5 42.6 60.6 47 24.6 7.2 76

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 84 79
2016 37 70 63 61 18 76 23 4 9 74 1 91 37 79 81
2017 54 69 46 36 57 57 15 19 35 78 31 74 54 98 70 52
2018
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.2 94.7 -0.5 97.8 3.1 -2.7 undefined undefined
Offspeed Velocity 90.7 94.4 3.7 0 0 0 undefined undefined
Breaking Velocity 84.5 85 0.5 88.2 3.2 -3.5 undefined undefined
Exit Velocity 91.5 90.5 -1 88.4 -2.1 2.7 undefined undefined
Launch Angle 10.5 16.3 5.8 15.9 -0.4 -1.2 undefined undefined
Barrel % 5.2 7.1 1.9 7.8 0.7 3.6 undefined undefined
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.5 3 34.7 -5.8 13 undefined undefined
Sweet Spot % 29.2 38.1 8.9 34.4 -3.7 6.5 undefined undefined
xBA .252 .229 -0.023 .23 0.001 0.103 undefined undefined
BA .312 .244 -0.068 .253 0.009 0.189 undefined undefined
xwOBA .316 .316 0 .307 -0.009 0.091 undefined undefined
wOBA .349 .322 -0.027 .316 -0.006 0.198 undefined undefined
xSLG .392 .37 -0.022 .402 0.032 0.165 undefined undefined
SLG .424 .395 -0.029 .406 0.011 0.382 undefined undefined
K% 22.1 24.5 2.4 26.5 2 -10.1 undefined undefined
BB% 9.3 13.7 4.4 9.4 -4.3 0.4 undefined undefined
Swing % 45.7 45.5 -0.2 50.2 4.7 0.3 undefined undefined
Whiff% 25.6 30.4 4.8 27.4 -3 -4.5 undefined undefined
In Zone % 52 50.7 -1.3 50.8 0.1 3.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone % 48 49.3 1.3 49.2 -0.1 -3.5 undefined undefined
Out of Zone Swing % 25.2 26.1 0.9 27.7 1.6 -4.5 undefined undefined
First Pitch Swing % 18.6 30.9 12.3 26.9 -4 2.6 undefined undefined
First Pitch Strike % 51.4 55.9 4.5 52.7 -3.2 -5.2 undefined undefined
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2016 200 .327 124 16 12.9 76 23 30.3
2017 236 .315 150 2 1.3 86 10 11.6
2018 58 .514 34 0 0.0 24 3 12.5

Pitch Distribution