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Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 0 0 13.50 2 0 0 2.0 2 3.00
5 Seasons 4 6 5.12 137 1 3 146.0 156 1.60
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 2 0-0 13.50 2.0 2 3.00
5 Seasons 137 4-6 5.12 146.0 156 1.60

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA 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 3.6 91.5 110.4 10.5 29.2 .252 .392 .349 .316 .368 37.5 22.1 9.3 5.10 4.13
2016 25 811 126 9 7.1 4.4 90.5 111.3 16.3 38.1 .229 .370 .322 .316 .361 40.5 24.5 13.7 5.91 4.22
2017 26 1026 154 12 7.8 4.9 88.4 109.9 15.9 34.4 .235 .411 .316 .313 .387 34.7 26.5 9.4 3.56 4.21
2018 27 208 44 5 11.4 8.2 91.1 107.5 14.7 40.9 .333 .566 .514 .398 .461 47.7 16.4 9.8 12.60 7.26
Player 2643 420 31 7.4 4.8 90.0 111.3 14.7 35.0 .246 .409 .343 .322 .383 38.5 24.0 10.8
MLB 6.7 4.6 88.4 122.2 12.0 32.9 .246 .409 .317 .316 .370 35.6 22.0 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Romero relies on 3 pitches.
4-Seam Fastball
(68.8%) ,
Slider
(24%) ,
Curveball
(7.2%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 49.0 19.8 25.0 6.3 39.6 37.5 22.9 1.0 36.5 22.9 30.2 3.1 5.2 3.6
2016 38.1 28.6 24.6 8.7 37.3 36.5 25.4 0.8 32.5 33.3 21.4 4.8 7.1 4.4
2017 39.6 26.0 25.3 9.1 36.4 36.4 27.3 4.5 26.0 29.2 24.7 5.2 7.8 4.9
2018 36.4 29.5 29.5 4.5 36.4 31.8 25.0 0.0 25.0 20.5 38.6 4.5 11.4 8.2
Player 41.0 25.7 25.5 7.9 37.4 36.2 25.5 2.1 30.2 28.1 26.4 4.5 7.4 4.8
MLB 45.0 22.8 25.1 7.1 36.7 37.8 25.4 3.8 33.2 24.5 24.5 5.7 6.7 4.6
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

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 Slider KC L 50 85.6 35.0 -1.3 -4 1.1 -5.6 -124
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 -19 2.6 -4.5 -63
2017 Curveball WSH L 2 81.9 43.0 -7.9 -16 4.3 -2.0 -32
2017 Slider WSH L 214 88.2 27.8 -2.9 -9 1.1 -4.2 -134
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 -790
2016 Changeup TB L 1 94.4 17.5 3.3 23 21.1 9.9 89
2016 Cutter TB L 205 90.0 26.9 -4.4 -19 1.7 -1.9 -1504
2016 4-Seamer TB L 471 96.8 10.7 1.0 8 10.4 1.5 17
2016 Slider TB L 128 85.0 35.9 1.8 5 0.6 -2.8 -83
! 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 4-Seamer 6.8 10 143 68.8 43 .526 .921 .614 13.8 11.6 16.1 .373 .588 .422 51.4
2018 Slider 3.7 2 50 24.0 13 .250 .500 .415 50.0 23.1 25.0 .262 .591 .382 33.3
2018 Curveball -4.4 -1 15 7.2 2 .000 .000 .000 60.0 100.0 50.0 -- -- .000 --
2017 4-Seamer -0.5 -4 777 75.7 202 .247 .376 .339 25.0 26.2 18.1 .244 .402 .321 33.9
2017 Slider 1.4 3 214 20.9 33 .313 .625 .432 34.1 27.3 24.3 .208 .501 .303 39.1
2017 Cutter -1.6 0 5 0.5 1 .000 .000 .000 100.0 100.0 100.0 -- -- .000 --
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 140 598 -4 3 5 3 6
2016 203 807 -3 1 6 4 9
2017 236 998 -2 -7 4 5 -1
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 51.8 64.8 78.1 25.0 63.9 41.6 51.4 45.7 25.6 8.0 79.2
2016 811 50.7 64.5 77.4 26.1 48.1 44.1 55.9 45.5 30.4 7.2 74.1
2017 1,026 50.8 72.6 75.8 27.7 62.5 43.9 53.1 50.2 27.4 8.0 76.3
2018 208 54.3 73.5 84.3 23.2 50.0 35.6 48.3 50.5 22.9 10.1 90.5
Player 2,643 51.3 68.4 77.5 26.2 57.5 42.8 53.2 47.7 27.5 7.9 77.8
MLB 48.5 66.8 82.0 28.3 58.4 42.6 60.7 47.0 24.6 7.2 76.0
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2015 85 79
2016 45 73 68 63 25 76 24 4 8 74 1 91 45 79 81
2017 50 64 43 34 54 57 15 19 35 78 31 74 50 98 71
2018 82 58
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 23.6 7 6.0 1 1 6 2 28.6
2017 21.9 7 8.2 -1 2 5 5 71.4
2018 23.7 4 3.8 0 2 3 1 25.0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 7 5 8 6 6 7 4 7 7 7 6 4 3 5 6 8 6 7 4 7 8 2 4 6 6 6 8 6 6 5 9
2017 7 7 11 7 8 8 9 7 10 9 7 9 6 8 9 10 9 8 6 9 10 7 7 7 8 10 8 7 7 6 11
2018 4 6 3 4 3 4 3 6 3 3 2 5 3 3 4 4 3 6 2 3 2 4 4 4 6 4 4 3 5 2 6
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-   2019 +/-   2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95.2 94.7 -0.5 97.8 3.1 -2.7
Offspeed Velocity 90.7 94.4 3.7 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 84.5 85 0.5 88.2 3.2 -3.5
Exit Velocity 91.5 90.5 -1 88.4 -2.1 2.7
Launch Angle 10.5 16.3 5.8 15.9 -0.4 -1.2
Barrel % 5.2 7.1 1.9 7.8 0.7 3.6
Hard Hit % 37.5 40.5 3 34.7 -5.8 13
Sweet Spot % 29.2 38.1 8.9 34.4 -3.7 6.5
xBA .252 .229 -0.023 .235 0.006 0.098
BA .312 .244 -0.068 .253 0.009 0.189
xwOBA .316 .316 0 .313 -0.003 0.085
wOBA .349 .322 -0.027 .316 -0.006 0.198
xSLG .392 .37 -0.022 .411 0.041 0.155
SLG .424 .395 -0.029 .406 0.011 0.382
K% 22.1 24.5 2.4 26.5 2 -10.1
BB% 9.3 13.7 4.4 9.4 -4.3 0.4
Swing % 45.7 45.5 -0.2 50.2 4.7 0.3
Whiff% 25.6 30.4 4.8 27.4 -3 -4.5
In Zone % 51.8 50.7 -1.1 50.8 0.1 3.5
Out of Zone % 48.2 49.3 1.1 49.2 -0.1 -3.5
Out of Zone Swing % 25 26.1 1.1 27.7 1.6 -4.5
First Pitch Swing % 18.6 30.9 12.3 27.2 -3.7 2.8
First Pitch Strike % 51.4 55.9 4.5 53.1 -2.8 -4.8
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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 Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2013 17 13.8 70.6% 0.0% 13 20.3 0.0% 0.0%
2015 161 16.3 39.1% 3.7% 122 20.4 15.6% 13.1%
2016 230 16.7 30.9% 3.5% 154 20.1 14.9% 8.4%
2017 262 18.6 14.5% 1.5% 196 22.3 2.0% 9.2%
2018 49 16.6 24.5% 0.0% 41 20.3 0.0% 7.3%

Pitch Distribution