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Fernando Romero
Fernando Romero #
Romero relies on 4 pitches. Sinker (32.4%), Four Seamer (31.1%), Slider (24.7%), Changeup (11.8%),

HT
6' 0"
WT
215
AGE
23
POS
P
BAT
R
THROW
R
BORN
Dec 24, 1994 
FROM
San Juan de la Maguana, Dominican Republic 
DEBUT
May 2, 2018  
DRAFTED
 
ACTIVE
YES

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2018 3 3 4.69 11 11 0 55.2 45 1.42
1 Season 3 3 4.69 11 11 0 55.2 45 1.42
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2018 11 3-3 4.69 55.2 45 1.42
1 Season 11 3-3 4.69 55.2 45 1.42

Standard MLB Pitching Statistics

SeasonTmLGWLERAGGSSVIPHRERHRBBSOWHIP
2018 MIN AL 3 3 4.69 11 11 0 55.2 60 31 29 6 19 45 1.42
*: All Star Season, Rankings AL/NL: Top 5 10 15 20      Click for Chart.

Scouting Report

Scouting grades: Fastball: 70 | Slider: 55 | Changeup: 50 | Control: 50 | Overall: 55

Romero missed nearly all of the 2014 and 2015 seasons following Tommy John surgery and the ensuing rehab. He made it through his return season in 2016 healthy and was added to the 40-man roster, then turned in a career-high 125 innings in Double-A in 2017, though he ran out of gas in August and ended the year on the disabled list with a shoulder impingement.

Romero's outstanding stuff played very well in the Southern League and should allow him to continue to befuddle hitters at the highest levels. He can sit in the mid-90s with ease and reach back for 98-99 mph at times. His slider continued to sharpen the further removed from surgery he is and it will flash plus when his mechanics are good. His changeup should be an average pitch and the more he can throw it effectively, the better weapon it will be against left-handed hitters. While he's not a command artist, he'll throw enough strikes to be a successful starter.

The key for Romero now is to continue to build strength and show durability throughout a season. Romero was understandably treated with kid gloves in 2016. Those gloves came off a bit in 2017, and with his injury behind him, Romero has the chance to reach his potential as a frontline starter. If he can do that and his stuff continues to improve, he could eventually pitch near the top of a rotation.


Statcast - Pitching

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Launch Angle XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON Hard Hit %
2018 961 176 13 7.4 88.3 9.1 .258 .409 .334 .328 .360 36.9
ALL 961 176 13 7.4 88.3 9.1 .258 .409 .334 .328 .360 36.9
MLB 31255 6.1 87.3 10.9 .246 .403 .317 .314 .364 34.1

Transactions

Team Date Transaction
10/02/2018 Minnesota Twins recalled RHP Fernando Romero from Rochester Red Wings.
07/16/2018 Minnesota Twins optioned RHP Fernando Romero to Rochester Red Wings.
07/14/2018 Minnesota Twins recalled Fernando Romero from Rochester Red Wings.
06/24/2018 Minnesota Twins optioned RHP Fernando Romero to Rochester Red Wings.
05/02/2018 Minnesota Twins recalled Fernando Romero from Rochester Red Wings.
04/02/2018 RHP Fernando Romero assigned to Rochester Red Wings from Chattanooga Lookouts.
03/13/2018 Minnesota Twins optioned RHP Fernando Romero to Chattanooga Lookouts.
10/03/2017 Minnesota Twins reassigned RHP Fernando Romero to the minor leagues.
10/02/2017 Minnesota Twins recalled RHP Fernando Romero from Chattanooga Lookouts.
08/28/2017 Chattanooga Lookouts placed RHP Fernando Romero on the 7-day disabled list. Right shoulder impingement.
03/13/2017 Minnesota Twins optioned RHP Fernando Romero to Chattanooga Lookouts.
11/18/2016 Minnesota Twins selected the contract of Fernando Romero from Fort Myers Miracle.
06/22/2016 RHP Fernando Romero assigned to Fort Myers Miracle from Cedar Rapids Kernels.
05/20/2016 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated RHP Fernando Romero from the 7-day disabled list.
04/07/2016 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed RHP Fernando Romero on the 7-day disabled list. right elbow UCL repair
09/24/2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated RHP Fernando Romero from the 7-day disabled list.
04/06/2015 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed RHP Fernando Romero on the 7-day disabled list.
09/17/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels activated RHP Fernando Romero from the 7-day disabled list.
06/27/2014 Cedar Rapids Kernels placed RHP Fernando Romero on the 7-day disabled list retroactive to June 24, 2014.
06/03/2014 RHP Fernando Romero assigned to Cedar Rapids Kernels from GCL Twins.
05/31/2013 RHP Fernando Romero assigned to GCL Twins from DSL Twins.
06/02/2012 Fernando Romero assigned to DSL Twins.
02/02/2012 Minnesota Twins signed free agent RHP Fernando Romero to a minor league contract.