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JoJo Romero
P | B/T: L/L | 5' 11" 200LBS | Age: 24

Draft: 2016 | Rd: 4, #107, Philadelphia Phillies | Yavapai College
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 22.50 3 0 0 2.0 0 3.00
2 Seasons 0 0 9.95 15 0 0 12.2 10 1.66
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 3 0-0 22.50 2.0 0 3.00
2 Seasons 15 0-0 9.95 12.2 10 1.66

Statcast Statistics

Season Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2020 170 33 1 3 87.3 109.2 6.7 33.3 .297 .412 .358 .344 .405 36.4 21.3 4.3 7.59 5.17
2021 24 6 0 0 90.3 98.2 8.9 16.7 .158 .335 .548 .329 .200 33.3 0 12.5 10.80 4.07
194 39 1 2.6 87.8 109.2 7 30.8 .279 .402 .387 .341 .373 35.9 18.2 5.5
6.4 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .402 .318 .313 .362 35.1 21.8 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Romero relies on 4 pitches.
Sinker
(41.7%) ,
Slider
(25%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(20.8%) ,
Changeup
(12.5%) ,


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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%
2021 Sinker 10 2 8 41.7 93.9 3 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 .500 .055 .500 .083 .540 .281 93.6 5 2019 5.4 0.0 0.0
2021 Slider 6 1 5 25.0 82.6 3 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .333 .241 1.333 .572 .687 .328 87.4 20 2514 5.4 20.0 0.0
2021 4-Seam Fastball 5 1 4 20.8 93.6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .698 .698 2074 5.5 0.0
2021 Changeup 3 3 0 12.5 85.1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 .000 .116 .000 .128 .000 .104 92.4 -17 1441 5.4 0.0
2020 Sinker 53 27 26 31.2 94.7 16 15 5 3 1 0 1 2 13 .333 .359 .600 .583 .412 .423 88.0 3 2133 5.5 25.8 25.0
2020 Slider 46 10 36 27.1 84.1 10 8 4 3 1 0 0 2 6 .500 .396 .625 .453 .531 .444 91.9 19 2607 5.4 33.3 11.1
2020 4-Seam Fastball 43 10 33 25.3 95.3 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 .000 .205 .000 .316 .140 .317 84.4 37 2280 5.6 18.8 7.1
2020 Changeup 28 19 9 16.5 85.7 16 15 4 3 1 0 0 5 11 .267 .205 .333 .244 .259 .202 80.0 -13 1643 5.5 33.3 50.0


Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2020 51.5 6.1 30.3 12.1 24.2 42.4 33.3 3 36.4 15.2 42.4 0 3
2021 50 33.3 16.7 0 33.3 50 16.7 0 50 33.3 0 16.7 0
51.3 10.3 28.2 10.3 25.6 43.6 30.8 2.6 38.5 17.9 35.9 2.6 2.6
45.3 22 25.6 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.5 33.5 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.4

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
2021 Sinker PHI L 10 93.9 22.1 -0.1 -1 17.8 2.4 15
2021 4-Seamer PHI L 5 93.6 16.7 -1.4 -9 8.5 1.3 17
2021 Slider PHI L 6 82.6 43.3 5 13 5.9 -0.1 -1
2021 Changeup PHI L 3 85.1 32.7 0.4 1 17 2.9 21
2020 Sinker PHI L 53 94.7 22.2 0.9 4 17.4 2.3 15
2020 Changeup PHI L 28 85.7 31.2 -0.1 0 14.3 0.4 3
2020 Slider PHI L 46 84.1 38.7 1.7 5 8.4 3.6 77
2020 4-Seamer PHI L 43 95.3 14.9 -0.4 -2 10 2.3 30
! 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 %
2021 4-Seamer 4.7 0 5 20.8 1 .7 0 0 .7
2021 Changeup -15.7 0 3 12.5 1 0 0 0 0 0 .116 .128 .104 0
2021 Sinker 3.7 0 10 41.7 3 .5 .5 .533 0 0 0 .054 .083 .271 50
2021 Slider 22.8 1 6 25 3 .333 1.333 .667 20 0 0 .241 .572 .328 33.3
2020 4-Seamer -1.2 -1 43 25.3 5 0 0 .14 18.8 20 7.1 .205 .316 .317 0
2020 Slider 4.8 2 46 27.1 10 .5 .625 .535 33.3 20 11.1 .396 .453 .441 33.3
2020 Sinker 1 1 53 31.2 16 .333 .6 .416 25.8 12.5 25 .359 .583 .421 46.2
2020 Changeup -0.7 0 28 16.5 16 .267 .333 .263 33.3 31.3 50 .205 .244 .202 36.4
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2020 Changeup 27 85.6 95 16 10:00 9:30 30
2020 4-Seam Fastball 40 95.4 90 17.9 10:30 10:45 -15
2020 Sinker 48 94.7 89 19.8 10:30 9:45 45
2020 Slider 45 84 32 10.2 3:30 3:30 0
! Note: This table is showing data from the PITCHER perspective.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2020 47 170 3 -3 1 1 2
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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 %
2020 170 51.2 77 76.1 30.1 56 40.6 70.2 54.1 28.3 7.1 75
2021 24 45.8 54.5 83.3 30.8 100 50 75 41.7 10 0
194 50.5 74.5 76.7 30.2 62.1 41.8 70.9 52.6 26.5 6.2 75
48.4 66.6 82.2 28.4 58.9 42.6 60.6 46.9 24.4 7.2 75.7

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2020
2021
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2020 24.9 1 0.9 0 0 1 0 0
2021 23.4 1 0.4 1 0 1 0 0

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2020 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 1
2021 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights and distances, but does not attempt to adjust for 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 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 95 93.8 -1.2
Offspeed Velocity 85.7 85.1 -0.6
Breaking Velocity 84.1 82.6 -1.5
Exit Velocity 87.3 90.3 3
Launch Angle 6.7 8.9 2.2
Barrel % 3 0 -3
Hard Hit % 36.4 33.3 -3.1
Sweet Spot % 33.3 16.7 -16.6
xBA .297 .158 -0.139
BA .31 .333 0.023
xwOBA .344 .329 -0.015
wOBA .358 .548 0.19
xSLG .412 .335 -0.077
SLG .452 .833 0.381
K% 21.3 0 -21.3
BB% 4.3 12.5 8.2
Swing % 54.1 41.7 -12.4
Whiff% 28.3 10 -18.3
In Zone Swing % 51.2 45.8 -5.4
Out of Zone Swing % 48.8 54.2 5.4
First Pitch Swing % 44.7 0 -44.7
First Pitch Strike % 70.2 75 4.8
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2020 47 .358 21 2 9.5 26 1 3.8
2021 8 .548 3 0 0.0 5 0 0.0

Pitch Distribution