Jordan Romano
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 6' 5" 210LBS | Age: 30
Draft: 2014 | Rd: 10, #294, Toronto Blue Jays | Father Michael McGivney (Canada) HS
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 7 1 2.14 62 0 23 63 85 1.05
2022 5 4 2.11 63 0 36 64 73 1.02
2023 5 7 2.90 59 0 36 59 72 1.22
5 Seasons 19 15 2.67 216 0 97 216 272 1.12
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 62 7-1 2.14 63 85 1.05
2022 63 5-4 2.11 64 73 1.02
2023 59 5-7 2.90 59 72 1.22
5 Seasons 216 19-15 2.67 216 272 1.12
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

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
2019 26 311 41 4 9.8 5.3 89.0 111.9 11.8 31.7 .284 .490 .380 .389 .491 41.5 28.0 12.0 7.63 7.14
2020 27 237 31 3 9.7 5.3 92.3 107.4 -0.5 25.8 .174 .328 .230 .254 .355 51.6 36.8 8.8 1.23 2.68
2021 28 1031 142 13 9.2 5.1 89.1 120.0 12.3 25.4 .173 .296 .257 .250 .320 33.8 33.6 9.9 2.14 2.60
2022 29 989 159 11 6.9 4.3 90.3 114.8 12.5 28.9 .223 .348 .238 .284 .361 45.9 28.3 8.1 2.11 3.31
2023 30 915 150 11 7.3 4.4 89.0 112.8 16.6 34.0 .214 .352 .281 .280 .357 36.7 29.0 9.7 2.90 3.25
Player 3483 523 42 8.0 4.7 89.6 120.0 12.8 29.4 .208 .344 .267 .280 .359 40.0 30.5 9.4
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .315 .369 36.3 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Romano relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(54.2%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(45.6%) ,
Sinker
(0.2%) ,


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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
2019 51.2 17.1 22.0 9.8 39.0 29.3 31.7 7.3 29.3 17.1 36.6 0.0 9.8 5.3
2020 58.1 16.1 19.4 6.5 32.3 41.9 25.8 0.0 51.6 12.9 19.4 6.5 9.7 5.3
2021 47.2 26.1 15.5 11.3 32.4 42.3 25.4 5.6 35.9 30.3 14.8 4.2 9.2 5.1
2022 44.7 28.9 20.1 6.3 37.1 35.8 27.0 3.1 26.4 27.0 28.3 6.9 6.9 4.3
2023 38.0 26.7 24.7 10.7 40.7 34.7 24.7 4.7 28.0 30.7 20.7 8.7 7.3 4.4
Player 44.7 25.8 20.3 9.2 36.7 37.1 26.2 4.4 31.2 27.3 22.6 6.1 8.0 4.7
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.9 7.0 37.0 37.6 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! 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
2023 Sinker TOR R 2 95.9 14.4 -6.1 -30 12.5 -2.5 -17
2023 Slider TOR R 492 86.8 38.8 4.3 12 4.5 0.5 12
2023 4-Seamer TOR R 411 96.7 11.8 1.4 11 4.1 -2.8 -41
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 474 96.9 11.2 1.1 9 5.3 -1.4 -21
2022 Sinker TOR R 3 96.5 10.5 -7.3 -41 12.2 -2.7 -18
2022 Slider TOR R 512 87.3 36.9 3.5 11 4.2 -0.2 -4
2021 Sinker TOR R 10 97.8 11.0 -6.0 -35 11.9 -2.9 -20
2021 Slider TOR R 379 88.4 35.7 3.1 10 3.4 -0.6 -14
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 642 97.6 10.7 1.4 11 5.3 -1.4 -20
2020 Slider TOR R 142 89.1 34.1 2.0 6 3.5 -0.2 -6
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 95 96.5 12.1 0.9 7 5.8 -0.3 -5
2019 4-Seamer TOR R 194 94.6 14.1 0.2 1 6.5 0.3 5
2019 Slider TOR R 113 84.7 39.3 4.2 12 4.0 -0.1 -1
2019 Sinker TOR R 1 97.2 15.5 -2.4 -13 14.0 -0.1 0
! 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 %
2023 Slider 1.5 8 496 54.2 150 .216 .338 .275 38.6 29.3 28.9 .216 .352 .271 36.5
2023 4-Seamer 1.3 5 417 45.6 93 .222 .370 .307 32.3 30.1 26.9 .212 .354 .295 37.0
2023 Sinker 4.0 0 2 0.2 -- -- -- 0.0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2022 Slider 1.4 7 512 51.8 136 .205 .307 .273 33.7 29.4 25.3 .233 .370 .295 43.7
2022 4-Seamer 1.7 8 474 47.9 117 .163 .202 .223 26.8 28.2 17.9 .210 .320 .281 49.3
2022 Sinker -14.3 0 3 0.3 1 1.000 1.000 .900 0.0 0.0 -- .351 .351 .316 0.0
2021 4-Seamer 1.9 12 642 62.3 137 .140 .289 .238 28.9 35.0 25.0 .164 .301 .253 33.8
2021 Slider 1.4 5 379 36.8 115 .231 .337 .297 36.5 31.3 29.5 .186 .292 .251 33.8
2021 Sinker -0.2 0 10 1.0 1 .000 .000 .000 50.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
2020 Slider 2.9 4 142 59.9 34 .219 .438 .301 38.6 23.5 26.7 .227 .448 .308 50.0
2020 4-Seamer 3.6 3 95 40.1 23 .050 .050 .130 52.4 56.5 43.3 .089 .136 .175 57.1
2019 4-Seamer -3.0 -6 197 63.3 46 .361 .722 .510 26.8 21.7 21.7 .336 .663 .475 42.3
2019 Slider 2.5 3 113 36.3 29 .154 .154 .197 34.6 37.9 25.0 .212 .249 .254 40.0
2019 Sinker -2.8 0 1 0.3 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
2023 4-Seam Fastball 405 96.7 90 17.7 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Slider 483 86.8 36 6.8 8:30 7:30 60
2022 4-Seam Fastball 469 96.9 91 18.5 12:45 12:30 15
2022 Slider 501 87.3 27 5.9 8:45 8:00 45
2021 4-Seam Fastball 640 97.6 92 18.6 12:45 12:30 15
2021 Sinker 10 97.8 96 21.3 1:00 1:15 -15
2021 Slider 373 88.5 24 5.5 9:00 8:00 60
2020 4-Seam Fastball 92 96.5 91 18.0 12:45 12:45 0
2020 Slider 139 89.1 21 5.1 9:45 8:30 75
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2019 75 311 -2 3 -2 -3 -3
2020 57 237 6 2 1 -1 7
2021 253 1,031 12 19 -10 -3 17
2022 263 1,018 0 21 -5 -3 13
2023 249 930 10 14 -5 -5 14
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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 %
2019 311 46.6 71.0 78.6 27.7 52.2 42.8 52.0 47.9 29.5 7.7 75.0
2020 237 46.0 64.2 71.4 32.8 31.0 41.8 68.4 47.3 43.8 8.9 76.2
2021 1,031 49.4 70.9 77.6 29.1 45.4 40.9 66.8 49.8 31.8 8.9 77.2
2022 989 52.0 70.8 76.4 32.4 52.6 44.2 70.1 52.4 30.3 7.6 82.7
2023 915 48.0 68.8 76.8 33.2 39.2 42.2 59.7 50.3 35.9 7.9 86.1
Player 3,483 49.3 69.9 76.8 31.2 45.1 42.4 64.6 50.3 33.0 8.2 80.6
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.5 58.0 42.6 60.9 47.1 24.8 7.3 76.1
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2019 73 53 100
2020 91 67 99
2021 96 98 95 82 94 67 25 41 85 95 28 84 62 97 86 98
2022 71 67 72 71 61 72 57 8 4 83 46 82 80 91 66 99
2023 87 83 80 74 74 74 61 49 66 86 31 96 90 90 74 100
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2019 26.0 4 3.0 1 0 3 1 25.0
2020 23.6 2 1.7 0 0 1 1 50.0
2021 23.9 7 6.3 1 5 5 2 28.6
2022 23.4 4 4.2 0 3 2 2 50.0
2023 25.5 6 6.4 0 4 6 3 50.0
Player 24.5 23 21.6 1 12 17 9 39.1

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 4 3 2 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 4 4 3 3 3 2 3 3 4 4 4 3 4 3 2 4 4 3 1
2020 2 2 1 1 1 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 2 2 1 1
2021 7 7 2 10 6 7 7 7 3 4 4 7 7 5 7 7 7 6 8 7 5 5 10 6 7 6 7 6 6 6 6
2022 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 5 5 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6 4 4 4 4 4 5 4 4
2023 6 4 7 8 8 7 8 5 8 4 7 11 6 4 7 5 5 4 7 9 5 6 11 5 4 4 8 10 5 7 4
Player 23 21 18 28 21 23 24 20 17 15 18 27 24 19 23 21 21 18 24 25 20 21 33 20 21 19 22 26 22 21 16
! 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 2019 2020 +/-   2021 +/-   2022 +/-   2023 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 94.6 96.5 1.9 97.6 1.1 96.9 -0.7 96.7 -0.2
Offspeed Velocity 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Breaking Velocity 84.7 89.1 4.4 88.4 -0.7 87.3 -1.1 86.9 -0.4
Exit Velocity 89.0 92.3 3.3 89.1 -3.2 90.3 1.2 89.0 -1.3
Launch Angle 11.8 -0.5 -12.3 12.3 12.8 12.5 0.2 16.6 4.1
Barrel % 9.8 9.7 -0.1 9.2 -0.5 6.9 -2.3 7.3 0.4
Hard Hit % 41.5 51.6 10.1 33.8 -17.8 45.9 12.1 36.7 -9.2
Sweet Spot % 31.7 25.8 -5.9 25.4 -0.4 28.9 3.5 34.0 5.1
xBA .284 .174 -0.110 .173 -0.001 .223 0.050 .214 -0.009
BA .274 .154 -0.120 .181 0.027 .190 0.009 .218 0.028
xwOBA .389 .254 -0.135 .250 -0.004 .284 0.034 .280 -0.004
wOBA .380 .230 -0.150 .257 0.027 .238 -0.019 .281 0.043
xSLG .490 .328 -0.162 .296 -0.032 .348 0.052 .352 0.004
SLG .484 .288 -0.196 .310 0.022 .263 -0.047 .350 0.087
K% 28.0 36.8 8.8 33.6 -3.2 28.3 -5.3 29.0 0.7
BB% 12.0 8.8 -3.2 9.9 1.1 8.1 -1.8 9.7 1.6
Swing % 47.9 47.3 -0.6 49.8 2.5 52.4 2.6 50.3 -2.1
Whiff% 29.5 43.8 14.3 31.8 -12.0 30.3 -1.5 35.9 5.6
In Zone % 46.6 46.0 -0.6 49.4 3.4 52.0 2.6 48.0 -4.0
Out of Zone % 53.4 54.0 0.6 50.6 -3.4 48.0 -2.6 52.0 4.0
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 32.8 5.1 29.1 -3.7 32.4 3.3 33.2 0.8
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 35.1 7.1 42.3 7.2 39.8 -2.5 32.9 -6.9
First Pitch Strike % 52.0 68.4 16.4 66.8 -1.6 70.1 3.3 59.7 -10.4
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2019 Shifts 75 .380 43 3 7.0 32 19 59.4
2020 Shifts 57 .230 32 7 21.9 25 16 64.0
2021 Shifts 236 .257 140 10 7.1 96 56 58.3
2022 Shifts 254 .238 137 57 41.6 117 90 76.9
2023 Shades 243 .281 135 9 6.7 108 21 19.4
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2019 77 17.5 14.3% 3.9% 63 20.1 0.0% 0.0%
2020 68 21.3 0.0% 1.5% 43 23.3 0.0% 7.0%
2021 264 21.1 0.0% 4.9% 172 24.9 0.0% 10.5%
2022 236 20.5 1.3% 5.5% 180 23.0 0.0% 8.3%
2023 203 15.8 31.5% 1.5% 175 18.1 4.6% 0.6%
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Pitch Distribution