Jordan Romano
P | B/T: R/R | 6' 5" 210LBS | Age: 30

Draft: 2014 | Rd: 10, #294, Toronto Blue Jays | Father Michael McGivney (Canada) HS

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2023 3 2 3.00 22 0 12 21.0 27 1.19
5 Seasons 17 10 2.63 179 0 73 178.0 227 1.10
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2023 22 3-2 3.00 21.0 27 1.19
5 Seasons 179 17-10 2.63 178.0 227 1.10

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 .251 .320 33.8 33.6 9.9 2.14 2.62
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 30 349 55 3 5.5 3.4 84.7 112.8 14.4 32.7 .199 .291 .273 .240 .315 25.5 30.3 6.7 3.00 2.30
Player 2917 428 34 7.9 4.6 89.2 120.0 11.7 28.3 .205 .335 .263 .276 .354 39.3 31.0 9.0
MLB 6.8 4.7 88.4 122.4 12.1 33.0 .245 .405 .316 .315 .368 36.0 22.1 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Romano relies on 3 pitches.
Slider
(57.8%) ,
4-Seam Fastball
(41.7%) ,
Sinker
(0.6%) ,


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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 43.6 23.6 20.0 12.7 45.5 34.5 20.0 7.3 29.1 30.9 21.8 5.5 5.5 3.4
Player 47.0 25.2 18.7 9.1 36.4 37.6 25.9 4.7 32.0 26.6 23.1 5.1 7.9 4.6
MLB 44.8 23.2 24.9 7.1 36.8 37.7 25.4 3.9 33.0 24.6 24.4 5.8 6.8 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 4-Seamer TOR R 145 96.5 11.4 1.6 12 4.8 -2.3 -32
2023 Sinker TOR R 2 95.9 14.4 -5.4 -27 12.5 -2.7 -18
2023 Slider TOR R 200 86.4 38.9 4.0 11 4.9 0.5 12
2022 4-Seamer TOR R 474 96.9 11.2 1.1 9 5.3 -1.4 -20
2022 Slider TOR R 512 87.3 36.9 3.7 11 4.2 -0.1 -3
2022 Sinker TOR R 3 96.5 10.5 -7.2 -41 12.2 -2.7 -18
2021 Sinker TOR R 10 97.8 11.0 -5.9 -35 11.9 -2.8 -19
2021 Slider TOR R 379 88.4 35.7 3.3 10 3.4 -0.5 -13
2021 4-Seamer TOR R 642 97.6 10.7 1.4 11 5.3 -1.3 -20
2020 Slider TOR R 142 89.1 34.1 2.1 6 3.5 -0.3 -8
2020 4-Seamer TOR R 95 96.5 12.1 0.9 7 5.8 -0.3 -5
2019 Sinker TOR R 1 97.2 15.5 -2.4 -13 14.0 -0.1 0
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 -2
! 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 -0.3 -1 202 57.9 57 .236 .327 .261 35.1 26.3 23.1 .211 .293 .235 27.5
2023 4-Seamer -0.7 -1 145 41.5 30 .222 .370 .298 36.6 40.0 27.3 .174 .286 .248 20.0
2023 Sinker -4.6 0 2 0.6 -- -- -- 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 .252 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.
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Spin Direction

Year Pitch Type Pitches MPH Active Spin % Total Movement (In.) Spin-Based Observed Deviation
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
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
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
2023 4-Seam Fastball 139 96.5 88 18.4 12:45 12:30 15
2023 Slider 191 86.3 39 7.0 8:30 7:45 45
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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 87 349 -5 1 0 2 -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 %
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 349 47.9 69.5 75.9 36.8 44.8 43.3 62.1 52.4 35.5 7.7 88.9
Player 2,917 49.5 70.2 76.6 31.3 47.1 42.6 66.0 50.6 32.4 8.2 79.9
MLB 48.5 66.9 82.0 28.4 58.2 42.6 60.8 47.1 24.7 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 74 51 100
2020 92 63 99
2021 96 98 95 82 94 67 25 41 85 95 28 84 62 97 83 98
2022 71 67 72 71 61 72 57 8 4 83 46 82 80 92 63 99
2023 97 88 92 88 92 76 76 96 97 87 69 93 96 90 75 99
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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 6.2 1 5 5 2 28.6
2022 23.4 4 4.2 0 3 2 2 50.0
2023 26.2 2 2.2 0 1 3 0 0.0
Player 24.4 19 17.3 2 9 14 6 31.6

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 5 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 2 1 4 2 4 4 2 1 1 1 2 4 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 4 2 1 4 2 1 1 2 4 2 2 0
Player 19 18 15 22 17 18 18 16 10 12 13 20 20 18 19 18 18 15 19 20 17 16 26 17 18 16 16 20 19 16 12
! 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 96.5 -0.4
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 86.4 -0.9
Exit Velocity 89.0 92.3 3.3 89.1 -3.2 90.3 1.2 84.7 -5.6
Launch Angle 11.8 -0.5 -12.3 12.3 12.8 12.5 0.2 14.4 1.9
Barrel % 9.8 9.7 -0.1 9.2 -0.5 6.9 -2.3 5.5 -1.4
Hard Hit % 41.5 51.6 10.1 33.8 -17.8 45.9 12.1 25.5 -20.4
Sweet Spot % 31.7 25.8 -5.9 25.4 -0.4 28.9 3.5 32.7 3.8
xBA .284 .174 -0.110 .173 -0.001 .223 0.050 .199 -0.024
BA .274 .154 -0.120 .181 0.027 .190 0.009 .232 0.042
xwOBA .389 .254 -0.135 .251 -0.003 .284 0.033 .240 -0.044
wOBA .380 .230 -0.150 .257 0.027 .238 -0.019 .273 0.035
xSLG .490 .328 -0.162 .296 -0.032 .348 0.052 .291 -0.057
SLG .484 .288 -0.196 .310 0.022 .263 -0.047 .341 0.078
K% 28.0 36.8 8.8 33.6 -3.2 28.3 -5.3 30.3 2.0
BB% 12.0 8.8 -3.2 9.9 1.1 8.1 -1.8 6.7 -1.4
Swing % 47.9 47.3 -0.6 49.8 2.5 52.4 2.6 52.4 0.0
Whiff% 29.5 43.8 14.3 31.8 -12.0 30.3 -1.5 35.5 5.2
In Zone % 46.6 46.0 -0.6 49.4 3.4 52.0 2.6 47.9 -4.1
Out of Zone % 53.4 54.0 0.6 50.6 -3.4 48.0 -2.6 52.1 4.1
Out of Zone Swing % 27.7 32.8 5.1 29.1 -3.7 32.4 3.3 36.8 4.4
First Pitch Swing % 28.0 35.1 7.1 42.3 7.2 39.8 -2.5 29.9 -9.9
First Pitch Strike % 52.0 68.4 16.4 66.8 -1.6 70.1 3.3 62.1 -8.0
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2019 75 .380 43 3 7.0 32 16 50.0
2020 57 .230 32 6 18.8 25 16 64.0
2021 236 .257 140 10 7.1 96 50 52.1
2022 254 .238 137 55 40.1 117 82 70.1
2023 87 .273 46 0 0.0 41 0 0.0

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 45 14.8 51.1% 0.0% 36 17.7 8.3% 2.8%
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Pitch Distribution