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Sal Romano
P | B/T: L/R | 6' 5" 255LBS | Age: 27

Draft: 2011 | Rd: 23, #715, Cincinnati Reds | Southington (CT) HS
Poor Avg Great

Stats

W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2021 0 0 5.23 14 0 0 20.2 12 1.40
5 Seasons 15 19 5.15 83 41 2 271.0 206 1.46
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2021 14 0-0 5.23 20.2 12 1.40
5 Seasons 83 15-19 5.15 271.0 206 1.46

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted Balls Barrels Barrel % Exit Velocity Max EV Launch Angle Sweet Spot % XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2017 24 1498 270 12 4.4 87.4 109.9 7.6 27 .238 .364 .340 .302 .327 34.1 19 9.6 4.45 3.98
2018 25 2404 482 39 8.1 88.3 112.9 10.6 32.4 .267 .447 .334 .335 .371 34 16.3 8.2 5.31 4.89
2019 26 306 52 5 9.6 91.1 109.4 13.3 40.4 .258 .500 .418 .365 .427 37.5 20.8 10.4 7.71 6.25
2020 27 13 4 0 0 94.5 105.3 23.3 50 .441 .674 .000 .475 .475 75 0 0 0.00 11.71
2021 28 336 70 6 8.6 89.2 108.7 14 34.3 .285 .531 .317 .371 .402 41.4 13.2 9.9 5.23 5.84
4557 878 62 7.1 88.3 112.9 10.2 31.4 .259 .432 .339 .330 .364 35 17.2 8.9
6.5 88.3 122.2 11.9 32.8 .243 .403 .317 .312 .363 35.4 22 8.4

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Romano relies on 2 pitches.
Sinker
(62.8%) ,
Slider
(37.2%) ,


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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 211 115 96 62.8 93.3 64 58 15 10 1 1 3 9 49 .259 .272 .466 .517 .343 .366 89.3 14 2098 5.9 13.8 22.5
2021 Slider 125 86 39 37.2 87.4 25 24 5 4 0 0 1 3 21 .208 .316 .333 .564 .250 .382 89.1 13 2238 5.9 10.4 7.3
2020 Sinker 10 3 7 76.9 95.2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .562 .000 .761 .000 .573 100.1 3 2130 6.0 0.0
2020 Slider 3 1 2 23.1 87.5 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 .000 .320 .000 .587 .000 .378 89.0 44 2546 6.0 0.0 0.0
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel %
2017 53.3 18.5 22.2 5.9 35.2 37.8 27 5.6 36.7 21.1 24.1 5.2 4.4
2018 46.9 23.2 23.4 6.4 37.3 37.1 25.5 2.9 35.1 23.7 23.7 4.8 8.1
2019 38.5 32.7 26.9 1.9 21.2 50 28.8 1.9 28.8 26.9 21.2 3.8 9.6
2020 25 0 50 25 25 25 50 0 25 25 25 25 0
2021 41.4 32.9 18.6 7.1 22.9 52.9 24.3 2.9 27.1 21.4 27.1 12.9 8.6
47.8 23 23 6.2 34.5 39.3 26.2 3.6 34.5 22.9 23.9 5.6 7.1
45.2 22.2 25.5 7.1 36.6 37.9 25.5 3.6 33.4 24.3 24.5 5.6 6.5

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 Slider CIN R 121 87.4 32.2 -0.9 -3 0.8 -4.4 -122
2021 Sinker CIN R 210 93.3 24.2 3.3 16 16.6 1.6 11
2020 Sinker CIN R 10 95.2 23 3.2 16 19.4 4.8 33
2020 Slider CIN R 3 87.5 33 0.3 1 1.1 -4.6 -133
2019 Sinker CIN R 151 95.9 17.4 -2.6 -13 13.7 -0.9 -6
2019 4-Seamer CIN R 21 96.1 14.2 -1 -8 9.9 2.7 37
2019 Slider CIN R 90 87.1 38.6 4.6 14 3.5 -0.5 -12
2019 Curveball CIN R 6 81.4 45.6 -7.1 -13 5.3 -0.6 -10
2018 Slider CIN R 646 87 35.9 1.9 6 1.6 -2.4 -60
2018 Sinker CIN R 1420 94.1 19.5 -0.8 -4 14.2 0.1 1
2018 Curveball CIN R 52 82.9 43 -7.7 -15 4.7 -1.5 -24
2018 Changeup CIN R 124 87.6 27 -1.6 -6 10.6 -2.5 -19
2018 4-Seamer CIN R 150 94.1 16.7 -2 -13 8.4 1.3 18
2017 Sinker CIN R 256 95.1 16.7 -1 -6 14.1 -0.5 -3
2017 Changeup CIN R 129 89 22.3 -2.8 -11 11.2 -2.1 -16
2017 4-Seamer CIN R 676 95.4 12.7 -0.2 -2 10.2 2.6 35
2017 Slider CIN R 416 87.1 34.2 2.7 8 2.4 -0.9 -28
2017 Curveball CIN R 18 82.8 40.8 -7.8 -16 5.8 -0.3 -4
! 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 Slider 0.6 1 125 37.2 25 .208 .333 .288 10.4 12 7.3 .316 .564 .383 42.9
2021 Sinker 1.5 3 211 62.8 64 .259 .466 .373 13.8 14.1 22.5 .272 .517 .367 40.8
2020 Sinker -4.7 0 10 76.9 2 0 0 0 0 0 .562 .761 .573 100
2020 Slider -26.5 -1 3 23.1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .32 .587 .378 50
2019 Curveball -4.8 0 6 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 .813 .986 .777 0
2019 4-Seamer 5.6 1 21 6.9 4 .333 1.333 .675 37.5 25 33.3 .287 .908 .533 50
2019 Slider 0.4 0 90 29.4 26 .24 .44 .304 28.6 30.8 18.6 .248 .428 .297 41.2
2019 Sinker 3 5 151 49.3 35 .419 .806 .517 7.9 11.4 17.4 .304 .616 .431 35.7
2018 Curveball 0.3 0 52 2.2 8 .143 .429 .288 21.4 12.5 33.3 .296 .511 .39 33.3
2018 Changeup 2.7 3 124 5.2 20 .35 .7 .443 20.4 0 0 .271 .533 .345 35
2018 4-Seamer 1.5 2 150 6.2 35 .387 .677 .481 13.2 11.4 21.1 .36 .639 .459 37
2018 Slider -0.8 -5 646 26.9 187 .165 .301 .22 32.8 33.7 19.3 .18 .279 .221 24.3
2018 Sinker 0.7 11 1422 59.2 385 .309 .501 .389 11.3 9.4 12.1 .305 .513 .382 37.2
2018 N/A 1 0 0
2017 Curveball 0.3 0 18 1.2 1 1 1 .9 60 0 .341 .359 .31 0
2017 Changeup 2 3 129 8.6 20 .25 .35 .305 18.2 10 11.8 .233 .325 .241 44.4
2017 Sinker -1.1 -3 256 17.1 59 .26 .38 .335 16.3 13.6 20 .206 .301 .284 30.2
2017 Slider -0.2 -1 416 27.8 131 .244 .366 .28 37.7 33.6 21.7 .197 .272 .222 25.6
2017 4-Seamer 0.3 2 676 45.1 171 .307 .562 .413 12.2 11.1 13.7 .286 .477 .378 39.7
2017 N/A 1 0.1
! 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 Sinker 10 95.2 87 21.1 1:45 2:30 -45
2021 Sinker 205 93.3 84 18.6 1:45 2:15 -30
2021 Slider 118 87.4 20 3.8 12:30 12:30 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
2017 382 1497 4 -22 13 6 1
2018 634 2392 3 -13 12 8 11
2019 66 268 0 4 1 1 6
2021 89 336 1 -3 4 1 4
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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 %
2017 1498 50.9 62.7 82.4 24.2 63.5 41.1 54.9 43.8 22 8.1 76
2018 2404 50.6 66.5 88.2 27.6 60.7 44.2 58.2 47.3 18.1 8.6 72.8
2019 306 51.1 61.3 91.7 22.9 56.7 42.2 51.9 40.5 18.5 8.2 54.5
2020 13 76.9 60 100 0 38.5 100 46.2 0 7.7 100
2021 336 50.9 63.2 88.9 20.6 79.4 43.5 56 42.3 12.7 7.1 79.2
4557 50.8 64.7 86.6 25.6 62.5 43 56.8 45.3 18.9 8.3 73.3
48.4 66.7 82.1 28.3 58.7 42.6 60.5 46.9 24.5 7.2 75.8

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV HardHit% K% BB% Whiff% xERA FB Velo FB Spin CB Spin
2017 60 57 72 78 43 57 78 43 41 30 29 33 60 84 19 51
2018 17 13 14 19 24 6 20 51 62 12 48 7 17 72 11 43
2019 87 26 24
2020
2021 6 7 5 5 13 63 40 45 35 1 34 0 6 49 16
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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 23.6 4 3.1 1 5 3 1 25
2021 20.9 4 3.8 0 0 1 3 75

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2019 4 4 4 4 3 2 2 4 3 4 5 2 2 1 2 3 2 4 2 4 2 2 2 2 5 2 3 4 5 5 4
2021 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 4 4 4
! 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 95.3 94.1 -1.2 95.9 1.8 95.2 -0.7 93.3 -1.9
Offspeed Velocity 89 87.6 -1.4 0 0 0 0 0 0
Breaking Velocity 87 86.7 -0.3 86.7 0 87.5 0.8 87.4 -0.1
Exit Velocity 87.4 88.3 0.9 91.1 2.8 94.5 3.4 89.2 -5.3
Launch Angle 7.6 10.6 3 13.3 2.7 23.3 10 14 -9.3
Barrel % 4.4 8.1 3.7 9.6 1.5 0 -9.6 8.6 8.6
Hard Hit % 34.1 34 -0.1 37.5 3.5 75 37.5 41.4 -33.6
Sweet Spot % 27 32.4 5.4 40.4 8 50 9.6 34.3 -15.7
xBA .238 .267 0.029 .258 -0.009 .441 0.183 .285 -0.156
BA .275 .267 -0.008 .328 0.061 0 -0.328 .244 0.244
xwOBA .302 .335 0.033 .365 0.03 .475 0.11 .371 -0.104
wOBA .34 .334 -0.006 .418 0.084 0 -0.418 .317 0.317
xSLG .364 .447 0.083 .5 0.053 .674 0.174 .531 -0.143
SLG .45 .453 0.003 .627 0.174 0 -0.627 .427 0.427
K% 19 16.3 -2.7 20.8 4.5 0 -20.8 13.2 13.2
BB% 9.6 8.2 -1.4 10.4 2.2 0 -10.4 9.9 9.9
Swing % 43.8 47.3 3.5 40.5 -6.8 46.2 5.7 42.3 -3.9
Whiff% 22 18.1 -3.9 18.5 0.4 0 -18.5 12.7 12.7
In Zone % 50.9 50.6 -0.3 51.1 0.5 76.9 25.8 50.9 -26
Out of Zone % 49.1 49.4 0.3 48.9 -0.5 23.1 -25.8 49.1 26
Out of Zone Swing % 24.2 27.6 3.4 22.9 -4.7 0 -22.9 20.6 20.6
First Pitch Swing % 23.7 28 4.3 20.8 -7.2 25 4.2 24.2 -0.8
First Pitch Strike % 54.9 58.2 3.3 51.9 -6.3 100 48.1 56 -44
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Statcast Shift Statistics

vs RHHvs LHH
YearPAwOBAPAShifts%PAShifts%
2017 382 .340 203 8 3.9 179 12 6.7
2018 636 .334 335 8 2.4 301 68 22.6
2019 76 .418 41 3 7.3 35 22 62.9
2020 4 .000 2 2 100.0 2 2 100.0
2021 89 .317 50 5 10.0 39 22 56.4

Pitch Distribution