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JoJo Romero
Name: Joseph Abel Romero
Born: Sep 9, 1996 in Oxnard, CA
Junior College: Yavapai (Ariz.) JC
Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 200 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: L
Drafted in the 4th round (107th overall) by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2016 (signed for $800,000)
Romero pitched effectively out of the bullpen for Nevada as a freshman, striking out more than a batter an inning, before transferring to junior college powerhouse Yavapai College for the 2016 season. At 6-foot, 185 pounds, Romero shows excellent athleticism on the mound with the makings of four solid pitches. He put up strong numbers for Yavapai, posting a 3.82 ERA and yielding only four homeruns in 77.2 regular season innings. He pitched even more effectively during the post-season, helping the Roughriders capture the regional championship. Romero works with a fastball in the 89-92 mph range and reaches as high as 94, showing good sink. His best secondary pitch is his changeup, which is at least an average. He has a clean delivery and his arm works well. While some scouts see Romero as a bullpen arm at the next level, multiple evaluators have compared him to Jason Vargas, as a shorter lefthander with a durable arm capable of pitching at the back end of a big league rotation.
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