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Maxwell Romero

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Maxwell Romero
Name: Maxwell Vianney Romero Jr.
Born: Apr 29, 2001 in Miami, FL United States
High School: Pembroke Pines (Fla.) HS
College: Vanderbilt
Ht.: 6'0" / Wt.: 218 lbs
Bats: L / Throws: R
Drafted in the 9th round (261st overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2022 (signed for $165,700)
Romero Jr. spent two seasons with Vanderbilt prior to transferring to Miami for the 2022 season. This spring, the 6-foot-1, 118-pound catcher was the everyday catcher for Miami and he slashed .272/.378/.507 with 12 home runs and 15 doubles. He has solid raw power in the tank and sound exit velocity data to back that up, but there’s a decent amount of swing-and-miss in his game as well. Romero Jr. struck out at a 25.9% rate this spring and has struggled against 93+ mph fastball velocity as well as breaking stuff. He does have solid receiving skills behind the plate and brings a strong arm to the table that dates back to his prep days (when he ranked a the No. 275 prospect in the 2019 draft class). Between Vanderbilt and Miami, Romero Jr. has thrown out 28.6% of base runners and in an admittedly small sample in the Cape Cod League in 2021 that mark was 43%. An ACC catcher with double-digit home run power should be appealing to most teams at some point in the draft.
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