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Drew Romo

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Drew Romo
Name: Drew Arthur Romo
Born: Aug 29, 2001 in Fountain Valley, CA
High School: The Woodlands (Texas) HS
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 205 lbs
Bats: B / Throws: R
Drafted in the supplemental 1st round (35th overall) by the Colorado Rockies in 2020 (signed for $2,095,800)
Romo has been regarded as an elite catch-and-throw backstop since essentially the day he started playing high school baseball. Area scouts were quick to note his prowess behind the plate, and some think he’s been the best defensive catcher in Texas for four years—and Baylor backstop Shea Langeliers was a top-10 pick in 2019. Romo is at the top of a deep prep catching class in 2020, along with the offensively-oriented Tyler Soderstrom, and teams believe he is a likely major leaguer despite high school catchers being one of the riskiest draft profiles. Romo has soft hands, is an excellent blocker and receiver and has a strong, accurate arm. He has a chance to be a plus-plus defender behind the plate with plus arm strength, the type of catcher who wins Gold Glove awards. On top of that, the switch-hitting Romo offers solid raw power from both sides of the plate. His swing is a bit more grooved from the left side, while his righthanded swing is rigid with a tick more power. The biggest question with Romo is how frequently he is going to make contact. He has shown some swing-and-miss concerns and there’s reason to wonder how well he’ll hit better pitching. Still, he has a good understanding of the strike zone and could provide enough offense with his plate discipline and ambush power. The baseline for catcher offense is low and scouts almost unanimously see Romo as an impact defender at the game’s most premium position. Despite any offensive concerns, the Louisiana State commit has a chance to go in the first or supplemental first round.
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