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Austin Romine

#50 | C | CardinalsSTL
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Austin Romine
Name: Austin Allen Romine
Born: Nov 22, 1988 in Lake Forest, CA
High School: El Toro HS, Lake Forest, Calif.
Ht.: 6'1" / Wt.: 220 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 2nd round (94th overall) by the New York Yankees in 2007 (signed for $500,000)
Romine's brother Andrew is Arizona State's starting shortstop, and his dad Kevin played there before his brief big league career. Austin also has committed to the Sun Devils, but the consensus in Southern California is he'll never make it to Tempe. That's despite a left hand injury that has plagued him all season. In May, he reaggravated what was diagnosed as a torn ligament in his thumb and had surgery. Rather than sit out the rest of the season, he focused on being El Toro's closer. His arm is his best tool, among the most powerful in a strong draft crop of catchers. Romine's pop times to second base have ranged from 1.78 to 1.85 seconds, putting him near an 80 on the 20-80 scouting scale. Romine's receiving is less advanced, but he's no slouch there and has the athletic ability to improve his deficient footwork. Offensively, Romine has gap power and makes consistent contact, and he's got enough strength to project to hit for average home run power down the road.
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