• Full name Seth Daniel Romero
  • Born 04/19/1996 in West Columbia, TX
  • Profile Ht.: 6'3" / Wt.: 213 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Houston
  • Debut 08/13/2020
  • Drafted in the 1st round (25th overall) by the Washington Nationals in 2017 (signed for $2,800,000).
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    On pure talent, Romero is a top 10 prospect and among the top college pitchers in this year's draft. He's a lefthander with a chance to have three quality pitches: a 93-96 mph fastball, a slider and a changeup. Romero's plus fastball is his primary weapon. Throwing from a low three-quarters slot, he does a good job of getting in on the hands of righthanded hitters and is capable of locating his fastball to either side of the plate. His low slot makes his fastball even tougher for lefties. His slider has excellent bite and is also a plus pitch. He uses his changeup less often, but it has deception and the potential to be at least average. Romero has shown a consistent ability to pound the strike zone while generating swings and misses. He was leading Division I with 15.7 strikeouts per nine innings in 2017. For his college career, he struck out 11.5 batters per nine while walking only 2.8 per nine. But as teams line up their draft boards, they're surely spending as much time talking about questions about Romero's makeup as they are discussing his swing-and-miss stuff. Romero was suspended during the 2016 season for what Houston termed a violation of team rules. He was suspended again this April, reinstated and then kicked off the team just a week after his reinstatement. Romero also had surgery during high school where a screw was inserted in his elbow. Scouts will have to feel comfortable that Romero's problems stem more from immaturity than anything else, but at some point, likely in the first round, a team will view his talent as worth the risk, because he's a three-pitch lefty who could move quickly. After throwing less than 50 innings for Houston, his limited workload makes it easier for a team to let him throw significant innings in his first pro season. And he has the stuff to potentially help out a big league club in the bullpen this fall.

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