• Full name Michael Lorenzo Romero
  • Born 01/12/2004 in San Diego, CA
  • Profile Ht.: 5'11" / Wt.: 175 / Bats: L / Throws: R
  • School Orange Lutheran
  • Drafted in the 1st round (24th overall) by the Boston Red Sox in 2022 (signed for $2,300,000).
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    Romero established himself as one of the top players his age as an underclassman at Vista Murrieta (Calif.) High and transferred to national prep power Orange (Calif.) Lutheran High for a chance at increased exposure. He got off to a slow start this spring and struggled at the National High School Invitational, but he recovered to show well at the Boras Classic and finished the season strong. Romero has a pretty, natural lefthanded swing and an advanced feel for hitting. He identifies pitches well and frequently gets the barrel to the ball to make consistent contact, including against high-end velocity and quality breaking stuff. Though Romero makes lots of contact, it’s often soft contact. He has a slender build and lacks the strength to do damage even when he squares balls up. He needs to make substantial strength gains to reach his potential as an above-average hitter with below-average power, with opinions sharply divided on whether he will be able to. Romero is an instinctive defender at shortstop with sure hands and a quick transfer, but his range is limited by his fringe-average speed and his fringy arm strength makes it difficult for him to make throws moving to his right. He is likely to move to second base or play a utility role. Romero is a mature, mentally tough individual who performed in high-pressure situations while his father battled advanced stage cancer. He also has athletic bloodlines: his older sisters Sierra and Sydney were two of the best college softball players of their generation at Michigan and Oklahoma, respectively. He is committed to Louisiana State.

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  • Greenville Drive placed SS Mikey Romero on the 7-day injured list.
  • Salem Red Sox activated SS Mikey Romero from the 7-day injured list.
  • Salem Red Sox sent SS Mikey Romero on a rehab assignment to FCL Red Sox.
  • Salem Red Sox placed SS Mikey Romero on the 7-day injured list.
  • Salem Red Sox transferred SS Mikey Romero to the Development List.

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