Jordan Romano
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Romano spent most of his minor-league career as a starter but was used exclusively in relief by the Blue Jays last season. The right-hander made 17 appearances in his rookie campaign, logging 15.1 innings and struggling to a 7.63 ERA (6.41 FIP). The transition to relief enabled Romano to condense his arsenal to two pitches -- a 94-95 mph four-seam fastball and an 84-85 mph slider -- and ditch his subpar changeup. As a result, he notched an excellent 28.0 K% in his brief stint with Toronto and an even better 31.9 K% in 24 games (21 as a reliever) at the Triple-A level. However, when Romano wasn't striking out batters he was too often allowing them to reach base, posting a 12.0 BB% and getting scorched by a 36.4 HR/FB%. Romano has been considerably better in both areas throughout his minor-league career, so the hope is that he'll settle in with more experience and eventually compete for a late-inning role. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a one-year, $567,800 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Opening Day roster spot secure
PToronto Blue Jays
March 5, 2020
Romano appears in strong position to earn a spot in the Blue Jays' Opening Day bullpen after Rafael Dolis required an appendectomy Tuesday, Scott Mitchell of TSN.ca reports.
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Dolis will be shut down for a week before he's even re-evaluated, making it likely he begins the season on the 15-day injured list. His expected absence opens up an extra spot in the bullpen, but Romano already looked on track to break camp with the Jays even before Dolis underwent the emergency procedure. Through his first four Grapefruit League outings, Romano had tossed four scoreless frames, permitting only two hits and no walks while striking out six. Given the Jays' lack of established options beyond closer Ken Giles, Romano could have good opportunity to claim a key setup role early on in the campaign.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
18
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
21
How many pitches does Jordan Romano generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Jordan Romano generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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2017
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .192 32 10 5 5 0 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .333 43 11 4 12 1 0 3
2019vs Left .192 32 10 5 5 0 0 1
2019vs Right .333 43 11 4 12 1 0 3
2018vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2018
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2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 9.39 2.22 7.2 0 0 0 11.7 3.5 2.3
Since 2017Away 5.87 1.17 7.2 0 2 0 12.9 7.0 2.3
2019Home 9.39 2.22 7.2 0 0 0 11.7 3.5 2.3
2019Away 5.87 1.17 7.2 0 2 0 12.9 7.0 2.3
2018Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Jordan Romano compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
2.33
 
K/9
12.3
 
BB/9
5.3
 
HR/9
2.3
 
Fastball
94.6 mph
 
ERA
7.63
 
WHIP
1.70
 
BABIP
.369
 
GB/FB
2.10
 
Left On Base
58.8%
 
Exit Velocity
89.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
10.0%
 
Spin Rate
2202 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
42.5%
 
Swinging Strike
13.2%
 
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Flashing velocity in camp
PToronto Blue Jays
February 23, 2020
Romano struck out one in a scoreless fourth inning Saturday against the Yankees while hitting 98 mph with his fastball, Gregor Chisholm of The Toronto Star reports.
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Suffers ankle sprain
PToronto Blue Jays
Ankle
September 14, 2019
Romano left Saturday's game against the Yankees with a sprained right ankle, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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Gets hit by comebacker
PToronto Blue Jays
Undisclosed
September 14, 2019
Romano left Saturday's game against the Yankees in clear pain after getting hit by a line drive, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Summoned to majors
PToronto Blue Jays
August 22, 2019
Romano was recalled from Triple-A Buffalo on Thursday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Working back from oblique issue
PToronto Blue Jays
Oblique
August 7, 2019
Romano has been on Triple-A Buffalo's 7-day injured list since July 11 due to an oblique injury.
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