Jordan Romano
27-Year-Old PitcherRP
Out
Injury Finger
Est. Return 2/1/2021
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
RANKSFrom Preseason
#601
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$Signed a one-year, $567,800 contract with the Blue Jays in March of 2020.
Fails to make playoff roster
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
September 29, 2020
ANALYSIS
A sprained finger has kept Romano out for all of September and will keep him out at least a little while longer, despite an original timeline of 2-to-4 weeks. He's been throwing off a mound for over a week but is evidently not yet ready to go. Rafael Dolis and Anthony Bass remain Toronto's top high-leverage options in his absence.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
16
Last 10 Games
17
Last 5 Games
17
How many pitches does Jordan Romano generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
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 2018
 
 
-50%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-61%
BAA vs LHP
2019
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
2018
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .140 57 24 6 7 1 0 2
Since 2018vs Right .281 75 18 8 18 1 0 4
2020vs Left .083 25 14 1 2 1 0 1
2020vs Right .214 32 7 4 6 0 0 1
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-65%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
2019
 
 
-37%
ERA on Road
2018
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 7.30 1.78 12.1 1 1 0 12.4 2.9 2.9
Since 2018Away 2.55 0.96 17.2 1 2 2 12.7 5.1 1.0
2020Home 3.86 1.07 4.2 1 1 0 13.5 1.9 3.9
2020Away 0.00 0.80 10.0 1 0 2 12.6 3.6 0.0
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
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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
4.20
 
K/9
12.9
 
BB/9
3.1
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
96.6 mph
 
ERA
1.23
 
WHIP
0.89
 
BABIP
.228
 
GB/FB
2.57
 
Left On Base
98.0%
 
Exit Velocity
85.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
4.4%
 
Spin Rate
2251 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
33.3%
 
Swinging Strike
20.7%
 
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Throws live batting practice
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
September 27, 2020
Romano (finger) threw 15-20 pitches during a live batting practice session Sunday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Another bullpen on tap
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
September 24, 2020
Romano (finger) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Friday, Shi Davidi of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Bullpen scheduled
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
September 21, 2020
Romano (finger) will throw a bullpen session Tuesday, Arden Zwelling of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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Returns to mound work
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
September 20, 2020
Romano (finger) has resumed throwing off a mound, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet.ca reports.
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No timeline for return
PToronto Blue Jays
Finger
September 11, 2020
Romano (finger) remains without a timeline to return from the 10-day injured list, but the Blue Jays expect to gain clarity on that front in the coming days, Keegan Matheson of MLB.com reports.
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