27-Year-Old Pitcher – Washington Nationals
2018 Fantasy Baseball Outlook
Intrigued by his 96-mph fastball and ability to miss bats, the Nationals acquired Romero from the Rays last offseason, hoping he could fortify a weak bullpen. After a strong spring, including pitching...
Romero is one of four left-handed relievers competing for two open spots in the Nationals' bullpen, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.
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Washington Nationals Roster
MajorsAdams, Matt (1B)
AAAbreu, Osvaldo (SS)
A+Agustin, Telmito (OF)
ABanks, Nick (OF)
RookieAlvarado, Elvis (OF)
Enny Romero: Past News Updates ( ▲ View most recent update )
RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
Romero was unable to improve on what looked to be an unlucky 2015 season, and in fact, he actually got worse, and this time his struggles were backed up by the peripherals. While he upped his K/9 to 9.85, he also had more trouble with the long ball than in previous years, absorbing a career-high 1.38 HR/9. Control continued to be a problem, as well, evidenced by an unsightly 5.52 BB/9 and 1.53 WHIP. The 6-foot-3 southpaw still possesses a smoking fastball that hits 96 mph, but he's yet to show he can consistently harness that power in a way that allows him to record consistent outs. His physical talent and youth will continue affording him opportunity, and following an offseason trade to the Nationals, he has a clearer path to a major league roster spot than he did with the Rays. He remains an above-average source of strikeouts but only managed six holds and a save over 52 appearances in 2016, leaving his value in those areas far from anything useful heading into 2017.
Romero's 2015 season was a prime example of how the Rays are not shy about mixing and matching their bullpen between the majors and minors. The 24-year-old was called up and sent down four different times before landing with the team for good in late August. This was his first season after transitioning to reliever, working in multi-inning, low-leverage appearances. The results werenít ideal, as he finished with a 5.10 ERA and 1.733 WHIP in 30 innings. He did flash good strikeout stuff, sending back more than a batter per inning, but it meant little when he allowed a .312 batting average against. As he matures and learns to use his 97 mph fastball, late-inning opportunities could come his way, but thatís going to require him showing good results in the near future. Young, left-handed power arms are hard to come by, and the Rays will likely do their best to capitalize as best as they can in the near future.
Romero finished 2013 with Triple-A Durham, but it was pretty clear that he needed another year of seasoning in the minor leagues, so he returned to the International League where he had mixed results as a 23-year-old. His 4.50 ERA and 1.43 WHIP are a bit unsightly, but he showed significant improvement down the stretch. In eight starts after the All-Star break, he posted a 2.32 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 39:14 K:BB ratio in 42.2 innings. His dominant fastball/curveball combo from the left side might be best suited in a high-leverage role out of the bullpen. However, Romero certainly has the body of a starter (6-foot-3, 210 pounds), and his success in the final five weeks of the season offers hope that he can stick in a rotation. It is not clear when or in what role Romero will join the Rays in 2015, but he is ready to contribute to the big league club in some capacity this season.
Romero made a meteoric rise in the Rays' organization, ultimately landing in Tampa Bay to make a spot start in September. He spent most of the season with Double-A Montgomery, where he went 11-7 with a 2.76 ERA and 110 strikeouts in 27 starts. Despite a slim stature, the lefty can run his fastball consistently around 95 mph. His secondary pitches may still need some fine-tuning, but he is further evidence of how deep the talent runs in the pitching department of the Rays' system. He cut back a bit on his walk rate in 2013 and showed solid poise in his start for the Rays during a playoff chase. He could make a run at a rotation spot in the spring, but will more likely begin 2014 at Triple-A Durham, though he could end up making starts with the Rays at some point in the season.
Romero spent the 2012 season at High-A Port Charlotte and is rising up the ranks of top prospects in the Rays' farm system. On the season, Romero went 5-7 with a 3.93 ERA and 107 strikeouts over 25 appearances (23 starts). He is a lefty with a big fastball and is developing his curveball and changeup. He continued to struggle with control in 2012, as he walked 5.4 BB/9. Romero is still a few years from the majors and will need to improve his control and location to continue moving up the ranks. He will likely begin 2013 at Double-A Montgomery.
Romero had a season of mixed results for Low-A Bowling Green, finishing with a 4.26 ERA and 1.509 WHIP. However, his 140 strikeouts in 114 innings are evidence of the amount of upside the youngster has when he can control his pitches. This was his first full professional season which is something to consider and as he matures he should fill out his lanky 6-foot-3 frame. Look for Romero to work on improving his control when he likely starts the season at High-A Charlotte. He's someone to keep an eye on as he could develop into the Rays' next big pitching prospect.