Josh Romanski

School: San Diego

Class: Junior

Height: 6′0″

Weight: 180 lbs.

Bats: Left

Throws: Left

Pos: lhp/of

Hometown: Corona, CA

High School: Norco HS
Previously Drafted: 15th round, 2005 (San Diego Padres)

Year   Team       IP   K/9   BB/9   K/BB   HR/9   H/9   RA                  
2006   San Diego       56.0   8.7   3.2   2.7   0.3   9.2   5.63                  
2007   San Diego       112.0   11.0   1.9   3.8   0.2   7.2   3.86  
     
 
Year   Team       AB   AVG   OBP   SLG   XBH%   ISO   2B+3B   BB%   K%          
2006   San Diego       157   .287   .378   .414   24%   .127   7   11.5%   11.5%          
2007   San Diego       224   .335   .402   .438   20%   .103   12   10.2%   7.8%  

Honors:

  • 2007 All-WCC First-team
  • 2007 Collegiate Baseball Second-team All American
  • 2006 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All American

Strengths:
Romanski is one of the best two-way players in college baseball and is an intimidating baseball player. However, he doesn’t pitch or hit well enough to be a high draft choice. He’s the Toreros’ Saturday starter and he pairs with lefty Brian Matusz as one of the best one-two punches in college baseball. He has good command of three quality pitches: a low 90s sinker, a slider and a changeup. He has an excellent feel for pitching and spots his fastball effectively. When he’s not pitching, Romanski is playing center field. He’s a good contact hitter and gets on-base, but hasn’t shown much power in two seasons. He turned down a six-figure signing bonus from the Padres in 2005; he’ll likely get a similar offer after he’s drafted this spring.

Weaknesses:
On the mound, he’s only projects as a back of the rotation starter. He hasn’t shown much power, either. Romanski’s small build doesn’t lend itself well to projection.

The Future:
Late first round/supplemental round.

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