School: San Diego
Weight: 180 lbs.
Hometown: Corona, CA
High School: Norco HS
Previously Drafted: 15th round, 2005 (San Diego Padres)
- 2007 All-WCC First-team
- 2007 Collegiate Baseball Second-team All American
- 2006 Collegiate Baseball Freshman All American
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.
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.
Late first round/supplemental round.