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77 Fernando Romero RP

Minnesota Twins

Fantasy Stats
Own%Start%
2%0%
Key Stats
IPW-LSVERAKsBB
8.00-007.8885
Pitching Summary
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2018MIN334.691111000055.2603129671945
2019MIN007.888000008.012772158

Player Updates

July 12, 2019 02:40 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Activated off injured list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero (back) was activated off the minor-league injured list Friday, Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com reports.

Romero landed on the IL on June 21 with a lower-back strain but is able to rejoin Triple-A Rochester after a few weeks on the shelf. The 24-year-old has a 4.66 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 28:10 K:BB over 29 innings with the Red Wings this season.

June 22, 2019 12:56 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Out with back injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was placed on the minor-league injured list Friday with a lower-back strain, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester last week after a one-day stint in the majors and apparently suffered the injury when he fired 1.1 scoreless innings Wednesday. The severity of the injury remains unclear, but the 24-year-old will be eligible to be activated next Thursday.

June 15, 2019 12:20 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Headed back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Friday, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

After just one day back with the Twins, Romero finds himself returning to Triple-A Rochester. With the Twins leading 10-1 in the eighth inning Thursday, the 24-year-old got his chance to pitch but gave up two runs on two hits and two walks while failing to record an out. The Twins called up Zack Littell in a corresponding move in an effort to bolster their bullpen.

June 13, 2019 02:12 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Returns to majors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was recalled from Triple-A Rochester on Thursday.

It's encouraging to see Romero back with the Twins, as he showed promise in his last stint in the majors, allowing four hits and no runs in five appearances with eight strikeouts at the beginning of May. Since then, he's been inconsistent with Triple-A Rochester, posting an ERA of 6.06 in 16.1 innings pitched, although he carries a 15:6 K:BB during that time. The 24-year-old will most likely be used in low-leverage situations and could find himself back in the minors if the Twins opt to bring back Adalberto Mejia (calf) once he's eligible to return.

May 12, 2019 10:28 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Returns to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester after Game 2 of Saturday's doubleheader against the Tigers, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Romero, who didn't take the mound during either game of the twin bill, heads back to Rochester to make room for Willians Astudillo's return from a hamstring injury. The 24-year-old has a 5.63 ERA, 1.62 WHIP and 8:3 K:BB over eight major-league innings this season.

April 24, 2019 11:00 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Back up from minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Twins recalled Romero from Triple-A Rochester ahead of Wednesday's game against the Astros.

Romero will be up with the big club for the second time this season after he previously made a two-inning appearance in relief over the weekend while serving as the Twins' 26th man in their doubleheader with the Orioles. Minnesota also recalled Kohl Stewart from Rochester to make the start Wednesday, but since it's unlikely he'll be asked to work deep into the contest, Romero could be called upon to cover a couple of innings out of the bullpen.

April 19, 2019 05:24 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Joining Twins for doubleheader
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will be called up from Triple-A Rochester to serve as the 26th player in Saturday's doubleheader against the Orioles, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Romero had a chance to open the season with an impact role in Minnesota's bullpen, but was instead optioned to Triple-A at the end of spring training. The 24-year-old has a 4.32 ERA, 0.74 WHIP and 11:2 K:BB over 8.1 innings to begin the season at Rochester.

March 23, 2019 01:48 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Optioned to Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester, Betsy Helfand of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Minnesota management talked about Romero all spring as in their plans as an impact reliever, but he had two poor spring outings in a row, leaving him with a 8.38 ERA. It could be a short stint in the minors, as he was one of the few relievers in camp with minor-league options. It will also be interesting to see if the Twins keep Romero in the bullpen in Rochester.

March 21, 2019 10:24 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Not viewed as closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will be used in a multi-inning role to begin the season and is unlikely to close games, MLB.com reports. "I don't know that we were viewing him as the back-end guy right at the outset," said chief baseball officer Derek Falvey.

Romero has had two poor outings in a row as he gave up four runs while retiring two batters with two walks Wednesday. His spring ERA rose to 8.38. It sounds like he'll still make the 25-man roster, but it's still possible he could begin the season in the minors. While he may not be the closer initially, he still has upside to take over the role later this season after the Twins moved him to the bullpen this spring.

March 18, 2019 06:20 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Struggles in Sunday's spring outing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero gave up five runs (four earned) and did not retire a batter while giving up three walks and a hit in Sunday's spring training loss to Toronto. "It's a good outing to wipe clean, because I've really enjoyed the way he's thrown the ball," manager Rocco Baldelli told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

Romero, who has been moved to the bullpen after working as a starter last season, had given up one earned run in nine innings before Sunday's clunker. It sounds like he'll be given a mulligan, but he may need to impress in his final spring outing. It sounds like the Twins plan to use him as a reliever in many different spots. He could be in the closer mix as well; Baldelli hasn't indicated whether he'll use a single stopper or a bullpen-by-committee approach.

March 13, 2019 07:56 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Strong spring as reliever
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero has had a strong spring in relief, allowing just two runs over seven innings with six strikeouts and two walks. "I'm hoping that, in time, he's going to be a very, very important piece we can look to get very important outs during the course of a game," manager Rocco Baldelli told the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

Romero has been moved to the bullpen after working as a starter last season. It sounds like the Twins plan to use him as a reliever in many different spots. He could possibly be in the closer mix as well as Baldelli hasn't indicated who he'll use at closer of if he'll use a bullpen-by-committee approach. With his impressive velocity and slider, Romero has some upside to emerge as the team's closer. However, he could also be shuffled between Triple-A and the majors since he has a minor-league option remaining.

February 17, 2019 08:44 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Officially moving to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will move to the bullpen this season, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

A conversion to relief was rumored earlier in the offseason and confirmed by new manager Rocco Baldelli on Saturday. Romero impressed in his first five starts of his rookie campaign last season but finished with an unimpressive 4.69 ERA in 11 starts. The 24-year-old has the classic characteristics of a player who could thrive after such a move, as he owns a big fastball and a good slider but lacks a third pitch and has mediocre command. If he makes a smooth adjustment, he could become an important high-leverage reliever in Minnesota as soon as this season.

December 11, 2018 08:12 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Could move to bullpen
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Minnesota is considering moving Romero to the bullpen, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports. "His mentality fits," Chief Baseball Officer Derek Falvey said. "When people watch him pitch, they see him in the bullpen, they see clear ability there. So we're open-minded to that."

Romero had impressive velocity in his major-league debut last season, but he was previously thought more to be a candidate for the fifth starter spot in the rotation. He dazzled in his first five starts in the majors last season with a 1.88 ERA and 9.1 K/9. However, he ran out of gas in his next five starts with a 7.54 ERA, 6.0 K/9 and 2.0 HR/9. While Romero had an impressive 95.4 mph average fastball, he struggled with his control and command. He could be a dark horse for Minnesota's closer role if the team doesn't sign a veteran given his velocity, but his role and chances to make the team are uncertain. He likely needs more time at Triple-A.

September 3, 2018 01:13 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Not slated for recall
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will not join the Twins' expanded roster in September because he's approaching his innings limit, Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com reports.

The hurler has compiled 133.1 frames between Triple-A Rochester and the majors. Romero has a 4.69 ERA in 55.2 innings (11 starts) in the latter but won't get a chance to make a better impression until the 2019 season, when he could compete for a rotation spot in spring training. Despite underwhelming command indicators (7.3 K/9, 3.1 BB/9), Romero, who turns 24 in December, could provide at least occasional mixed-league fantasy value if he can lock down a 2019 starting gig.

July 15, 2018 07:36 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Heads back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester following Sunday's outing against the Rays, Brandon Warne of ZoneCoverage.com reports.

Romero surfaced in the big leagues for a spot start after Aaron Slegers (shoulder) landed on the disabled list. Romero was knocked around for four runs on 10 hits while striking out one across 4.1 innings, and although he didn't factor into the decision, the Twins ended up winning 11-7 in extra innings. The 23-year-old right-hander has posted a 4.69 ERA and 1.42 WHIP with 45 strikeouts over 55.2 innings with Minnesota this season.

July 15, 2018 02:20 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Recalled ahead of start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was recalled from Triple-A Rochester ahead of his scheduled start Sunday against the Rays.

Romero assumed the rotation and active roster spot of Aaron Slegers (shoulder), who was placed on the 10-day disabled list in a corresponding move. The 23-year-old right-hander previously made 10 starts for Minnesota earlier in the season, producing a 4.38 ERA and 1.34 WHIP across 51.1 innings. Romero could stick around as the big club's fifth starter until one of Slegers or Ervin Santana (finger) is ready to return from the DL.

July 15, 2018 12:56 AM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Announced as Sunday's starter
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero will start Sunday against the Rays, Phil Miller of the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Romero has a solid-but-unspectacular 4.38 in 51.1 innings for the Twins this season, though his 2.04 ERA in 39.2 innings for Triple-A Rochester is quite good. Aaron Slegers will hit the disabled list with shoulder inflammation in a corresponding move.

July 14, 2018 03:48 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Likely to start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero could get the start Sunday against the Rays, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Romero was sent to Triple-A Rochester on June 23 after posting a 4.38 ERA and 1.34 WHIP with 35 strikeouts over 39.2 innings with the big club. Since getting demoted, the 23-year-old right-hander has been on a tear with the Red Wings, putting him in line for a spot start.

July 9, 2018 12:04 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Back on track at Triple-A
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero gave up one run over seven innings Sunday with six strikeouts for Triple-A Rochester. He's 2-0 with a 1.50 ERA and 7.5 K/9 in three starts since being sent back to the minors.

Romero is performing strong enough at Triple-A that he's likely put himself in position to be back in the majors shortly after the All-Star break.

June 23, 2018 07:08 PM
Twins' Fernando Romero: Optioned to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Romero was optioned to Triple-A Rochester on Saturday, Dan Hayes of The Athletic Minnesota reports.

Romero's 4.38 ERA is perfectly adequate, though he'd struggled over his last two starts, allowing seven runs in 10 innings while striking out just five batters. He'll have a good chance to return to the rotation at some point later in the season.

Situational Stats
SituationIPWLERASVBBSO
vs LHB 2.200 10.13011
vs RHB 5.100 6.75047
Last 7 Games
  OPP W L SV IP H ER BB Ks
4/24@HOU0002.02202
4/26BAL0001.01012
4/30HOU0001.01012
5/3@NYY0001.00001
5/5@NYY0000.00010
5/10DET0001.02001
6/13SEA0000.02220
Two Week Schedule
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W7-5
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W13-6
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W12-7
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W6-3
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CHW
8:10 pm
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8:10 pm
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CHW
1:10 pm
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DET
8:10 pm
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DET
7:10 pm
= probable start
Fantasy Points by Week
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Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVSVOINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2017MIN00 ---0000000.00000000
2018MIN33 4.6911110000 55.2603129671945
2019MIN00 7.88800000 8.012772158
Total 33 5.0919110000 63.2723836882453
Batting Stats
YearTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSOBPSLGAVG
2018MIN11300000300 .000 .000 .000
2019MIN8000000000 --- --- ---
Total 19300000300 .000 .000 .000
Fielding Stats
YearTeamPosnGGSTCPOAEDPFLD%
2018MINP1111113710 .909
2019MINP8000000 ---
Total  1911113710 .909
More Pitching Stats
YearTeamIBBGOAOGO/AOSBCSPKBKWPAVGPAMB9SLGRPF
2017MIN000 ---00000 ---0 --- ---0
2018MIN16155 1.1842007 .279247 13.9 .4190
2019MIN0104 3.0000003 .35340 20.3 .5880
Total 17159 1.31420010 .289287 14.7 .4420
Minor League Pitching Stats
YearTeamWLERAGGSCGSHOSVINNHRERHRHBPBBSO
2012R-Dsl Twins14 4.65146000 31.0261916031428
2013R-Gcl Twins20 1.60126000 45.032128031347
2014AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels00 3.0033000 12.013441059
2016AFX-Cedar Rapids Kernels41 1.9355000 28.0186601525
2016AFA-Fort Myers Miracle52 1.881111000 62.1481513131065
2017AA-Chattanooga Lookouts119 3.532423110125.0124594941045120
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/215
Birthdate:
12/24/1994
Age:
24
Hometown:
San Juan de la Maguana, DR
Bats/Throws:
R/R
Team:
Minnesota Twins
College:

MLB Experience:
2