Trending Down: JoJo Romero, LHP, Reading
Coming off of a great 2017 season in which he was named the Phillies’ minor-league pitcher of the year, Romero has had a tough start in Reading in 2018.
As of May 17th, Romero was 0-4 with a 6.38 ERA in 7 starts. Command has been a problem for Romero. In each of his starts on May 9th and 14th, he walked 4 batters. The walks have led to high pitch counts which have led to short outings for the 21-year-old left-hander.
It is a tough adjustment going from A ball to AA ball. Romero is going through that this year, but his stuff that earned him the pitcher of the year award for the Phillies is still there.
It will take time and he is only 21, but his slow start in Reading is concerning.