CBN POW Week II: Jordan Romano

Former Ontario Blue Jays RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) pitched seven scoreless for his first win for the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats against the Trenton Thunder. Photo: Amanda Fewer

Former Ontario Blue Jays RHP Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) pitched seven scoreless for his first win for the double-A New Hampshire Fisher Cats against the Trenton Thunder. Photo: Amanda Fewer

By George Farelli
Canadian Baseball Network

The Toronto Blue Jays are in the Bronx this weekend facing the New York Yankees and their group of established stars and young studs.

Former Ontario Blue Jay Jordan Romano (Markham, Ont.) was in Trenton earlier this week to face the Yankees’ affiliate double-A Trenton Thunder and their prospects.

Pitching for the New Hampshire Fisher Hats, Romano struck out seven working seven scoreless inning for his first win in the Eastern League. The effort earned him the Canadian Baseball Network Player of the Week honours for Week II.

Vladimir Guerrero (Montreal, Que.) had a pair of hits, doubled and knocked in a run in a 4-0 New Hampshire win before 3,294 fans at Arm & Hammer Park. Guerrero doubled off Domingo Acevedo, ranked the Yankees No. 10 prospect by Baseball America.

The Yankees had four prospects in the lineup in third baseman Gosuke Katoh, first basemen, Chris Gittens, DH Trey Amburgey and RF Jhalan Jackson.

Katoh lined out to centre fielder Jonathan Davis, was called out of swinging and struck out swinging.

Gittens struck out swinging, struck out swinging and flied out to right fielder Andrew Guillotte.

Amburgey flew out to right fielder Guillotte, popped up to second baseman Bo Bichette and doubled to centre. 

Jackson flew out to Davis, struck out swinging and grounded to Guerrero, who threw to first baseman Cavan Biggio.

So, Romano drafted in the 10th round in 2014 from Oral Roberts and signed by scout Dallas Black, allowed a double and two singles. He struck out seven and held the four Yankees prospects to 1-for-12 with five strikeouts.

Highlights of the Week
3B Vladimir Guerrero, Jr. Montreal, QC - Named Player of the Week in Double A Eastern League, with New Hampshire Fisher Cats.
1B Josh Naylor, Mississauga, ON - Named Player of the Week in Double A Texas League, with San Antonio Missions.
Player / Class / Team    AB    R    H    HR    RBI    AVG

Tyler O’Neill - AAA Memphis    19    7    10    2    8    .526
Jacob Robson - AA Erie    16    3    6    -    1    .375
Josh Naylor - AA San Antonio    19    7    7    3    5    .368
Abraham Toro - A Buies Creek    25    7    9    1    6    .360
Vladimir Guerrero - AA New Hampshire    18    1    6    -    4    .333
Charles Leblanc - A Down East    30    5    11    1    9    .330
Eric Wood - AAA Indianapolis    10    2    3    -    1    .300
Jared Young - A South Bend    17    4    5    1    2    .294

Chandler McLaren - Clermont France     17    7    11    -    13    .647
Jamie Romak - KBO SK Wyverns    21    5    10    3    8    .476
(Minimum 10 AB’s required)

1   7.0  3  -   -    -   7   1-0   -    0.43    0.00
Adjusting to the Double A level quite well, Jordan Romano had an excellent outing for New Hampshire this week, on April 11th in a 4-0 victory over Trenton Thunder. He pitched seven solid innings, gave up just three base hits and no runs while striking out seven Trenton batters, to earn his first Win of the year. His record with the Fisher Cats is now 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA.


1   5.0  4  1   -    1   4  1-0   -    1.00    0.00
Cal Quantrill is active with San Antonio in the Double A Texas League, and on April 16th the Padres prospect pitched very well in a 9-1 victory over N.W Arkansas Naturals. In five innings he surrendered four base hits and zero earned runs while striking out four Naturals hitters, to earn his first win of the season. His record with the Missions now stands at 1-0 with a 1.86 ERA.

3   4.0  -   -   -    1   5   1-0   1    0.25    0.00
Picked up by the Padres from the St. Louis Cardinals this past off season, Rowan Wick seems to be proving it was a wise move. This week he made three excellent relief appearances for San Antonio, and in the process picked up a win and a save. On April 12th in a 3-2 win over Arkansas Travelers he tossed two scoreless innings, gave up zero hits while striking out three batters to pick up his first Win of the season. On April 14th in an 8-7 win over the Travelers, he pitched one scoreless inning and surrendered zero hits, to record his first save. His final outing was on April 17th in a 2-0 win over the NW Arkansas Naturals, he tossed one scoreless inning and gave up zero hits while striking out two Naturals batters, but was not involved in the decision. His record with the Missions is now 1-0, with one save and a 0.00 ERA.