Physical Description: Athletic
frame with some remaining projection. Not overly physical and
could stand to add strength and fill out.
Starts slightly open with his hands high. Very smooth and
controlled swing. Has bat speed. Limited stride. Really good
hands. Seen as one of the most advanced high school hitters in
the draft class. Good pitch recognition and advanced approach
for his age. Makes a lot of contact and hits the ball hard.
Potential above-average hit tool.
Wide range of opinions on his power ability. Needs to add
strength and swing right now is designed more for hard line
drives than over-the-fence power. Potential fringe-average game
Run: Fringe-average speed.
Field: Soft hands and strong instincts at
shortstop. Some evaluators think he can stick at short, while
others think he profiles best at second base long-term. Will not
be a standout defender, but a potential average defender at
Arm: Average arm strength.
Career Notes: Played travel
ball growing up in Southern California with Red Sox 2021
first-round pick Marcelo Mayer. Played for Team USA. Comes from
a very athletic family. Eldest sister Sierra was a star for the
University of Michigan softball team and older sister Sydney
starred at the University of Oklahoma, and both now play
professional softball for Athletes Unlimited. Was originally
committed to Arizona, but changed his commitment to LSU to
follow head coach Jay Johnson. Was set to participate in the
2022 Fall Performance Program that was cancelled due to
Hurricane Ian. Struggled with back stiffness in 2023 Spring
Training and remained on the IL until early July.
Potential bat-first middle infielder. Unclear if he can stick at
shortstop long-term, but if he hits, has the offensive ability
to carry him at either second base or in the outfield. Has one
of the most advanced bats in the high school class.
Red Sox select Mikey Romero with the 24th overall pick (7.17.22)
Countdown to Spring Training (3.10.2023)