RAYBER ROMERO, SECOND BASEMAN
|Born: May 28, 2002
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018
How Acquired: International Free Agent
WTM’s PLAYER PROFILE
|Romero is a small, speedy infielder who signed at age 16 out of Venezuela. Bonuses for Venezuelan players generally aren’t known for security reasons, but he did sign on the first day of the signing period.
Romero played all over the field in his debut season, although he saw the most time at second. He hit for average and showed good patience, as well as using his speed on the bases.
Romero was the primary second baseman for one of the Pirates’ FCL affiliates. He also saw a little time at short. He didn’t hit for any power, but got on base at a great rate thanks to a large number of walks.
Romero missed the season due to a PED suspension.
It remains to be seen whether the Pirates will bring Romero back following the suspension.
|2023: Minor League Contract|
|Signing Bonus: N/A
MiLB Debut: 2019
MLB Debut: N/A
MiLB FA Eligible: 2024
MLB FA Eligible: N/A
Rule 5 Eligible: 2022
Added to 40-Man: N/A
Options Remaining: 3
MLB Service Time: 0.000
|July 2, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.