Rayber Romero

RAYBER ROMERO, SECOND BASEMAN
Born: May 28, 2002
Height: 5’10”
Weight: 155
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2018
How Acquired: International Free Agent
Country: Venezuela
Agent: N/A

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.

2019
DSL:  313/438/400, 105 AB, 3 2B, 2 HR, 19 BB, 16 K, 14-18 SB

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.

2020
DNP

2021
R:  270/447/324, 111 AB, 1 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 31 BB, 22 K, 7-8 SB

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.

2022
DNP

Romero missed the season due to a PED suspension.

It remains to be seen whether the Pirates will bring Romero back following the suspension.

CONTRACT INFORMATION
2023: Minor League Contract
PLAYER INFORMATION
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
TRANSACTIONS
July 2, 2018: Signed by the Pittsburgh Pirates as an international free agent.