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Austin Romine
Birthdate: 11/22/1988 (28 y, 4 m, 8 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-1/220     Position: C
Drafted: 2007 June Amateur Draft - Round: 2, Pick: 30, Overall: 94, Team: New York Yankees
Contract: $0.8M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Romine (thumb) went 1-for-4 in his return to Grapefruit League play Monday. (3/20/2017)
Profiles:  2012  2013  2014  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: Not terribly long ago, Romine was an interesting catching prospect. Baseball America ranked him in their top 100 in both 2010 and 2011. On second thought, I guess that was terribly long ago, as five consecutive years of weak hitting have entrenched Romine as a backup catcher, and an underwhelming one at that. He's an acceptable catch-and-throw guy, but can't hit. His park-adjusted offense is 46% worse than the league's for his career and was 32% worse in 2016. His most redeeming offensive quality is that he hit four homers last year, so, yeah. Romine will probably spend 2017 as the Yankees backup catcher, but you definitely don't want him on your fantasy squad. (Chris Mitchell)

The Quick Opinion: Romine can't hit and doesn't figure to play much in the big leagues in 2017 - if at all. He's one of the best 60 or so catchers on the planet, but isn't fantasy relevant.

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Total- - -- - -- - -- - -0.3-0.4-0.3  -0.30.1-1.1  -0.5  
2011-09-28NYY@TBR7C-0.2     0.0      
2011-09-26NYY@TBR7C0.0         -0.2  
2011-09-25NYYBOS9C-0.1-0.2-0.2   0.3-0.5  -0.1  
2011-09-22NYYTBR3PH-DH0.8 -0.1   -0.2-0.1     
2011-09-21NYYTBR9C-0.1     0.1-0.2  -0.2  
2011-09-12NYY@SEA9C0.3    -0.3 -0.4