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Austin Romine CYankees

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG DRC+ WARP
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Birth Date11-22-1988
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age30 years, 2 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.02014
0.02015
0.02016
0.52017
1.32018
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA H 2B 3B HR BB SO HBP SB CS AVG OBP SLG DRC+ DRAA BRR FRAA BWARP
2011 NYA 22 9 20 3 0 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 .158 .200 .158 70 -0.6 -0.2 -0.1 0.0
2013 NYA 24 60 148 28 9 0 1 8 37 1 1 0 .207 .255 .296 60 -6.0 1.4 3.0 0.5
2014 NYA 25 7 13 3 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 .231 .231 .308 73 -0.3 -0.1 -0.1 0.0
2015 NYA 26 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 82 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
2016 NYA 27 62 176 40 11 0 4 7 31 0 1 0 .242 .269 .382 81 -3.3 -0.1 -3.4 0.0
2017 NYA 28 80 252 50 9 1 2 16 57 2 0 0 .218 .272 .293 67 -9.5 -1.8 5.2 0.5
2018 NYA 29 77 265 59 12 0 10 17 67 2 1 0 .244 .295 .417 87 -3.2 -3.1 6.8 1.3
Career2968761834211749201530.227.273.34575-23.0-3.811.62.3

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ DRC+ DRC+ SD FRAA BRR DRAA BWARP
2007 YAN Rk 1 3 .284 .324 .441 1.000 108 0.2 0.2 -0.1 78 3 0.0 0.3 -0.1 0.0
2008 CSC A 104 436 .257 .326 .377 .328 95 16.3 12.4 0.2 116 1 -2.7 -3.9 10.1 1.7
2009 TAM A+ 118 481 .251 .322 .363 .311 103 4.8 14.8 3.4 126 1 1.4 -3.5 17.3 3.4
2010 TRN AA 115 497 .262 .335 .403 .319 96 -1.5 15.3 6.7 95 1 -8.8 -3.2 -0.9 0.9
2011 NYA MLB 9 20 .258 .324 .393 .214 103 -2.5 0.5 0.2 70 24 -0.1 -0.2 -0.6 0.0
2011 TRN AA 85 373 .256 .323 .393 .331 87 9.3 11.0 4.4 105 1 -2.5 -2.1 3.8 1.5
2011 SWB AAA 4 15 .262 .322 .414 .167 85 -3.9 0.5 0.3 81 5 -0.4 0.0 -0.3 0.0
2012 TAM A+ 5 19 .252 .321 .373 .429 109 0.7 0.6 0.2 101 4 -0.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
2012 SWB AAA 17 71 .264 .332 .406 .200 95 0 2.1 0.7 116 2 1.6 -0.4 1.7 0.6
2012 YAN Rk 9 30 .247 .319 .359 .238 98 -0.4 0.9 0.3 119 3 -0.1 0.4 0.8 0.2
2012 SCO Wnt 18 76 .000 .000 .000 .275 0.0 0 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 NYA MLB 60 148 .254 .318 .402 .276 100 -10.1 3.9 2.3 60 17 3.0 1.4 -6.0 0.5
2013 SWB AAA 14 46 .255 .330 .384 .448 95 1.1 1.3 0.8 88 4 -0.4 -0.2 -0.5 0.1
2014 NYA MLB 7 13 .245 .305 .383 .333 103 -0.9 0.3 0 73 20 -0.1 -0.1 -0.3 0.0
2014 SWB AAA 81 313 .260 .327 .390 .279 104 -13.1 9.4 2.9 92 1 -3.8 -0.7 -2.4 0.5
2015 NYA MLB 1 2 .262 .301 .456 .000 114 -0.5 0.1 0 82 11 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
2015 SWB AAA 92 366 .260 .322 .373 .289 94 -2.2 10.1 4 100 1 4.7 1.3 0.9 2.1
2016 NYA MLB 62 176 .253 .315 .420 .271 110 -7.7 5.0 2.3 81 22 -3.4 -0.1 -3.3 0.0
2017 NYA MLB 80 252 .259 .327 .437 .277 106 -13.9 7.4 3.5 67 15 5.2 -1.8 -9.5 0.5
2018 NYA MLB 77 265 .255 .321 .425 .292 109 -4.3 7.4 4.5 87 14 6.8 -3.1 -3.2 1.3

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO SF SH
2007 YAN Rk 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0 .500 .667 1.000 .500 0 0
2008 CSC A 436 407 66 122 24 1 10 178 49 25 56 3 0 .300 .345 .437 .138 0 0
2009 TAM A+ 481 442 61 122 28 3 13 195 72 29 78 11 5 .276 .326 .441 .165 0 0
2010 TRN AA 497 455 61 122 31 0 10 183 69 37 94 2 0 .268 .326 .402 .134 0 0
2011 NYA MLB 20 19 2 3 0 0 0 3 0 1 5 0 0 .158 .200 .158 .000 0 0
2011 SWB AAA 15 15 1 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 3 0 0 .133 .133 .133 .000 0 0
2011 TRN AA 373 336 43 96 13 0 6 127 47 32 60 2 2 .286 .351 .378 .092 2 0
2012 SCO Wnt 76 63 9 14 4 0 0 18 6 12 13 0 1 .222 .342 .286 .063 1 0
2012 SWB AAA 71 61 6 13 2 0 3 24 9 8 10 0 0 .213 .296 .393 .180 2 0
2012 YAN Rk 30 24 3 5 3 0 0 8 5 5 3 0 0 .208 .367 .333 .125 0 0
2012 TAM A+ 19 18 2 7 0 0 1 10 1 1 3 0 0 .389 .421 .556 .167 0 0
2013 SWB AAA 46 42 5 14 0 0 1 17 4 4 12 0 0 .333 .391 .405 .071 0 0
2013 NYA MLB 148 135 15 28 9 0 1 40 10 8 37 1 0 .207 .255 .296 .089 1 3
2014 NYA MLB 13 13 2 3 1 0 0 4 1 0 4 0 0 .231 .231 .308 .077 0
2014 SWB AAA 313 285 33 69 17 0 6 104 33 24 54 1 0 .242 .300 .365 .123 1
2015 NYA MLB 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 0 0
2015 SWB AAA 366 338 38 88 19 0 7 128 49 22 53 0 1 .260 .311 .379 .118 2 0
2016 NYA MLB 176 165 17 40 11 0 4 63 26 7 31 1 0 .242 .269 .382 .139 3 1
2017 NYA MLB 252 229 19 50 9 1 2 67 21 16 57 0 0 .218 .272 .293 .074 3 2
2018 NYA MLB 265 242 30 59 12 0 10 101 42 17 67 1 0 .244 .295 .417 .174 3 1

Plate Discipline

YEAR Pits Zone% Swing% Contact% Z-Swing% O-Swing% Z-Contact% O-Contact% SwStr% CSAA
2011 69 0.4783 0.5507 0.7895 0.6364 0.4722 0.9524 0.5882 0.2105 0.0034
2013 521 0.5125 0.5086 0.7660 0.6517 0.3583 0.8506 0.6044 0.2340 -0.0035
2014 45 0.6222 0.6444 0.6897 0.7857 0.4118 0.7273 0.5714 0.3103 -0.0008
2015 7 0.5714 0.5714 1.0000 0.7500 0.3333 1.0000 1.0000 0.0000 0.0000
2016 621 0.5105 0.5475 0.8088 0.7035 0.3849 0.8834 0.6667 0.1912 0.0000
2017 950 0.4684 0.4842 0.7370 0.6337 0.3525 0.8227 0.6011 0.2630 0.0000
2018 997 0.4574 0.4935 0.7358 0.6667 0.3475 0.8421 0.5638 0.2642 0.0000
Career32100.48290.50720.75630.66280.36150.84680.60290.2437-0.0005

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-05-15 2014-05-23 Minors 8 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2013-09-11 2013-09-30 DTD 19 17 - Head Concussion Foul Tip - -
2013-07-22 2013-07-23 DTD 1 1 - Neck Stiffness - -
2012-03-26 2012-08-22 60-DL 149 123 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc - -
2012-02-24 2012-03-26 Camp 31 0 - Low Back Inflammation - -
2011-08-05 2011-08-16 Minors 11 0 - Low Back Cartilage Injury Disc Injury - -
2011-06-05 2011-06-25 Minors 20 0 Head Concussion -
2008-04-23 2008-05-22 Minors 29 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2019 NYA $1,800,000
2018 NYA $1,100,000
2017 NYA $805,000
2016 NYA $556,000
2015 NYA $
2014 NYA $
2013 NYA $
2012 NYA $482,000
YearsDescriptionSalary
5 yrPrevious$2,943,000
2018Current$1,800,000
6 yrPvs + Cur$4,743,000
6 yrTotal$4,743,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 45 dMichael Moye1 year/$1.8M (2019)

Details
  • 1 year/$1.8M (2019). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/11/19 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$1.1M (2018). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/12/18 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.805M (2017). Re-signed by NY Yankees 1/13/17 (avoided arbitration).
  • 1 year/$0.556M (2016). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/16.
  • 1 year/$0.5541M (2015). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/15. DFA by NY Yankees 4/4/15. Sent outright to Triple-A 4/8/15. Contract selected by NY Yankees 9/1/15.
  • 1 year/$0.5248M (2014). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/14.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/13.
  • 1 year/$0.482M (2012). Re-signed by NY Yankees 3/7/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Contract purchased by NY Yankees 9/11/11.
  • Drafted by NY Yankees 2007 (2-94) (El Toro HS, Calif.). Signed 8/15/07, $0.5M signing bonus.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG DRC+
10 vs L (Multi) .270 .290 .425 ?
11 vs R (Multi) .203 .242 .311 ?
11 vs U (Multi) .000 .000 .000 ?
18 Split (Multi) -.067 -.047 -.114 ?
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 ?
30 vs L (2016) .274 .293 .432 ?
31 vs R (2016) .206 .243 .324 ?
31 vs U (2016) .000 .000 .000 ?
38 Split (2016) -.068 -.050 -.108 ?
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 ?

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-11-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yankees now have a backload of catchers with JR Murphy, Austin Romine, Cervelli, and Gary Sanchez. Who are you trading for assuming you need a catcher
(Brian from Cincy )
I'd call another team. (Jason Parks)
2012-12-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)What is your comparison of Austin Romine vs Gary Sanchez. Could Romine win the big league starting spotin spring and keep it?
(Kai from SLO)
Romine has always been a backup type for me. Sanchez has impressed me with the bat, especially with his ability to drive the ball, but his defense is very rough and I'm not big on him as a catcher ultimately. Sanchez has the chance to make more of an impact, while Romine has the better chance to carve out a career as a backup on a roster. (Chris Mellen)
2012-12-04 14:00:00 (link to chat)Are the Yankees moving in on a catcher?
(Alex from Anaheim)
Thanks for the question, Alex. I don't think the Yankees are in a big rush to add a catcher, considering their payroll constraints for 2014. If they don't acquire one via trade, I think you'll see a lot of Austin Romine next year. (Daniel Rathman)
2011-07-07 13:00:00 (link to chat)Russell Martin is rapidly heading towards worse-than-last-year-dom. Will Cashman do anything about it? Should he?
(ekanenh from Capitol City)
I was wondering about this last night. Jesus Montero is on the disabled list right now, and his season has been on the mediocre side (that he's 21 and at Triple-A not withstanding) even were he healthy. Austin Romine has had a decent Double-A repeater season at Trenton, and I hope that the Montero thing means he gets a little time at Triple-A. Then again, I'm an idiot for thinking the Yankees would ever turn to an internal option. You also have to take into account how well Martin has handled the pitching staff. If he has something to do with veteran retreads like Colon and Garcia doing well, how do you balance that against his offensive non-contributions? It's a difficult decision. Still: .182/.295/.384 May 1- present.

Just a heads up that I will be forced to take a short break to do a radio spot in about 20 minutes. However, you can follow along live at http://baltimore.cbslocal.com/station/1057-the-fan/, and then I'll get right back to you. (Steven Goldman)
2011-06-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Who am I dealing by July 31? Montero, Romine, Sanchez, Banuelos, Betances, Brackman, Cervelli, Pena, Nunez, other?
(Cashman from Bronx)
Nobody's going to give anything that will help a championship run for any of the last three. I can maybe see Gary Sanchez or Andrew Brackman traded, maybe even Austin Romine, but Banuelos, Betances and Montero are probably untouchable. (Jay Jaffe)
2010-07-26 14:00:00 (link to chat)I have to rebut Bill here If I may, Cashman has not gone insane. In fact it might be a solid idea. 1) Many see Austin Romine as Posada's heir, not Montero. 2) That makes Montero nothing more than a DH. 3) Someone will have to replace Mariano one day, and I don't know about you, but watching Joba makes me want to punch babies sometimes ... Not saying it makes all the sense in the world, but bullpen help now and certified closer waiting in wings - not the worst idea ever
(Jquinton82 from NY)
It's a question of value. Very rare is the closer who can provide as much value in 70 innings as a 3-hole hitter can provide in 700 PAs. Losing games in the 9th inning is emotionally hard, but not having leads going into the 9th is worse. (Ken Funck)
2010-06-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)Austin Romine might be a better trade chip than Montero just now as (1) He can sort of catch, and (2) is having a very good offensive year despite playing in a very tough park (.368/.417/.558 on road).
(Dark Steven Goldman from X-Mansion, New Jersey)
Is Dark Steven Goldman anything like Dark Samus? Do we need to destroy your body with a concentrated blast of Phazon energy? (Marc Normandin)
2010-06-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)Francisco Cervelli is a career .300 hitter in the majors. This won't last, right? Too bad the Yanks have so many aged key components, cause Posada would be a nice full-time DH and Frankie could be full-time C if he can sustain something close to .260/.320/.380, right?
(dianagramr from NYC)
No, it won't last. But he's been better this year than he was last year, and that's clearly the right direction to go. He has a 16/12 K/BB ratio this year, which is pretty sensational, and so even if the batting average drops a little, I think he's a valuable player. He'll warm the seat nicely for Austin Romine.

By the way, my favorite description of Cervelli came from Joe Pawlikowski, who described him as having "wine bar eyes." (Tommy Bennett)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)What's the latest on Jesus Montero regarding his inevitable position change? Any chance he makes an impact with the big club in 2011?
(Teraxx from Phoenix, AZ)
You know, as good as Montero was with the bat this year, the defense made great strides as well. Not that he's good back there or even average, but more and more people think he can at least stick there, which makes his bat that much more valuable. I talked to a scout the other day who thought he was a better defensive catcher than Austin Romine. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-11-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)Does a scout saying Montero's defense is better than Austin Romine's say more about Montero or Romine?
(jobathebeast from Las Vegas)
Little of both. (Kevin Goldstein)
2009-03-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)Jose Posada's aging quickly and has all the signs of heading to first or out of baseball within the next two years. Given what you've seen what are the odds he'll be replaced behind the plate by Jesus Montero?
(john from ct)
I haven't seen enough, to be honest. Reviews of his defense still aren't great, but the Yankees are wise to stick with Montero at catcher until he 200% proves he won't be minimally acceptable, because though the bat should play well in a corner, it looks even better there, and the corners might be locked up for awhile. I remain intrigued by Austin Romine as an alternative. He had a terrific second half last year playing at the same level as Montero, with better defensive skills. (Steven Goldman)


BP Roundtables

DateRoundtable NameComment
2010-10-06 10:00:002010 Playoffs Day OneJesse, you're right, but the problem is that his bat is still above-average for a backstop, while Cervelli really can't do anything but hit singles, Austin Romine still needs to show he can hit consistently, not to mention play at Triple-A, and Jesus Montero's defense is still a question. A Posada/Montero C-DH rotation might hit a lot, but you would have six balls a game heading for the backstop. There are just no good answers.

Always good to see Ben's Giraffe during the breaks. (Steven Goldman)

Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2011 MLB -.001 -0.1 271 -.001 0.1 5 .000 .000 0.0 0.9 -0.1
2011 AAA -.007 -0.3 229 .000 0.0 5 .006 .001 0.0 0.6 -0.4
2012 AAA .014 2.1 529 .001 -0.2 15 .018 .004 -0.2 1.6 1.6
2013 AAA -.002 -0.2 512 .001 -0.1 12 -.021 .000 0.2 -0.3 -0.4
2013 MLB .011 4.5 1912 .003 -1.3 34 .017 .006 -0.3 2.4 3.0
2014 AAA -.001 -0.7 3059 .000 -0.4 66 .045 .000 -2.0 -2.1 -3.8
2014 MLB -.009 -0.1 81 -.004 0.1 1 -.009 -.001 0.0 1.2 -0.1
2015 AAA .009 7.3 3337 .000 -0.1 58 .009 .001 -0.3 6.8 4.7
2016 MLB -.005 -1.9 1776 .000 -0.1 20 .042 -.004 -0.5 -2.7 -3.4
2017 MLB .011 6.3 2605 .000 -0.3 26 .072 -.001 -1.3 4.3 5.2
2018 MLB .006 4.2 3274 -.002 2.2 53 .001 .001 0.0 6.3 6.8

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