Chicago Cubs: Drew Romo, The Woodlands High School
Of all the high school prospects in next years draft class, Drew Romo is one of the more exciting names. A senior at The Woodlands in Texas, Romo has a verbal commitment with LSU next season. If he can be convinced with the Cubs instead, Romo could turn into the ultimate great backstop down the line.
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A switch-hitter, Romo hits better from the left side. His bat speed is superb, and Romo can drive the ball to all parts of the field almost effortlessly. Romo is strong and possesses above-average barrel speed on his swing.
In terms of his defensive prowess, Romo is one of the best and is considered elite. According to his profile at Perfect Game, he has an elite level pop time of 1.76 seconds, suitable for 99th-percentile status. Romo has a catcher velocity of 84 mph which also ranks in the 99th-percentile of the class at his position. Since 2017, Romo has decreased his pop time by 0.27 seconds and his velocity by eight mph, according to Perfect Game.
Watching the highlights of what Romo can do, it is exciting to think the Cubs could land him next season. If he can continue to develop and grow, it can be said with confidence that Romo could morph into the next superstar catcher for the team. Wouldn’t that be something?