Josh Romanski


Height: 6-0        Weight: 185

Bats: Left          Throws: Left

Born: Anaheim, California

Resides: Corona, California

High School: Norco (Norco, California)

College: University of San Diego (San Diego, California – “Toreros”)

Draft: 4th – MIL – 2008…15th – SD – 2005

Born: 10/18/86  Opening Night Age: 30

Classification: LS-1 (as hitter)


Career Highlights: Ninth season of professional baseball and second with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 4/12/17…contract purchased by the Minnesota Twins on 2/2/17…originally signed by Goldeyes on 12/1/15…member of the Goldeyes 2016 American Association championship team…career .309 hitter in North America in 191 games with 16 home runs and 124 RBI…125 career runs scored with 42 doubles, seven triples, 18 stolen bases, and 92 walks…career .385 on-base percentage and .456 slugging percentage…lifetime .381 hitter at Shaw Park with 40 RBI in 54 games…career .351 average against left-handed pitching (208 AB)…three seasons of experience at the Double-A level and one at the Triple-A level…spent the 2015 season playing in Japan’s Industrial League for Mitsubishi High Powered Systems…in four professional seasons as a pitcher, 19-15 career record with a 3.63 ERA in 87 appearances, 39 of them as a starting pitcher…13 games finished in career…275.1 career innings pitched, allowing 300 hits, 67 walks, and 25 home runs…229 career strikeouts…has walked two or fewer batters in 36 of 39 career starts…drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the fourth round in 2008…also drafted by the San Diego Padres in the 15th round in 2005…played three seasons of college baseball at the University of San Diego from 2006-08…two-way player for the Toreros, hitting .318 with 13 home runs and 99 RBI in 163 games…walked 80 times against just 70 strikeouts during collegiate career and finished with a .401 on-base percentage…23-6 with five saves and a 3.70 ERA as a collegiate pitcher in 56 appearances on the mound, 36 as a starter…combined 18-2 during sophomore and junior seasons…named an NCAA All-American in each of his three collegiate seasons, including Freshman All-American honors in 2006…also named 2006 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year…earned All-West Coast Conference honors in both 2007 and 2008…Communications major…played at Norco High School in Norco, California…younger brother, Jake, is a catcher in the Boston Red Sox’ organization and reached Double-A in 2015…full name is Joshua Michael Romanski



Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): Hit .305 with nine home runs and 64 RBI for the Goldeyes in 91 games…scored 67 runs with 22 doubles, three triples, seven stolen bases, and 60 walks…finished with a .409 on-base percentage and a .473 slugging percentage…ranked tied for 12th in the American Association in runs scored, tied for 13th in doubles, tied for third in walks, and tied for sixth in on-base percentage…hit safely in 64 of 91 games…had 28 multi-hit games, including six 3-hit games and one 4-hit game…had 7-game hitting streak from 5/25-6/1 (10-for-28, .357)…had four RBI while going 2-for-4 with a double on 5/25 at Laredo…had an RBI in eight consecutive games from 5/25-6/2 (11 total RBI)…had four RBI while going 2-for-4 with two runs and a home run on 6/10 at Fargo-Moorhead…had 10-game hitting streak from 6/21-6/30 (15-for-43, .349)…scored three runs while going 2-for-5 on 6/21 at Lincoln…3-for-4 with three runs scored and tied Goldeyes’ single-game record with two triples on 7/2 vs. Sioux Falls…had 8-game hitting streak from 7/8-7/17 (12-for-29, .414)…drew four walks while going 1-for-2 with two runs on 7/13 vs. Sioux City…had four RBI and scored three runs while going 2-for-5 with a home run on 7/17 vs. Gary SouthShore…scored four runs while going 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI, and three walks on 7/29 vs. Kansas City…had 8-game hitting streak from 7/31-8/11 (11-for-31, .355)…scored three runs while going 3-for-4 with double on 8/11 vs. Wichita…hit walk-off, two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning on 8/16 vs. St. Paul, while going 4-for-5 with two runs, two doubles, and four RBI (game officially recorded as having been played on 7/20)…scored a run in six consecutive games from 8/23-8/28 (seven total runs)…3-for-4 with two runs on 8/24 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…had five RBI while going 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a double on 9/2 vs. Fargo-Moorhead…helped the Goldeyes win the American Association championship…hit .282 with one home run and seven RBI in 10 playoff games…2-for-4 with run, double, and two RBI in Game Two of the American Association Division Series on 9/9 vs. St. Paul…homered and went 2-for-4 with run scored and two RBI in Game One of the American Association Championship Series on 9/14 vs. Wichita…3-for-4 with run, double, and RBI in Game Four of the American Association Championship Series on 9/18 at Wichita



Mitsubishi (Japan Industrial League/Ind.): Statistics unavailable



Gary SouthShore (American Association/Ind.): Hit .311 with seven home runs and 60 RBI in 96 games for the RailCats during first full professional season as a hitter…scored 56 runs with 17 doubles, four triples, 11 stolen bases, and 32 walks…finished with a .364 on-base percentage and a .437 slugging percentage…picked up seven outfield assists…hit safely in 70 of 96 games…had 38 multi-hit games, including six 3-hit games…had 7-game hitting streak from 6/6-6/13 (10-for-25, .400)…had 9-game hitting streak from 7/6-7/15 (14-for-34, .412)…had 9-game hitting streak from 8/23-9/1 (16-for-39, .410)…went consecutive games without a hit just five times all season…scored a run in seven consecutive games from 6/18-6/26 (eight total runs)…struck out just four times over final 15 games (60 at bats)…hit .340 vs. LHP (34-for-100), .301 vs. RHP…collected first career RBI on 5/18 at St. Paul…hit first professional home run on 5/31 at Wichita while going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and three RBI…3-for-4 with two runs scored, double, triple, and four RBI on 6/24 vs. Sioux Falls…triple on 6/24 vs. Sioux Falls was first of professional career…drew four walks on 8/18 vs. St. Paul…3-for-4 with three runs scored and two stolen bases on 9/1 at Winnipeg



Birmingham (Southern/AA/Chicago): Made 15 appearances for the Barons, all in relief…1-1 with a 7.06 ERA…finished six games…23.0 innings pitched, allowing 30 hits, 11 walks, and three home runs…struck out 20…pitched more than 1.0 inning in eight of 15 relief outings…struck out three and allowed one earned run in 2.1 relief innings on 6/6 vs. Jacksonville…allowed one earned run in a span of six relief appearances totaling 9.1 innings from 6/16-7/13…struck out four and allowed one earned run in 2.0 relief innings on 6/29 at Jackson…struck out three and did not allow an earned run in 2.1 relief innings on 7/2 at Jackson while taking the loss…helped Barons win Southern League championship


Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (International/AAA/New York): 0-1 for the RailRiders in one appearance coming in relief…pitched 1.0 inning, allowing five earned runs on four hits…allowed two walks and a home run…struck out two


Trenton (Eastern/AA/New York): Made six relief appearances for the Thunder…2-0 with a 2.00 ERA…finished four games…9.0 innings pitched, allowing 10 hits, two walks, and zero home runs…struck out 11…pitched more than 1.0 inning in three of six relief outings…did not allow an earned run in five of six relief appearances…struck out three in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 4/14 vs. Richmond…worked 3.0 scoreless relief innings and struck out four on 5/7 vs. Binghamton while earning the win…helped Thunder win Eastern League championship



Trenton (Eastern/AA/New York): 1-2 with a 4.97 ERA for the Thunder in 12 games, nine of them in relief…finished two games…29.0 innings pitched, allowing 36 hits, nine walks, and two home runs…struck out 20…pitched more than 1.0 inning in four of nine relief appearances…earned win in start on 4/9 at Portland, allowing three earned runs in 5.1 innings…struck out six in 7.0 innings in loss vs. Harrisburg on 4/19…struck out two in 1.2 scoreless relief innings on 8/10 at Altoona…struck out two in 2.2 shutout relief innings on 8/27 vs. New Britain…helped Thunder reach Eastern League Championship Series


Staten Island (New York-Penn/A-): Made five appearances for the Yankees, all in relief…0-0 with a 0.00 ERA…worked 7.0 innings, allowing five hits, one walk, and zero home runs…struck out eight…pitched more than 1.0 inning in two of five relief appearances…struck out two in 2.0 shutout relief innings on 7/25 at Mahoning Valley



Trenton (Eastern/AA/New York): Made 13 appearances for the Thunder, 12 of them in relief…was 0-1 with a 2.04 ERA…finished one game…17.2 innings pitched, allowing 20 hits, six walks, and two home runs…struck out 14…pitched more than 1.0 inning in six of 12 relief appearances…did not allow an earned run in eight of 12 relief outings and did not allow more than one earned run in any of them…made first career relief appearance on 6/28 vs. New Hampshire, pitching 1.0 shutout inning…struck out two in 3.0 scoreless relief innings on 7/11 at Reading


Tampa (Florida State/A+/New York): Went 7-5 with a 3.16 ERA in 17 games for the Yankees, all of them as a starter…logged 88.1 innings, allowing 96 hits, 15 walks, and seven home runs…struck out 69…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 11 of 17 starts, and three or fewer earned runs in 16 of them…did not allow more than four earned runs in any of his 17 starts…walked one or zero batters in 14 of 17 starts…did not walk more than three batters in any of his 17 starts…allowed one earned run in 6.0 innings and earned the win on 4/9 at Lakeland…pitched 5.0 shutout innings and struck out five in a win at Dunedin on 4/14…struck out seven over 6.0 shutout innings and earned the win on 6/7 at Clearwater…struck out 10 and allowed two earned runs in 7.0 innings to pick up the win on 6/20 at Clearwater



Tampa (Florida State/A+/New York): 0-1 with a 4.50 ERA in three starts for the Yankees…12.0 innings pitched, allowing 15 hits, four walks, and two home runs…allowed two earned runs and struck out seven in 6.0 innings on 8/29 at Dunedin while taking the loss…allowed one earned run in 5.0 innings in a no-decision vs. Dunedin on 9/4…helped Yankees win Florida State League Championship…earned the win in Game One of the Florida State League Championship Series on 9/10 at Charlotte, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings while striking out five


Charleston (South Atlantic/A/New York): 8-4 with a 3.16 ERA for the RiverDogs in 15 games, all of them as a starter…worked 88.1 innings, allowing 84 hits, 17 walks, and eight home runs…struck out 73…pitched at least 5.0 innings in 14 of 15 starts and at least 7.0 innings in five of them…allowed two or fewer earned runs in 10 of 15 starts…allowed more than four earned runs in just one start…walked two or fewer batters in 14 of 15 starts…made first professional appearance as a pitcher on 6/1 vs. Hickory, allowing seven runs, six earned, in 3.0 innings while taking the loss…pitched to a 2.64 ERA following appearance on 6/1 vs. Hickory…also picked up first three professional strikeouts on 6/1 vs. Hickory…earned first career win on 6/6 vs. Rome, throwing 6.0 shutout innings on one hit, walking none and striking out four…struck out eight on 6/25 vs. Greenville, allowing one earned run in 5.1 IP in a no-decision…struck out eight on 7/1 at Augusta in the second game of a double header, allowing one earned run in 5.0 innings while picking up the win…allowed two earned runs in 7.0 innings and struck out seven in a win vs. Asheville on 7/7…worked 7.2 innings, allowing one earned run and striking out six in a win at Rome on 7/12…won fourth consecutive start on 7/17 vs. Augusta, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings



Helena (Pioneer/R/Milwaukee): 5-for-15 (.333) in four games for the Brewers in rookie professional season…scored two runs with three doubles…made professional debut on 6/27 vs. Billings…collected first professional base hits on 6/28 vs. Missoula, going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a double




Rick Forney on Josh Romanski: Josh is a baseball player!  He does a lot of things really well on offence, and is an above average defender as well.  I’m really pleased that he chose to play again.