Josh Romanski

#23 JOSH ROMANSKI – OF
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: 32
Classification: LS-3 (as hitter)

Career Highlights: 11th season of professional baseball and fourth with the Goldeyes…re-signed by the Goldeyes on 1/30/19…contract purchased from the Goldeyes by the Minnesota Twins on 2/2/17…originally signed by the Goldeyes on 12/1/15…member of the Goldeyes 2016 and 2017 American Association championship teams…career .308 hitter in North America with 33 home runs and 245 RBI in 385 games played…258 career runs scored with 85 doubles, nine triples, 31 stolen bases, and 185 walks…career .382 on-base percentage and .443 slugging percentage…has struck out just 194 times in 1,715 career plate appearances for an 11% career strikeout rate…lifetime .357 hitter at Shaw Park in 136 games with 10 home runs and 95 RBI…career .330 average against left-handed pitching (367 AB)…career .320 hitter with runners in scoring position (400 AB) and .303 with two outs and runners in scoring position (175 AB)…2017 American Association Player of the Year…ranks 10th in career batting average in American Association history (.314, minimum 1,500 plate appearances)…three seasons of experience at the Double-A level and one at the Triple-A level…played in the Japanese Industrial League for Mitsubishi High Powered Systems during the 2015 season…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 career games finished…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 in San Diego, California from 2006-08…two-way player for the Toreros, hitting .318 with 13 home runs and 99 RBI in 163 games…walked 80 times and struck out just 70 times as a collegiate hitter…had a .401 collegiate on-base percentage…23-6 with five saves and a 3.70 ERA as a collegiate pitcher in 56 appearances, 36 of them 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 honours in 2006…also named 2006 West Coast Conference Freshman of the Year…earned All-West Coast Conference honours in both 2007 and 2008…Communications major…completed degree while playing for the Goldeyes in 2016…played at Norco High School in Norco, California…younger brother, Jake, is a catcher in the Boston Red Sox’ organization and has reached the Triple-A level…full name is Joshua Michael Romanski

2018
Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): Hit .313 with four home runs and 30 RBI for the Goldeyes in 69 games…scored 39 runs with 10 doubles, one triple, two stolen bases, and 28 walks…struck out just 27 times…finished with a .373 on-base percentage…tied for 14th in the American Association in batting average…hit safely in 52 of 69 games…had 30 multi-hit games, including five 3-hit games…had 12-game hitting streak from 6/21-7/2 (22-for-45, .489)…scored three runs while going 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI on 6/26 vs. Wichita…3-for-4 with a double on 7/9 vs. Sioux Falls…3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI on 7/24 vs. Texas…had 7-game hitting streak from 8/3-8/10 (11-for-28, .393)…2-for-4 with a run, double, and two RBI on 8/7 vs. Cleburne…had 9-game hitting streak from 8/12-8/21 (15-for-39, .385)…3-for-5 with a run on 8/14 at Gary SouthShore…3-for-5 with two runs on 8/24 at Kansas City

Puebla (Mexican/AAA): Hit .226 with two home runs and 10 RBI for the Pericos in 27 games…20 runs scored with six doubles, one triple, one stolen base, and 19 walks…struck out only 14 times

2017
Winnipeg (American Association/Ind.): Hit .324 with 11 home runs and 81 RBI for the Goldeyes in 98 games…74 runs scored with 27 doubles, 10 stolen bases, and 46 walks…finished with a .393 on-base percentage and a .473 slugging percentage…voted the American Association’s Player of the Year…voted to the American Association/Can-Am League All-Star Game and was selected to participate in the home run derby…voted to the American Association’s Postseason All-Star Team as an outfielder…finished fourth in the American Association in batting average, tied for third in RBI, tied for fifth in runs scored, and fourth in doubles…hit safely in 81 of 98 games played…had 39 multi-hit games, including seven 3-hit games and two 4-hit games…hit first home run in the history of The Depot at Cleburne Station on 5/18 at Cleburne…hit two home runs and had four RBI while going 2-for-4 with three runs scored on 5/23 vs. Salina…4-for-6 with three runs scored, a home run, and four RBI on 5/24 vs. Salina…had 13-game hitting streak from 5/27-6/11 (17-for-52, .327)…had 13-game hitting streak from 6/18-7/1 (19-for-53, .358)…had an RBI in nine consecutive games from 6/22-7/1 (10 total RBI)…had 13-game hitting streak from 7/5-7/18 (23-for-58, .397)…2-for-4 with a double in American Association/Can-Am League All-Star Game on 7/25 at Ottawa…had 7-game hitting streak from 8/11-8/17 (14-for-31, .452)…4-for-5 with two runs, double, home run, and five RBI on 8/13 vs. Wichita…had 10-game hitting streak from 8/19-8/29 (15-for-44, .341)…helped the Goldeyes win the American Association championship…hit .263 with eight runs scored, one RBI, and seven walks in nine playoff games

2016
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

2015
Mitsubishi (Japan Industrial League/Ind.): Statistics unavailable

2014
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

2013
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

2012
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

2011
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

2010
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

2008
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 good player who competes every day. He walks more than he strikes out, hits well over .300, gives you a good on-base percentage, and he’s not afraid of the moment. He gives you a really good at bat when you need it. He’s a winner and knows what it takes to win in this league.