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Austin Romine (Perfect Game USA)

Biographical Data
Player Name:Austin Romine
School:El Toro HS, Calif.
School Type:High school
Academic Class:Senior
Weight:195 lbs.
Report Date(s):04/11/07
Game(s):Lakewood HS
Scouting Video:

Focus Area
Hitting Ability:Romine used to change his approach nearly every game, making it hard to get a proper evaluation. But he seems to have settled on an erect stace with his hands set low. He consistently makes hard contact.
Power:With a Todd Zeile type of approach, Romine has some legitimate power potential. He doubled in the game against Lakewood.
Running Speed:He's a below-average runner.
Arm Strength:Romine has a well above-average arm, falling in the plus to plus-plus category.
Arm Accuracy:Runners don't test him because of his arm strength, but he's accurate as well.
Fielding:Romine is inconsistent behind the plate. At times, he looks like he's got good hands and belongs back there. Other times, he looks more like a first baseman.
Range:Again, inconsistent. Sometimes he looks live and active, sometimes he appears limited and slow.
Baseball Instinct:The son of former big leaguer Kevin Romine and the younger brother of ASU starter Andrew, Romine grew up around baseball and has plus instincts.
Physical Description:Romine lost quite a bit of weight since last summer and fall and has added strength, profiling as a strong, offensive-minded catcher.
Medical Update:Healthy.
Strengths:His ability to make contact. Romine makes hard contact consistently with power to all fields.
Weaknesses:Inconsistencies with his glove. While Romine has a plus arm behind the plate, the other aspects of his defensive game are not always on display.
Summary:Romine hasn't always played scout league ball, limiting how often he's been seen outside of the regular season. Though he's been tough to evaluate in the past because of an ever-changing offensive approach, he's settled in and has shown good hitting potential to go along with a strong throwing arm. The only question is if Kevin's son will go pro or follow his brother's path and head to ASU.