Ricky Romero

Ricky Romero

Romero was a starting pitcher for 5 years for the Toronto Blue Jays which included an All-Star Game appearance in 2011.

Expertise

  • Golf Tournament Appearances
  • Youth Baseball Development Clinics
  • Q+A Events

Accomplishments

  • A.L. All-Star - 2011
  • College World Series Champion - 2004

After a standout career at Cal State Fullerton where he won the 2004 College World Series, Romero was drafted 6th overall by the Toronto Blue Jays and was the first pitcher drafted in the 2005 MLB Draft. In 2009 Romero made the Blue Jays rotation out of Spring Training and was a Rookie of the year candidate and slotted himself in the #2 spot in the rotation behind Roy Halladay. He had another great season in 2010 and was rewarded with a 5-year extension by the Blue Jays. 2011 was a special season for Romero culminating in a selection to the MLB All-Star Game that summer. Romero compiled over 50 wins in his Blue Jays career from 2009-2013 and officially retired from baseball in January of 2019. He currently spends his time in Hermosa Beach, California with his wife, Kara Lang, former Canadian soccer star and their son. Romero will be joining the Blue Jays Single A Affiliate, Vancouver Canadians for 6 Games this coming season as a color commentator and also participates in several charity events for the Blue Jays around the country.

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