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2023 MLB Draft

The Yankees select Kiko Romero as the 222nd pick in the 7th round of the MLB Draft

The Yankees selected Enrique “Kiko” Romero in the 7th round of the 2023 MLB Draft from the University of Arizona, a first baseman. The Yankees most recently drafted catcher Austin Wells from Arizona at their 1st round selection in the 2020 MLB Draft.

Romero is noted to be primarily a first baseman, despite some experience in the outfield because of his poor speed. At 5-foot-11, 185, he’s not the biggest frame for the position either, especially if you compare him to the Yankees’ current 1B, 6-foot-3 Anthony Rizzo.

Romero batted a slash of .345/.441/.724/1.165 with 17 doubles, 4 triples and 21 homers, driving in 89 RBI. He worked a good number of walks (36) for 13% of at-bats and struck out in 21% of at-bats (48 SO), which is a little below average.

Romero is a power-forward type of prospect, hitting homers in nearly 10% of at-bats in 2023 with Arizona, including this towering shot.

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Originally a native of Southern Connecticut, John has lived in the Tampa area since 2010 and has been a Tarpons fan since 2012. John is excited to bring you along as the Baby Bombers work their way up to The Bronx.

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