Markham’s Romano Wins CBN Pitcher of the Year

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Jordan Romano had himself a pretty good season.

The Markham resident put together a solid season with the New Hampshire Fisher Cats in the Eastern League to earn the Canadian Baseball Network’s minor league pitcher of the year award announced Oct. 10.

The six-foot-four right-hander was one of four CBN award winners, including Vladimir Guerrero Jr., who was named top minor league offensive player.

A 10th-round pick of the Blue Jays in 2014, Romano posted an 11-8 record for the Blue Jays’ double-A New Hampshire team with a 4.13 earned run average. The 25-year-old struck out 128 batters in 142-1/3 innings to earn an appearance in the Eastern League all-star team and post-season all-star recognition.

He was first in wins and strikeouts among Canadian minor league pitchers and second in innings pitched.

He also claimed a win in his only start for the Blue Jays’ triple-A affiliate Buffalo Bisons.

After attending Connors State College in Oklahoma, Romano completed his collegiate career at Oral Roberts University.

The Canadian Baseball Network is considered the premier source of information on Canadian minor-league prospects and has been presenting its awards since 2008.