The Colorado Rockies have not been known for their catchers.
According to all major prospect publications, the Rockies do not have a single catcher within their top 30 prospects. The only ones they have had since Chris Iannetta graduated to the big leagues in 2006 are Dom Nunez (no longer eligible for lists after losing rookie status in 2019) and Tom Murphy (released before Opening Day 2019 then went on to rake with Seattle).
So Romo now comes in as the top catcher in the system as soon as he signs … if he signs (he is committed to playing baseball at LSU). He is currently a glove-first, middle-infield convert, hence the Wolters type. Except he was converted at a much younger age of 13.
He has the true mentality of a catcher and I absolutely love his view on the position you can see him explain here to the Houston Chronicle:
"“Just not a lot of people do it,” Romo said. “Catching is a grind, and I love all the hard work that comes with it. If you go to showcases as you’re growing up, there’s 50 shortstops, 50 outfielders and then, like, seven or eight catchers. For me, it was really easy to stand out, and it made a lot of sense for me. I just love doing it.”"
I know we all hate coach speak, but if you are looking for love, find someone who talks about you like Romo’s coach. Here’s what his high school coach Ron Eastman had to say about Romo to the Houston Chronicle:
"“He checks all the boxes with the intangibles of what you want in a catcher,” he said. “Not only is he an elite defender with an elite arm, he throws as good as anybody. He handles pitchers really well. The last two years, it’s definitely like having a coach on the field, which is what you want from your catcher. He controls the game behind the plate at a very high level.”"