Overall, the Colorado Rockies did well in their two, first-round picks.
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Romo, like Veen at ninth overall, is dripping with potential. However, as with Veen, temper expectations on when you will see him with the big club as he is also very young at 18.
The Rockies, especially lately, have found some of their best talent in Comp. Round A, including the likes of Trevor Story (45th overall in 2011), Tyler Nevin (38th overall 2015), and Grant Lavigne (42nd overall 2018).
We all know the “Trevor” story (see what I did there? Again, father here. I’ll be here all week.), while the other two are ranked 12 and 8, respectively, on the Rockies top 30 prospects per MLB.com. So here is to continuing that recent spate of success with compensatory round picks.
For Romo as with Veen, 2023 (even this is a bit optimistic) is the most realistic year for a MLB debut. However, also as with Veen moving fast because of talent, due to the dearth of talent in the system and big-league level at his position, you could see Romo move faster than anticipated.
Let’s hope it’s because he forced the issue, and not the other way around, causing him to not be ready when he reaches The Show.
I really hate being so warm and fuzzy (it goes against my nature), but, again, I can’t help but be excited by this pick as I was with the Rockies’ first-round choice in Veen. I give a straight-A simply due to the past of first-round catchers. But here’s to believing the organization will continue its recent success with compensatory round picks.