Jordan Romano has quietly become one of the best closers in the Blue Jays organization and in MLB. The Scarborough, Ontario Native has been racking up the records since emerging as the everyday shutdown closer for Toronto.
Jordan Romano was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2014 as a 10th-round selection in the MLB Amateur draft. He would find himself in the 2018 rule 5 draft and eventually was selected by the Chicago White Sox. Shortly after he would then be purchased by the Texas Rangers before the Toronto Blue Jays would have him returned in March 2019.
The Scarborough, Ontario native would make his Major League Baseball debut with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2019 at the age of 26. That season he would compile an 0-2 overall record in 17 appearances, finishing with a dismal 7.63 ERA.
2020 would be a step forward for Jordan Romano as he would rebound with a 2-1 record and a stellar 1.23 ERA in 15 appearances that season. He would earn his first career save and would another to finish the season with two saves.
The 2021 campaign would be the first season that Jordan Romano would play the closer role for the Blue Jays on a full-time basis. The then 28-year-old right-handed pitcher took the opportunity and ran with it, securing a 7-1 overall record with a 2.14 ERA in 62 appearances, also racking up 23 saves.
That brings us to the current 2022 MLB season and Jordan Romano has been above and beyond what the Blue Jays could’ve hoped for, the now 29-year-old right-hander has a 5-3 record with a 2.06 ERA and has already secured 30 saves on the season. Jordan Romano also became an MLB All-Star this season for the first time in his career.
This marks the 1st time in Blue Jays history that a Canadian Born Pitcher has recorded 30 saves in one season. Jordan Romano also becomes only the 5th Canadian Born pitcher to record 30 saves in MLB History. The Canadian Born pitcher has marked his name in the MLB record books and the Toronto Blue Jays history books forever, all in one season after a long journey to the Majors.
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