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Yavapai’s Romero Drafted in the 4th Round Reviewed by Zachary Shaver on . Fresh off a 15 strikeout, complete game victory in the NJCAA World Series Title Game, Friday morning Roughrider pitcher JoJo Romero was selected in 2016 Major L Fresh off a 15 strikeout, complete game victory in the NJCAA World Series Title Game, Friday morning Roughrider pitcher JoJo Romero was selected in 2016 Major L Rating: 0
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Yavapai’s Romero Drafted in the 4th Round

Romero 1jpgFresh off a 15 strikeout, complete game victory in the NJCAA World Series Title Game, Friday morning Roughrider pitcher JoJo Romero was selected in 2016 Major League Baseball Draft by the Philadlphia Phillies as the first pick in the fourth round. Romero becomes the highest Roughrider picked in the draft since 1986 when Curt Schilling was chosen in the 2nd round by the Boston Red Sox.

According to Baseball-Reference.com, Yavapai has had 133 players chosen in the draft since 1971, 12 in the first round. From those 133 draft picks, 15 played in the Major Leagues:

John Fulgham
John Butcher
Charlie Kerfeld
Alex Madrid
Bob Milacki
Billy Hatcher
Curt Schilling
Donzell McDonald
Ken Giles
Kirby Yates
Kole Calhoun
Kyle Blanks
Dusty Brown
Bob Howry
Rick Kranitz (MLB pitching coach)

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