Andrew Romine, Shortstop, Detroit Tigers, #27
Date of Birth: 12/24/1985
Birthplace: Winter Haven, Florida
College: Arizona State University
Current Salary: $1,300,000
Andrew Romine, shortstop for the Detroit Tigers, comes from a baseball family. His father, Kevin Romine played with the Boston Red Sox from 1985 through 1991 and his brother Austin is a backup catcher with the New York Yankees.
Romine was first drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in 2004 but he opted to go to Arizona State University instead. Three years later, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Angels.
In four years with the Angels (2010-2013), Romine played in just 74 games with the team. He was traded to the Tigers in March, 2014. He finished the 2014 season with 57 hits, 12 stolen bases, and a .227 batting average in 94 games. In the postseason, he had 11 at-bats in three games and he had 2 hits.
Romine played in 109 games with the Tigers in 2015. He batted .255 with 47 hits. Defensively, he played 17 games at first base, 13 games at second base, 59 games at third base, and 27 games at shortstop.
In 2016, Romine again played in just 109 games with the Tigers. He finished the season with 41 hits and a .236 batting average. Defensively, he played every position except for catcher. He even pitched in one game.
Career batting statistics for Romine through 2016 include:
- 386 games played
- 183 hits
- 181 strikeouts to 53 walks
- .240 batting average
Career fielding statistics for Romine as an infielder through 2016 include:
- 37 games played at first base, 42 games at second base, 131 games at third base, 160 games at shortstop
- 556 assists
- 130 double plays
- 429 putouts
- 26 errors