|City/State:||Baton Rouge, La.|
|High School:||Catholic HS|
2016 Second-Team All-Louisiana
Outstanding catcher with physical tools - strong body, powerful swing and excellent throwing arm ... enjoyed an excellent junior season at LSU, finishing second on the squad in homers (9) and RBI (41) ... transferred to LSU after playing two seasons on the JUCO level at LSU-Eunice, where he helped lead his team to the NJCAA Division II National Championship.
Played in 52 games (36 starts), batting .297 (43-for-145) with nine doubles, nine homers, 41 RBI and 24 runs ... started 26 games at catcher and 10 at designated hitter ... threw out 12 runners attempt to steal on the year ... batted .280 (21-for-75) in SEC regular-season games with five doubles, six homers and 26 RBI ... provided the go-ahead, pinch-hit single in top of 14th inning to break 4-4 tie vs. Florida in SEC Tournament (May 25); LSU went on to post a 5-3 victory ... 3-for-4 in Game 2 of Tennessee series (May 14) with one homer, two RBI and two runs ... unloaded a three-run homer on May 8 to lead LSU to a 7-1 win over Arkansas ... hit .667 (4-for-6) in the Ole Miss series (April 28-30) with one double, one homer and six RBI ... Romero was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI in Game 1, and he was 2-for-2 with a homer and three RBI in Game 2 ... produced two doubles and one RBI while scoring two runs in Miss. State series (April 22-24) ... 4-for-6 in April 17 win at Missouri with one homer, four RBI and two runs ... led LSU to a series victory at Auburn (April 4), batting .333 (4-for-12) with two doubles, two homers and seven RBI ... Romero blasted a pivotal three-run homer in the seventh inning in Game 3, increasing LSU's lead from 6-5 to 9-5 ... he also launched a solo homer and an RBI double in Game 2 at Auburn, and he provided a two-run double in Game 1 ... batted .750 (3-for-4) in two games vs. Cincinnati on season-opening weekend with one homer, four RBI and two runs scored ... was the hero on two occasions during the Tigers' 6-5, 12-inning victory in the season opener on Feb. 19 – he delivered a two-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning to tie the game at 3-3, and he then lifted the Tigers to victory in the 12th with a two-out, walk-off single ... launched his first career home run in LSU's 12-4 win over Cincinnati on Feb. 21.
Prior to LSU
Played in 51 games in 2015 at LSU-Eunice, batting .321 with 13 doubles and six home runs ... helped lead the Bengals to the NJCAA Division II national title ... a 2015 Gold Glove winner at catcher in NJCAA Division II ... batted .345 in 2014 at LSU-Eunice, catching 42 games ... was voted the Bengals' team captain ... named the 2013 Louisiana Class 5A Player of the Year as he helped lead Catholic High to the state championship ... batted .441 in 2013 at Catholic HS with eight homers and 16 doubles ... graduated from high school with a GPA above 3.5.
Full name is Jordan David Romero ... parents are Kenneth and Shelly Romero ... father is a geologist, mother is a special education teacher ... has an older sister, Mary Kathryn, a younger sister, Anne Marie, and a younger brother, Joseph ... grandfather played football at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and was drafted by the Baltimore Colts ... grew up attending LSU baseball games to watch his neighbor, former LSU and MLB star Ryan Theriot, play for the Tigers ... on joining the LSU program – “Growing up in Baton Rouge, it has always been a dream to play for LSU in Alex Box Stadium. Being given the opportunity to wear LSU across my chest and play baseball is an honor, and I know I'm playing for my hometown, my family and the little kids I see in the stands that now want to be like me” ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies at LSU ... born June 6, 1994 in Baton Rouge.
Romero's LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 6 at Missouri (4/17/16)
Hits: 4 at Missouri (4/17/16)
Runs Scored: 2 five times; most recently at Tennessee (5/14/16)
Doubles: 2 vs. Mississippi State (4/24/16)
Home Runs: 1 nine times; most recently at Tennessee (5/14/16)
RBI: 4 at Missouri (4/17/16)