Stefen Daniel Romero…resides in Portland, OR with wife Courtney.…graduated from Sunnyside (AZ) High School in June 2007… played 2008 season at Pima Community College…attended Oregon State University, 2009-10…selected to All-Pac-10 First Team in 2010…part of the Bourne Braves team that won the 2009 Cape Cod League title.
Split his time between the Japan Pacific League and Japan Western League, playing in 36 games and producing a .196/.234/.343 slashline... Scored 11 runs, hit four doubles, one triple, three home runs and nine RBI…stole one base and struck out 36 times and walked three... Spent time at first base (6 G) and the outfield (8 G)…committing his first errors overseas with two at first base and one in the outfield, notching a cumulative .949 fielding percentage.
MLB Totals - Hit .190 (4x21) with 6 runs, 1 double, 1 home run, 3 RBI in 13 games in right field (5 G, 4 GS), left field (6 G) & center field (1 G). ... Called Up - Recalled from AAA Tacoma Sept. 1 and made season debut Sept. 2 at Houston. ... Season-Ending Injury - Injured right scapula (shoulder blade) Sept. 23 at KC…missed rest of season. ... Tacoma Recap - Hit .292 (139x476) with 77 runs, 37 doubles, 4 triples, 17 HR, 79 RBI, 29 walks and 10 stolen bases in 116 games with AAA Tacoma. ... High Marks - Among PCL league leaders ranked 4th in extra-base hits (58), T4th in doubles (37), T7th in total bases (235), T9th in hits (139), 11th in at-bats (476) and RBI (79), T11th in runs scored, (77) and 13th in slugging percentage (.494). ... Double Vision - Team-high 37 doubles, T8th-most in Tacoma single-season history. ... Multi-Hits - Had 42 multi-hit games, including 29 in final 73 games (June 8-Aug. 30).
Appeared in 72 games, making 45 starts (RF-35, DH-9,LF-1), hitting .192 (34x177) with 19 runs, 6 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs and 11 RBI... Had three stints withSeattle (March 31-June 29, July 17- Aug. 1 & Sept. 1-end of season)... Of the three home runs hit, one was a game-tying pinch-hit, 3-run home run in Atlanta on June 3 and another was a go-head home run (1st MLB homerun) on May 5 against Oakland's Scott Kazmir... Recorded his ﬁrst Major League hit in the 4th inning on April 2 at Los Angeles- AL against left-hander Hector Santiago... Made the Mariners Opening Day roster for the ﬁrst time in his career…made his MLB debut April 1 at LAA (0x4)... Triple-A Tacoma: Hit .358 (54x151) with 26 runs, 7 doubles, 2 triples, 12 homeruns and 36 RBI in 36 games.
Spent entire season with the AAA Tacoma Rainiers…batted .277 (104x375) with 23 doubles, 4 triples, 11 home runs and 74 RBI in 93 games. Began the season on the disabled list after straining his oblique in spring training…appeared in 5 games with High Desert on rehab assignment. Recorded at least one hit in 66 of 93 games, including 27 multi-hit contests. Set a Tacoma franchise record with three grand slams. Played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona Fall League…hit a pair of home runs in the annual Rising Stars Game. Has recorded 177 RBI over the last two seasons, 10th-most among MiLB players.
Hit .352 (167x474) with 64 extra base hits (2B - 34, 3B - 7, HR - 23) and 101 RBI in
116 games with High Desert and Jackson...finished 3rd amongst all full-season minor
leaguers in batting average and named to the Baseball America Second-Team All-Star
team as a second baseman...one of 19 players in the minor leagues to knock in at least
100 runs...tied for the organizational lead in batting average, while ranking 2nd in RBI and
3rd in home runs...became the first Minor League Player in 2012 to hit for the cycle when
he accomplished the feat May 22 at Lancaster...recorded 50 multi-hit games (25-High
Desert, 25-Jackson)...hit walk-off grand slam and set season-high with 6 RBI May 12 vs.
Rancho Cucamonga (4x6, 2 R, HR, 6 RBI)...season-high 16-game hit streak, May 19-
June 8 (.411/30x73, 15 R, 3 HR, 17 RBI)...named to the Cal League All-Star team before
being promoted to Jackson on June 21...with the Generals hit safely in 47 of 55 games
(with AB), while batting .347 (75x216)...played for the Peoria Javelinas in the Arizona
Fall League (.333/15x45), 2 2B, 2 HR, 9 RBI...listed as the Mariners No. 8 prospect by
Baseball America heading into the 2013 season.
Named Clinton's Most Valuable Player by the Mariners after leading team in batting
average (.280), doubles (22), RBI (65), on-base (.342) and OPS (.803).