Ricardo "Ricky" Romero, Jr. (born November 6, 1984 in East Los Angeles, California) is an American baseball pitcher for the Toronto Blue Jays. Romero stands at 6 foot and weighs 210 pounds. He throws left-handed and bats right-handed.
After spending three years at Garfield High School, Romero graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles. In his senior year he was named L.A. City Section co-player of the year and Eastern League co-MVP for baseball, going (12-1) with a 0.53 ERA and 162 strikeouts for the Rough Riders.
Upon graduation, Romero attended Cal State Fullerton from 2001 to 2005. The lefty starter helped the Titans capture a National Title in the 2004 College World Series, pitching the team into the semifinals past Miami (FL) and winning game one of the World Series against Texas. He was also selected to the All-Tournament team for that season and played for the U.S. National Team pitching to a (3-1) record with a 1.57 ERA. In 2005 he led Fullerton in wins (13) and the Titans returned to the World Series.