2023 Future Stars Series Main Event player profile: Roman Trinidad

September 26, 2023

“My experience with the Future Stars Series has honestly been life changing for me.” – Roman Trinidad

Although one of the many goals in this industry is to help kids get to the next levels, at the end of the day, the hope is to change lives.

For the better.

Mission accomplished for Roman Trinidad, who was doing his best to maintain the difficult lifestyle of being a two-sport star. A talented quarterback as well, the speedy five-foot-11, 165-pounder — he ran a 6.55 60-yard dash at the National Combine in Nashville — had been looking for some guidance on his path moving forward.

At GamePrep Scout Day in January, he found it.

“My experience with the Future Stars Series has honestly been life changing for me,” he said. “I was always a two-sport athlete with football and baseball, and football really consumed most of my time and training. Football was great, but I really loved baseball. When I participated at the FSS regional qualifier combine in January, I was considering focusing on just baseball for the first time. At the qualifier, I showed great athleticism, but (FSS president and CEO) Jeremy Booth saw potential in me as a baseball player. Jeremy and Anthony (Granato) put in extra time with me to coach up my baseball skills. That was the turning point for me and I made the decision that baseball was going to be my singular focus. So, you could say the Future Stars Series changed my life.”

Trinidad performed well at Shelby Park, showing the scouting staff that he was a threat with his bat and his legs, displaying good bat speed and a compact line drive-type swing.

Not only that, however, he really took the time to learn while he was there, and used much of what the vast and experienced Future Stars Series development staff showed him in July this summer to improve an already strong skillset.

“At the National Combine I really tried to be a sponge,” Trinidad said. “The feedback from all the coaches was incredibly valuable. At the plate, Jeremy, Anthony, Dennis (Simpson), and Greg (Jacobs) really challenged me to work on barrel consistency and to focus on line drives. I have been putting in the cage time, BP, and live AB’s with this objective and have really made substantial improvements. In the outfield Robbie (Moen) and Jeremy (Hamilton) coached the intricacy of reading the ball off the bat and how to get the right first step. Now instead of having to make diving catches, I am making challenging balls look like routine plays.”

Set to play both center field and shortstop for the Orange Team at the Main Event, Trinidad is excited to show those improvements on the same big stage that the legends he’s read about and seen video of play on.

“One of the things that makes Fenway Park legendary is that almost every legendary player has played there,” he said. “That sense of history alone is awe inspiring. To have the opportunity to play in a major league stadium is incredible, but to play on the same field as Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, Joe DiMaggio, and Jackie Robinson is extraordinarily exceptional.”

With most, if not all, of the major-league teams expected to be represented in Boston by both scouts and high-rankings executives, Trinidad is not only looking forward to showing that from here on out, it’s baseball, but why.

“Quite simply I want to hit hard, run fast, and make plays,” he said. “I have been working hard on the field, in the cage, and in the weight room and am excited to put my tools to the test against and with the best players in the country. Now that I am singularly focused on baseball, I look forward to showing this is where I belong and that I can play, at the highest level, the game I love.”

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