RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: February 10, 1988
Signed: Int’l Free Agent, 2005 (Indians)
How Acquired: Trade from Indians (for Quincy Latimore)
Agent: Morgan Advisory Group
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Gomez made Baseball America’s list of Cleveland’s top 30 prospects only once, after the 2009 season. This is despite the fact that Cleveland has had a relatively weak system most years recently. He throws a sinker that averages 90 mph and tops out around 93, along with a slider and change. He lacks an out pitch, as shown by low to extremely low K rates throughout his career. He’s had high groundball rates, averaging 49.2% in his three partial major league seasons, but in spite of that he’s had a moderately high gopher ball rate for most of his career, majors and minors. He got extended opportunities for the pitching-strapped Indians in 2010-12, with results that were mediocre at ...