Carlos Gomez had a three-month stretch to end 2012 where he wasn’t just worthy of starting for your fantasy team, he was one of the best 25 players in the game.
After the All-Star Break last year, Gomez batted .278 with 46 R, 14 HR, 33 RBI, and 26 SB in 274 plate appearances. To put that in perspective, had Gomez played like that all year he would have scored 90 runs with 30 homers, 70 RBI, and 50 stolen bases.
Batting average aside, Mike Trout and Ryan Braun are the only other players who totaled even 90 R, 30 HR, 70 RBI, and 30 SB (Jimmy Rollins and B.J. Upton were close behind).
And that’s the kind of company Gomez keeps when he’s streaking like he did at the end of last year. It’s probably foolish to mention him in the same sentence as Trout and Braun, but Rollins and Upton? It’s surprising, but entirely reasonable.
At a Glance
Strengths: SB, net SB, CS
Neutral: R, HR, RBI, BA, SLG, OBP
Best-case scenario: B.J. Upton (ATL)
Likely scenario: ...