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Brantley, Gomes honored to win Silver Slugger Awards

They first came to Cleveland as virtual no names. One, as a player to be named later, the other listed as a utility man. Now household names and Tribe cornerstones, Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes have each been awarded one of baseball’s highest honors: The Silver Slugger Award. “It’s a great honor,” Brantley said. “From the coaching staff, teammates, to the trainers, to...
Via Indians Baseball Insider
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Gomes discusses breakout season, feels Indians are on the cusp

Contract extension, first full year as a catcher in the majors, his wife having a baby and now a Silver Slugger award winner. Yan Gomes might have sold himself short when saying it was a pretty eventful year. After becoming the first Indians catcher to outright win a Silver Slugger on Thursday night, Gomes discussed winning the award along with some other offseason topics during...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Glitters Is Not A Gold Glove

While the Indians were shut out of Gold Gloves just the day before, despite Michael Brantley and Yan Gomes finishing among the top in voting at their positions, they were able to take home two Silver Sluggers last night. This was the first time since 2011 that an Indian won the award and with both Michael Brantley, for the outfield, and Yan Gomes, at catcher, winning the awards it...
Via Burning River Baseball
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Alomar: Gomes is 'superstar in the making'

It can be a little bit of a trick question when considering if Yan Gomes exceeded expectations this past season, especially based on how he did the second half of the 2013 season. However, when you factor in that this was Gomes first full season as the Indians' starting catcher and that the organization signed him to an extension on Opening Day it is a good starting point, especially...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Brantley, Yan Gomes finalists for Gold Glove Award

How much do advanced analytics or team-wide defensive struggles factor in to Gold Glove nominations? Not as much as one would think as Cleveland Indians left fielder Michael Brantley and catcher Yan Gomes have been named as finalists for the 2014 award at their respective positions. The team’s press release touts Gomes has having only committed three errors in his final 55 games...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes makes Keith Law’s “Exceeded Expectations” List

Michael Brantley may garner a few MVP votes. Corey Kluber should be the 2014 AL Cy Young winner. But it’s Cleveland Indians catcher Yan Gomes who wowed’s Keith Law, with the one-time reserve catcher knocking in 20-plus home runs this season. Gomes was just a guy — as opposed to a #GUY — when Toronto shipped him and Mike Aviles to Cleveland for Esmil Rogers after...
Via Waiting For Next Year
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Gomes Homer Sets Up KC Showdown; Indians 7, Twins 3

Yan Gomes remembers the Indians coming to Minnesota last year and clinching a playoff spot on the last day of the regular season. Now Cleveland is back in Minnesota, trying to sneak into the postseason through the back door. Gomes homered and drove in four runs to help the Indians advance in the AL wild-card race by beating the Twins 7-3 on a rainy Saturday night. The Indians pulled...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
September 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Yan Gomes, Best Catcher in Baseball?

Yan Gomes has had a phenomenal season. I was a touch pessimistic, projecting a .273/16/63 line this year, a line which he’s nearly reach already this season, .285/16/52. numberFire wonders whether Gomes offensive production, combined with his defensive dominance, makes him the best catcher in baseball. On the matter, they wrote this: According to Fantasy Pros, which compiles fantasy...
Via Baseball Professor
August 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Gomes returning to form in the field

CLEVELAND -- No one could have gotten of to a worse start fielding than Yan Gomes. In the first 28 games he played, the Indians catcher committed nine errors, had four passed balls and opponents stole 18 of 23 bases. Since early May though, Gomes has started to look more like he did last year, when he was one of the top catchers in the American League in getting opposing baserunners...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Gomes' first Opening Day made more special with extension

 OAKLAND --€“ Yan Gomes' first Opening Day on a Major League roster was already going to be a special day, but what happened on Monday might have a hard time being matched by many.  Gomes' six-year extension worth $23 million was made official before the game against Oakland. The sides agreed to terms over the weekend when the Indians were in San Diego for a two-game...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

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