Gomes
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.245
HR
11
RBI
38
R
40
SB
0
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Bouncing back from a downright abysmal 2016 season (32 wRC+), Gomes hit 14 homers and drove in 56 runs, with the latter total being good for 11th best at the catcher position. Improved patience fueled his bounce back, as Gomes upped his walk rate from 3.4 percent to 8.1 per... read more
Bouncing back from a downright abysmal 2016 season (32 wRC+), Gomes hit 14 homers and drove in 56 runs, with the latter total being good for 11th best at the catcher position. Improved patience fueled his bounce back, as Gomes upped his walk rate from 3.4 percent to 8.1 percent, resulting in an 82-point spike in wOBA (to .307). Gomes trimmed his strikeout rate slightly to 25.8 percent and lifted his isolated-power mark to .197 in the second half. Even so, he is still far from a good or even average major-league hitter, and his relevance will all but disappear if the Indians acquire an upgrade behind the plate this offseason or at any point in 2018. As a cheap catcher option at the end of a draft, you could do worse than Gomes, but don't feel the need to reach simply to fill the active roster spot.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'2"    WT: 210 lbs.    DOB: 7/19/1987    College: Barry    Drafted: 10th Rd in 2009Show Contract
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Yan Gomes Contract Info:
Signed a six-year, $23 million deal with the Indians in March of 2014.
Out of Wednesday's lineup
CCleveland Indians
August 15, 2018
Gomes is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against Cincinnati, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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2018 Stat Review for Yan Gomes
0.21 BB/K
TERRIBLE
5.7 % BB Rate
POOR
27.8 % K Rate
TERRIBLE
0.723 OPS
WEAK
0.302 OBP
POOR
0.245 AVG
WEAK
0.312 BABIP
ABOVE AVERAGE
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Catcher
  1. 1. YanY. Gomes (R)
  2. 2. RobertoR. Perez (R)
First Baseman
  1. 1. YonderY. Alonso (L)
  2. X. EdwinE. Encarnacion (R) 10-Day DL
  3. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  4. 3. YandyY. Diaz (R)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JasonJ. Kipnis (L)
  2. 2. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
  3. 3. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
Third Baseman
  1. 1. JoseJ. Ramirez (S)
  2. X. LonnieL. Chisenhall (L) 60-Day DL
  3. 2. YandyY. Diaz (R)
  4. 3. ErikE. Gonzalez (R)
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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks
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  1. Yan Gomes 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Yan Gomes 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Gomes stands as the reason that Jonathan Lucroy didn't get to play in the World Series. Gomes suffered a sinkhole of a season in which he only played in a little over one-third of the Indians' games and his bat failed to show up for most of them. Meanwhile, his extended contract and high likelihood of catching significant innings for Cleveland in 2017 was reportedly part of Lucroy's motivation to nix a deadline deal to the Tribe, given Lucroy's own free agent status at the end of the upcoming season. Gomes' injury is concerning on multiple levels going forward, as shoulder ailments tend to sap power at the plate and throwing strength behind it. His metrics have been trending in the wrong direction since his first year in Cleveland, with four consecutive seasons of declining batting averages, on-base and slugging percentages, and the prospect of a compromised shoulder contributing to that decline should raise the caution flag on draft day.
  3. Yan Gomes 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Gomes, a popular target at the catcher position in drafts last spring, suffered a sprained MCL in his knee just a week into the campaign that forced him onto the shelf until late May. From there, Gomes mostly struggled offensively, failing to hit above .260 in any full month and finishing with a .658 OPS in 389 plate appearances. The saving grace was his power, as Gomes' 12 homers were good enough for fifth in the American League among catchers (tied for 11th at the position in all of MLB). He coupled that power with a near-league-average contact rate, but Gomes' walk rate once again slid, down to a paltry 3.3% mark, and the strikeouts ticked up again to 26.7%. Regardless, Gomes' power and plus defense behind the dish has him locked into the starting role heading into camp, and the catcher position is thin, so he makes for a solid option outside of OBP leagues.
  4. Yan Gomes 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Expectations were high for Gomes entering 2014, as he was coming off a strong showing in a limited role in 2013 and had taken over primary catching duties in Cleveland from Carlos Santana. He easily surpassed those expectations by posting impressive numbers in all but one roto category, finishing fourth among catchers in 5x5 rotisserie value, only behind Buster Posey, Jonathan Lucroy and Devin Mesoraco. The 27-year-old played plus defense and was outstanding down the stretch, with an .847 OPS, nine homers and 38 RBI after the All-Star break, exceeding his RBI output from the first half in 89 fewer at-bats, en route to being named the Silver Slugger at the position in the AL. Some skepticism is understandable, as Gomes drew just 24 walks last season (4.6% BB%) while striking out at a 23.2% clip, and he still swings at too many pitches out of the zone, but the power is real and the Indians figure to continue relying on him as a key run producer, likely batting him fifth or sixth in the order.
  5. Yan Gomes 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Gomes parlayed an injury to backup Lou Marson into a significant role with the Indians, hitting 11 homers in just 88 games and grabbing a larger chunk of the catching duties as the season wore on. He struggled to control the strike zone down the stretch (25 strikeouts in 90 plate appearances) as the scouting reports made the rounds, but Gomes still managed to punish mistakes. Over his limited time in the big leagues, Gomes has carried a low (5.5%) walk rate, and it should be noted that his .294/.345/.481 line is supported more by hard contact than a discerning eye at the plate. Carlos Santana expressed some displeasure with his decreased time behind the plate, but Gomes figures to get most of the time as the Indians' primary catcher while the team moves Santana to DH and first base on a more regular basis.
  6. Yan Gomes 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Gomes made history in May, becoming the first Brazilian-born player in Major League Baseball history. The callup was well deserved as he was hitting .359 in Triple-A, and he proved to be a capable fill-in at first, third and catcher for the Jays. Of course Gomes didn't hit, so he was optioned back to the minors, only to get called up four more times during the year. The Indians acquired Gomes in November, and if the pre-PCL numbers are any indication, Gomes offers pop at the expense of mediocre plate discipline, but his versatility could lead him to a 25-man roster spot in Cleveland.
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Out of Wednesday's lineup
CCleveland Indians
August 15, 2018
Gomes is not in the lineup for Wednesday's contest against Cincinnati, Mark Sheldon of MLB.com reports.
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Not starting Saturday
CCleveland Indians
August 11, 2018
Gomes is not in the lineup against the White Sox on Saturday.
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On bench Thursday
CCleveland Indians
August 9, 2018
Gomes is not in the lineup against Minnesota on Thursday, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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Returns to action
CCleveland Indians
August 7, 2018
Gomes (hamstring) is back in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Twins.
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Available off bench Monday
CCleveland Indians
Hamstring
August 6, 2018
Gomes (hamstring) is available off the bench for Monday's game against the Twins, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.
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