Austin Gomber
Austin Gomber
27-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2021 Fantasy Outlook
Appearing in any capacity in the majors last season would have been a win for Gomber after biceps and shoulder injuries prevented him from throwing any innings at the highest level in 2019. His 1.86 ERA in 29 innings (four starts and 10 relief appearances) is therefore arguably even better than it looks. On the other hand, that ERA appears to be largely a small-sample fluke, as his supporting stats weren't all that impressive. It took a .243 BABIP, 86.7% strand rate and 4.0 HR/FB% to get him to that excellent mark, while his 22.7 K% was slightly below average and his 12.6 BB% was significantly worse than par. Altogether, that's a package more in line with the back-end starter he projected to be as a prospect. If he does look set for a rotation role, he'll be an interesting enough lottery ticket, and his 27.2 K% at the Triple-A level indicates potential for growth, but don't be fooled by his stellar ERA. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#542
ADP
$Traded to the Rockies in February of 2021.
Earns fifth win
PColorado Rockies
June 9, 2021
Gomber (5-5) allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks while striking out five across five innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Marlins.
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Gomber's lone run allowed came in the fifth inning, when he surrendered a pair of singles. He was strong otherwise, primarily based on his ability to keep the ball on the ground. Gomber has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his last six starts, and he has worked at least five innings in all but one of those outings. For the season, he now has a 3.95 ERA with a 71:23 K:BB across 68.1 frames.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
84
Last 10 Games
82
Last 5 Games
86
How many pitches does Austin Gomber generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
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111-120
 
121+
What part of the game does Austin Gomber generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-7%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-1%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2019
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2019vs Left .200 112 22 9 20 5 0 3
Since 2019vs Right .215 274 73 27 52 8 1 7
2021vs Left .211 83 19 5 16 4 0 2
2021vs Right .213 199 52 18 38 7 0 7
2020vs Left .167 29 3 4 4 1 0 1
2020vs Right .219 75 21 9 14 1 1 0
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2019
 
 
-80%
ERA at Home
2021
 
 
-74%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2019Home 0.90 1.10 30.0 2 1 0 9.0 4.5 0.3
Since 2019Away 4.55 1.18 63.1 4 5 0 9.2 3.0 1.3
2021Home 1.33 0.98 20.1 2 1 0 8.9 4.4 0.4
2021Away 5.06 1.19 48.0 3 4 0 9.6 2.4 1.5
2020Home 0.00 1.34 9.2 0 0 0 9.3 4.7 0.0
2020Away 2.93 1.17 15.1 1 1 0 8.2 4.7 0.6
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Stat Review
How does Austin Gomber compare to other starting pitchers?
This section compares his stats with all starting pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 120 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 120 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
3.09
 
K/9
9.4
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
1.2
 
Fastball
91.8 mph
 
ERA
3.95
 
WHIP
1.13
 
BABIP
.270
 
GB/FB
1.40
 
Left On Base
63.7%
 
Exit Velocity
81.0 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.0%
 
Spin Rate
2068 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
22.2%
 
Swinging Strike
11.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Gomber threw 75 innings for the Cardinals in his big-league debut back in 2018, but injuries prevented him from adding to that total last season. He pitched well to start the year for Triple-A Memphis, posting a 2.98 ERA and a 28.1% strikeout rate through eight starts. A biceps issue popped up in mid-May, however, with shoulder fatigue striking in mid-June. He never threw another pitch at the Triple-A level the rest of the season, though he did return for a small handful of rehab innings in the lower minors late in the year. That gives some reason for optimism that Gomber's injuries won't affect him heading into this year, leaving him with nothing more than lost development time. If the lefty is indeed ready to go, there's still no guarantee he'll play a significant role in the big leagues. 18 of his 29 appearances as a rookie came in relief, and he could pitch there again until a rotation spot opens up.
Gomber is an average pitcher whose stuff has become a bit more hittable at each level as he has moved up the system. Scouts grade his pitches as average across the board, giving his breaking ball a slight edge over the other pitches. Gomber struck out 20% of the batters he faced last season, but walking 10% of the remaining hitters is a strike against him. Unlike most lefties, Gomber is mostly split neutral as both righties and lefties had an equal amount of production against him. At the end of the day, we are looking at a pitcher who has the ceiling of a fifth starter. He is clearly on the outside looking in for a spot in the Cardinals' Opening Day rotation, which should remove him from mixed-league consideration. Gomber is an option in the endgame of NL-only, but not one that has much upside.
While Gomber, a fourth round pick in 2014, posted solid numbers in 11 starts at short season ball in 2014, his fielding-independent stats (particularly a 17.4 percent K rate), suggested his excellent run prevention was a bit of a fluke. However, he looks like a legitimate prospect after a stellar full season at Low-A Peoria, where he not only upped his K-rate to 26 percent (thanks to a slight uptick in velocity), but he also lowered his walk rate from 8.7 percent to 6.3 percent. The 6-foot-5 lefty has an above average changeup and a slider that can generate whiffs on the right day, to go with a low-90s fastball. Given his height and handedness, that’s a good enough arsenal to make it as a No. 3 starter down the road. The one knock is that he will be getting his first taste of High-A as a 23-year-old, but he offers more upside than his age and level suggest.
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Fires six shutout frames
PColorado Rockies
June 3, 2021
Gomber (4-5) picked up the win Thursday after holding the Rangers scoreless across six innings. He allowed three hits and no walks while striking out six.
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Flips spots with Jon Gray
PColorado Rockies
June 3, 2021
Gomber is now scheduled to make his next start Thursday at home against the Rangers, Danielle Allentuck of The Denver Gazette reports.
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Gives up two homers Saturday
PColorado Rockies
May 29, 2021
Gomber (3-5) was tagged with the loss Saturday against the Pirates after allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and a walk while fanning five across four innings.
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Fans eight in win
PColorado Rockies
May 24, 2021
Gomber (3-4) picked up the win Monday, allowing two runs on four hits over eight innings in a 3-2 victory over the Mets. He struck out eight without walking a batter.
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No-decision despite strong start
PColorado Rockies
May 19, 2021
Gomber hurled six innings against San Diego on Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk while striking out seven. He did not factor in the decision.
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