Austin Gomber

Austin Gomber

28-Year-Old PitcherSP
Colorado Rockies
2022 Fantasy Outlook
Gomber was the primary return in the trade that sent Nolan Arenado from the Rockies to the Cardinals last offseason. Although the left-hander battled some injuries during his first year in Colorado, he showed glimpses of promise while maintaining a consistent spot in the rotation. He made 23 starts during the 2021 campaign and posted a 4.53 ERA and 1.24 WHIP in 115.1 innings, but his 4.18 xFIP suggests that he was slightly unlucky. Gomber leaned more heavily on his off-speed pitches and recorded a career-high 11.3% swinging-strike rate as a result. However, the 28-year-old posted a middling 23.2 K% during his first full season in the majors. Although he showed some potential at limiting runs last year, Gomber's lackluster strikeout numbers limit his fantasy potential, particularly when he has to pitch his home games at Coors Field. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#535
ADP
$Traded to the Rockies in February of 2021.
Lasts six innings against Royals
PColorado Rockies
May 15, 2022
Gomber allowed three hits on four hits and three walks while striking out three in six innings in Sunday's loss to the Royals. He didn't factor into the decision.
ANALYSIS
Gomber gave up five runs in 5.1 innings during his last start, but he was slightly more successful against Kansas City on Sunday. The southpaw posted his fourth quality start in his last five outings but was in line for his fourth loss of the season when he exited the matchup. However, he was able to settle for the no-decision since the Rockies put up seven runs in the bottom of the seventh inning. Gomber has been inconsistent early in 2022, and he has a 4.38 ERA and 1.23 WHIP in 39 innings over his first seven starts. He tentatively lines up to make his next start at home against the Mets on Saturday.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
86
Last 10 Games
86
Last 5 Games
88
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+
 
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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81-90
 
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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 2020
 
 
-10%
BAA vs LHP
2022
 
 
-17%
BAA vs LHP
2021
 
 
-5%
BAA vs LHP
2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2020vs Left .214 189 40 13 37 7 0 6
Since 2020vs Right .238 559 129 54 118 21 3 21
2022vs Left .214 29 7 1 6 1 0 0
2022vs Right .259 127 25 12 29 4 1 6
2021vs Left .223 131 30 8 27 5 0 5
2021vs Right .235 357 83 33 75 16 1 15
2020vs Left .167 29 3 4 4 1 0 1
2020vs Right .219 75 21 9 14 1 1 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2020
 
 
-54%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-14%
ERA on Road
2021
 
 
-66%
ERA at Home
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2020Home 2.43 1.15 74.0 6 2 0 7.4 3.3 1.1
Since 2020Away 5.30 1.30 105.1 6 11 0 9.2 3.4 1.5
2022Home 4.76 1.59 17.0 1 1 0 5.8 4.2 2.1
2022Away 4.09 0.95 22.0 1 2 0 8.6 2.0 0.8
2021Home 2.09 0.95 47.1 5 1 0 7.6 2.7 1.0
2021Away 6.22 1.44 68.0 4 8 0 9.7 3.6 2.0
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
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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
2.46
 
K/9
7.4
 
BB/9
3.0
 
HR/9
1.4
 
Fastball
90.7 mph
 
ERA
4.38
 
WHIP
1.23
 
BABIP
.271
 
GB/FB
1.67
 
Left On Base
68.2%
 
Exit Velocity
81.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
5.2%
 
Spin Rate
2186 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
21.6%
 
Swinging Strike
10.1%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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.
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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Falters against Giants to take loss
PColorado Rockies
May 10, 2022
Gomber (2-3) took the loss against San Francisco on Monday, pitching 5.1 innings and allowing five runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three.
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Goes over six innings in win
PColorado Rockies
May 5, 2022
Gomber (2-2) earned the win over Washington on Wednesday, completing 6.2 innings and allowing two runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out six.
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Strong effort in loss
PColorado Rockies
April 28, 2022
Gomber (1-2) allowed three runs (two earned) on three hits and one walk while striking out six across six innings to take the loss Thursday against the Phillies.
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Notches win Saturday
PColorado Rockies
April 24, 2022
Gomber (1-1) earned the win over Detroit in Game 2 of a twin bill Saturday, allowing four hits and striking out eight over six scoreless innings.
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Struggles with command in loss
PColorado Rockies
April 18, 2022
Gomber (0-1) was tagged with the loss Sunday against the Cubs after allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits and four walks while striking out two across 4.1 innings.
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