Austin Gomber
Austin Gomber
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
7-Day IL
Injury Biceps
Est. Return 7/5/2019
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014 that includes a $374,100 signing bonus.
Dealing with shoulder fatigue
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
Biceps
June 20, 2019
Gomber (biceps), who'd begun throwing at the Cardinals' spring training facility in Jupiter, Fla., recently experienced a setback with shoulder fatigue according to general manager Michael Girsch, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Gomber remains 7-to-10 days away from being able to throw live batting practice according to Girsch, at which point he'll begin the process of building up his stamina. The southpaw has been on the injured list since mid-May, so he could need several rehab outings prior to activation.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .289 99 18 5 26 8 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .272 235 49 27 55 10 3 6
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .289 99 18 5 26 8 0 1
2018vs Right .272 235 49 27 55 10 3 6
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
2019
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2018
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
2017
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.06 1.47 32.0 3 2 0 7.9 2.5 0.8
Since 2017Away 3.98 1.53 43.0 3 0 0 8.2 4.8 0.8
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 5.06 1.47 32.0 3 2 0 7.9 2.5 0.8
2018Away 3.98 1.53 43.0 3 0 0 8.2 4.8 0.8
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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2016 Fantasy Outlook
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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Lands on MiLB injured list
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
Biceps
May 17, 2019
Gomber was placed on the 7-day injured list due to a biceps injury, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Earns PCL honors
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
April 22, 2019
Gomber was named the Pacific Coast League Pitcher of the Week on Monday, Joe Harris of MLB.com reports.
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Moves to minors
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
March 20, 2019
The Cardinals optioned Gomber to Triple-A Memphis on Wednesday, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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No longer rotation option
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
March 12, 2019
Gomber is out of the running for the final spot in the Cardinals' rotation, Mark Saxon of The Athletic reports.
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Hit hard in lopsided loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
March 11, 2019
Gomber allowed five earned runs on six hits and two walks over 2.1 innings in a 9-1 Grapefruit League loss to the Mets on Sunday. He also recorded a strikeout.
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