Austin Gomber
Austin Gomber
25-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
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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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.
ANALYSIS
Gomber was an adequate short-term rotation option for the Cardinals in the second half of 2018, as he turned in a 4.26 ERA and 53:22 K:BB across 57 frames in his 11 starts. However, with St. Louis returning most of its key starting options to full strength this spring aside from Carlos Martinez (shoulder), Gomber suddenly found himself buried on the depth chart. He'll head to Memphis to continue receiving regular starts while John Gant and Dakota Hudson vie for the final spot in the big-league rotation.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2019
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2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
2017
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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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Stat Review
How does Austin Gomber compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 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.
K/BB
2.09
 
K/9
8.0
 
BB/9
3.8
 
HR/9
0.8
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
4.44
 
WHIP
1.51
 
BABIP
.339
 
GB/FB
1.35
 
Strand %
71.7%
 
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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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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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Allows five runs, takes loss
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
September 25, 2018
Gomber (6-2) allowed five runs on seven hits in 3.2 innings Tuesday in a loss to the Brewers, recording six strikeouts and no walks.
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Goes five strong innings in win
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
September 19, 2018
Gomber (6-1) allowed one run on six hits and three walks across five innings to earn the win Tuesday against the Braves. He struck out five.
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Shelled for seven earned
PSt. Louis Cardinals  AAA
September 13, 2018
Gomber (5-1) allowed seven earned runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three across three innings to take the loss Thursday against the Dodgers.
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