Austin Gomber
Austin Gomber
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014 that includes a $374,100 signing bonus.
Dominates in intrasquad game
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 15, 2020
Gomber threw four scoreless innings and recorded four strikeouts during an intrasquad game Tuesday, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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The left-hander is shaping up as a key bullpen component after missing all of 2019 with shoulder and biceps injuries, and Tuesday's performance certainly supported the notion he could make an impact as a middle reliever, among other roles. Gomber threw 55 pitches overall Tuesday, retiring the first 11 batters he faced and ringing up first-pitch strikes on 10 of the 14 teammates to come to the plate against him. Gomber worked on developing a slider during the offseason with help from teammate Jack Flaherty, rounding out an already strong repertoire. "I just felt like that was the one thing that I could do better," Gomber said. "The one glare. I've always had a good true curveball, and I just felt like adding a slider or something would just benefit me because I just didn't have anything that did what that pitch did and didn't have any way to give that look."
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
22
Last 10 Games
22
Last 5 Games
22
How many pitches does Austin Gomber generally throw?
 
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11-20
 
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31-40
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
61-70
 
71-80
 
81-90
 
91-100
 
101-110
 
111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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111-120
 
121+
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
2020
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2019
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2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .277 103 18 5 26 8 0 1
Since 2018vs Right .266 242 50 28 55 10 3 6
2020vs Left .000 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020vs Right .000 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
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
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2018
 
 
-20%
ERA on Road
2020
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2018
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 4.81 1.43 33.2 3 2 0 7.5 2.7 0.8
Since 2018Away 3.83 1.48 44.2 3 0 0 8.1 4.6 0.8
2020Home 0.00 0.60 1.2 0 0 0 0.0 5.4 0.0
2020Away 0.00 0.00 1.2 0 0 0 5.4 0.0 0.0
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
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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.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 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
1.00
 
K/9
2.7
 
BB/9
2.7
 
HR/9
0.0
 
Fastball
92.3 mph
 
ERA
0.00
 
WHIP
0.30
 
BABIP
.000
 
GB/FB
0.50
 
Left On Base
100.0%
 
Exit Velocity
84.6 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
0.0%
 
Spin Rate
2470 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
8.3%
 
Swinging Strike
2.3%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2016
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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Looks sharp in first camp workout
PSt. Louis Cardinals
July 3, 2020
Gomber, who posted an impressive 2.25 ERA over eight spring frames, worked the equivalent of three innings while facing hitters during the Cardinals' first summer camp workout Friday, Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
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Would benefit from roster expansion
PSt. Louis Cardinals
April 28, 2020
Gomber would be a surefire candidate to benefit from a roster expansion up to 30 players, Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch opines.
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Solid chance at roster spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 30, 2020
Gomber, who generated a 2.25 ERA across eight innings in Grapefruit League play before spring training was suspended, remains firmly in the mix for a roster spot, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Displays endurance in spring debut
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 26, 2020
Gomber started a Graprefruit League loss to the Nationals on Tuesday and allowed an earned run on three hits, a walk and a wild pitch across two innings. He struck out one.
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Working on starter's schedule
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2020
Gomber, who dealt with shoulder and biceps injuries throughout most of last season, is healthy and working on a starter's schedule this spring, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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