Austin Gomber
Austin Gomber
27-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
RANKSFrom Preseason
#464
ADP
$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014 that includes a $374,100 signing bonus.
Solid over four innings
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 27, 2020
Gomber allowed a run on one hit and two walks and struck out three over four innings in a no-decision versus the Brewers on Sunday.
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Gomber turned in another solid start, although he needed 75 pitches (47 strikes) to get through his four innings. The southpaw's performance helped the Cardinals earn a postseason berth. Gomber ends the regular season with a 1.86 ERA, 1.17 WHIP and 27 strikeouts over 29 innings across 14 appearances (four starts). If he makes the playoff roster, he'll most likely work as a reliever capable of handling multi-inning assignments.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
37
Last 10 Games
43
Last 5 Games
50
How many pitches does Austin Gomber generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
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31-40
 
41-50
 
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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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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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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 2018
 
 
-2%
BAA vs RHP
2020
 
 
-24%
BAA vs LHP
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2018vs Left .263 128 21 9 30 9 0 2
Since 2018vs Right .259 310 70 36 69 11 4 6
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
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
 
 
-5%
ERA on Road
2020
 
 
-100%
ERA at Home
2019
No Stats
2018
 
 
-21%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2018Home 3.89 1.44 41.2 3 2 0 8.2 3.0 0.6
Since 2018Away 3.70 1.44 58.1 4 1 0 8.2 4.8 0.8
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
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
1.80
 
K/9
8.4
 
BB/9
4.7
 
HR/9
0.3
 
Fastball
92.5 mph
 
ERA
1.86
 
WHIP
1.17
 
BABIP
.247
 
GB/FB
2.00
 
Left On Base
85.9%
 
Exit Velocity
82.1 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.1%
 
Spin Rate
2214 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
20.7%
 
Swinging Strike
10.1%
 
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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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Starting regular-season finale
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 24, 2020
Gomber will start Sunday's regular-season finale against the Brewers, the Associated Press reports.
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Delivers six scoreless innings
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 22, 2020
Gomber (1-1) allowed just four hits over six shutout innings and struck out three in a win over the Royals on Tuesday.
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Starting Tuesday
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 20, 2020
Gomber will start Tuesday's game against the Royals, Jeff Jones of the Belleville News-Democrat reports.
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Possible for Tuesday start
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 19, 2020
Gomber is a candidate to start Tuesday against the Royals, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Takes loss Thursday
PSt. Louis Cardinals
September 17, 2020
Gomber (0-1) was charged with the loss against Pittsburgh on Thursday, pitching 1.2 innings and allowing four runs on four hits and two walks while striking out two.
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