Gomez
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
AVG
.215
HR
8
RBI
27
R
35
SB
9
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Not long ago, Gomez was seen as a fantasy stud; a perennial 20-30 threat. Injuries and some poor stretches at the plate over the past three seasons have dimmed his star considerably, but he's still very much relevant given his cross-category potential. Gomez did damage when... read more
Not long ago, Gomez was seen as a fantasy stud; a perennial 20-30 threat. Injuries and some poor stretches at the plate over the past three seasons have dimmed his star considerably, but he's still very much relevant given his cross-category potential. Gomez did damage when he made contact in 2017, posting a 110 wRC+ (the third-best mark of his career) despite striking out 30 percent of the time; his 39 percent hard-hit rate ranked 34th among players with at least 400 plate appearances. Gomez took a step back in terms of success rate on the basepaths (13-for-18), and the lower-body injuries in recent years are troubling for a player whose value is tied closely to the stolen bases, but Gomez is still relatively young at 32 years old. Better health is far from a given, but with it, along with regular playing time in Tampa Bay, Gomez could return to fantasy prominence. He's especially appealing for those who miss out on speed early.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'3"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 12/4/1985    College: None    Drafted: 2002Show Contract
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Carlos Gomez Contract Info:
Signed a one-year, $4 million contract with the Rays in February of 2018.
Takes seat Sunday
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 19, 2018
Gomez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Carlos Gomez 2018 MLB Game Log
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  • AB:
    5
  • H:
    0
  • 2B:
    0
  • 3B:
    0
  • HR:
    0
  • RBI:
    0
  • BB:
    0
  • K:
    1
  • SB:
    0
  • CS:
    0
  • HBP:
    0
  • SF:
    0
  • AVG:
    .000
  • OBP:
    .000
  • SLG:
    .000
  • OPS:
    .000
2018 Stat Review for Carlos Gomez
0.26 BB/K
POOR
6.4 % BB Rate
WEAK
24.7 % K Rate
POOR
0.657 OPS
TERRIBLE
0.309 OBP
WEAK
0.215 AVG
TERRIBLE
0.274 BABIP
LOW
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  1. 1. JakeJ. Bauers (L)
  2. 2. C.J.C. Cron (R)
  3. 3. Ji-ManJ. Choi (L)
Second Baseman
  1. 1. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  2. 2. BrandonB. Lowe (L)
  3. 3. WillyW. Adames (R)
  4. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
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  1. 1. MattM. Duffy (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
Shortstop
  1. 1. WillyW. Adames (R)
  2. 2. JoeyJ. Wendle (L)
  3. X. DanielD. Robertson (R) 10-Day DL
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  1. Carlos Gomez 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Carlos Gomez 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez dealt with nagging injuries and more of his 2015 offensive woes before being released by the Astros. He caught on with Texas and revived his bat, hitting .284/.362/.543 with eight home runs over the final six weeks of the regular season. His production after joining the Rangers was awfully reminiscent to his peak years in 2013 and 2014. Which version of Go-Go will we see in 2017? He hopes to carry over his success with the Rangers, re-upping on a one-year $11.5 million deal. Gomez should be the everyday center fielder in Texas and remains a legit threat for 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, or some combination of 40 between those two categories. Shrewd fantasy owners will shade his batting average back toward his career .257 mark, instead of the .284 he posted in his better back-to-back years. The struggles in Houston will result in a draft day discount relative to the five-category upside he showcased once again as a Ranger.
  3. Carlos Gomez 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez was acquired by Houston at the trade deadline last season after it was initially believed he was heading to the New York Mets. His triple-slash was empty but he did steal 10 bases with his new club after swiping just seven in 74 games with Milwaukee, as a hip injury affected his production on the basepaths earlier in the season. Unfortunately, the 30-year-old suffered a left intercostal strain in September, which put his availability for the playoffs in question. Gomez wasn't 100 percent healthy for the postseason and was limited as a pinch-runner and defensive substitute for the first two games of the ALDS, but he did hit two playoff homers for the Astros. The veteran outfielder can likely be had at a discount in 2016 drafts since injuries limited him to just 115 games last season.
  4. Carlos Gomez 2015 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez contributed across the board last season, finishing no lower than 57th in the league in any of the five standard categories. He took over the leadoff job last season and performed particularly well in the role, finishing ninth in the league in runs and eighth in the league in stolen bases. His defense fell off a bit last season, but he will be entering his age-29 campaign and has finished each of the last two seasons with an OPS comfortably north of .800, so expect him to be among the top hitters in fantasy drafts in 2015.
  5. Carlos Gomez 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez posted an .809 OPS after the All-Star break in 2012 and followed that up with a career year in 2013, posting best-ever numbers in virtually every category. The combination of power and speed he provides is rivaled by few in the fantasy realm, as his totals of 43 home runs and 77 stolen bases over the last two seasons were matched by only Mike Trout and Alex Rios. Each of Gomez's 2013 slash numbers were the best of his career, and he is just entering his prime years, as he will be only 28 years old during the 2014 season, and it's possible that he could be even better.
  6. Carlos Gomez 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Much maligned for his penchant to swing for the fences in years past, Gomez finally connected on a few of his uppercuts and produced a career-best 19 home runs last season. He demonstrated an improved eye at the plate, played Gold Glove defense in center field, and posted a career-best .463 slugging percentage. Gomez's OBP still leaves something to be desired, as his lowly .305 mark last season was a career best, but he possesses the elite speed necessary to steal a lot of bases when he gets on. To begin the season, he should have an opportunity to prove that his improvement in 2012 was not a fluke, but Logan Schafer could push Gomez for time if he struggles.
  7. Carlos Gomez 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez spent much of 2011 out of the lineup with a broken clavicle. He excelled as a bench player and right-handed platoon player after he returned from the injury. Those are probably the best roles for Gomez, who has never been able to realize his potential. He's superb defensively and stole 16 bases to just two caught stealing, but has never made much improvement at the plate. Gomez will get some stolen bases next season, but not much more and can really hurt a fantasy team's batting average if he's forced into a starting role.
  8. Carlos Gomez 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez showed little or no improvement in 2010, hitting .247/.298/.357 in 97 games. He plays above average defense, steals bases and swings at just about everything. The Brewers finally sent him to the minors in August and started using Lorenzo Cain in center, but the position is up for grabs with Cain's inclusion in the Zack Greinke deal. It appears as though the starting job belongs to Gomez by default, but he'll need to show signs of growth to keep the Brewers from looking elsewhere for a replacement.
  9. Carlos Gomez 2010 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez enters 2010 as Milwaukee's starting center fielder with tantalizing speed and perhaps the best defense of any outfielder in baseball. After Minnesota aggressively gave Gomez a starting job in 2008, he lost playing time last season as the Twins shuffled between four outfielders and he appeared to take a step back at the plate. He also wasn't given the green light on the basepaths and didn't lay down as many bunts to utilize his speed (he led the AL in infield hits in 2008). However, he did draw more walks and struck out fewer times despite a lower batting average and on-base percentage. Gomez has the skill set to be an impact player with great speed on the bases, incredible range in the outfield (he led all of baseball in range factor in 2008) and some power. However, he also has great flaws with poor plate discipline and is caught stealing too often. If he finds plate discipline, he could develop into a star with 20-homer, 50-steal potential. Until then, he remains a risk to a fantasy team's batting average even though he may be a great source of steals as an everyday player with the Brewers.
  10. Carlos Gomez 2009 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez was the centerpiece of the Johan Santana trade and showed star qualities, along with fundamental flaws, in his first season as a starting center fielder. The Twins aggressively gave Gomez the starting center field job out of spring training and also made him the leadoff hitter. Gomez showed great speed on the bases, incredible range in the outfield (he led all of baseball in range factor), led the AL in infield hits and set a Twins record for bunt hits. At the same time, Gomez had poor plate discipline and swung at the first pitch 40 percent of the time (sixth most in the AL), and was caught stealing 11 times in 44 stolen base attempts. The Twins belatedly moved him from the leadoff role to ninth in the order in July, finally realizing his speed couldn't offset his poor eye at the plate. Gomez should enter 2009 as the starting center fielder, but the Twins have five players regarded as starters for the outfield and DH, so any slump in spring training or early in the season could see him sent to Triple-A. Despite his flaws, Gomez is a potential fantasy superstar with outstanding speed and burgeoning power. He could be a 20-homer, 50-steal player if his plate discipline can have a Jose Reyes-like dramatic improvement. He could also fail to keep a regular job if he can't learn to stop hacking.
  11. Carlos Gomez 2008 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez tore through Triple-A in April, hitting .301, and even though he was batting just .255 in May, he was called up when Moises Alou was injured. After struggling early, Gomez started to pick it up both offensively and defensively, spiltting time between left and right field with the Mets. However, Gomez broke the hamate bone in his left hand on a checked swing in early July, which required surgery that sidelined him for two months. Upon returning, he was used mainly as a pinch-hitter and runner in September while the team was in a pennant race. Like many young hitters, Gomez needs to find that line between aggressiveness and plate discipline, as he had a 27:8 K:BB ratio in 125 big-league at-bats, but he continued his growth on the basepaths, succeeding 29 times while only being thrown out seven times between two levels. After coming over to the Twins in the Johan Santana trade, Gomez will compete for the starting in center field this spring. It's possible the Twins may start him at Triple-A in order to improve his plate discipline and learn to drive the ball with his 6-foot-4 frame. If he wins any role in the majors, he'll have immediate fantasy impact due to his speed.
  12. Carlos Gomez 2007 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez got off to a slow start in Double-A Binghamton, after skipping High-A St. Lucie, with just a .211/.291/.311 line through early-June. Part of that slow start might have been due to a strained back that kept him out of action for three weeks though it looked like much of it was due to him being overmatched at that level. Once Gomez returned to action, he hit the ground running, driving the ball over the field to finish the year at .281/.349/.423 while showing why many scouts feel he has a higher upside than Lastings Milledge. Gomez needs work on his plate discipline, evidenced by his poor 97:27 K:BB ratio. But he showed strides on the basepaths by making 41-of-50 steals after being caught 24 times in 2005. Gomez should start the year at Triple-A Norfolk and as his body and baseball mentality mature, he should start to hit home runs and be a power-speed threat for years to come.
  13. Carlos Gomez 2006 Preseason Outlook
    Gomez shot onto the Mets' radar this year by leading the South Atlantic League with 64 steals. Most scouts believe his 6-4 frame will fill out as he matures, allowing him to wield a dangerous power-speed combination. Right now, he's a work in progress with just eight home runs and an 88/32 K/BB ratio, but his is a name to keep in mind.
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Takes seat Sunday
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 19, 2018
Gomez is out of the lineup Sunday against the Red Sox, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.
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Timely two-bagger in loss
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 9, 2018
Gomez went 1-for-2 with an RBI double and a walk in a loss to the Orioles on Wednesday.
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Checks out of starting nine
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 5, 2018
Gomez is out of the lineup Sunday against the White Sox, Scott Merkin of MLB.com reports.
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Productive all-around night in win
OFTampa Bay Rays
August 1, 2018
Gomez went 2-for-3 with a two-run single, a walk, a stolen base and a run in a win over the Angels on Tuesday.
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Not in Monday's lineup
OFTampa Bay Rays
July 23, 2018
Gomez is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Yankees, Steve Carney of 620 WDAE reports.
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