shoulda talked more about the platoon thing. It occurred to me that since he’s been platooned from day one almost, that maybe we don’t know his true talent platoon split, and that might be part of this.
Great article Eno. I noticed the ISO trend yesterday and that he’s only 26 and also came to the conclusion that his power may just be developing as he has developed at the MLB level over the last several seasons. 15+HR/30SB is the floor for 600AB of the rates he is showing even with some HR/FB and FB% regression. Let’s not forget this guy was kinda a big piece of the Johan Santana trade a few years back.
Comment by Scott Clarkson — August 7, 2012 @ 2:04 pm
Has anyone noticed that Gomez’ defensive value has gone way down this year? Its almost in proportion to his offensive value going up.
I’ve seen the majority of his games the past 3 years and just since June 2012 (when he came from the DL) he has shown a much more mature approach. At the plate, he is not swinging at the really BAD pitches as much. On the base paths, he is not trying to beat out EVERY ground ball. In the field, he does not think every fly ball must be caught by HIM.
I think the broken collarbone (diving catch) and pulled hamstring (sprinting out a routine fly ball) have made him realize that he is not indestructible.
He still is a constant wrecking ball of energy, he is just more focused in his efforts. I love his hustle, enthusiasm and tools. I hope that the Brewers do lock him up for 3-5 years.
Comment by Cecil Cooper's Love Child — August 7, 2012 @ 4:45 pm
As a Brewers fan, I have been driving the Gomez bandwagon for three years now. In terms of raw talent, there are few else on the team that can match Gomez, in my opinion, and outside of Braun, none are as exciting.