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  1. I change by not changing at all. Small town predicts my fate.

    Comment by lester bangs — August 7, 2012 @ 12:19 pm

  2. Gomez said he made a tweak in his approach at the plate and attributes it to his success.

    Last year the big jump in ISO was because of the platoon, he only faced left handers for the most part. This year he is just crushing the ball in general.

    His fantasy impact isn’t huge but for the Brewers having a .750 OPS gold glove caliber CF with speed is big.

    Comment by JMag — August 7, 2012 @ 12:59 pm

  3. 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.

    Comment by Eno Sarris — August 7, 2012 @ 1:02 pm

  4. Yeah some weird platoon splits throughout his career for sure.

    2008: 89 wRC+ vs Lefties, 68 Vs righties
    2009: 59 v L, 69 vs R
    2010: 56 v L, 88 vs R
    2011: 132 v L, 55 vs R
    2012: 89 vs L, 118 vs R

    Comment by JMag — August 7, 2012 @ 1:26 pm

  5. 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

  6. Has anyone noticed that Gomez’ defensive value has gone way down this year? Its almost in proportion to his offensive value going up.

    Comment by stan — August 7, 2012 @ 3:44 pm

  7. The eyeball test would say his defense is still phenomenal.

    Comment by JMag — August 7, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

  8. 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

  9. Perhaps that’s what no one wants to see.

    Comment by Jay29 — August 7, 2012 @ 5:35 pm

  10. I just want to scream: HELLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    Comment by Alex K — August 7, 2012 @ 6:15 pm

  11. 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.

    Comment by Kevin — August 7, 2012 @ 7:05 pm

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