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Carlos Gomez
Birthdate: 12/4/1985 (31 y, 3 m, 21 d)     Bats/Throws: R/R     Height/Weight: 6-2/215     Position: OF
Contract: $11.5M / 1 Years (2017)
RotoWire News: Gomez (shoulder) expects to begin swinging a bat Sunday and anticipates returning to game action early next week, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports. (3/25/2017)
Injury: Shoulder, Day-To-Day
Profiles:  2010  2011  2012  2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  (Click Year to Expand / Close)
Profile: After a dreadful start to his 2016 campaign in Houston that led to a DFA, Carlos Gomez got it together for 33 games for the Rangers to the tune of a 118 wRC+ and an $11.5m one year contract. This gives him the inside track to start in center field, and potentially the top of the lineup, for one of the most productive lineups in baseball. Gomez always has an interesting power and speed skillset that gives him some of the best upside in all of baseball. The problem is the inconsistency. It is unlikely that he ever goes 20/40 again as he did in 2013, but you will not have to pay for that on draft day. If you have acquired a number of high floor players in your draft, Gomez would be a nice upside play to consider. Guys like him have the potential to win leagues if they perform to their capabilities, but it is important not to draft him while relying on that type of production. To me, Gomez is more of a cherry on top type of draft asset. The good signs in Texas were the decreased strikeout rate, increased walk rate, and eight home runs in 130 plate appearances. 

The Quick Opinion: Gomez is one of the most volatile players in baseball from a production standpoint. His good tail end of the year landed him a one year contract in Texas, which is at least a good hitting park and good lineup. With a power/speed combination that only a few have, Gomez is a worthy dart throw on draft day. 

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