Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Career Minor Leaguer Gets His Shot

Some more of the fallout from the Boston trade has sent career a career minor leaguer to The Show. Boston’s new 3B is Mauro Gomez. He is also eligible at 1B in most formats. With Boston going nowhere fast this big power hitting Dominican is sure to get plenty of ABs down the stretch.  He has had four different 20+ HR season in the minors with a career .278 average to go along with a .334 OBP and an OPS just north of .800.
This right handed hitting CI has put up big years in Doubles while working his way up through the Rangers, Atlanta and now the Red Sox organizations, he had four different seasons with 35+ doubles and 1 over 40. Now at 28 this may be his opportunity to shine now that he is in the big leagues.  His 25% K rate is what has kept him in minors not to mention Youkilis and Gonzalez blocking a position for him in Boston.
So far this year in nearly 50 ABs he has a .292 average with a HR and 6 RBI to go along with 7 runs. Most of this damage came in 1 game against the Royals where he went 4 for 6 with a jack and 3 RBI. For those of you in AL only leagues and deep leagues it be worth keeping an eye on Gomez who should continue to hit in the 5 hole. At the magical age 27 for ballplayers remember that Gomez had a great year in 2011 with a slash line of .304/.356/.522 with 24 HR and 90 RBI which was enough to place HIM IN THE Top 10 for each offensive category for the International League.

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