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2018 Projections (Rest of Season Projections - seasonal age 30)
PA AVG HR R RBI SB TAv WARP
175 .241 6 19 21 0 .244 0.2
Birth Date7-19-1987
Height6' 2"
Weight215 lbs
Age31 years, 0 months, 2 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
5.22014
0.82015
-1.22016
2.02017
1.92018
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2012 TOR 24 43 111 98 9 20 4 0 4 36 6 32 3 3 1 13 0 0 .204 .264 .367 .233 -1.5 -0.2 -0.2
2013 CLE 25 88 322 293 45 86 18 2 11 141 18 67 7 4 0 38 2 0 .294 .345 .481 .296 24.6 18.8 4.7
2014 CLE 26 135 518 485 61 135 25 3 21 229 24 120 3 6 74 0 0 .278 .313 .472 .281 30.4 16.7 5.2
2015 CLE 27 95 389 363 38 84 22 0 12 142 13 104 7 6 0 45 0 0 .231 .267 .391 .237 6.7 0.7 0.8
2016 CLE 28 74 264 251 22 42 11 1 9 82 9 69 2 2 0 34 0 0 .167 .201 .327 .179 -7.4 -4.6 -1.2
2017 CLE 29 105 383 341 43 79 15 0 14 136 31 99 8 2 1 56 0 0 .232 .309 .399 .244 13.2 6.8 2.0
2018 CLE 30 70 273 249 34 61 17 0 10 108 17 82 5 2 0 32 0 0 .245 .304 .434 .265 12.8 3.6 1.7
Career610226020802525071126818741185733525229220.244.292.420.25378.841.813.0

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2009 AUB A- 60 248 .272 .248 .322 .356 .256 .348 109 3.1 7.0 -0.1 1.0 -2.4 7.6 0.9 7.6 0.9
2009 BLJ Rk 4 17 .287 .225 .313 .311 .234 .417 105 0.5 0.5 0 -0.0 -0.0 1.0 0.1 1.0 0.1
2010 LNS A 7 31 .228 .247 .328 .369 .254 .400 107 -1.1 0.9 0.2 -0.3 -0.7 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2010 DUN A+ 68 247 .279 .246 .313 .372 .253 .344 92 5.1 7.1 2.4 1.5 0.8 15.4 1.7 15.4 1.7
2011 NHP AA 79 309 .289 .264 .331 .402 .276 .292 87 9.8 9.1 0.3 -0.9 0.4 19.6 1.9 19.6 1.9
2011 LVG AAA 4 15 .163 .279 .355 .438 .264 .300 114 -1.7 0.5 0.3 -0.1 -0.3 -1.2 -0.1 -1.2 -0.1
2012 TOR MLB 43 111 .233 .254 .310 .403 .256 .246 106 -2.9 3.0 -0.6 -0.2 -1.0 -1.5 -0.2 -1.5 -0.2
2012 LVG AAA 79 335 .310 .276 .341 .421 .265 .392 106 18.7 9.9 1.4 -1.6 -3.7 26.3 2.4 26.3 2.4
2012 BRA int 3 14 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .364 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 TOR Wnt 17 67 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .163 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CLE MLB 88 322 .296 .257 .320 .404 .267 .342 97 11.2 8.5 4.8 18.8 0.1 24.6 4.7 24.6 4.7
2013 COH AAA 6 24 .309 .227 .315 .334 .239 .375 98 1.3 0.7 0.4 -0.3 -0.4 2.0 0.2 2.0 0.2
2014 CLE MLB 135 518 .281 .253 .313 .389 .261 .326 103 10.3 13.4 6.9 16.7 -0.1 30.4 5.2 30.4 5.2
2015 CLE MLB 95 389 .237 .253 .314 .404 .258 .285 105 -8.9 10.5 5.8 0.7 -0.7 6.7 0.8 6.7 0.8
2015 LKC A 2 5 .416 .280 .310 .367 .240 .500 97 0.8 0.1 0 0.0 0.2 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2015 COH AAA 4 15 .263 .281 .340 .389 .270 .400 117 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.3 -0.1 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2016 CLE MLB 74 264 .179 .260 .324 .432 .264 .189 112 -21.7 7.5 4.5 -4.6 2.3 -7.4 -1.2 -7.4 -1.2
2016 AKR AA 3 10 .381 .259 .325 .400 .263 .571 100 1.2 0.3 -0.2 0.0 0.2 1.5 0.2 1.5 0.2
2017 CLE MLB 105 383 .244 .257 .325 .431 .260 .283 105 -6.5 11.2 6.8 6.8 1.7 13.2 2.0 13.2 2.0
2018 CLE MLB 70 273 .265 .248 .321 .415 .266 .321 106 1.3 7.6 4.4 3.6 -0.6 12.8 1.7 12.8 1.7

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2009 BLJ Rk 17 1 5 0 0 0 2 3 2 0 0 .357 .471 .357 .000 .287 1.0 -0.0 0.1
2009 AUB A- 248 22 66 23 2 2 44 22 37 0 2 .296 .364 .444 .148 .272 7.6 1.0 0.9
2010 LNS A 31 2 6 2 0 0 8 3 11 0 0 .231 .310 .308 .077 .228 -0.6 -0.3 -0.1
2010 DUN A+ 247 37 64 21 1 9 40 9 64 0 0 .275 .313 .489 .215 .279 15.4 1.5 1.7
2011 LVG AAA 15 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 4 0 0 .214 .267 .286 .071 .163 -1.2 -0.1 -0.1
2011 NHP AA 309 34 69 18 1 13 51 25 75 0 0 .250 .317 .464 .214 .289 19.6 -0.9 1.9
2012 LVG AAA 335 44 100 29 1 13 59 25 72 4 0 .328 .380 .557 .230 .310 26.3 -1.6 2.4
2012 TOR Wnt 67 9 11 2 0 4 7 5 13 1 0 .186 .269 .424 .237 .000 0.0 0.5 0.0
2012 BRA int 14 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 0 .333 .429 .333 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 COH AAA 24 2 6 4 0 0 3 4 4 0 0 .300 .417 .500 .200 .309 2.0 -0.3 0.2
2013 CLE MLB 322 45 86 18 2 11 38 18 67 2 0 .294 .345 .481 .188 .296 24.6 18.8 4.7
2014 CLE MLB 518 61 135 25 3 21 74 24 120 0 0 .278 .313 .472 .194 .281 30.4 16.7 5.2
2015 LKC A 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .600 .500 .000 .416 1.1 0.0 0.1
2015 COH AAA 15 2 4 0 0 0 1 1 3 0 0 .333 .400 .333 .000 .263 0.5 0.3 0.1
2015 CLE MLB 389 38 84 22 0 12 45 13 104 0 0 .231 .267 .391 .160 .237 6.7 0.7 0.8
2016 CLE MLB 264 22 42 11 1 9 34 9 69 0 0 .167 .201 .327 .159 .179 -7.4 -4.6 -1.2
2016 AKR AA 10 3 4 1 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 .444 .500 .556 .111 .381 1.5 0.0 0.2
2017 CLE MLB 383 43 79 15 0 14 56 31 99 0 0 .232 .309 .399 .167 .244 13.2 6.8 2.0
2018 CLE MLB 273 34 61 17 0 10 32 17 82 0 0 .245 .304 .434 .189 .265 12.8 3.6 1.7

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2012 391 0.4936 0.5345 0.6699 0.6788 0.3939 0.7710 0.5000 0.3301 146 -0.000277
2013 1230 0.4902 0.4870 0.7730 0.6269 0.3525 0.8228 0.6878 0.2270 504 0.004300
2014 1972 0.4894 0.5015 0.7442 0.6674 0.3426 0.8106 0.6203 0.2558 797 0.004371
2015 1465 0.4744 0.5215 0.7618 0.6763 0.3818 0.8213 0.6667 0.2382 597 0.002639
2016 904 0.5122 0.5686 0.7510 0.7235 0.4059 0.8179 0.6257 0.2490 0 0.000000
2017 1452 0.4904 0.5200 0.7245 0.6994 0.3473 0.8112 0.5564 0.2755 0 0.000000
2018 1045 0.4833 0.5225 0.7088 0.7030 0.3537 0.8113 0.5183 0.2912 0 0.000000
Career84590.4890.51730.7410.67950.36210.81340.60960.259369.22750.0021

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2014-08-22 2014-08-29 7-DL 7 6 - Head Concussion Foul Ball -
2014-08-03 2014-08-03 DTD 0 0 - Neck Stiffness -
2013-03-16 2013-03-25 Camp 9 0 Right Thigh Strain Hamstring - -
2010-07-06 2010-07-22 Minors 16 0 Not Disclosed -
2010-05-15 2010-05-28 Minors 13 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2020 CLE $1,000,000
2019 CLE $7,083,333
2018 CLE $6,033,333
2017 CLE $4,583,333
2016 CLE $2,583,333
2015 CLE $1,083,334
2014 CLE $633,334
2013 CLE $
2012 CLE $
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$8,883,334
2018Current$6,033,333
5 yrPvs + Cur$14,916,667
2 yrFuture$8,083,333
7 yrTotal$23,000,000

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
5 y 83 dJet Sports6 years/$23M (2014-19), 2020-21 options

Details
  • 6 years/$23M (2014-19), plus 2020-21 club options. Signed extension with Cleveland 3/30/14. $0.5M signing bonus. 14:$0.55M, 15:$1M, 16:$2.5M, 17:$4.5M, 18:$5.95M, 19:$7M, 20:$9M club option ($1M buyout), 21:$11M club option ($1M buyout). Replaced 1 year, $0.513M contract signed 3/10/14. At signing, largest-ever pre-arbitration contract for a catcher.
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Cleveland 3/11/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Toronto 5/17/12. Acquired by Cleveland in trade from Toronto 11/3/12.
  • Drafted by Toronto 2009 (10-310) (Tennessee / Barry University, Fla.). $85,000 signing bonus.

2018 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 1/27/2017 12:35 ET

PCT PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
90o 290 36 75 16 1 11 39 18 67 0 0 .282 .337 .474 .281 13.4 C -2 0.5
80o 270 32 66 14 1 10 35 16 64 0 0 .266 .319 .452 .268 9.5 C -2 0.4
70o 255 29 61 13 1 9 32 15 61 0 0 .260 .312 .438 .258 7.0 C -2 0.2
60o 242 27 56 12 1 8 30 14 59 0 0 .251 .302 .422 .250 5.0 C -2 0.2
50o 230 25 52 11 1 8 28 13 57 0 0 .244 .296 .418 .243 3.3 C -2 0.1
40o 218 23 47 10 1 7 25 11 54 0 0 .233 .281 .396 .235 1.8 C -2 0.0
30o 205 21 43 9 1 6 23 10 52 0 0 .225 .273 .377 .227 0.3 C -2 0.0
20o 190 18 39 8 1 6 21 9 49 0 0 .219 .263 .376 .217 -1.3 C -2 -0.1
10o 170 15 32 7 0 5 18 8 45 0 0 .201 .247 .340 .204 -3.0 C -1 -0.2
Weighted Mean2352553111828135800.243.294.413.2464.1C -20.1

Preseason Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2018 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP VORP BRR POS_ADJ REP_ADJ RAA FRAA
2019312773361141103417700.235.291.408.2370.34.60.63.37.4-6.7-2.3
202032235284911082914600.232.286.401.2350.23.20.52.76.3-6.3-1.8
202133224264710072714580.233.288.396.2330.12.70.52.56.0-6.3-1.8
202234203244410072512520.238.293.409.2380.23.40.42.25.5-4.7-1.6
20233517520378062110460.233.286.397.2330.12.00.41.94.7-5.0-1.4
20243616319358051910420.234.289.398.2340.11.80.31.74.4-4.5-1.3
20253716219347051910420.233.287.396.2330.01.60.31.64.3-4.7-1.3
2026381501732705189390.234.287.396.2330.01.50.31.54.0-4.3-1.2
2027391421631705178370.233.286.394.2320.01.20.31.43.8-4.2-1.1

Comparable Players (Similarity Index 85)

Rank Score Name Year TAv Trend
1 91 John Buck 2011 .251
2 90 Nick Hundley 2014 .243
3 90 Matt Nokes 1994 .297
4 89 Jody Davis 1987 .247
5 89 Jason Castro 2017 .247
6 88 Welington Castillo 2017 .272
7 88 Mike Macfarlane 1994 .276
8 88 Chris Widger 2001 .000 DNP
9 88 Eddie Taubensee 1999 .288
10 88 Bo Diaz 1983 .249
11 87 Terry Kennedy 1986 .248
12 87 Barry Foote 1982 .137
13 87 Hal Smith 1961 .204
14 87 Ryan Doumit 2011 .296
15 87 Yorvit Torrealba 2009 .262
16 87 Bill Haselman 1996 .242
17 87 John Ellis 1979 .271
18 87 Ozzie Virgil 1987 .260
19 87 Miguel Ojeda 2005 .189
20 87 Ellie Hendricks 1971 .267
21 86 Don Slaught 1989 .248
22 86 Benito Santiago 1995 .281
23 86 Steve Yeager 1979 .235
24 86 Miguel Olivo 2009 .256
25 86 Dave Duncan 1976 .214
26 86 Vic Correll 1976 .240
27 86 Jesse Gonder 1966 .232
28 86 Elston Howard 1959 .272
29 86 Ronny Paulino 2011 .238
30 85 Raul Casanova 2003 .000 DNP
31 85 Terry Steinbach 1992 .274
32 85 Darrell Miller 1988 .243
33 85 Rod Barajas 2006 .235
34 85 Jason Varitek 2002 .253
35 85 Pat Borders 1993 .226
36 85 Bob Schmidt 1963 .225
37 85 Matt Wieters 2016 .245
38 85 Rich Gedman 1990 .231
39 85 Cal Neeman 1959 .190
40 84 Chad Kreuter 1995 .225
41 84 Nelson Santovenia 1992 .559
42 84 Johnny Roseboro 1963 .253
43 84 Scott Servais 1997 .230
44 84 Del Crandall 1960 .289
45 84 Andy Etchebarren 1973 .249
46 84 Matt Batts 1952 .255
47 84 Kevin Reimer 1994 .000 DNP
48 84 Mitch Moreland 2016 .244
49 84 Norm Sherry 1962 .215
50 84 Dave Nilsson 2000 .000 DNP
51 84 Greg Olson 1991 .243
52 84 Tony Eusebio 1997 .244
53 84 Ed Herrmann 1977 .264
54 84 Eddie Perez 1998 .325
55 84 Dick Brown 1965 .233
56 84 Damian Miller 2000 .263
57 84 Dick Kryhoski 1955 .221
58 84 Jeff Newman 1979 .247
59 84 Joe Oliver 1996 .244
60 84 Rick Wilkins 1997 .218
61 84 Bob Tillman 1967 .223
62 84 Del Rice 1953 .255
63 84 Chad Tracy 2010 .229
64 84 Earl Averill 1962 .266
65 83 Charles Johnson 2002 .225
66 83 Rico Brogna 2000 .209
67 83 George Mitterwald 1975 .231
68 83 Geovany Soto 2013 .289
69 83 Brian Schneider 2007 .236
70 83 Michael Barrett 2007 .226
71 83 Eric Hinske 2008 .263
72 83 Brian Johnson 1998 .240
73 83 Hank Foiles 1959 .235
74 83 Joe Pignatano 1960 .249
75 83 Ed Ott 1982 .000 DNP
76 83 Ramon Hernandez 2006 .268
77 83 Mike Lieberthal 2002 .283
78 83 Brook Fordyce 2000 .282
79 83 Jay Gibbons 2007 .215
80 83 Mark Salas 1991 .109
81 83 Chris Snyder 2011 .295
82 83 Roy Howell 1984 .232
83 83 Marty Cordova 2000 .228
84 83 Eric Karros 1998 .297
85 83 Mark Teahen 2012 .000 DNP
86 83 Bob Brenly 1984 .295
87 83 Jeff Francoeur 2014 .141
88 83 Wes Helms 2006 .327
89 83 Bill Sudakis 1976 .000 DNP
90 83 Fran Healy 1977 .230
91 83 John Bateman 1971 .223
92 83 Dave Revering 1983 .000 DNP
93 82 Khalil Greene 2010 .000 DNP
94 82 Bob Montgomery 1974 .229
95 82 Juan Uribe 2009 .299
96 82 Greg Myers 1996 .249
97 82 Pat Putnam 1984 .181
98 82 Chris Woodward 2006 .218
99 82 Raul Ibanez 2002 .285
100 82 Daryle Ward 2005 .245

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .269 .301 .425 .255
11 vs R (Multi) .197 .234 .370 .214
18 Split (Multi) -.072 -.067 -.055 -.041
19 LgAvg (Multi) -.010 -.021 -.029 -.017
30 vs L (2016) .271 .297 .443 .244
31 vs R (2016) .127 .163 .282 .154
38 Split (2016) -.144 -.134 -.161 -.090
39 LgAvg (2016) -.008 -.018 -.027 -.016

Definition of multi-year splits

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2018 Due to publishing agreements, the 2018 player comments and team essays are only available in the Baseball Prospectus 2018 book (available in hardcopy, and soon e-book and Kindle).
2017 “We have prepared this exorcism to honor thy holiness and to absolve Yan Gomes of any wrongdoing that he may have committed towards thee. We urge you to forgive his obsession with the octagon and bestow him with your guidance and grace on the diamond.” This was read in Cleveland’s locker room in July, part of a team ceremony designed to turn around Gomes’ dreadful season by asking forgiveness from Jobu, the voodoo doll in Major League. A sacrificial rotisserie chicken was purchased, as were maracas, flowers, costumes and a piñata. And the very next day, Gomes got what looked like his first hit in two weeks——then he tripped and fell while running to first, separating his shoulder and sidelining him for more than two months. That moment represents the misery of Gomes’ year better than any number can, but the sub-.190 TAv and sharp decline in his catching metrics help prove the point.
2016 Coming into 2015, Gomes was every team's dream: an above-average catcher on both sides of the ball, with a contract that paid him just $22 million over the next six seasons. But seven games into his season, Gomes wrecked his MCL on a play at the plate; his body returned to the team at the end of May, but the bat didn't recover until... July, when he returned to league-average production for his position? Or maybe September, when his slugging finally returned to 2014 levels? Eventually he got there, at least. Though his whiff percentage didn't change much in the aggregate, he was swinging and missing on fastballs 14 percent of the time, which is a large tick up from his 2014 Silver Slugger season. Breaking pitches tend to put his bat to rest, so he'll need to go back to feasting on hard stuff in order to reclaim his position as one of the best catchers (and bargains) in the league.
2015 Formerly one of the best-kept secrets in the American League, Gomes is now firmly on the radar following a full season of across-the-board contributions. He doesn't walk much, but his bat-to-ball skills and burgeoning power are valuable traits, especially for a backstop, especially one who can hold his own with the glove and control the running game. He went through a defensive lapse at the beginning of the season, but work with Sandy Alomar Jr. corrected the issue; Gomes also receives plus marks for his pitch-framing abilities. He brings balance to a left-leaning lineup that struggled against southpaws in 2014 and the six-year pact he signed prior to the 2014 campaign is already looking like a steal at just $23 million.
2014 Gomes' career before 2013 could be used in a spy textbook on becoming anonymous. Avoid rookie attention? Sure, just spend too many days on the roster so you'll be ROY ineligible. (This is important so people don't go looking at your great Triple-A statistics.) Avoid attention for being an offensive contributor at a light-hitting position such as catcher? Check: Play several other positions as well, suggesting defensive liabilities. Avoid national attention? Try to get traded in November to a smaller-market team not expected to compete. For good measure, hitting .204 in a limited trial before the trade should complete the stealth outfitting. Make no mistake, Yanimal is for real, and a big part of the second-half surge by the Tribe. While he's unlikely to hit for such a high batting average again, and getting on base won't ever be a strong suit, he has enough catch-and-throw (and game calling) skills to start at catcher, and enough ISO to be welcome in any lineup.
2013 Gomes came to Cleveland in November, along with Aviles, in a deal that sent reliever Esmil Rogers to Toronto. Gomess chief virtue is his ability to play multiple positions, albeit none of them very well. Hes a below-average hitter with above-average pop and a mild traditional batting split that favors left-handed pitching.
2011 Although frightened Floridians might have mistaken him for an unholy union of Esteban Yan and Jonny Gomes sent to remind Rays fans of the lean years, Yan Gomes is a 10th-round pick from 2009 who put up big numbers in the Florida State League, including 21 doubles in 247 plate appearances. He'll need to acquire a walk rate worthy of Gomes (or even better, Yan) if he is to rise further.

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DateQuestionAnswer
2018-06-29 13:00:00 (link to chat)Francisco Mejia is destroying baseballs. When will he be DH'ing, left Fielding, and backup catching for the Tribe?
(Remmie from Rifkin)
I thought he should have been a candidate to be up last year. Obviously the slow start this season had even me a bit concerned, but he's hitting like .450 with power this month as a 22 year old in Triple-A. I guess Gomes has been good enough this year I can't confidently argue he should be there starting catcher right now, but I also don't know if Yan Gomes should be blocking your top prospect. Cleveland can and probably should figure some way to get Mejia 250-300 PA the rest of the year in the bigs. (Jeffrey Paternostro)
2018-05-25 12:15:00 (link to chat)Should I be concerned about Francisco Mejia's rough start?
(Sean99 from Cincinnati)
Sure! Everyone who wants to be concerned can be concerned, but what're you gonna do with it, I ask you? It's a putrid start to a season from a consensus Top 20 prospect (we were the high guys at no. 5), but the talent didn't just evaporate. Maybe the playing all over the place is affecting his bat and maybe that's worth it to CLE because they know he'll get right once he gets comfortable elsewhere. Unfortunately for Mejia, Yan Gomes has been good enough to be playable with his defense, I guess. (Craig Goldstein)
2016-04-21 19:00:00 (link to chat)Gomes is my C but Grandal and D'Arnaud both available. 14 team H2H weekly points format, and we start one C. How do the 3 shake out ROS? Also my RP 3 is Strickland. Dyson Kela and Zych are available. Doolittle was dropped and clears overnight. Saves worth 8, holds 4, and K's are 2 points. Thoughts on best option there Mike? Thanks.
(dylanrox from New Orleans )
I would rank them Yasmani Grandal, Yan Gomes, and Travis D'Arnaud in that format. All three all close, but I give Grandal an edge over the other two. I would drop Hunter Strickland and take a chance that Sean Doolittle is still the closer, given the point structure there. (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-23 17:00:00 (link to chat)My dynasty league appears to hate catchers...Derek Norris, Yan Gomes, and Yadier Molina are all on waivers in a very deep 12-teamer, and there is NO trade market (other than when I overpayed for Sal Perez in my first year in the league and didn't know about the value of catchers until Brian McCann was dropped for David Murphy). Is this the case for all dynasty leagues?
(John from Texas)
I don't play in any dynasty leagues. I would assume that given the keep forever nature of dynasty that the finite shelf life of catchers would make this more likely than in a Roto or redraft. But I'd have to ask our dynasty experts.

Bret?

BRET?!?!?!? (Mike Gianella)
2015-07-16 20:00:00 (link to chat)How do you rate Mesoraco for next year in terms of catchers. Top 5?
(rpol from LA)
I'm to low man on Mesoraco compared to everyone else. If he's healthy he's got to be. Same with Yan Gomes, but I like Grandal a lot, if I just had to pick a catcher I really like right now. (George Bissell)
2015-06-10 14:00:00 (link to chat)J.P, really enjoy the monthly snapshot pieces. Would love to see the buy low extended to say three or so with your thoughts as done for top 5. On that note, who are some other buy low candidates you like beyond those listed in today's article? Cheers
(LoyalRoyal from Kansas)
I was already at 2000+ words on the article, so I didn't want to bog things down with additional words on the buy-low candidates. I appreciate the interest, though! I'll certainly consider adding a short blurb on them going forward. Some other buy low candidates would include: Yan Gomes, Alexei Ramirez, Jimmy Nelson, and Desmond Jennings. (J.P. Breen)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Big Daddy Shlain, o/u 83 wins for the tribe this season?
(JT Smooth from Loveboat Cap'n)
Thanks for this question. I picked the Indians to be the first wild card team in the AL before the season, but I've since backed off this prediction. I know the Indians have gotten off to rough starts before and turned it around, but something about this team feels a little different to me. Not winning any of the games Kluber has pitched so far this year is a really bad sign and the Yan Gomes injury has really hurt them. I wish you gave me 83 and a half here, but I'll take the under anyway. The Royals and Twins being better than I expected (and the White Sox aren't this bad either) doesn't help them. (Nick Shlain)
2015-04-13 15:00:00 (link to chat)Think there will be any interest from Cleveland on Beef Castillo? Cubs can't carry three catchers all season can they?
(Kyle from Chicago)
Not sure why Cleveland would give up anything of value for Castillo. They have Yan Gomes, one of the best in the business back there. But no, I don't think the Cubs can carry three Cs all season. They have to move Castillo and probably soon. Not sure who emerges as the right fit just yet. (Sahadev Sharma)
2015-01-08 12:00:00 (link to chat)Who won this dynasty trade: Chase Utley, Jayson Werth, Kyle Lohse for Yan Gomes, AJ Griffin, 25 overall in 2015 draft?
(Grizz from America)
This is a good one for the fantasy guys, but I'll give you my take really quickly. Lohse is one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball (I kind of have a man crush on him - http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=24770) so the team getting him automatically wins. Seriously though, this is a future vs. now trade, and the team getting the established guys seems to do really well here. Love Gomes, but your league probably doesn't account for pitch framing, so that tempers his fantasy value a bit. (Jeff Long)
2015-01-28 19:00:00 (link to chat)My dynasty league catchers are Yan Gomes, Jason Castro, and Chance Sisco. Would you consider the catcher position to be a strength for my team into the future or would you be weary of a possible let-down from Gomes, Castro never getting close to his 2013 numbers, and Sisco moving positions?
(Grizzly from Chicago)
I think Castro rebounds into form and I've come around on Gomes. I'd look to trade one of these guys and I'd see what you can get for Sisco. (Mauricio Rubio)
2014-04-16 19:00:00 (link to chat)I've been offered Yan Gomes for AJ Pierzynski and Chris Owings (RBI S HR AVG RUNS) H2h do you bite Mr. Carsley
(dancini from Pgh)
Yes. I think Gomes and AJ are roughly equivalent, and Owings is a great throw-in. I bite. (Ben Carsley)
2014-04-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)Yan Gomes or Travis D'arnaud which one do I keep for this season? 12 man head to head rotisserie league
(Rob from Baltimore)
Gomes easily for me. (Paul Sporer)
2014-03-19 20:00:00 (link to chat)Who would you rather own in a dynasty? Yan Gomes, Travis D'arnaud, or Miguel Montero?
(CharlieWerner from Manayunk Pa)
I'd prefer d'Arnaud, but if I knew I needed to get production out of the position this year, I'd go Montero. In neither scenario would Gomes enter the equation. (Bret Sayre)
2013-11-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)Hi Sam Thanks for the chat always enjoy your truth and a Analysis. Real quick if u were starting a fantasy baseball team who would be top 5-10 guys u would build around??
(Mike from Ri)
1. Mike Trout
2. Bryce Harper
3. Andrew McCutchen
4. Miguel Cabrera
5. Robinson Cano

But those are boring answers. If you want to know which players I might target at some point in a draft or auction, I seem to like Harper, Choo, Yan Gomes, Nelson Cruz, and Kyle Seager a bit more than the average person.

This chat is off to a slow start! (Sam Miller)
2013-10-07 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any under the radar catchers going into next year? I'm stuck with Wellington in a 20 teamer
(Mitch from Iowa)
Hi Mitch

In a 20-team league, probably not. Yan Gomes would be more of a sleeper if everyone would stop talking about him, but still might be in your format. If the Twins consider moving Joe Mauer to another position, Josmil Pinto is instantly intriguing. (Mike Gianella)
2013-08-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)Impressive 52 games from Yan Gomes so far. Can he keep this up?
(Jay from San Rafael)
I don't think he's going to be a .300 hitter long term, but I've always liked the bat and pop. Good role player. (Jason Cole)
2013-08-08 17:30:00 (link to chat)Mike,12tean H2H ,hr, r, RBI,ave,sb ,xbh.Need a push Wieters has had a off season,available are R. Martin,Avila,Y.Gomes.Looking for a fix.Thanks
(Chesty from New Bern,NC)
Hiya Chesty.

I probably like Wieters more than you do, but of those guys I'd be fine with taking Russell Martin over Matt Wieters. Martin has almost 10 steals (he has 9) and the power numbers are relatively close to Wieters'. I have no problem pulling the trigger there (although keep in mind that Martin goes through BA droughts).

Alex Avila's hot right now but I don't like buying in the middle of the streak. Yan Gomes will get more PT with Mark Reynolds' DFA, but I still am not convinced he's going to be a full timer. Try Martin. (Mike Gianella)


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Advanced Catching Metrics

Year Lg Framing Chances CSAA Framing Runs Blocking Chances EPAA Blocking Runs SB Attempts SRAA TRAA Throwing Runs FRAA Adj. FRAA
2009 A- 0 .000 0.0 1482 -.001 0.2 42 -.025 .000 0.7 0.9 1.0
2010 A+ 0 .000 0.0 2131 -.001 0.9 50 .005 -.004 -0.0 1.1 1.5
2010 A 0 .000 0.0 225 .000 -0.0 9 .028 .003 -0.2 0.6 -0.3
2011 AA 0 .000 0.0 1672 -.001 0.4 46 .008 .007 -0.2 -0.5 -0.9
2011 AAA 0 .000 0.0 220 .000 -0.0 6 .010 .001 -0.0 -0.2 -0.1
2012 AAA 0 .000 0.0 1309 .004 -1.7 25 .017 .007 -0.3 -2.7 -1.6
2012 MLB 370 .009 0.4 244 .005 -0.3 0 .000 -.000 0.0 -0.0 -0.2
2013 AAA 0 .000 0.0 264 .001 -0.1 6 .022 .001 -0.1 1.9 -0.3
2013 MLB 5285 .020 14.2 3494 -.001 1.1 44 -.046 .001 1.1 17.4 18.8
2014 MLB 7783 .011 10.9 5265 -.003 3.6 84 -.049 -.002 2.4 16.8 16.7
2015 AAA 0 .000 0.0 87 -.000 0.0 2 .006 -.000 -0.0 0.4 0.3
2015 A 0 .000 0.0 11 -.000 0.0 0 .000 .000 0.0 0.4 0.0
2015 MLB 5209 .002 1.1 3212 .000 -0.2 56 -.000 .000 0.0 0.7 0.7
2016 MLB 4092 -.006 -3.2 2545 .001 -0.3 28 -.009 .000 0.2 -3.0 -4.6
2017 MLB 5758 .005 4.2 3743 -.000 0.5 50 -.069 -.003 2.3 7.6 6.8
2018 MLB 3977 .004 2.4 2537 -.001 0.6 37 -.002 .001 0.1 3.4 3.6

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