Austin Gomber
Austin Gomber
26-Year-Old PitcherRP
St. Louis Cardinals
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Gomber threw 75 innings for the Cardinals in his big-league debut back in 2018, but injuries prevented him from adding to that total last season. He pitched well to start the year for Triple-A Memphis, posting a 2.98 ERA and a 28.1% strikeout rate through eight starts. A biceps issue popped up in mid-May, however, with shoulder fatigue striking in mid-June. He never threw another pitch at the Triple-A level the rest of the season, though he did return for a small handful of rehab innings in the lower minors late in the year. That gives some reason for optimism that Gomber's injuries won't affect him heading into this year, leaving him with nothing more than lost development time. If the lefty is indeed ready to go, there's still no guarantee he'll play a significant role in the big leagues. 18 of his 29 appearances as a rookie came in relief, and he could pitch there again until a rotation spot opens up. Read Past Outlooks
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$Signed a contract with the Cardinals in June of 2014 that includes a $374,100 signing bonus.
Solid chance at roster spot
PSt. Louis Cardinals
March 30, 2020
Gomber, who generated a 2.25 ERA across eight innings in Grapefruit League play before spring training was suspended, remains firmly in the mix for a roster spot, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Gomber made three appearances in exhibition play, starting two of those games and also posting an 8:2 K:BB and impressive 0.88 WHIP. The towering southpaw serves as a versatile relief option for manager Mike Shildt, one that's also capable of making spot starts as he did on 11 occasions over 29 appearances during his rookie 2018 campaign. Rogers notes that at one point this spring, Gomber was in contention for what once was two vacant rotation spots; however, Miles Mikolas (forearm) is slated to now be healthy enough by the time the regular season begins to fill one of those vacancies, leaving Gomber to likely operate out of the bullpen if he does garner an Opening Day roster spot. The fact the likes of Junior Fernandez and Genesis Cabrera were recently optioned to Triple-A Memphis certainly seems to help Gomber's chances of making the cut.
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Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2017
 
 
-6%
BAA vs RHP
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-6%
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BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2017vs Left .289 99 18 5 26 8 0 1
Since 2017vs Right .272 235 49 27 55 10 3 6
2019vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018vs Left .289 99 18 5 26 8 0 1
2018vs Right .272 235 49 27 55 10 3 6
2017vs Left 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017vs Right 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Since 2017
 
 
-21%
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-21%
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ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2017Home 5.06 1.47 32.0 3 2 0 7.9 2.5 0.8
Since 2017Away 3.98 1.53 43.0 3 0 0 8.2 4.8 0.8
2019Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2019Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2018Home 5.06 1.47 32.0 3 2 0 7.9 2.5 0.8
2018Away 3.98 1.53 43.0 3 0 0 8.2 4.8 0.8
2017Home 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017Away 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
2019
2016
Gomber is an average pitcher whose stuff has become a bit more hittable at each level as he has moved up the system. Scouts grade his pitches as average across the board, giving his breaking ball a slight edge over the other pitches. Gomber struck out 20% of the batters he faced last season, but walking 10% of the remaining hitters is a strike against him. Unlike most lefties, Gomber is mostly split neutral as both righties and lefties had an equal amount of production against him. At the end of the day, we are looking at a pitcher who has the ceiling of a fifth starter. He is clearly on the outside looking in for a spot in the Cardinals' Opening Day rotation, which should remove him from mixed-league consideration. Gomber is an option in the endgame of NL-only, but not one that has much upside.
While Gomber, a fourth round pick in 2014, posted solid numbers in 11 starts at short season ball in 2014, his fielding-independent stats (particularly a 17.4 percent K rate), suggested his excellent run prevention was a bit of a fluke. However, he looks like a legitimate prospect after a stellar full season at Low-A Peoria, where he not only upped his K-rate to 26 percent (thanks to a slight uptick in velocity), but he also lowered his walk rate from 8.7 percent to 6.3 percent. The 6-foot-5 lefty has an above average changeup and a slider that can generate whiffs on the right day, to go with a low-90s fastball. Given his height and handedness, that’s a good enough arsenal to make it as a No. 3 starter down the road. The one knock is that he will be getting his first taste of High-A as a 23-year-old, but he offers more upside than his age and level suggest.
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Displays endurance in spring debut
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 26, 2020
Gomber started a Graprefruit League loss to the Nationals on Tuesday and allowed an earned run on three hits, a walk and a wild pitch across two innings. He struck out one.
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Working on starter's schedule
PSt. Louis Cardinals
February 18, 2020
Gomber, who dealt with shoulder and biceps injuries throughout most of last season, is healthy and working on a starter's schedule this spring, Anne Rogers of MLB.com reports.
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Rehab assignment moves to Double-A
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Biceps
August 29, 2019
Gomber (biceps) fired a scoreless first inning during which he allowed one hit and didn't record any walks or strikeouts in his most recent rehab appearance for Double-A Springfield last Monday.
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Knocked around in rehab debut
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Biceps
August 24, 2019
Gomber (biceps) opened High-A Palm Beach's loss to Fort Myers on Friday, allowing three earned runs on two hits, two walks and a wild pitch across one-third of an inning.
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Another live BP session on tap
PSt. Louis Cardinals
Biceps
August 21, 2019
Gomber (biceps) is slated to throw another live batting practice session this week, Jenifer Langosch of MLB.com reports.
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