Saturday, March 19, 2016

Player Preview: Jeanmar Gomez


As we move toward the 2016 season, let us take a look at each player on the roster and what a reasonably successful season would look like. We started with Aaron Nola. Our most recent entry was Adam Morgan. Name: Jeanmar Gomez
Position: Pitcher
Age:Was 28 in February
Bat/Throw: Right/Right
Number: 46
Experience: 185 games




What we saw in 2015

Jeanmar Gomez proved to be a fairly reliable bullpen arm last year. Pitching in a career-high 65 games, he recorded a 3.01 ERA after allowing just 17 walks and four home runs in 74 innings.
Gomez does get touched a bit by batters, who have averaged 10 hits per 9 innings off him.
Gomez' walk rate - 2.0 - was a lot better than his career mark of 3.1 going into the season. If he can keep that up, the Phillies will have one arm in the pen they can count on.

Important goals for 2016

Avoid giving up free passes: Gomez has to limit any damage he does to himself. If batters are going to put the ball in play, they can't benefit from extra runners being on base. It's doubtful he'll repeat his walk rate from last year, but he should be good if he can keep it below 2.7 or 2.8.
Staying healthy:  The Phillies have a slapdash bullpen right now. The pieces seemingly moved every week before spring training got its start. None of those players seem like major players right now, so the team needs Gomez to be available.

Analysis

Pete Mackanin is going to have to rely on Gomez, particularly early in the year when some of the new arms haven't proven themselves. If he pitches well early on, he'll probably surpass the career bests he posted last season.

7 comments:

GM-Carson said...

It's going to be interesting to see who makes the Phillies bullpen.

Jeanmar Gomez and David Hernandez are probably the only 2 sure things (although, Hernandez shouldn't be).

Hinojosa, Bailey, Mujica, and LaFramboise seem to go too.

Stumpf seems overmatched, but they'll probably keep him and send other more worthy candidates down to the minors (Garcia, Araujo, Neris).

Pat said...

That bullpen is going to be a disaster wrapped in a tire fire, with Donald Trump on top screaming "Waaaaaaazup."

Robert Dalton said...

Donald Trump will build the walls so high no one will hit a home run, while Bernie takes 90 percent of their paychecks and give it to the other team, meanwhile Hillary will post all the bullpen news to WSBGMS website on her private secure email server.

Robert Dalton said...

Donald Trump will build the walls so high no one will hit a home run, while Bernie takes 90 percent of their paychecks and give it to the other team, meanwhile Hillary will post all the bullpen news to WSBGMS website on her private secure email server.

Bob D said...

The Phillies have been playing very good all spring and this is from players who will be on the team. I just don't see them playing even remotely close to what happened last year. I'm not sure if they will be a 500 team as the bullpen is a crap shoot but they could keep things interesting

C.M.R. said...

cole hamels got named as the opening day starter





for the rangers

GM-Carson said...

This bullpen gonna suck