Wednesday, December 28, 2016

DrB's 2017 Giants Top 50 Prospects: #20 Miguel Gomez

Miguel Gomez, 3B.  DOB:  7/20/1993.  B-S, T-R.  5'10", 185 lbs.  International FA.

2016 A:  .371/.401/.532, 17 2B, 8 HR, 4.2 BB%, 8.8 K%, 285 PA.
2016 A+:  .267/.302/.500, 9 2B, 2 3B, 9 HR, 4.4 BB%, 15.4 K%, 182 PA.

Miguel Gomez might be my favorite prospect in the Giants farm system.  He can hit…and hit and hit and hit some more.  After languishing in the DSL for 3 seasons, he's hit at every level stateside.  He's always been more of a BA guy, but he broke out for 16 dingers in 2016 over 2 levels.  His real power breakout came after a promotion to SJ where interestingly, his BA took a hit for the first month there.  He finally did right his BA ship with a .350 BA over his last 15 games.

The problem for the Giants seems to be where to play him.  He started out as a catching prospect in the DSL but has increasingly played at 3B with a short stint at 2B.  The Davenport metric has him as a slightly negative defender at both 3B and 2B.  The Giants are apparently impressed enough with his hitting to add him to the 40 man roster to keep him out of the Rule 5 draft, in which I believe he would have been selected by another team.  Does he start 2017 in AA or back in San Jose?  It will be interesting to see how far his high contact/low walk approach takes him.

1 comment:

  1. Gomez reminds me a lot of Sandoval. No real position, not a prototypical baseball body, but hit his way to the pros kind of out of nowhere.