by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) After sitting out the day before due to back and shoulder issues, Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was back in action for Monday's series opener against the Pirates. He went 1 for 4 with an RBI and a stolen base in a 5-1 win.
The 27-year-old plated a run when he reached on an infield single in his first at-bat. He then swiped second base for his eighth steal.
Gomez is batting .381 (16 for 42) in May with two homers, eight RBI and four stolen bases.
Return no problem for Carlos Gomez
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez returned to the starting lineup for Monday's game at Pittsburgh after dealing with minor back and shoulder soreness. Gomez was restricted to pinch-hitting duties Sunday but his injury was not expected to keep him sidelined for an extended period.
Carlos Gomez says he is healthy
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez insisted he is not injured and said the reason he was not in the lineup Sunday against the Reds was to get a routine day off, MLB.com reports. Gomez, who has been getting treatment on his back since spring training, was used as a pinch hitter in the ninth inning and struck out.
"It's normal," he said. "Everybody is beat up."
Gomez is batting .371/.414/.645 with six home runs and 16 RBI over 124 at-bats.
Carlos Gomez dealing with back and shoulder soreness
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/12/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez is out of Sunday's lineup with back and shoulder soreness, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
Gomez has dealt with a back injury going back to spring training and may have tweaked a prior injury in his throwing shoulder with some awkward swings in Saturday's game. The injury isn't expected to be serious enough to place him on the disabled list, but it could mean a few extra days off in the near future.
Carlos Gomez still hitting
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/11/2013) Despite going 0 for 4 Friday against the Reds, Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez is still of the hottest hitters in the majors. He is batting .469 over his last 23 games with six home runs and 12 RBI.
Gomez leads the National League in hitting at .373, while also holding on to the top spot in slugging percentage (.653) and on-base plus slugging percentage (1.070).
Carlos Gomez proving doubters wrong with his bat
by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com (5/9/2013) Batting .386 through 114 plate appearances, Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez has started to prove himself a viable Fantasy commodity. Our Al Melchior and Nando Di Fino said they were surprised at how well Gomez is hitting on Thursday’s broadcast of Fantasy Baseball Today.
Di Fino said the everyday playing time is allowing Gomez to live up to his potential, and Melchior went as far to say that he “could be” better than Desmond Jennings this year.
Carlos Gomez falls homer short of cycle
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a big performance in Wednesday's series finale against the Rangers. He went 4 for 4 in the 4-1 loss.
The 27-year-old singled each of his first two times up before hitting a triple in the sixth inning. He added a double in the ninth to fall a home run short of the cycle.
Gomez is batting .491 (26 for 53) during his streak with four homers, nine RBI and six stolen bases.
Carlos Gomez's power surge continues
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (5/6/2013) It took six seasons for Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez to break out in the majors, and he's managed to sustain his strides in 2013.
The most surprising aspect of Gomez's 2012 Fantasy breakout was his power. Prior to 2012, Gomez's career-high was just eight home runs in a season. He clubbed 19 last year. Much of Gomez's improvement can be seen in his approach. Gomez used to be an extreme ground ball hitter, but started hitting more fly balls in 2011. He's kept his fly ball rate above 40 percent the last three years, which has allowed him to tap into his power. While that approach has led to a fair share of strikeouts, Gomez's rate is down to 18.3 percent this season, which would be a career-low. He's not going to hit .368 the entire season, but the breakout seems real.
This season, Gomez has slugged a ridiculous .642 and added six home runs. The team doesn't have as much depth in the outfield this year, so Gomez could see an increase in playing time. That could lead to some career-high rate stats.
Carlos Gomez a sell-high candidate?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (5/3/2013)Carlos Gomez is good. By now, he's established that much. As the Brewers' outfielder continues to evolve as an all-around player in his age-27 season, last year's emergence seems like it was just the tip of the iceberg, and to be perfectly honest, I'm not quite sure where his numbers will end up.
But I feel confident predicting this much: He won't be a .300 hitter. Like Adam Jones, who's been known to hit well over .300 for six-week and two-month stretches, his lack of plate discipline will catch up to him eventually, condeming him to a batting average not much better than .280. We've already gotten a glimpse of just how cold he can get. He hit .162 over his first nine games this year. People were cutting him, if you can believe it.
I'm not suggesting anyone dump Gomez for the sake of dumping him, but if you can convince someone he's the next Carlos Gonzalez and get an early-round player in return for him, you might want to do that before he cools off.
Carlos Gomez stays hot at plate, on bases
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/2/2013) Brewers center fielder Carlos Gomez continued his hot stretch at the plate Thursday against the Cardinals, recording two hits for the fourth straight game and stealing two bases to give him six SBs this year.
Gomez is 17 for 33 over his last nine games, and his eight extra-base hits over that stretch include three home runs. He boosted his batting average to .372 with the two-hit day.
Carlos Gomez stays hot with another homer, multi-hit game
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez homered as part of a 2 for 4 day in Wednesday's loss to Pittsburgh.
Gomez is now the Brewers' leading hitter in average (.367), on-base percentage (.418) and slugging percentage (.644). So far, he's making the Brewers' decision to extend him with a four-year contract this offseason look excellent.
Carlos Gomez stays hot with two more hits
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez remained scorching hot with a 2-for-3 game Tuesday against Pittsburgh. Gomez also walked, scored once and knocked in a run.
Gomez actually struggled out of the gate, as he managed just two hits in his first 19 at-bats, but since then he is hitting an absurd .433/.493/.746 with 11 extra-base hits in 19 games. He has struck out just 12 times in 75 plate appearances (16 percent), a great sign for a player who has never struck out less than 20 percent of the time in a season before.
Carlos Gomez riding high
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Even entering his physical prime, there was some concern that Brewers' outfielder Carlos Gomez's career year as a power hitter in 2012 would not prove sustainable. After the first month of his follow-up season, he has done much to eliminate that doubt.
Gomez has four home runs and 11 extra-base hits this season, giving him a career-high .253 isolated power (slugging percentage minus batting average). That is a mark that has increased steadily in four-straight years: .110 in 2010, .177 in 2011, .202 in 2012. Young hitters have a tendency to grow into their power, and Gomez appears to be a poster boy for that.
Gomez is being helped by a career-high (and likely unsustainable) .391 batting average on balls in play, but that is a number that could stay relatively high if he is hitting the ball with more authority, given his speed. Even if it comes down, Gomez's improving strikeout rate should help him increase what has been a lackluster career batting average.
Gomez ranks 28th in standard leagues in Fantasy points, and he should remain a solid option, even if he is playing over his head right now.
Carlos Gomez has 'good chance to stay productive'
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) After a breakout year in 2012, Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez is out to prove in 2013 he's no one-year wonder. So far, Gomez is meeting expectations.
Gomez has produced a .338/.378/.532/.911 slash line through 21 games, and manager Ron Roenicke feels Gomez will be able to sustain over the long haul.
"You certainly mature every year you play," Roenicke said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I know he's always trying to get better in the things he does. We've talked about the spring trainings how he has been so good and then the season starts and he's a different guy. You see the old 'Gomey' at times but consistently, with what he's doing, I think he's got a good chance to stay productive all year."
Gomez got off to a slow start, batting .162 through nine games, but he's been on a tear the last few weeks, batting .500 (20 for 40) in his last 12 games.
"I feel really good at the plate," he said. "Now I have an idea what they are trying to do to me, and I take advantage of it. I'm going to continue to work to get the pitch I'm looking for. Sometimes you have to give credit to the pitcher. I'm trying to continue to be aggressive and swing at good pitches."
Carlos Gomez makes up for mistake
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/28/2013) One night after getting turned around on a lost fly ball that fell for a double and cost his team a victory, Carlos Gomez hit a two-run home run to power the Brewers to a 6-4 victory over the Dodgers Saturday.
Gomez's homer off Dodgers' reliever Matt Guerrier came in the seventh inning and gave the Brewers the lead for good. Gomez finished the game 3 for 5 with two runs and two RBI.
"It was a really good game for Gomey," Brewers manager Ron Roenicke said. "He's been really hot. I think what I like also is he's not out there just swinging at everything like he does at times. There are times when he'll have a great at-bat."
Gomez has been on a tear offensively the last few weeks. After batting .162 through his first nine games, Gomez is batting .500 (20 for 40) in his last 12 games to raise his season average to .338. He has one triple, two doubles, three home runs, five RBI and 11 runs in that span.
Carlos Gomez hitting again
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/22/2013) After a rough start this season, Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was being dropped in a couple of leagues.
He's rebounded nicely over the past week and a half, and is now hitting .300/.311/.467 this season. Gomez still hasn't drawn a walk this year, which isn't going to help his on-base percentage. Gomez has enough power and speed to make his approach work, but he's never going to show patience at the plate.
Carlos Gomez racking up some hits
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/17/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez put together his third consecutive three-hit performance on Wednesday night against the Giants. He went 3 for 4 with an RBI and a run scored in a 4-3 win.
The 27-year-old hit an RBI triple in the fifth inning before adding a pair of base hits.
Gomez is 9 for 13 (.692) in the last three games with a homer, two RBI and four runs scored.
Carlos Gomez still plenty valuable
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer (4/17/2013) Look, Carlos Gomez doesn't draw walks. You knew that coming into the season, but if you're just now discovering how annoying it is in a shallower Head-to-Head points league, I could understand you dropping him.
If, on the other hand, you're doing it just because he's off to a slow start, then you'll most likely regret your short-sightedness.
Particularly in Rotisserie leagues, where his 20-homer, 40-steal potential could make him hugely productive even with a low batting average, he deserves a long leash. His back-to-back three-hit games could be the start of a turnaround, so check to see if your league is one of the 30 percent where he's unowned.
Consider keeping Carlos Gomez
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) I'm a bit surprised to see Fantasy owners aren't preaching patience with Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez. He's among the top outfielders dropped this week.
I think this presents a good opportunity for advantageous Fantasy owners to swoop in and nab Gomez off waivers. He really has experienced some bad luck through the first few weeks. His BABIP is .200 through nine games, which is well below his career .301 mark.
But that's particularly important because it's not like Gomez isn't making contact at the plate. In fact, he's making contact at a career-high 80 percent, according to FanGraphs.com. He's also swinging at just 32.4 percent of pitches outside the strike zone, which is below his career average (36.4 percent), and is making contact with a career-high 88.5 percent of pitches inside the strike zone.
It just seems if Gomez continues at his current pace, the hits should start to fall and Gomez might return to the form he displayed in 2012.
Carlos Gomez earns mental reprieve
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/13/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was held out of the starting lineup Saturday at St. Louis, a day after his second outing with two strikeouts in the past three games. Gomez, whose batting has yet to top .200 through nine games this season, was replaced in center field by Logan Schafer.
Carlos Gomez picks up two hits in series finale
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/7/2013) After going 0 for 4 his last time out, Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez got back on track with his first multi-hit game of the season in Sunday's series finale against the Diamondbacks.
Gomez singled in the sixth and in the 11th. He also drove in a run on a fielder's choice and finished 2 for 6 with an RBI in an 8-6 victory. The 27-year-old upped his batting average to .160 through his first six games.
Carlos Gomez quiet early on for Brewers
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/4/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez endured another quiet night at the plate on Wednesday against the Rockies. He went 0 for 4 with a strikeout in the 7-3 loss.
Gomez has gone just 1 for 12 (.083) through three games with an RBI and a run scored. He has also been caught stealing once.
Carlos Gomez returns for Brewers
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was back in action for Wednesday's Cactus League contest against the Royals after missing time due to back pain. He went 0-for-3 while playing the field in the 9-1 win.
Gomez is batting .343 (12 for 35) so far this spring with a solo homer and three stolen bases.
Carlos Gomez to play in minors game Tuesday
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/25/2013) MLB.com reports Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez will play in a minor-league game on Tuesday. The 27-year-old has not played since dealing with back pain last Tuesday.
"I'm almost perfect, but I'm going to take another day," Gomez said Monday. "I'm fine. Way better the last two days."
Gomez is batting .375 (12 for 32) with one homer, seven RBI and three stolen bases through 14 Cactus League games.
Greeting Carlos Gomez with some skepticism
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez has made headlines this spring by signing a contract extension and being sidelined by a minor back injury, but Fantasy owners' major interest is whether or not Gomez will be able to build off his success from last season.
Gomez had a strong finish last season, batting .281 with a .506 slugging percentage, .828 OPS, 11 doubles, 14 homers, 33 RBI, 45 runs and 22 stolen bases in his final 67 games. If he's able to stretch those numbers out over a full season, then Gomez will emerge as a high-end Fantasy outfielder.
Gomez has been out to prove this spring last season wasn't a fluke. He's batting .375 (12 for 32) with a .500 on-base percentage in 14 spring games. He also has three stolen bases.
Rotisserie league owners have definitely taken notice of Gomez's emergence since he's been the 28th-highest drafted outfielder, going ahead of the likes of Austin Jackson, Curtis Granderson, Martin Prado and Nelson Cruz. Head-to-Head owners have been less excited, as Gomez on average is being drafted in the 19th round.
Personally, I'm meeting Gomez with tempered expectations. I like him as a sleeper, but if I don't draft him, then I don't lose sleep over it. I definitely see the potential, but since it's taken Gomez so long to finally develop, I remain a bit skeptical as well.
by Jack Moore | CBSSports.com (3/24/2013)Carlos Gomez remains out of the Brewers' Cactus League lineup Sunday with back stiffness, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.
Gomez has been out since March 21 with the injury. Manager Ron Roenicke said the Brewers were being "overly cautious" on Saturday and McCalvy said the Brewers still don't believe the injury is serious.
Gomez is hitting a robust .375/.500/.500 in 32 Cactus League at-bats this spring.
Brewers being 'overly cautious' with Carlos Gomez
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (3/23/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was away from the team on Saturday to tend to a family matter and is still dealing with tightness in his lower back, MLB.com reports.
Gomez was forced out of the lineup Thursday but is expected to return to action Sunday. He is batting .375 (12 for 32) with a home run and three stolen bases through 14 Cactus League games.
"He's still a little bit tight, so we're being overly cautious probably," manager Ron Roenicke said.
Carlos Gomez exits with back issue
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez was forced out of Thursday's Cactus League contest against the White Sox with lower back tightness. Manager Ron Roenicke told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel after the game that it was a precautionary move and that Gomez would have stayed in the game if the situation had occurred in the regular season.
Gomez extended by Brewers
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/13/2013) The Brewers have extended the contract of outfielder Carlos Gomez for three years, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Wednesday. The 27-year-old Gomez has hit well this spring after deciding not to play in the World Baseball Classic. Gomez is batting .529 over 17 at-bats with a home run, an RBI and two stolen bases.
Gomez picks career over WBC
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/19/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez said it was difficult to withdraw from the World Baseball Classic, but he's focused on the 2013 season since he is entering a contract year. "This year is really important to me for my career," Gomez said, per the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I'm going to take advantage of spring training because if I go to the WBC that is going to be wasted time for me. I won't have the time I need to prepare for the year I want. I think it will help more for me to stay here and prepare for the season. It was a tough decision. It's a great experience to represent your country at that level. But, personally, my future and my career is more important, and my job for my city."
Gomez avoids final arbitration
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (1/17/2013) Brewers outfielder Carlos Gomez avoided arbitration for the fourth time Thursday, agreeing to a one-year, $4.3 million deal. He will be eligible for free agency at the end of the season.