8. Gilbert Gomez OF
Gomez is an undrafted international free agent that comes out of the DSL system. Batted .268 in 2009 for the DSL Mets as a 17-year old.
2001 stats (18-year old) for the GCL Mets: .229/.289/.344/.633.
7-7-11: - Mets outfield prospect Gilbert Gomez is beginning to make his mark professionally. The 19-year old went 3-4, 1-double, 2-RBI in yesterday’s suspended GCL game and has now raided his 2011 BA to .308. He was signed in 2008 as a heralded 16-year old, out of the Dominican Republic, and has so far taken baby steps through the organization… 2009: DSL - .268, 2010: GCL - .229. Pop is still projected here, though he has five doubles this year and is sporting his highest (.422) slugging percentage in his career.
8-12-11: - Stock Up – OF Gilbert Gomez – OF Cesar Puello was placed on the 7-day DL today by St. Lucie and it’s easier just calling up someone from the back field GCL team, than shipping someone out of Savannah. Gomez got the call and, yeah, he debuted with an 0-4 line, but did you expect?
8-22-11: - #16 – OF Gilbert Gomez – Gomez is a long way off, but he’s currently benefiting from the same kind of promotion Ruben Tejada had a few years ago. The GCL and St. Lucie Mets teams share a complex and it’s much easier to ask someone to take a walk down the block rather than pay airfare from someone in Savannah, especially when there is an injury. Gomez, who was basically floundering with GCL is now holding his own with Lucy, so it will be interesting to watch his stat line for the rest of the season. Either way, I’ve got the 19-year old sticking with Lucy for the 2012 season, though I reserve the option of moving him down as this process continues. ETA: 2015
8-28-11 – Stock Up: - OF Gilbert Gomez – This is weird. I had a working title on my notes page entitled “Is Gilbert Gomez the new Cory Vaughn’? It was going to be a post that was pro-Gilbert, but, at the same time, designed to light a fire under a player I like and is going through his second slump of the year. So, what do BOTH of them do today? They both hit two home runs in the same game. Weird.
12-28-11 - http://metsmerizedonline.com/2011/12/mmo-2012-mets-top-prospects-s-21-30.html = 24. Gilbert Gomez (RF) The Mets signed Gomez as an IFA in 2009 out of the Dominican Republic. At 6’3″ the 19-year-old righty-hitting, right-fielder is a very talented and athletic outfielder. He played at the rookie level in 2009 and 2010, and put up fairly modest numbers, but word started to circulate anyway, about this fast, strong, lanky kid playing in the GCL for the Mets. The 2011 season started slowly for Gomez under the hot sun of the Gulf Coast League. Then on August 12th, the Mets were forced to place RF Cesar Puello, who was playing at St. Lucie in the Advanced-A Florida State League, on the disabled list. They needed a fill-in outfielder fast, so they called Gomez over from the rookie league field. He not only “filled in” he became an integral part of the Division Champions for the stretch run and the playoffs, manning RF and batting in the two-hole, where he hit .307 in 75 AB’s with 4 HR’s and 4 SB’s. He played so well for stretches, including hitting two homers in the Aug. 28th game, that the “buzz” about him returned. Gomez played at such a high level at high-A that I would start him there again. At his young age, the Mets can afford to be patient with him, and if they are they will surely reap the rewards one day.
1-20-12 - http://metsmerizedonline.com/2012/01/prospect-pulse-the-2012-st-lucie-mets.html Gilbert Gomez (RF) - This guy needs to play. At the end of last season he showed that the Florida State League would be a very satisfactory playground for him in 2012. He plays very well with the other kids. If you haven’t heard of Gilbert Gomez, remember the name, he is going to explode onto the scene this year. RF will be his at St. Lucie as we get to see what he is capable of doing over a full season.
1-23-12 - http://www.amazinavenue.com/2012/1/23/2693134/2012-amazin-avenue-top-50-mets-prospects #47) OF Gilbert Gomez - Gomez is a 19-yr old physical specimen who stepped into the prospect spotlight in 2011 thanks in large part to one heck of a seized opportunity. Gomez has always been interesting thanks to his excellent athleticism, but as of late July of this summer he was still just another teenager in Rookie-ball with good tools and not a ton to show for them. That's when he was called up to Hi-A. The St. Lucie Mets -- who share the same complex with the GCL club -- came looking for an outfielder and Gomez was called across the complex with the intent of getting a few innings of fill-in work while some outfielders were on the mend. The funny thing is that he raked. In 70 ab's he hit .307 with four homers and four stolen bases, while playing good defense -- though d-isappointingly mostly in the corner OF. Gomez was already worth watching thanks to his long, athletic frame but much more so now thanks to his surprising performance in Hi-A.