TurdFerguson wrote:I dont really care for your analysis, alot of power hitters KO alot.The guy pretty much carried your teams offense the first month of the season with all of the injurys.So you do not want the DRays to have any power is basically what your saying and you werent wrong about him?
Please come with more then this if you want to discuss Gomes.
Who K's at a almost 50% rate???? Dunn is at 40%, Sexson is at 35%, Thome at 32%.
Has he carried our team?? With power yes, with driving in runs not really. Wigginton has actually been our best run producer as sad as that is to say.
Gomes has only knocked in 5 runs when you don't count the homers. To compare Crawford has knocked in 10 runs not counting the homers. His power has been great with 11 dingers so far this year, but I would much prefer our starting DH to have only 5 or 6 homers and have a much better contact rate as well.
Do I want the Drays to have power?? Yes I want them to have power, but like the better teams in the league like the Sox, Yanks, and Cards, I also want them to make productive outs when they do hit into outs.
Am I wrong about Gomes?? To a point I have been so far this year, as I had him pegged for some power with 30+ homers, but I did think his BA would be closer to 250. So far I have been wrong on the average part, but if he continues to K at a near 50% rate, I do believe his BA will fall to 250 before the year is out.
Do I still want him on the Devil Rays squad? Nope, if we could get a productive player for him in a trade right now, I would jump all over it in a heartbeat.