- Full name Joey Gomes
Organization Prospect Rankings
One year older than his brother Jonny, Joey was a third team All-American at Santa Clara last spring and led the New York-Penn League in homers during the summer. He reminded many observers of his brother with his ability to mash while showing solid athleticism for left field. Gomes is aggressive at the plate with excellent raw power and the ability to lift the ball for long home runs. He also makes consistent contact and should hit for a decent average at higher levels. While he tends to overswing on occasion, he's not out of control. He has a good idea of what he wants to accomplish and a mature approach at the plate. His speed is more than adequate for left field, and his arm rates slightly above-average. Gomes also proved to be durable, playing in Hudson Valley's first 68 games last season before a late promotion to high Class A. Gomes needs to continue to make adjustments while gaining experience against advanced pitching. Spring training will determine where he lands in 2003, with a return to Bakersfield most likely.