• Full name Austin Zachary Gomber
  • Born 11/23/1993 in Winter Garden, FL
  • Profile Ht.: 6'5" / Wt.: 220 / Bats: L / Throws: L
  • School Florida Atlantic
  • Debut 06/02/2018
  • Drafted in the 4th round (135th overall) by the St. Louis Cardinals in 2014 (signed for $374,100).
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    Gomber played at West Orange High outside of Orlando, which also produced Yankees center-field prospect Mason Williams and Ole Miss outfielder Austin Bausfield. Gomber stepped into Florida Atlantic's rotation as a freshman and was the staff ace in 2013, when FAU lost in a dramatic regional at North Carolina. The Owls and Gomber were having tougher luck in 2014, compounded when Gomber missed his first two scheduled starts in May with what was described as "fatigue and arm soreness" in a media report. If he's healthy, Gomber presents scouts with a good-bodied lefty at 6-foot-5, 220 pounds, with a track record of throwing strikes. When at his best, Gomber features two solid-average pitches in his 88-91 mph fastball that touches 93, and a changeup that earns above-average grades, though it's not quite plus for most scouts. Gomber's breaking ball remains inconsistent and below-average. He has shown some potential with the slider, but it's not as refined as his fastball and changeup. If healthy, Gomber could go as high as the third round.

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