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Yan Gomes

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Washington Nationals Washington Nationals
Yan Gomes
Name: Yan Gomes
Born: Jul 19, 1987 in Sao Paolo, Brazil
High School: Southridge
College: Barry (Fla.)
Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 215 lbs
Bats: R / Throws: R
Drafted in the 10th round (310th overall) by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2009 (signed for $85,000)
Gomes, a south Florida prep product, was a highly-regarded recruit to Tennessee who started in the Southeastern Conference for two seasons. While he was relatively productive there, he wound up transferring to Division II Barry after coach Rod Delmonico was fired and after spending one season under new Vols coach Todd Raleigh. As a junior, Gomes predictably dominated, batting .405 with 21 home runs. His bat is ahead of his defense, though, and his below-average speed limits him to corner spots or catching. He profiles best behind the plate, and he threw out 14 of 29 basestealers at the D-II level this spring. However scouts generally consider his catching skills to be below-average, though he has the tools to be a fringe-average defender there.
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