Adolfo Gomez

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Adolfo Gomez Ramirez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right

Biographical Information[edit]

Adolfo Gomez has played for the Caimanes de Barranquilla in the Colombian League and has appeared in Italy's highest level as well.

Gomez debuted in the Italian Serie A1 in 2005, hitting .306/.391/.364 with 16 steals in 20 tries and 43 runs in 54 games. He fielded .941 at shortstop for Modena. He finished second in the league in runs (behind Jorge Nunez) and third in steals (after Nunez and Fausto Solano). In 2006, he batted .371/.439/.472 with 48 runs in 48 games while fielding .953. He won the batting title (.023 ahead of runner-up Rusty McNamara), led in runs (6 more than Nunez), led in hits (73, 8 more than McNamara), tied for second in triples (4), was second to Justin Sherrod in OBP, ranked 5th in slugging (between Sherrod and Juan Carlos Infante) and was 3rd in OPS (behind Sherrod and Mario Chiarini, despite just one home run). He was named the league's All-Star shortstop and finished 4th in MVP voting, behind Chiarini and Americans Jim Buccheri and Gino Lollio.

Moving to Parma in 2007, Gomez remained a good OBP threat with little pop (.320/.405/.376, 32 R in 42 G) while fielding .947. He tied for second in runs behind Orlando Munoz and his 57 hits were second to another South American, Argentina's Max De Biase (59). He did not make the top 10 in either average or OBP. He finished second in voting as the All-Star SS, which went to Raul Marval. In '08, Gomez hit .358/.467/.430 with 29 walks and 36 runs in 41 games for Parma. He fielded .930. He was 4th in average (behind Giuseppe Mazzanti, Willie Vasquez and Rich Austin), 5th in OBP (between Austin and Jairo Ramos Gizzi), 4th in runs, tied for 7th (with Manny Alexander) in hits (57) and 9th in walks. He finished third in All-Star voting at SS, behind Seth La Fera and Marval.

Gomez returned to Italy in 2013, now with Telemarket Rimini. He went 7 for 16 with two walks, a double, triple, three runs and two RBI in the first round of the 2013 European Cup to win MVP honors. He was second to Zach Samuels in average and slugging, third in OBP (behind Samuels and Carlos Hereaud), tied for 4th in hits (7) and was second in total bases (behind Bryan Engelhardt). In the Cup finals, though, he was 1 for 6 and Rimini was held to one run in two games as they lost to Unipol Bologna.