Moisés Gómez (minors02)

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Moisés Antonio Gómez

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 215 lb.

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Biographical Information[edit]

Moisés Gómez has pitched in the minors and for the Venezuelan national team.

He was signed by Minnesota Twins scout Luis Lajara in April 2014. [1] He was 1-2 with a 2.03 ERA for the DSL Twins that summer, striking out 30 in 26 2/3 IP. Coming stateside in 2015, he was 0-2 with a 3.00 ERA out of the bullpen for the GCL Twins, though he walked 14 in 24 innings. His control improved (12 BB in 37 2/3 IP) in 2016, when he had a 4-0, 1.19 record for the GCL Twins.

Gómez moved up to the Elizabethton Twins in 2017, going 4-1 with a 4.99 ERA and 51 K in 48 2/3 IP. He tied for 8th in the Appalachian League in wins and missed the top 10 in strikeouts by 3. In 2018, he was with Elizabethton (2-0, 3.48 in 9 G, 26 K in 20 2/3 IP) and the Cedar Rapids Kernels (0-1, 2 Sv, 3.77 in 15 G). He made his Venezuelan League debut with the 2018-2019 Bravos de Margarita, going 0-1 with a save and a 2.30 ERA in 14 outings; he was not the best Rookie by that name in the circuit as outfielder Moisés Gómez won Rookie of the Year.

In 2019, he pitched for Cedar Rapids (1-2, 6 Sv, 2.84, 48 K in 31 2/3 IP, .92 WHIP) and the Fort Myers Miracle (0-2, 4 Sv, 3.00 in 13 G, 30 K in 21 IP, .95 WHIP). He tied Sam Clay for third in the Twins chain in saves. That fall, he was 0-1 with a 6.55 ERA and 2.09 WHIP in 9 games for the Salt River Rafters. The 2020 minor league season was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He returned to action with the Bravos that winter, posting a 3.12 ERA in eight appearances.

The right-hander began 2021 well with the Arkansas Travelers (1 R in 7 1/3 IP) then was put on Venezuela's squad for the 2021 Americas Olympic Qualifier. In his debut, he relieved Gabriel Moya in the bottom of the 9th with a 6-5 lead and two outs against Cuba. He walked Yordanis Samón and then faced Alfredo Despaigne, one of Cuba's greatest stars. Despaigne was injured swinging at a pitch, and had to leave the game. PH Rafael Viñales hit into a game-ending force; he got the save for Jhonathan Diaz. It was Venezuela's first win over Cuba in a global-level competition in 68 years, since the 1953 Amateur World Series. [2]