Thursday, August 24, 2006

Outfielder Prospect Carlos Gomez

Big Mets Prospect Carlos Gomez
Born/resides: Santiago, Dominican Republic.
• Acquired: Signed as an international free agent in 1998.
• Age: 20.
• Ht/wt: 6-4/190.
• Bats/Thr: R/R.
• Makes the jump from low Single-A to Double-A. ... Named the third-best mets prospect in the mets organization by Baseball America. ... A five-tool player who Baseball America says is the fastest baserunner and has the best outfield arm in the organization. ... Stole 64 bases and hit .275 at Hagerstown last season. .... Was second in all of minor league baseball in stolen bases. ... Also hit eight home runs and drove in 48 runs. ... Expected to bat leadoff for the B-Mets. ... Named Hagerstown's MVP and was a South Atlantic League all-star. ... Signed his first pro contract when he was 16 years old. ... Raw talent who needs to refine his game. .... Three-year pro totals: .269, 10 home runs, 135 runs scored, 94 stolen bases.

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