Rio Gomez Greenville Drive  |  Pitcher

     
 

Age: 24
Born: October 20, 1994
Phoenix, AZ
Height: 6-0
Weight: 190
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Drafted: 14th round, 2017
How Acquired: Draft
College: Arizona
High School: Desert Vista (AZ)

Photo © Kelly O'Connor

Physical Description: Average frame with minimal remaining projection. Solid athlete.

Mechanics: Throws from a three-quarters arm slot. Starts on the first base side of the rubber. Compact delivery. High leg kick. Short arm action behind. Hides the ball well and repeats delivery. Quick to the plate.

Fastball: 88-90 mph. Pitch shows sink. Throws strikes, keeps the ball down. Solid command and control profile. Pitch could struggle to miss bats against more advanced hitters.

Curveball: 76-78 mph. Slurvy breaking ball. Shape varies at times.

Changeup: 83-84 mph. Throws with deceptive arm speed. Pitch shows late drop.

Career Notes: Son of ESPN reporter Pedro Gomez.

Summation: Projects as a solid organizational reliever. Ceiling of a lefty specialist. Doesn’t have a standout pitch, but throws strikes and mixes pitches well. Strong pitchability and advanced command and control profile. Stuff will be tested by hitters in the upper levels.

 
   
  Pitching Stats                                          
  year team lg level org age w l % era g gs sv ip h r er hr bb so whip k/bb k/9
  2017 Arizona NCAA Coll Bos 22 5 6 0.455 4.82 20 11 0 52.1 64 35 28 4 15 42 1.51 2.80 7.22
  2017 GCL Red Sox GCL Rk Bos 22 2 1 0.667 1.98 13 1 2 27.1 27 11 6 0 7 25 1.24 3.57 8.23
  2017 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 22 0 1 0.000 9.00 3 0 0 5.0 8 6 5 0 3 6 2.20 2.00 10.80
  2018 Lowell NYPL A- Bos 23 2 0 1.000 1.65 11 1 0 27.1 19 6 5 1 4 24 0.84 6.00 7.90
  2018 Greenville SAL A Bos 23 0 1 0.000 3.24 7 0 1 8.1 10 4 3 2 2 10 1.44 5.00 10.80
   
  Additional Player Info  
  Pronunciation: ---
First Pro Contract:
June 23, 2017 by Vaughn Williams (BOS)
Signing Bonus: $10,000
MiLB Debut: June 30, 2017
MLFA Eligible: November 2023
Rule 5 Draft Eligible: December 2020
Added to 40-man: -
MLB Debut:
-
MLB Service Time (through 2018):
-
Options Remaining
: 3 (0 used)
Contract (2019): MiLB contract
Trade Restrictions
: -
     
  Awards
2018 New York-Penn League All-Star
SoxProspects.com Awards
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