The Cardinals have outrighted Moises Gomez off their 40-man roster and assigned the outfielder to Triple-A Memphis, based on Gomez’s MLB.com profile web page. St. Louis designated Gomez for project earlier this week, however he’ll stay within the group after clearing waivers.
Gomez began his profession within the Rays group and joined the Playing cards as a minor league free agent previous to the 2022 season. At age 25 and after eight seasons of professional ball, Gomez has but to make his Main League debut, which is probably partially as a result of Cardinals’ glut of outfielders. On a crew with much less crowding within the outfield, Gomez would doubtless have gotten no less than a cup of espresso within the Present after an enormous 2022 season that noticed him hit .294/.371/.624 with 39 homers over 501 plate appearances break up between Double-A and Triple-A.
Nevertheless, Gomez’s dream 12 months was helped by a vastly inflated BABIP, and he nonetheless struck out in 174 of these 501 PA. The regression bug bit onerous final 12 months throughout a full season in Memphis, as Gomez hit solely .232/.293/.457 in 567 PA. Gomez barely reduce on the strikeouts and he hit 30 homers, however his stroll fee additionally dropped.
The facility potential is apparent right here, although between the issues making contact and Gomez’s average-at-best nook outfield glove, it isn’t stunning that rival groups didn’t put in a waiver declare. Gomez will get extra time at Triple-A to see if he can lastly right his strategy on the plate, or no less than reduce on the strikeouts sufficient to make himself a viable candidate for a call-up. St. Louis nonetheless has loads of outfield choices, although the record received barely shorter when Tyler O’Neill was traded to the Pink Sox earlier this winter.