Summary

Fastball: 50 | Slider: 45 | Changeup: 55 | Control: 50 | Overall: 45 • Height: 6' 5" Weight: 205 lb • Age: 22 DOB: 11/23/1993 • Position: LHP • ETA: 2018 • At 6’5” 205lb along with being a lefty, Austin Gomber is everything a scout could ask for physically in a pitcher. Taken in the 4th round in the 2014 draft out of Florida Atlantic, Gomber is regarded as a high prospect in the Cardinals organization. Gomber is not as polished as most pitchers coming out of college but still has a ton of potential. His fastball tops out at 92MPH but sits at 89MPH. He is more notable for his control and movement with his fastball than his velocity. He is a strike throwing machine which allows him to eat innings. His best pitch is his changeup where he deceives hitters with his arm speed. His changeup also has impressive late break that has hitters swinging and missing. His slider is mediocre at best acting more of a slurve but he has shown potential throwing a few tight backdoor sliders to righties. He had a very impressive season at single A posting a 2.67 ERA with a .97 WHIP but his stuff does needs to improve substantially if he wants to perform at the next levels.