Cleveland Indians
2014 Avg.
.284
 
Career Avg.
.277
Name  Yan Gomes
Born  7/19/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  10
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
Hot8/21/2014 3:31:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes left Thursday's game with an illness according to Rhett Bollinger of MLB.com.
Insight: He went 0-for-2 in the game before exiting for Roberto Perez in the bottom of the sixth. Gomes is listed day-to-day.
 
Hot8/20/2014 5:50:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.
Insight: Roberto Perez is getting the start. Gomes has batted .284 with 17 homers, 53 RBI, 52 runs and an .804 OPS this season, making him one of the top fantasy backstops. Jonathan Lucroy played this afternoon and Gomes, Devin Mesoraco and Buster Posey are all sitting Wednesday night, so daily league owners don't have a lot of options at catcher behind Victor Martinez.
 
Hot8/6/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a solo homer Wednesday at Cincinnati.
Insight: In his last 39 games, Gomes has launched nine homers, driven in 27 runs, scored 22 and batted .333. He ranks as the third best fantasy catcher on Yahoo's player rater.
 
Hot8/4/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes (neck) went 1-for-4 with a homer and two RBI Monday in his return to the lineup.
Insight: Gomes was out of the starting nine that past two games due to stiffness in his neck. He's hit .328 with 11 doubles, eight homers and 25 RBI in his last 37 games.
 
Hot8/4/2014 6:21:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes is in the lineup Monday.
Insight: Gomes missed the past two games due to stiffness in his neck. He's hit .331 with 11 doubles, seven homers, 23 RBI and a .941 OPS in his last 36 games.
 
Hot8/2/2014 3:30:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes is not in Saturday's starting lineup.
Insight: Just a routine day off. Gomes has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games, batting .390 with a 1.071 OPS over the span.
 
Hot7/27/2014 5:31:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes went 3-for-5 with a homer and two RBI Sunday.
Insight: Gomes has hit .439 with three home runs in his last 12 games. Between Gomes and Carlos Santana, the Indians have two catchers who rank in the top five at the position in home runs.
 
Hot7/20/2014 8:33:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes hit his fourth home run of the month Sunday at Detroit.
Insight: Gomes has batted .319 with eight extra-base hits in July to raise his average up to .273 and his OPS to .776 on the year. He ranks in the top five among catchers with 13 home runs.
 
7/13/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes went 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI Sunday against the White Sox.
Insight: Gomes has blasted 12 homers this season, fifth among backstops.
 
7/7/2014 10:37:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes has homered in two straight games.
Insight: Gomes is tied for fifth among catchers with 11 dingers this season.
 
6/16/2014 3:36:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes is not in Monday's starting lineup. George Kottaras will be his replacement.
Insight: Gomes is playing better than expected with seven homers, 23 RBI and a .708 OPS in 60 games this season, providing fantasy owners with a quality backstop. Kottaras is a career .217 hitter, but is 4-for-9 this season with three homers in his three starts.
 
6/9/2014 4:18:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes is not in Monday's starting lineup. The job will be handled by George Kottaras.
Insight: Gomes is playing better than expected with seven homers, 22 RBI and a .758 OPS in 54 games this season, providing fantasy owners with a quality backstop. Kottaras is a career .216 hitter.
 
Hot5/14/2014 10:48:00 PM
Description: Cleveland catcher Yan Gomes homered for the third time in his last six games Wednesday at Toronto.
Insight: Gomes has six homers, 17 RBI and an .800 OPS in 34 games this season, providing fantasy owners with a quality backstop.
 
5/5/2014 6:07:00 PM
Description: Cleveland has activated catcher Yan Gomes from paternity leave.
Insight: Gomes (.261, 3 HR, 10 RBI) will bat seventh Monday against the Twins. The 26-year-old is on track to set new career-highs in both home runs and RBI.
 
4/20/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes is not in the starting lineup Sunday.
Insight: Gomes is batting .245 with two homers in 53 at-bats. Carlos Santana will start behind the plate Sunday, with Lonnie Chisenhall at third base and Ryan Raburn at DH.
 
3/30/2014 11:13:00 AM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes has agreed to a six-year, $23 million contract extension. SOURCE: Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports
Insight: Among catchers with 200+ at bats last season, only Detroit's Brayan Pena produced a higher batting average than Gomes (.294). He won't hit free agency until 2019.
 
3/25/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Carlos Santana was named the Indians' starting third baseman on Tuesday, which means Yan Gomes will be the everyday catcher.
Insight: Gomes hit .294 wth 11 homers in just 322 plate appearances last season. His average will come down after he posted a .342 BABIP last year despite a 17.8 percent line-drive rate, but he should hit 20+ homers. Gomes is also a much better defensive catcher than Santana, which will help Cleveland's pitching staff.
 
8/31/2013 10:55:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes hit his ninth home run of the season Saturday at Detroit.
Insight: Cleveland's backup backstop has hit .288 with 29 RBI and an .827 OPS this season, making him an option for AL-only leagues even though he doesn't play everyday.
 
Hot5/20/2013 9:14:00 PM
Description: Indians catcher Yan Gomes smashed a walk-off home run Monday against Seattle.
Insight: It was Gomes' second home run of the game and his fourth of the season. He's gone 9-for-20 at the plate over his last five games.
 
11/3/2012 6:32:00 PM
Description: The Blue Jays shipped infielder Yan Gomes to Cleveland Saturday as part of a three-player deal.
Insight: Former Boston shortstop Mike Aviles was also involved in the trade. Gomes only hit .204 in the majors last season but he showed tons of potential during his 79 games in Triple-A (.328, 13 HR, 59 RBI). His eligibility at multiple positions (he played games at first base, third base, catcher and left field last season) makes him an intriguing fantasy possibility.