Cleveland Indians
2014 Avg.
.245
 
Career Avg.
.268
Name  Yan Gomes
Born  7/19/1987
Height  6-2
Weight  215
Number  10
Position  C
Bats  R
Throws  R
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.