There has not been a ton of good news coming out of the Milwaukee Brewers locker room this season. They are forever and a day out of first place. Their best pitcher is supposed to be a good trade prospect but he has been anything but their best starter so far. Their best player, Ryan Braun has missed most of the season with a serious thumb injury only to come back and get slammed with PED allegations again. All of that bad news can mask the good news that the team has. Their center fielder is making it known that he; Carlos Gomez is one of the best outfielders in all of MLB.
It’s to the point now that it is almost disappointing to see a Brewers game where Gomez doesn’t make an incredible catch. You figure he can at least rob one player of a homer once per game. It seems that he nearly does just that sometimes. With a .996 fielding percentage, he doesn’t miss chances that often either. That isn’t the only reason he is the team’s first half MVP. The other reasons come from the batter’s box.
For the season Gomez is batting .295 with 14 homers and 45 RBI. His last ten games weren’t quite up to that level but the way he played the entire first half trumps a little slump at the end for sure. He leads them with his bat and proceeds to make opposing teams wish they hadn’t hit the ball in his direction when he is manning center field.
Gomez has truly emerged as one of the best center fielders in the entire game of baseball. Look for him to be one of the outfield gold glove winners for sure unless something drastic changes.