Jeanmar Gomez, Relief Pitcher, Philadelphia Phillies, #46
Date of Birth: 2/10/1988
Birthplace: Caracas, Venezuela
Current Salary: $4,200,000
Jeanmar Gomez, relief pitcher for the Philadelphia Phillies, first signed with the Cleveland Indians in April, 2005. He pitched in the Indians' minor league system from 2006 through 2009. He pitched a perfect game on May 21, 2009.
Gomez pitched in 11 games as a starting pitcher with the Indians in 2010. He had 4 wins and 5 losses, 34 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a 4.68 ERA in 57.2 innings. He also pitched in 20 games in the minors. The following season, he had similar numbers, pitching in 11 games with the Indians and finishing with a 4.47 ERA. In 2012, he pitched a career high 90.2 innings in 20 games and he had a 5.96 ERA.
The Indians traded Gomez to the Pittsburgh Pirates on January 9, 2013. He pitched in 8 games as starting pitcher and 26 games as a reliever with the Pirates in 2013. He finished the season with a 3.35 ERA and a career high 53 strikeouts (to 28 walks) in 80.2 innings. In 2014, he was moved to the bullpen and he pitched in 44 games and he had a 3.19 ERA.
The Pirates designated Gomez for assignment on October 25, 2014, and he became a free agent on November 4th. He signed a minor league contract with the Phillies on January 12, 2015. He pitched in 65 games with the Phillies in 2015 and he finished with a career low ERA of 3.01.
Gomez became the Phillies' closer on April 10, 2016. He finished the season with 3 wins and 5 losses, 37 saves, 47 strikeouts to 22 walks, and a 4.85 ERA in 68.2 innings in a career high 70 games.
Career pitching statistics for Gomez through 2016 include:
- 255 games played
- 492.2 innings pitched
- 24-26 win-loss record
- 38 saves
- 300 strikeouts to 161 walks
- 4.26 ERA