Hometown: Cartegena, Columbia
A tall, rangy fielder with an exceptional arm and range ... Looks to have a lock on the starting role at first base ... Has gotten stronger in the offseason ... Solid defender with the versatility to play first and third ... Has decent power and the ability to find the gaps on the field ... Has improved tremendously as a hitter ... Very coachable athlete ... Deceptive speed ... Great attitude and good work ethic.
JUNIOR (2007): Played in 43 games with 39 starts ... Was fourth on the team with a .329 batting average ... Slugged .477 at the plate with five home runs ... Drove in 27 runs and scored 26 ... Also recorded seven doubles ... Second on the team with 263 putouts ... Also recorded a .974 fielding percentage while splitting duties between first and third base.
PREVIOUS COLLEGE: Played for coaches Bob O’Brian and Mike Easom at Indian River CC in 2006 ... Led the team in hits with 53 ... Hit .358 with two homers and 23 RBI as the Pioneers went 24-20 ... Had a .420 on-base percentage while slugging .466 ... Scored 25 runs ... Played 23 games in 2005 with the Sharks of Miami-Dade College, hitting .357.
PERSONAL: Son of Fernando Gomez and Olivia Victoria de la Espinella ... Has one sister, Victoria ... Majoring in economics.