01 Feb

Welcome to the 2015 IBI preview capsules! In order to prepare for the upcoming season, IBI will have a preview capsule running for every player on the 40-man roster and selected non-roster invites. To mix things up, we will be running these roughly in alphabetical order. Next up is catcher Yan Gomes.

Yan Gomes, C

Bats: Right — Throws: Right — Entering his age-27 season — Contract: $1.0 million in 2015, signed through 2021 ($2.5 million in 2016, $4.5 million in 2017, $5.95 million in 2018, $7.0 million in 2019, team option for $9.0 million in 2020, and team option for $11.0 million in 2021)

2014 Overview: Trusted with the starting catcher job for a full season for the first time in his career, Gomes underwent some expected regression. But despite taking a step back from his torrid 2013 pace, Gomes remained one of the best catchers in baseball, ranking at the top of the American League in both FanGraphs’ and Baseball-Reference’s versions of WAR. After signing a cheap (by baseball standards) contract extension before the season started, Gomes looks to be one of the best bargains in baseball. Read More…

From Indians Baseball Insider, January 20, 2015

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