The St. Louis Cardinals added a rising star to their 40-man roster yesterday.
Outfielder Moises Gomez had a historic season, hitting .294 with 39 home runs and 94 RBI over 120 games with Double-A Springfield and Triple-A Memphis.
His 39 homers set a single-season Cardinals MiLB record.
Gomez, 24, is one of the Cardinals’ most promising young stars and is one of many talented outfielders in the minor league system.
By adding him to their 40-man roster, St. Louis protected Gomez from the upcoming Rule 5 Draft.
We have selected the contract of OF Moisés Gómez and added him to our 40-player roster.
Gómez, 24, batted .294 with 39 HR and 94 RBI over 120 games between Memphis (AAA) & Springfield (AA) in 2022.
— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) November 8, 2022
Cards Hang On To Gomez
With Corey Dickerson likely departing via free agency, an outfield spot could potentially have opened up for St. Louis ahead of the 2023 season.
The Cardinals are incredibly high on Gomez, thanks in large part to his power.
Perhaps that fix could come internally.
Gomez could potentially be the one to take on that role, if the Cardinals believe he is Major League-ready of course.
Over his minor league career, Gomez has hit .255 with 94 home runs and 337 RBI.
Gomez was in the Tampa Bay Rays system last season and became a free agent.
The Cardinals took a chance on him, signing him to a minor league contract in November.
Gomez could end up being somebody that the Cardinals look to in 2023 as they aim to increase offensive production.