- Carlos Gomez (Milwaukee Brewers)
First made famous through, seemingly, robbing a HR on defense every day; Carlos Gomez is ready to show the world that his talent is real. After suffering through five mediocre years to start his career, where he totaled just 25 HR and 147 RBI, Gomez has exploded. The last three years of Gomez’s career make his first five look like I wrote them down wrong. Gomez has scored 247 times in the last three years with 66 HR, 197 RBI, 111 SB, and a BA of .277.
Gomez has hit at least 20 HR and stolen at least 20 bases in each of the last two years (19 HR and 37 SB in 2012), he is one of only two players to do so (Ian Desmond).
In 2013, Gomez had one of the best defensive years for an outfielder in recent memory. He was rightfully awarded a Gold Glove and had high expectations for 2014. His defensive production, while way down, was above average in 2014. But, his DRS of 38 in 2013 dropped 36 points to a two this past year.
Gomez, like many others on this list, has a final chance to prove that he is here to stay. Though, even if he is not a top-tier talent, he is still incredibly fun to watch.