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7 Yankees Prospects That Could Be Selected in MLB Rule 5 Draft

Anyelo Gomez

Trenton Thunder’s Anyelo Gomez works against the Reading Fightin Phils in Trenton on Thursday, July 6, 2017. (Martin Griff)

Anyelo Gomez, 24, started the 2017 season in the South Atlantic League, he ended it in the International League.  The right-hander out of the Dominican Republic struck out 87 batters over 70 1/3 innings in 38 games. His strikeout numbers are good for fourth best out of all Yankees minor league relievers.

Anyelo Gomez pitched just ten games with Charleston where he was 0-0 with a 1.93 ERA and 23 strikeouts in 14 innings.  On May 8 he was promoted to Tampa where he appeared in ten games, striking out 19 over 17 2/3 innings.  His promotion to Trenton came on June 22, and with the Thunder he had 42 strikeouts over 36 2/3 innings, earning a 1.72 ERA.

He appeared in just one game for Triple-A Scranton in the regular season, striking out 2 in 2 innings.  However, in the playoffs, he struck out an additional six batters in 5 1/3 innings over four games for the RailRiders.

Gomez’s fastball is routinely in the upper-90s and has hit triple digits a few time along with a changeup and slider.

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