2023 Player Outlook
Gomes backed up Willson Contreras in 2022 and posted eight home runs and a .365 SLG across 86 games. He remains better against southpaws than right-handed pitching, as he has a career .279 average against left-handed pitchers. The Cubs brought in Tucker Barnhart this offseason, who is notoriously better against right-handed pitching, and looking at the money Barnhart got, Gomes looks destined for a backup role with this Cubs squad, operating on the smaller side of a catching platoon. He can be ignored in fantasy drafts unless something happens to Barnhart leading up to the start of the season.