When the Minnesota Twins traded Santana to the New York Mets they got pitchers Philip Humber, Kevin Mulvey, and Deolis Guerra, along with young outfielder Carlos Gomez.
Carlos Gomez came to the Twins with competition for that center field spot.
He had speed and fielding skills, but only had 10 hits in 41 at-bats. Out of those ten hits, he scored every time. Of the 10 times he got on base, he swiped eight bases.
So if he can get on base somehow that is pretty much an automatic run.
The reason behind him scoring is his amazing baserunning agility. With his speed he could be one of the fastest players out there right now.
However, Gomez may split time with other outfielders this season because of inability to hit the ball.
Still, he is young and can be taught to hit better—and that's the reason why the Twin's like him so much.
So can Carlos Gomez fill Torii Hunter's shoes?