Ben Gamel

Position: OF
Born: 5/17/1992
Height: 5'11
Weight: 185
B/T: L/L
Acquired: Drafted in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft NYY).

Most Recent Stats at Time of Debut
CURRENT SEASON STATS: Batting .286 with one homer, nine RBIs and seven steals in 23 games at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (Triple-A) along with two doubles and a triple.

Info & MLB Debut Date
Recalled from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre May 5 when LHP James Pazos was sent down.
MLB Debut Date: 5/6/2016

Debut Details
May 6, in a 3-2 win over the Red Sox. A late-game defensive entry in right field, Gamel did not have a plate appearance. He came on in the top of the eighth inning to replace Dustin Ackley, and recorded a defensive out on the first batter of the inning, David Ortiz, who lined out to right.

Player Notes
Gamel’s debut on May 6 snapped the streak of 18 pitchers in a row to debut, becoming the first position player to make his big league debut since Red Sox infielder Marco Hernandez on April 17. The younger brother of former big leaguer Mat Gamel, who saw time with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2008-12, Gamel’s promotion was to give the Yankees some reliable options as outfielder Brett Gardner recovers from being hit with a pitch. He comes off a 2015 campaign where he hit .300 at Scranton/Wilkes-Barre with 10 homers, 64 RBIs and 13 steals along with 28 doubles and 14 triples, for a .358 OBP and a .472 SLG. A career .284 hitter in six-plus seasons, he has seen time at all three outfield spots, and while he doesn’t have one standout tool, neither does he have any glaring flaws in his game.