Ben Gamel

Position: RF
Level: Triple-A
Affiliate: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders
Age: 23
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 185
B/T: Left / Left
Acquired: 10th Rd., 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft (NYY)

Prospect Spotlight

Gamel really stood out in a three-game look last week at Pawtucket . The 23-year-old left-handed hitter had a quick, smooth, line-drive stroke, batting at the top of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre lineup. He showed the ability to spray line drives to all fields while consistently squaring up the baseball with hard contact gap-to-gap. Gamel started the first game in left field and subsequent games in center field. Defensively, Gamel showed athleticism, instincts, and first step quickness to cover ground in the outfield with average arm strength. Gamel also showed the instincts and ability to steal a base. Gamel looked to be an average runner and clocked at 4.19 from HP-to-1B from the left side. All in all, he appears to be a guy with potential five average tools across the board that can do a little bit of everything; despite no plus tool. The bat potential probably profiles Gamel best in center field, but he offers the defensive versatility to handle all three outfield positions. Gamel was 6-for-13 with two walks and two strikeouts during the series. – Chaz Fiorino