Dan Gamache

Position: 3B
Level: Double-A
Affiliate: Harrisburg Senators
League: Eastern League
Born: 11/20/1990 (Age: 32)
Height: 5'11''
Weight: 205
B/T: Left / Right
Acquired: 6th Rd., 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft (PIT)

Prospect Spotlight

Gamache isn’t a prospect at 27-years-old, but his feel to hit and polished approach are keeping him around. I have long admired his ability to barrel the ball, work counts, and find ways on base. His .275+ batting averages and above-average walk rates the last two seasons for Harrisburg show a hit tool that grades at 50, but there isn’t much power to go along with it. Without much defensive value, Gamache is a corner bat with a hit-first profile, lacking a true carry tool. He shows a level and compact swing from the left-hand side, one that is more geared towards line drives and gap power than lifting the ball. Defensively, Gamache has tried both second and third base. A stocky 5’11’’ and 205-pound frame lacks enough first step for the keystone, and his arm is iffy for the left side of the dirt.

Realistically, Gamache is a Role 20/Role 30 player, one who contributes value in the upper-minors while serving as a warm body to add to the bench in an emergency situation. His strong first half with the Senators netted him an all-star nod, and as a minor league free agent this upcoming winter, he’s a candidate to get a Spring Training invite from a rebuilding club next year.