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18 Ben Gamel LF

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July 28, 2021 11:12 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Hit parade continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-4 in a 9-0 loss to the Brewers on Tuesday.

He's 11-for-26 with three doubles and three homers against his former team and 3-for-4 with two doubles in his only game against Wednesday starter, Adrian Houser. Gamel has started 18 of 21 games in July, slashing .329/.413/.571 in 80 plate appearances.

July 25, 2021 03:40 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Idle against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup for Sunday's game against the Giants.

With southpaw Alex Wood on the mound for San Francisco, Pittsburgh manager Derek Shelton will send both of his lefty-hitting regulars in the outfield -- Gamel and Gregory Polanco -- to the bench in favor of Phillip Evans and Jared Oliva, respectively. Gamel has recorded at least one hit in all but one of his seven starts since the All-Star break, going a collective 9-for-29 with three doubles, five runs and two RBI.

July 21, 2021 11:48 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel isn't in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Diamondbacks, Jake Crouse of reports.

Gamel is riding a six-game hitting streak, and he's hit .292 with two doubles, three runs and an RBI during that time. He'll get a breather while Jared Oliva starts in left field and bats eighth.

July 19, 2021 12:28 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Reaches base four times Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-3 with a double and two walks in Sunday's 7-6 loss to the Mets.

After hitting .333 with four homers in 11 games prior to the All-Star Game, it appeared the outfielder was due for a cooling-off period. He struck out five times in two games following the mid-summer classic before rebounding Sunday. While Gamel still profiles best as a fourth outfielder, he could continue seeing steady playing time, especially if and when the team moves on from right fielder Gregory Polanco.

July 7, 2021 02:32 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Not in lineup Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is not starting Wednesday's game against Atlanta.

Gamel is currently enjoying a hot stretch at the plate in which he's gone 9-for-22 with four homers and eight RBI dating back to last Thursday. He'll get a breather against lefty Drew Smyly on Wednesday as Jared Oliva, Bryan Reynolds and Wilmer Difo start in the outfield from left to right.

July 6, 2021 11:44 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Power surge continues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs and six RBI in Monday's 11-1 rout of Atlanta.

He took Max Fried deep in the fourth inning before launching one off Josh Tomlin in the seventh. Gamel has only six homers on the year, but remarkably, five of them have come in his last nine games, a stretch during which he's slashed .344/.400/.875.

July 4, 2021 11:32 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Homers in loss Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-4 with a home run and an additional run scored in Saturday's loss to the Brewers.

Gamel crossed home plate in the bottom of the second following an RBI single from Jared Oliva, and then he went deep in the bottom of the eighth for his fourth long ball of the campaign. Gamel has now gone yard in two of his last three games and in three of his last seven contests.

June 28, 2021 03:56 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Not in Monday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel isn't starting Monday's game against Colorado, Kevin Gorman of reports.

Gamel will get a breather after he went 3-for-3 with a home run, two RBI, two runs and a walk in Sunday's win over the Cardinals. Phillip Evans will start in left field and bat sixth.

June 28, 2021 03:40 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Launches homer Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 3-for-3 with a home run, an additional RBI, an additional run scored and a walk in Sunday's win over the Cardinals.

Gamel plated his first run with a bases-loaded walk in the top of the first inning and later added a solo shot in the fifth that made it a 7-0 game for the Pirates. The left fielder homered for the first time in June and also delivered his first multi-hit game since June 13.

June 27, 2021 07:56 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Retreats to bench
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel isn't starting Saturday against the Cardinals.

Gamel started each of the previous three games and went 1-for-11 with a walk and four strikeouts during that time, so he will get a break Saturday. Ka'ai Tom will start in left field and bat eighth.

June 23, 2021 10:12 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Not starting Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the White Sox, Jake Crouse of reports.

The 29-year-old, who hit .368 -- albeit with just two extra-base hits -- in his last seven games, receives the day off. Phillip Evans, whom Gamel appears to have usurped at the top of the depth chart, will start in left field Tuesday.

June 20, 2021 12:56 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Playing time increasing
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel will start in left field and bat sixth Sunday against Cleveland.

Gamel will pick up his fourth start in five games, and at least for the time being, he may have supplanted Phillip Evans as the Pirates' preferred option in left field. Evans has slashed .182/.229/.212 in his 11 games since he returned from the injured list earlier this month, while Gamel is holding down an .807 OPS in June.

June 13, 2021 08:08 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Doubles twice in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 3-for-4 with two doubles in Sunday's 5-2 loss to Milwaukee.

Gamel entered Sunday's contest in a 5-for-30 skid dating back to May 26, the last time he produced a multi-hit performance. The veteran outfielder is slashing .214/.284/.369 through 95 plate appearances with Cleveland and Pittsburgh this season. He has five extra-base hits with one RBI this month.

May 31, 2021 05:00 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Sits in second straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup for Monday's game against the Royals.

The lefty-hitting Gamel will hit the bench for the second game in a row with the Pirates facing a second left-handed starting pitcher (Mike Minor) in as days. Even in future matchups against right-handed pitching, Gamel may have a tougher time consistently cracking the lineup now that Ka'ai Tom -- who is also left-handed -- is back in action in the outfield after returning from the injured list Saturday.

May 27, 2021 10:16 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Another two-hit performance
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple in Wednesday's loss against the Cubs.

Gamel has recorded two-hit appearances in three of his last four contests while hitting safely in four of his last five contests. The outfielder continues to have a down season but his numbers are trending in the right direction, as he owns a .267 average with a .746 OPS over his last 10 games. He should have a clear path to a strong-side platoon role in left field for the foreseeable future with Phillip Evans (hamstring) and Ka'ai Tom (wrist) on the injured list.

May 27, 2021 11:20 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Finding his groove
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Cubs.

The left-handed hitter batted second in the lineup against Chicago's Jake Arrieta. Prior to Tuesday, Gamel had not hit higher than sixth in any of his seven starts for Pittsburgh. He's 5-for-14 with a walk in his last four games, and with another righty (Trevor Williams) starting Wednesday, there's a good chance he'll be in the lineup. Gamel has two hits in five career at-bats against Williams.

May 23, 2021 10:48 AM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup Sunday against Atlanta, Jake Crouse of reports.

The 29-year-old started the past four games in left field but will head to the bench against lefty Max Fried on Sunday. Gamel has a .167/.219/.200 slash line with 11 strikeouts in 32 plate appearances since joining Pittsburgh. Ildemaro Vargas will take over in left field in the series finale.

May 10, 2021 02:28 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Added to active roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was added to the Pirates' active roster Monday.

Gamel joins the roster one day after getting claimed off waivers from Cleveland. The Pirates could certainly use help in their outfield, as only Bryan Reynolds has an above-average batting line this season among the team's outfield regulars, but it's not clear that Gamel can provide that help. He's posted a wRC+ north of 100 in just one of his six seasons in the majors. Todd Frazier was designated for assignment in a corresponding move.

May 9, 2021 04:32 PM
Pirates' Ben Gamel: Claimed by Pittsburgh
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was claimed off waivers by the Pirates on Sunday, Rob Biertempfel of The Athletic reports.

Th 28-year-old was designated for assignment by Cleveland earlier in the week, and he didn't make it far down the waiver order before being claimed. Gamel won't immediately join the Pirates but is expected to be in uniform for his new team Monday.

May 5, 2021 05:12 PM
Indians' Ben Gamel: DFA'd by Cleveland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was designated for assignment by Cleveland on Wednesday, Mandy Bell of reports.

The 28-year-old was optioned to the alternate training site in mid-April and has now been removed from Cleveland's 40-man roster. Gamel spent the first couple weeks of the season in the majors and went 1-for-14 in 11 appearances.

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