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16 Ben Gamel RF

Milwaukee Brewers

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
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Player Updates

December 2, 2020 10:36 PM
Ben Gamel: Non-tendered by Milwaukee
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was non-tendered by the Brewers on Wednesday, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com reports.

The 28-year-old got off to a strong start in 2020 but failed to take advantage of the absence of Lorenzo Cain (opt out) and had a .719 OPS and 30.7 percent strikeout rate. Gamel should compete for a job as a reserve outfielder, wherever he lands.

October 30, 2020 12:28 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Optioned declined but not released
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel's $2.55 team option was declined by the Brewers on Friday, though he remains a member of the team as he's still arbitration eligible, Jon Heyman of MLB Network reports.

The Brewers could seek to bring Gamel back at a lower dollar figure, though he could also potentially be non-tendered. His .245/.331/.381 slash line in his two seasons as a Brewer is passable for a bench player but not good enough for a regular starter on a contender.

September 30, 2020 02:28 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Returns for postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Brewers reinstated Gamel (quadriceps) from the 10-day injured list Wednesday ahead of Game 1 of the team's wild-card series with the Dodgers, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Milwaukee cleared a spot for Gamel on the 28-man active roster by omitting star reliever Devin Williams, who will be sidelined for the three-game series with a right shoulder injury. Gamel, who slashed .237/.315/.404 over 127 plate appearances in the regular season before suffering the left quad strain, is expected to serve as a fourth outfielder for Milwaukee during the wild-card round.

September 27, 2020 07:40 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Could return for postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel (quadriceps) will work out Tuesday to determine his availability for the Wild Card Series, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gamel was sidelined for the final week of the regular season with a quad strain, but manager Craig Counsell didn't rule him out for the first series of the playoffs. He'll take part in several drills Tuesday that could determine whether he's healthy enough to play in the Wild Card Series, which runs from Wednesday to Friday.

September 20, 2020 11:16 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Done for season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel (quad) was placed on the 10-day injured list Sunday, Tom Haudricourt of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gamel's injury has been diagnosed as a quadriceps strain, and it will indeed cost him the remainder of the regular season. The team's hottest hitter coming out of summer camp, Gamel ended up slashing just .237/.315/.404 with three homers in 127 plate appearances. Tyrone Taylor and Jace Peterson are now the team's top reserve outfielders.

September 19, 2020 12:08 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Dealing with quad injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel was removed from Friday's win against the Royals with a quadriceps injury, Todd Rosiak of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Gamel entered the game in the bottom of the fourth inning to replace Ryan Braun (back), but he suffered an injury of his own during the contest. In his postgame press conference, manager Craig Counsell said that he isn't sure whether Gamel will be available for Saturday's contest.

September 14, 2020 03:00 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Fades into reserve role
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup for the first game of Monday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.

The lefty-hitting Gamel typically doesn't start against southpaws like the Cardinals' Kwang Hyun Kim, but the outfielder's playing time against right-handed pitching could be trending down as well. Since the Brewers claimed Daniel Vogelbach off waivers earlier this month, he's stepped in as the team's primary designated hitter versus righties, resulting in Ryan Braun spending more time in the outfield at Gamel's expense.

September 6, 2020 03:00 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Leads off in third straight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel hit leadoff for the third game in a row Friday and went 3-for-5 with a run.

Gamel really struggled at the plate for much of August, but since snapping an 0-for-20 skid Aug. 19 he has hit a blistering .405 with 15 hits in 37 at-bats. His hot streak earned him a bump to the top of the order, and he has done well in that role, reaching base seven times over the last three games. He may not hit as high up next time the Brewers face a left-hander, but as long as he keeps producing he should continue receiving opportunities to lead off.

August 31, 2020 11:32 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: On base four times
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 3-for-3 with an RBI single, two runs scored and a walk in Monday's 6-5 win over the Pirates.

Gamel got on with a single in the second inning and scored on an Eric Sogard single. In the fourth, Gamel plated Christian Yelich to put the Brewers ahead 3-2. Gamel scored again in the eighth, smacking a double and dashing home on Orlando Arcia's single for what would be the decisive run. The productive outing lifted Gamel's slash line to .232/.292/.427 through 89 plate appearances. He's popped three homers with 10 RBI and eight runs scored in 28 games.

August 24, 2020 05:24 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Sitting again Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is not in the lineup for Monday's game against the Reds.

Gamel was the hottest hitter on the team coming out of summer camp but has not carried that success over into the season, hitting just .185/.221/.385 through 21 games. This marks Gamel's third absence in the Brewers' five games -- two of the three absences have come against opposing right-handed pitchers. It seems Ryan Braun is manager Craig Counsell's preferred option in right field, as that then allows for a rotation at DH.

August 22, 2020 12:40 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: On bench Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Pirates.

Gamel was a bright spot in the Brewers' struggling offense Friday as he logged three hits in the loss, but he'll be on the bench with left-hander Derek Holland starting for the Pirates. Mark Mathias will start in right field in his stead.

August 21, 2020 03:56 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Out again Thursday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is not starting Thursday against the Twins.

Gamel will stick on the bench for a second straight game as the Brewers go with an outfield consisting of Brock Holt, Avisail Garcia and Ryan Braun for Thursday's series finale. Through 19 games this season, Gamel is hitting .158 with two home runs and a 40 percent strikeout rate.

August 19, 2020 05:28 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Sitting against lefty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Twins.

The 28-year-old will head to the bench for the third time in the past four games with southpaw Rich Hill on the mound for the Twins. Gamel is 0-for-20 with 10 strikeouts in his last eight games, which combined with the return of Ryan Braun from the injured list has led to reduced playing time.

August 16, 2020 12:32 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Out against southpaw
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is not in Sunday's lineup against the Cubs.

It seemed that Gamel was poised to assume a major role for the Brewers after Lorenzo Cain opted out of the season, but he has gone 0-for-17 with eight strikeouts over his last six games, so he has failed to take that opportunity and run with it. Ryan Braun will start in right field and lead off while Justin Smoak shifts to DH and Jedd Gyorko starts at first base.

August 15, 2020 04:12 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Not starting Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel isn't in the lineup Saturday against the Cubs.

Gamel had gone hitless with one walk and seven strikeouts while starting the past five games, and he'll take a seat for Saturday's matchup against the Cubs. Ryan Braun will shift to right field in Gamel's absence.

August 9, 2020 12:04 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Not in Sunday's lineup
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is out of the lineup Sunday against the Reds, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

Gamel started the last seven games -- since Lorenzo Cain opted out of the season -- but will take a seat Sunday after going 6-for-28 with two homers, two doubles, five RBI and 12 strikeouts during that stretch. Mark Mathias will start in right field for Milwaukee in the series finale.

August 5, 2020 05:48 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Smacks second homer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel went 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the White Sox.

His fifth-inning shot off Lucas Giolito briefly gave the Brewers the lead, but it was the only offense the team could muster on the night. Gamel has taken full advantage of Lorenzo Cain's decision to opt out of the season, starting three straight games and going 4-for-12 with a double, two homers, three runs scored and five RBI.

August 2, 2020 01:56 AM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Starting role opens up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel should receive the chance to start in center field after Lorenzo Cain opted out of the 2020 season Saturday.

The 28-year-old received three starts through the first six games of the season and seemed likely to have a similar workload throughout the year, but Cain's absence opens up an everyday role in center field. Gamel may not fill that role by himself, but he should be the primary beneficiary of the increased opportunities. He's off to a strong start in 2020 as he is 3-for-12 with a home run, a triple, one run scored and four RBI.

July 23, 2020 12:44 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Opening with big club
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel will open the season on the Brewers' 30-man roster.

Gamel was not guaranteed to make the cut during spring training, but with rosters expanding and the universal DH allowing Ryan Braun to see plenty of time in that role, Gamel was able to lock up a roster spot. Gamel saw the ball well during summer camp, so it's likely he will see some action early as everyone gets their legs under them following the longer-than-usual break between competitive games.

February 17, 2020 07:24 PM
Brewers' Ben Gamel: Reserve role likely on tap
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Gamel is expected to serve as Milwaukee's fifth outfielder in 2020, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

This isn't all too surprising. The current plan is for Christian Yelich to cover left field and Lorenzo Cain to man center while Ryan Braun and Avisail Garcia split time in right field. That leaves Gamel to fill in around the outfield when someone needs a day off. In 134 appearances in 2019, Gamel hit .248/.337/.373 with seven home runs and two stolen bases.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultABRHHRRBIBBSB
10/01@ LADL 0-31000000
09/18vs KCW 9-52220000
09/16vs STLL 2-43000000
09/15vs STLW 18-31100000
09/14vs STLL 2-31000000
09/13vs CHCL 0-122000010
09/12vs CHCL 2-41000000
Fantasy Points By Week
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Batting Stats
SeasonTeamGABRHHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLGOPS
2020MIL401141327310133902.237.315.4040.719
2019MIL13431147777334010422.248.337.3730.710
2018SEA1012573770119316173.272.358.3700.728
2017SEA1345096814011593612241.275.322.4130.735
2016SEA3348991561600.188.278.2920.569
Total442123917432323126126342138.261.331.3880.720
More Batting Stats
SeasonTeamG2B3BTBSFSHHBPIBBGDP
2020MIL40814600004
2019MIL13418011620320
2018SEA1011449510414
2017SEA13427521031118
2016SEA33201403001
Total4426910481648417
Minor League Batting Stats
YearTeamGPABRH2B3BHRRBIBBSOSBCSAVGOBPSLG
2010R-Gcl Yankees7253710003812.280.357.320
2011ASX-Staten Island Yankee551902055191230245072.289.373.432
2012AFX-Charleston Riverdogs1104445613623526123711910.306.342.394
2013AA-Trenton Thunder1667516401541810.239.282.343
2013AFA-Tampa Yankees9636450992843494877215.272.352.396
2014AA-Trenton Thunder131544581423132513688135.261.308.340
2015AAA-Scranton/Wilkes-Barr129500771502814106446108135.300.358.472
2016AAA-Scranton/WB116483801492656514394198.308.365.420
2017AAA-Tacoma Rainiers19606181118121111.300.427.400
2018AAA-Tacoma Rainiers2183192983116101240.349.415.554
2018AFA-Modesto Nuts5176510004211.294.429.353
2019AAA-San Antonio Missions4147400124310.286.474.500
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/187
Birthdate:
05/17/1992
Age:
28
Hometown:
Neptune Beach, FL
Bats/Throws:
L/L
Team:
Milwaukee Brewers
College:

MLB Experience:
0