Gamel went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI in Seattle's 10-7 loss to Colorado on Friday.
Gamel is now hitting .287 following this three-hit performance, so he continues to hit for a good average and he's getting on base at a solid .358 clip in his part-time platoon role in Seattle's outfield. He offers little in terms of run production, however, as he's gone yard just once in 181 at-bats and he's driven in only 10 runs.
Gamel went 2-for-4 with a triple and a run in a win over the Royals on Saturday.
Gamel finished June with a flourish, going 7-for-16 with a double, Saturday's triple, two walks and a run over his last four games. He raised his season average 15 points to .299 with that surge and finished the month with a sparkling .351/.422/.491 line over 64 plate appearances.
Gamel went 3-for-5 with a double in an extra-inning win over the Orioles on Thursday.
Given the offensive exploits of teammates Nelson Cruz and Mitch Haniger recently, Gamel's stellar June work has largely gone under the radar. However, factoring in Thursday's production, the outfielder is now slashing .340/.417/.453 over 60 plate appearances during the month. The surge has raised his average another 24 points to .294, this after Gamel had generated a similarly impressive .343/.421/.448 line in May to begin his turnaround after a dreadful start. One missing component of the 26-year-old's offensive profile this season is home runs, as he's left the yard only once after smacking 11 round trippers last season. However, the downturn seems to be at least partly centered in the hitting approach that's led to the aforementioned impressive bump in his average. After mustering a 21.8 percent line-drive rate last season, Gamel has raised that figure up to 31.4 percent thus far in 2018. Consequently, he's putting the ball in the air at a notably lower frequency, as evidenced by a near-eight-point drop in flyball rate (33.3 percent to 25.6 percent) from 2017.
Gamel went 3-for-4 with a double in a win over the Angels on Tuesday. He was also caught stealing on his only attempt.
Gamel was back in the starting lineup after a night off Monday, and he pushed his June average to an impressive .421 with his second multi-hit effort of the month. The outfielder's offensive surge shows no signs of abatement, as he's now boosted his season average a full 100 points to .294 over his last 20 games. Coupled with a recent pledge from manager Scott Servais that Gamel and recent trade acquisition Denard Span will share playing time relatively evenly going forward, the 26-year-old's fantasy outlook has exponentially brightened in less than a month's time.
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