Ben Gamel, Outfield, Seattle Mariners
Date of Birth: 5/17/1992
Birthplace: Neptune Beach, Florida
Ben Gamel, outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, was drafted by the New York Yankees out of high school in 2010. He played in the minor leagues from 2010 through 2015. As a minor leaguer, he batted .284 with 605 hits, 134 doubles, 75 stolen bases, 260 RBIs, 420 strikeouts to 184 walks in 544 games. Defensively, he played 259 games in left field, 173 games in center field, and 74 games in right field and he made 936 putouts and 18 errors.
Gamel was traded to the Mariners on August 31, 2016. He spent most of the 2016 season in the minors. In 6 games with the Yankees and 27 games with the Mariners, he batted .200 with 8 hits.
In 2017, his first full season in the majors, Gamel batted .275 in 134 games. He finished the season with 140 hits, 27 doubles, 11 home runs, 59 RBIs, and 122 strikeouts to 36 walks. Defensively, he played 1 game at first base, 85 games in left field, and 50 games in right field.
Gamel's older brother Mat played with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2008 through 2012.