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28-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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Gamel was poised to open the season as the Brewers' starting first baseman before he reinjured the same knee that required surgery in 2012, ending his season in spring training. The 28-year-old was a ...

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STATUS:  Out     INJURY TYPE:  Knee     EST. RETURN:  7/1/2014
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: L   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 215   DOB: 7/26/1985
BORN: Jacksonville, FL   COLLEGE: Chipola (FL) JC  DRAFTED: 4th Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Mat Gamel Contract Information:

Signed a minor league contract with the Braves in December 2013.

February 18, 2014  –  Mat Gamel News

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Gamel (knee) was released by the Braves on Tuesday, David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

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Mat Gamel Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2005 19 A Wes 8 28 23 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 5 9 0 0 0 .174 .321 .304 .625
2006 20 A A 129 545 493 65 142 50 28 5 17 88 9 2 52 81 0 0 0 .288 .359 .469 .828
2007 21 A Bre 128 524 466 78 140 54 37 8 9 60 14 7 58 98 0 0 0 .300 .378 .472 .850
2007 21 AA HUN 4 17 15 0 5 2 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 7 1 1 0 .333 .313 .467 .780
2008 22 AA HUN 127 572 508 96 167 61 35 7 19 96 6 7 55 111 0 5 4 .329 .395 .537 .932
2008 22 AAA NAS 5 23 21 3 5 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 10 0 0 0 .238 .304 .381 .685
2008 22 MAJ MIL 2 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 1.500
2009 23 AAA NAS 75 320 273 42 76 30 18 1 11 48 1 0 38 89 1 5 3 .278 .367 .473 .840
2009 23 MAJ MIL 61 148 128 11 31 12 6 1 5 20 1 0 18 54 0 1 1 .242 .338 .422 .760
2010 24 A+ Bre 6 26 20 3 2 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 6 8 0 0 0 .100 .308 .150 .458
2010 24 AA Hun 8 32 28 6 11 3 2 0 1 5 0 0 4 9 0 0 0 .393 .469 .571 1.040
2010 24 AAA Nas 82 359 311 54 96 37 24 0 13 67 3 1 38 64 0 5 5 .309 .387 .511 .898
2010 24 MAJ MIL 12 17 15 1 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 8 0 0 1 .200 .294 .267 .561
2011 25 AAA Nas 128 545 493 90 153 57 29 0 28 96 2 0 46 84 0 2 4 .310 .372 .540 .912
2011 25 MAJ MIL 10 27 26 1 3 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 1 4 0 0 0 .115 .148 .154 .302
2012 26 MAJ MIL 21 75 69 10 17 4 2 1 1 6 3 0 4 15 0 1 1 .246 .293 .348 .641
3-Year Averages MAJ   15 49 47 5 10 1 1 0 0 4 1 0 2 9 0 0 0 .213 .245 .234 .479
Career  (View All) MAJ   106 269 240 23 55 19 11 2 6 29 4 0 24 82 0 2 3 .229 .305 .367 .671

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Mat Gamel: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2012 20 1
2011 2 3 2 2 2
2010 3 1 1
2009 27 6

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Mat Gamel Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012141010.286.286.661
201160000.000.000.000

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012559153.236.364.635
2011201020.150.200.390

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012314151.290.419.762
201170000.000.000.125

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2012386012.211.289.539
2011191020.158.211.368
Mat Gamel Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2005 19 A Wes 28 23 17.9% 32.1% 0.56 61% .231 .130
2006 20 A A 545 493 9.5% 14.9% 0.64 84% .316 .181
2007 21 A Bre 524 466 11.1% 18.7% 0.59 79% .365 .172
2007 21 AA HUN 17 15 0% 41.2% 0.00 53% .625 .134
2008 22 AA HUN 572 508 9.6% 19.4% 0.50 78% .392 .208
2008 22 AAA NAS 23 21 8.7% 43.5% 0.20 52% .400 .143
2008 22 MAJ MIL 2 2 0% 50% 0.00 50% 1.000 .500
2009 23 AAA NAS 320 273 11.9% 27.8% 0.43 67% .376 .195
2009 23 MAJ MIL 148 128 12.2% 36.5% 0.33 58% .377 .180
2010 24 A+ Bre 26 20 23.1% 30.8% 0.75 60% .167 .050
2010 24 AA Hun 32 28 12.5% 28.1% 0.44 68% .556 .178
2010 24 AAA Nas 359 311 10.6% 17.8% 0.59 79% .355 .202
2010 24 MAJ MIL 17 15 5.9% 47.1% 0.13 47% .429 .067
2011 25 AAA Nas 545 493 8.4% 15.4% 0.55 83% .328 .230
2011 25 MAJ MIL 27 26 3.7% 14.8% 0.25 85% .136 .039
2012 26 MAJ MIL 75 69 5.3% 20% 0.27 78% .302 .102
3-Year Averages MAJ   49 47 4.1% 18.4% 0.22 81% .263 .021
Career MAJ   269 240 8.9% 30.5% 0.29 66% .322 .138

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Best Matchups for Mat Gamel (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Shawn Camp PHI 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 1.000 3.000 4.000
Alfredo Figaro MIL 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 1.000 2.000 3.000
Matt Lindstrom CHI-A 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 1.000 2.000 3.000
Chris Young SEA 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 2.000 3.000
Brent Leach MIL 2 1 1 1 0 1 0 .500 2.000 2.500
Jeremy Affeldt SF 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Jonny Venters ATL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Justin Berg COL 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Brandon Lyon ANA 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000
Matt Guerrier MIN 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1.000 1.000 2.000

Worst Matchups for Mat Gamel (by OPS, min 1 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Lucas Harrell HOU 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Kenley Jansen LA 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Josh Johnson SD 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Clayton Kershaw LA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Craig Kimbrel ATL 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Ernesto Frieri ANA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Rafael Dolis SF 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Zach Duke MIL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Scott Elbert LA 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .000 .000
Edgmer Escalona BAL 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000

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Mat Gamel: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Gamel (knee) signed a minor league contract with the Braves on Friday, Sporstnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

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Gamel (knee) has been non-tendered by the Cubs.

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Gamel was claimed off waivers by the Cubs on Thursday, MLB.com's Carrie Muskat reports.

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Gamel (knee) was placed on waivers on Wednesday, Adam McCalvy of MLB.com reports.

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The Brewers placed Gamel (knee) on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday.

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Gamel (knee) had successful surgery Friday morning, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

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Gamel (knee) will undergo surgery on his right knee in Arizona on Friday, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports.

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Gamel (knee) will miss the entire 2013 season after an MRI revealed damage to the same knee he hurt last season, MLB.com reports.

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Gamel (knee), who did not participate in baseball activities during Sunday's workout, could return to action Monday, MLB.com's Adam McCalvy reports. "It won't be full go, we'll just get him out there and acclimate him to the different things going on," relayed manager Ron Roenicke.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Gamel opened 2012 as the Brewers' starting first baseman before a torn ACL ended his season in May. Corey Hart played first base in Gamel's place and fared so well that Brewers want to keep him there in 2013. The Brewers may float Gamel's name in trade rumors this offseason, but with Hart scheduled to become a free agent after 2013, the team may opt to hang onto him and play him in a utility role next year. Look for Gamel to work on his defense at other positions this spring as part of an effort to increase his versatility and provide himself a clearer path to part-time at-bats.

2012

Gamel has spent the better part of the last three seasons at Triple-A Nashville. In 2011 he hit .310/.372/.540 with 28 home runs while taking great strides to improve his contact rate. The Brewers may be ready to give Gamel a starting job at first base in 2012, though there are concerns about not only his ability to make contact, but also his hitting ability against left-handed pitchers. He may be a prime candidate to get platooned even if he does win the starting spot so keep that in mind when gauging his playing time for the upcoming season.

2011

Gamel missed the first half of 2010 due to a shoulder strain and spent the second half at Triple-A Nashville. He started slow at Nashville, but finished with a .309/.387/.511 line in 82 games. The most encouraging sign was that he got his contact rate up to 79 percent. This is a big deal because a lack of contact was a major factor in him getting sent back to the minors in 2009. The second issue that he'll need to work out is a position on the field. The Brewers started working him in the outfield and first base late in the season because it doesn't look like he'll be able to stick at third base. There are very few openings in the Milwaukee lineup so it's quite possible that he gets traded at some point.

2010

Gamel was a big disappointment in 2009, failing to stick with the Brewers after being called up in May. Some people will say that it was because he wasn't allowed to play on a consistent basis, but there were some warning signs even before he was called up. His contact rate at Triple-A Nashville had plummeted in the weeks leading up to his promotion and he never got that fixed. Combine that with below average defense at third base and you'll earn a trip back to the minors. Gamel may not have enough power to play a corner outfield position and his defense at third base may not improve enough to allow him to play there. This leaves him as somewhat of a tweener to major league teams. The Brewers could be shopping him around during this offseason to see what he could bring back in return. If he stays with the Brewers his role is very unclear. Casey McGehee outplayed him at third base in 2009 and Gamel hasn't played a day in the outfield during his career. Be careful where you draft him because he may not be a starter when the season begins.

2009

Gamel had an OPS over 1.000 in April, May and June and then completely collapsed to put up an OPS of .638 in July and .656 in August. Some of that drop off can be attributed to a right elbow injury that he tried to play through, but part of it was that he hit above his head in the early part of the year. Overall, he still had a great season at Double-A Huntsville and is still a top prospect, but he doesn't have a position that he can play well in the field and his path to the majors is cloudy. The Brewers would love to start him at third base to open the season, but he committed 30 errors in 126 games there last season and many people don't think he'll ever be able to play third in the majors. He may need to move to a corner outfield position where he'll take a hit in value on both the real and fantasy level. Unless his bat forces his way onto the team in the spring, he's likely headed to Triple-A Nashville so he can continue his work at the hot corner.

2008

Gamel is a very intriguing prospect because he's been flying under everyone's radar. He can hit for average, and he has good patience at the plate. The problem is that he had 55 errors in 128 games at third base in 2007. The Brewers are going to leave him there for at least one more season before switching him to an outfield spot if he doesn't improve.

2007

Gamel continues to impress, but isn't on many prospect lists. He hit .288 with 17 home runs and 52 walks in 493 at-bats for Low-A West Virginia in 2006. At 21, he's a little old for Low-A ball, so the Brewers may need to push him a little bit. He's shown good plate discipline and power in the low minors and could be a sleeper third base prospect.