Benjamin Joseph Gamel…graduate of Bishop Kenny High School (FL)… drafted by New York-AL in the 10th round of the 2010 MLB First-Year Player Draft…was committed to play at Florida State University, prior to signing with New York-AL.
The Totals - Hit .275 (140x509) with 68 runs, 27 doubles, 5 triples, 11 home runs and 59 RBI in 134 games with Seattle... Rookie Leader - Among all rookies, ranked 2nd in doubles (27), 4th in batting (.275), T5th in hits (140), 6th in runs (68) and 7th in OBP (.322)... Multi-Hit Madness - Despite not joining the club until April 26, ranked 4th among Mariners in multi-hit games with 40…trailed Robinson Canó (47), Jean Segura (45) and Nelson Cruz (44)... Start It Up - Made 127 starts in the outfield, 4th-most by a rookie in club history, trailing Ruppert Jones in 1977 (154), Ichiro Suzuki in 2001 (148) and Jeremy Reed in 2005 (129)… led all Mariners in outfield starts in 2017... 3 x 10 - Had 3 separate hitting streaks of at least 10 games each…1 of 8 Major Leaguers with at least 3 hitting streaks of 10-or-more games apiece (also: Charlie Blackmon, Brett Gardner, Dee Gordon, Francisco Lindor, Odubel Herrera, Mike Moustakas and Joey Votto)... The Streaks - Hit safely in 16 consecutive games, July 14-30, batting .319 (22x69)…posted a 15-game hitting streak, June 9-23, batting .444 (28x63)…from May 28 - June 7, hit safely in 10 straight games, batting .410 (16x39)... Impact Arrival - After being recalled from AAA Tacoma on April 26, hit safely in 40-of-hisfirst-53 games (4/26-6/23), batting .353 (72x204) with 39 runs, 14 doubles, 2 triples, 4 home runs, 25 RBI, 21 walks, a .410 on-base percentage, a .500 slugging mark and a .910 OPS during that span…among Major League leaders during that span, ranked T1st in batting (.353), T3rd in hits (72), 6th in times on base (94), 9th in OBP (.410) and T10th in runs (39)... This is 40 - Collected 42 hits in June, becoming the 2nd Mariners rookie in club history with at least 40 hits in a month (also: Ichiro, 47 H, May 2001 and 51 H, August 2001); later joined by Mitch Haniger, who tallied 42 hits in September, 2017…became the 13th player in club history to record 40+ hits in a month (done 40x)…joins Jean Segura (43 H in May) and Mitch Haniger (42 H in September) as the only Mariners to accomplish this feat in 2017... Nice Month - Hit .393 (42x107) with 22 runs, 8 doubles, 2 home runs, 11 RBI and 6 walks in 26 games in the month of June…led the Majors in hits in June while ranking 2nd in batting…became the 6th Mariner in club history to hit at least .390 in a month (min. 100 AB), joining Alex Rodriguez, Edgar Martinez (3x), Ichiro Suzuki (7x), Joey Cora and Raul Ibañez… is the 2nd Mariners rookie to hit at least .390 in a month (min. 100 AB), joining Ichiro (May and August, 2001)... Do the Splits - Hit .275 vs. left-handed pitchers and .275 against right-handed pitchers… vs. right-handers, tallied 19 doubles, 3 triples, 10 home runs, 44 RBI, a .329 on-base percentage, a .416 slugging mark and a .746 OPS…against lefties, tallied 8 doubles, 2 triples, 1 home runs, 15 RBI, a .299 on-base percentage, a .400 slugging mark and a .699 OPS... Setting the Table - When leading off an inning, hit .322 (37x115), T10th-best in the AL... Five Spot - Reached base 5 times via hit or walk twice: May 4 vs. LAA and May 9 at PHI... Big Ben - Went 4-for-5 with 3 runs, 1 double, 1 home run and 4 RBI on May 9 at Philadelphia…threw out the potential go-ahead run at the plate on a 9-2 double play in the 8th inning…became the 2nd Mariners rookie to record at least 4 hits, 1 double, 1 home run and 4 RBI in a game (also: Kenji Johjima, 6/24/06 at SD)... Getting Defensive - Made first career defensive appearance at 1st base on June 16 at Texas... Tacoma Time - Began the season with AAA Tacoma, where he hit .300 (18x60) with 6 runs, 1 double, 1 triple, 1 home run and 8 RBI in 19 games…recalled by Seattle on April 26.
MLB Totals - Hit .188 (9x48) with 9 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI in 33 games with Seattle (27 G) and New York - AL (6 G)... With Seattle - In 27 games with the Mariners, hit .200 (8x40) with 8 runs, 2 doubles, 1 home run and 5 RBI...Welcome - First MLB RBI in Mariners debut, Sept. 2 vs. Los Angeles-AL... That's #1 - First Major League home runon Sept. 12 at Los Angeles - AL in top of 8th inning... Score! - When reaching base via a hit or a walk (9 hits, 6 walks), scored 9 runs...Trade - Acquired from New York-AL on Aug. 31 for RHP Jio Orozco, RHP Juan De Paula... IL MVP - International League MVP after batting .308 (149x483) with 26 doubles, 6 home runs, 51 RBI and 19 stolen bases in 116 games with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (NYY)... With Scranton/Wilkes-Barre - Hit .308 (149x483) with 80 runs, 26 doubles, 5 triples, 6 home runs, 51 RBI, 19 stolen bases, a .365 on-base mark and a .420 slugging percentage in 116 games with AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (New York - AL)...Yankees Review - Made his MLB debut on May 6 vs. Boston with New York…in 6 games with the Yankees, hit .125 (1x8) with 1 run, 1 walk and 1 strikeout.
Hit .300 (150-for-500) with 77R, 28 doubles, 14 triples, 10HR, 64RBI and 13SB in 129 games in his first season with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre…set career highs in runs scored, triples, home runs and RBI...Led the International League in triples and outfield assists (13), ranked second in slugging percentage (.472) and total bases (236), tied for second in runs scored, ranked third in hits (150) and OPS (.830) and tied for third in extra-base hits (52)…among Yankees farmhands, ranked third in RBI and fifth in batting average... Was named the International League "Rookie of the Year" and an IL Postseason All-Star…played in three postseason games for the RailRiders, batting .500 (6-for-12) with 1R, 1 double, 1BB and 1SB...Hit .357 (40-for-112) with 19R, 10 doubles, 4HR and 15RBI in 27 games in August…hit a "walk-off" inside-the-park home run on 8/10 vs. Pawtucket, going 2-for-5 with 1 double...Following the season, played for the Leones del Caracas of the Venezuelan Winter League, batting .253 (22-for-87) with 8R, 4 doubles, 3HR and 15RBI in 25 games...Was added to the 40-man roster on 11/20/15…was named an Organization All-Star by MiLB.com.
Spent the entire season with Double-A Trenton, batting .261 (142-for-544) with 58R, 31 doubles, 3 triples, 2HR and 51RBI in 131 games…stole 13 bases in 18 attempts (72.2%)…led the team in hits, doubles and total bases (185)...Was named an EL Mid-Season All-Star…finished the season leading the league in at-bats and ranked third in hits...Reached base safely in 18 straight games from 4/4-23 (.352, 25-for-71) and in 19 straight from 7/1-24 (.321, 25-for-78).
Combined at Single-A Tampa and Double-A Trenton to hit .267 (115-for-431) with 55R, 32 doubles, 4 triples, 4HR and 54RBI in 112 games…ranked fifth among Yankees minor leaguers in stolen bases (22-for-27, 81.5%)...Began the season with Tampa, hitting safely in 14 of his first 15 games (.357, 20-for-56)…led Tampa in triples (4) and stolen bases (21) and tied for the team lead in doubles (28)...Was transferred to Trenton on 8/15 and went 3-for-7 with 1 double in his Double-A debut…helped the Thunder win the Eastern League Championship by hitting .533 (8-for-15, 3RBI) during the playoffs…hit a "walk-off" single in the bottom of the 10th inning of Trenton's 6-5 win over Binghamton in Game 1 of the EL Division Series on 9/4...Following the season, was tabbed by MiLB.com as an Organization All-Star.
Spent the entire season with Single-A Charleston, batting .306 (136-for-444) with 56R, 23 doubles, 5 triples, 2HR, 61RBI and 19SB in 110 games…led the RiverDogs in hits, RBI and total bases (175).
Hit .289 (55-for-190) with 19 doubles, 2HR and 30RBI in 55 games with short-season Single-A Staten Island...Was named to the NYPL Mid-Season All-Star team.
Made his professional debut with the GCL Yankees, batting .280 (7-for-25) with 3R and 1 double in seven games.