He made his Major League Baseball debut in May and had one hit in eight at-bats.
Take a look at the sixth of an eight-part series covering the New York Yankees September call-ups and off-season outlook. Gamel was originally selected by the Yankees in the 10th round of the 2010 First-Year Player Draft. In 660 games over seven minor league seasons, Gamel owns a.288 batting average (754-for-2,617) with 349R, 160 doubles, 32 triples, 26HR, 311RBI and 94SB.
All of that is to say nothing of Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner, and it's to say nothing of switch hitter Aaron Hicks, and it's to say nothing of right-handed hitters Aaron Judge, Clint Frazier, Tyler Austin and Rob Refsnyder, who provide even more outfield depth. There is certainly some potential there, and while Gamel was terrific in Triple-A this year, the Yankees have a glut of young outfielders. MLB.com ranked him as the 19th best prospect in the Mariners' system. Frankly, they probably still need to deal an upper-level outfielder or two.
Mariners acquired OF Ben Gamel from the Yankees for RHP Juan De Paula and RHP Jio Orozco. Both are in rookie ball, having seen time as both starters and relievers.
Orozco is a right-hander who just turned 19 on August 15th, and is the slightly more well-known of the two pitchers, as he was ranked by MLB.com as the 20th best prospect in the system. Both are labeled as strike throwers with a fastball, changeup, curveball combination.
Orozco was a high school teammate of Yankees catching prospect Donny Sands.
The Mariners announced that Gamel will be immediately promoted to the club's active 40-man roster on Friday. Dietrich Enns, Tyler Wade and Kyle Higashioka stand out as September call-up candidates who are not now on the 40-man.