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Mat Gamel 1B

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Career Summary
Years PA AVG OBP SLG TAv WARP
8 269 .229 .305 .367 .237 -0.2
Birth Date7-26-1985
Height6' 1"
Weight220 lbs
Age32 years, 8 months, 24 days
BatsL
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

YEAR TEAM AGE G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR TB BB SO HBP SF SH RBI SB CS AVG OBP SLG TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2008 MIL 22 2 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .475 0.5 -0.0 0.1
2009 MIL 23 61 148 128 11 31 6 1 5 54 18 54 1 1 0 20 1 0 .242 .338 .422 .270 6.1 -1.7 0.4
2010 MIL 24 12 17 15 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 8 1 0 0 1 0 0 .200 .294 .267 .200 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
2011 MIL 25 10 27 26 1 3 1 0 0 4 1 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 .115 .148 .154 .097 -3.9 -0.1 -0.4
2012 MIL 26 21 75 69 10 17 2 1 1 24 4 15 1 1 0 6 3 0 .246 .293 .348 .225 -0.4 -2.0 -0.2
Career106269240235511268824823202940.229.305.367.2371.9-4.1-0.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G PA TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP BPF BRAA repLVL POS_ADJ FRAA BRR BVORP BWARP VORP WARP
2005 WVA A 8 28 .275 .242 .313 .369 .239 .231 106 0.3 0.5 0.1 1.3 -0.2 0.7 0.2 0.7 0.2
2005 HEL Rk 50 216 .325 .273 .349 .410 .274 .414 103 14.7 5.9 -0.1 -1.9 -1.5 19.0 1.6 19.0 1.6
2006 WVA A 129 555 .290 .261 .338 .386 .267 .316 110 14.6 13.2 0.4 16.3 -0.9 27.3 4.5 27.3 4.5
2007 BRV A+ 128 534 .305 .268 .337 .394 .260 .363 95 28.8 17.4 1 -3.1 -3.2 44.1 4.0 44.1 4.0
2008 MIL MLB 2 2 .475 .229 .311 .375 .254 1.000 101 0.5 0.1 0 -0.0 0.0 0.5 0.1 0.5 0.1
2008 HUN AA 127 572 .305 .270 .347 .405 .257 .392 108 28.4 16.9 2.2 -2.3 0.3 47.9 4.5 47.9 4.5
2008 NAS AAA 5 23 .275 .277 .340 .452 .255 .400 92 0.4 0.7 0.1 -0.2 -0.1 1.1 0.1 1.1 0.1
2009 MIL MLB 61 148 .270 .262 .327 .411 .259 .371 99 1.5 4.3 -0.1 -1.7 0.4 6.1 0.4 6.1 0.4
2009 NAS AAA 75 320 .311 .276 .347 .426 .284 .374 87 17.7 9.3 1.2 -2.4 -0.8 27.3 2.4 27.3 2.4
2010 MIL MLB 12 17 .200 .259 .334 .388 .272 .429 95 -1 0.5 0 -0.2 0.2 -0.4 -0.1 -0.4 -0.1
2010 BRV A+ 6 26 .217 .235 .304 .331 .243 .167 92 -1.2 0.8 0 0.2 0.2 -0.2 -0.0 -0.2 -0.0
2010 HUN AA 8 32 .359 .265 .339 .388 .271 .556 101 3.4 0.9 0 -0.9 -0.3 4.0 0.3 4.0 0.3
2010 NAS AAA 82 359 .299 .282 .349 .437 .265 .355 101 15.7 10.9 0.8 -2.7 -3.0 24.4 2.1 24.4 2.1
2011 MIL MLB 10 27 .097 .264 .316 .411 .261 .136 107 -4.3 0.7 -0.2 -0.1 0.0 -3.9 -0.4 -3.9 -0.4
2011 NAS AAA 128 545 .313 .284 .354 .443 .268 .326 98 33.8 16.9 -8.8 1.2 2.1 43.9 4.3 43.9 4.3
2011 EST Wnt 20 73 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .173 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIL MLB 21 75 .225 .258 .321 .409 .263 .296 107 -2.6 2.1 -1.3 -2.0 1.4 -0.4 -0.2 -0.4 -0.2

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg PA R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS AVG OBP SLG ISO TAv VORP FRAA WARP
2005 HEL Rk 216 34 65 15 2 5 37 12 49 7 4 .327 .377 .497 .171 .325 19.0 -1.9 1.6
2005 WVA A 28 2 4 0 0 1 1 5 9 0 0 .174 .321 .304 .130 .275 0.7 1.3 0.2
2006 WVA A 555 65 142 28 5 17 88 52 81 9 2 .288 .362 .469 .181 .290 27.3 16.3 4.5
2007 BRV A+ 534 78 140 37 8 9 60 58 98 14 7 .300 .380 .472 .172 .305 44.1 -3.1 4.0
2008 MIL MLB 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .500 .500 1.000 .500 .475 0.5 -0.0 0.1
2008 HUN AA 572 96 167 35 7 19 96 55 111 6 7 .329 .399 .537 .209 .305 47.9 -2.3 4.5
2008 NAS AAA 23 3 5 0 0 1 3 2 10 0 0 .238 .304 .381 .143 .275 1.1 -0.2 0.1
2009 MIL MLB 148 11 31 6 1 5 20 18 54 1 0 .242 .338 .422 .180 .270 6.1 -1.7 0.4
2009 NAS AAA 320 42 76 18 1 11 48 38 89 1 0 .278 .371 .473 .194 .311 27.3 -2.4 2.4
2010 MIL MLB 17 1 3 1 0 0 1 1 8 0 0 .200 .294 .267 .067 .200 -0.4 -0.2 -0.1
2010 BRV A+ 26 3 2 1 0 0 2 6 8 0 0 .100 .308 .150 .050 .217 -0.2 0.2 -0.0
2010 HUN AA 32 6 11 2 0 1 5 4 9 0 0 .393 .469 .571 .179 .359 4.0 -0.9 0.3
2010 NAS AAA 359 54 96 24 0 13 67 38 64 3 1 .309 .393 .511 .203 .299 24.4 -2.7 2.1
2011 MIL MLB 27 1 3 1 0 0 2 1 4 0 0 .115 .148 .154 .038 .097 -3.9 -0.1 -0.4
2011 NAS AAA 545 90 153 29 0 28 96 46 84 2 0 .310 .372 .540 .229 .313 43.9 1.2 4.3
2011 EST Wnt 73 6 11 1 0 2 11 7 11 0 1 .172 .260 .281 .109 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 MIL MLB 75 10 17 2 1 1 6 4 15 3 0 .246 .293 .348 .101 .225 -0.4 -2.0 -0.2

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT CSAA_CHANCES CSAA_RT
2008 9 0.6667 0.4444 0.7500 0.6667 0.0000 0.7500 0.2500 4 0.001029
2009 629 0.4690 0.4197 0.6439 0.6102 0.2515 0.7500 0.4167 0.3561 292 -0.000251
2010 70 0.4143 0.5429 0.6053 0.6552 0.4634 0.7368 0.4737 0.3947 23 0.000298
2011 86 0.5698 0.5349 0.9130 0.7143 0.2973 0.9143 0.9091 0.0870 37 0.000171
2012 265 0.5019 0.4830 0.7734 0.5940 0.3712 0.8481 0.6531 0.2266 113 -0.002043
Career10590.48350.45320.69650.61810.2970.7870.51610.3035206.271-0.0006

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2013-03-20 2013-09-30 60-DL 194 162 Right Knee Recovery From Surgery ACL 2013-03-08 -
2013-02-16 2013-03-20 Camp 32 0 Right Knee Surgery ACL Graft 2013-03-08 -
2012-05-02 2012-10-04 60-DL 155 138 Right Knee Surgery ACL and Mensicus 2012-05-22 -
2012-04-24 2012-04-27 DTD 3 2 Right Shoulder Soreness Player Collision - -
2011-02-23 2011-03-15 Camp 20 0 Right Abdomen Strain Oblique -
2010-09-25 2010-10-04 DTD 9 9 Left Surgery Big Toe Sesamoid Removal 2010-09-30
2010-03-25 2010-06-04 60-DL 71 54 Right Shoulder Recovery From Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2010-03-09 2010-03-25 Camp 16 0 Left Knee Contusion Batted Ball -
2010-03-09 2010-03-25 Camp 16 0 Right Shoulder Strain Latissimus Dorsi -
2010-03-05 2010-03-08 Camp 3 0 Right Shoulder Strain -
2009-02-19 2009-03-04 Camp 13 0 Right Shoulder Impingement -
2008-09-08 2008-09-29 DTD 21 19 Right Elbow Strain -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2013 MIL $491,000
2012 MIL $481,000
2010 MIL $406,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
4 yrPrevious$1,378,500
4 yrTotal$1,378,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 59 dJet Sports Management2015

Details
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by NY Yankees as a free agent 3/4/15 (minor-league contract). Released by NY Yankees 3/14/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Signed by Atlanta as a free agent 12/13/13 (minor-league contract). Released by Atlanta 2/18/14.
  • 1 year/$0.491M (2013). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/13. Claimed by Chicago Cubs off waivers from Milwaukee 10/3/13. Non-tendered by Chicago Cubs 12/2/13.
  • 1 year/$0.481M (2012). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Re-signed by Milwaukee 3/11.
  • 1 year/$0.4065M (2010). Re-signed by Milwaukee 2/10.
  • 1 year/$0.4M (2009). Re-signed by Milwaukee 1/24/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Contract purchased by Milwaukee 9/1/08.
  • Drafted by Milwaukee 2005 (4-115) (Chipola JC, Fla.). $0.226M signing bonus.

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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2013-12-03 13:00:00 (link to chat)Do you see any non-tendered players that might be worth a look as LHH platoon partner for Gaby Sanchez? Mat Gamel, maybe?
(mblthd from PIT)
Nope. Gamel is interesting, but health is a skill and he doesn't have it. I think the Pirates sign someone like James Loney. (R.J. Anderson)
2012-05-01 13:00:00 (link to chat)what are your expectations for Matt Gamel and Zack Cozart ROS?
(Pablo from NJ)
They'll earn far more money than me while traveling around the country to play a game most play for free. Also, Mat Gamel will eventually hit more like Triple-A Mat Gamel (winding up at 267/341/434), and Cosart will finish up at 275/338/415. How's that for false precision? (Ken Funck)
2012-01-20 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mat Gamel or Matt Adams?
(Mario66 from Milwaukee)
Adams. (Kevin Goldstein)
2011-10-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)what role do you see Mat Gamel having next year? could he take over for Prince Fielder if he leaves next year?
(gerrybraun from SD)
He could, but it wouldn't be all sunshine and roses. (Jason Parks)
2011-07-13 12:30:00 (link to chat)I would hate to see Prince leave Milwaukee and, even as a Cubs fan, I do not want to see the Cubs sign him because it is another reminder of their need to cherry pick and overspend on FA's to make up for their inability to develop from within. For me, there is a lot to like about a guy staying with the team that drafted and developed him, and Milwaukee has done a great job of building its team organically. I know there are economic challenges for the Brewers in signing Prince, but what do you feel the odds are that he stays, even if it means giving them a hometown discount?
(MJ from Work)
I'd say they're pretty low, but we might have to wait for the Pujols saga to conclude before we get any closure with Prince. And hey, Mat Gamel is every bit as exciting as Prince Fielder, right? (Ben Lindbergh)
2010-01-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)Is there any way the Cards could get Mat Gamel away from the Brew Crew to fill our void at 3B? Can Gamel handle the position defensively or would TLR bench him after 3 games?
(Kingpin from Grinnell, IA)
I don't think anyone believes Gamel can handle third base for any great length of time. Better to see what the Cards do with Freese and Craig in the meantime, which isn't so terrible. (Christina Kahrl)
2009-05-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)How long is it going to take Mat Gamel to be an everyday player for the Brew Crew? Or will they settle for a platoon with Hall so they suffer through Gamel's fielding antics as little as possible?
(mikeduin from Seattle)
Bill Hall has to play against lefties, at second or third. Gamel is, by all accounts, laughingly bad at third, so a platoon isn't the worst idea. (Joe Sheehan)
2008-11-03 13:30:00 (link to chat)Where do you think Mat Gamel ultimately ends up playing in the Majors? Trade Cameron for a 3B or SP and go with Braun/Hart/Gamel in the OF? Trade Fielder and put Gamel at 1B? Suffer the horrible defence at 3B? Trade Gamel for 3B or SP and let someone else make the decision?
(Aaron from YYZ)
I just don't think Gamel can handle third convincingly enough long enough to be tolerated at the big-league level; there just isn't enough Maalox in the world. A Gamel/Hart/Braun outfield would give life to way too many flying things (much as I enjoy the spectacle of seeing Hart in center, it doesn't really work), and Fielder would have to fetch you top-shelf pitching talent *and* perhaps that third baseman to be remotely tolerable, setting aside whether you replace him with Gamel. Gamel to somebody else for a starting pitcher or starting third baseman is sort of like all the talk about Billy Butler: you're limited to the DH-league teams, because everyone's aware of the unglovely downside that goes with these cats and their limitations as fielders. (Christina Kahrl)
2008-09-15 14:00:00 (link to chat)Love your work and thanks for taking the time to chat Bro. My question is about Mat Gamel, I know in your last chat you said he was very unlikely to stick at 3b and even compared him to the Ryan Braun disaster in the big leagues. I look at his stats at AA and I say that if someone starts 27 double plays it is almost IMPOSSIBLE for them not to have some skill over there. Knda like someone stealing 40 nases without them having some speed. I think minor league fielding stats are more reliable than scouting reports in evaluating minor leaguers. They tell you facts where the reports are sometimes all over the place... Jed Lowrie ring a bell? Any scouts appologize to you for misleading you and, us, about him?
(Casejud from Bothell, Wa)
Sweet! I get to start off totally cranky! Number one: You think fielding stats are more reliable than scouting reports and that's dead wrong. Basic fielding stats are a horrible way to evaluate a defender at any level. Number two: You want to talk about how great fielding stats are in support of Mat Gamel? Did you notice the fact that the guy has made 119 errors in the past three years? ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN. Number three: I was not misled, nor did I mislead anyone on Lowrie. I don't remember exactly what I wrote coming into the season (and I ranked him HIGHLY, mind you), but it was something to the effect of him being a fundamentally sound defender who makes the play on every ball he gets to, yet he's not especially rangy. I haven't seen anything to change my mind about that, and I certainly never criticized his offense. Next! (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Who's the more viable defensive third baseman? Brett Wallace or Mat Gamel?
(Amos from New York)
What's the fastest car? Yugo or AMC Pacer? So how the answer to that really doesn't matter? (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-08-13 14:00:00 (link to chat)Mat Gamel's recent slump - nothing to be concerned about or was his first half more of a fluke?
(HuntsvilleFan from 'bama)
I wouldn't be too concerned, but at the same time, I do think Gamel was over his head in the first half, and I think he's a very good, but not elite prospect. (Kevin Goldstein)
2008-07-22 13:00:00 (link to chat)In a radio interview yesterday Doug Melvin said the Brewers had some prospects that were untouchable. If LaPorta wasn't, who is?
(denny187 from WI)
Mat Gamel, Alcides Escorbar and Jeremy Jeffress from what I can tell. (Kevin Goldstein)


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