Yankees Minor Leaguer Ben Gamel’s Hitting Streak Ends At 12 Games


While pitcher Luis Severino and first baseman Greg Bird have dominated the headlines as of late when it comes to New York Yankees minor league players, there are other players who are making a name for themselves.

One of those players is outfielder Ben Gamel of the Scranton/Wilks-Barre RailRiders. Entering Friday night’s game against the Rochester Red Wings, Gamel put his 12-game hit streak on the line. Batting .421 during his streak, Gamel followed up Thursday’s 2-4 game with an 0-4 outing.

Gamel’s batting average for the season fell to .298, but the 23-year-old outfielder leads the International League with 12 outfield assists and leads the minors with 14 triples.

Gamel will probably not see a call-up come September but if he keeps up his great play, he may force his way onto the team.

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