AussieDodger wrote:Mat Gamel, Brewers. The two Princes of the NL Central have fled for the American League, and for the Brewers, that could mean a regular gig for Mat Gamel. He hasn’t impressed in previous chances, but the former top prospect certainly had an explosive 2011 season in the PCL, hitting .310 with 28 HRs in 493 at-bats. He’s rightly drawn the Quad-A label, but this may be the year he shakes it if the team commits to him at 1B for the long haul. He should be eligible at third in your league, and if so, he possesses upside that’s very hard to find at the position. One has to think that with enough ABs, Gamel could deliver at least the value of Mark Reynolds (with a higher average and a few less HRs). That’s certainly nothing to scoff at at the end of a draft.
He won't be 3b eligible at the moment (or shouldn't be).
2011: 3 games started at 3b
2010: 1 game started
He appeared in 20 games at 3b in the minors, but that doesn't usually count.
5 starts is the norm I think.
Yeah, but he didn't start five games anywhere in 2011. Three games at 3B in the bigs actually made it his most frequent position (he had two at 1B and two in OF as well). Three GP in 2010 and just one in the OF. Go back to '09 and he had 27 GP at 3B. That makes it his most likely position, in my eyes.