Gamel The Model Of Consistency

There are better power hitters and players with more physical tools, but as the 2012 season comes to a close it's safe to say outfielder Ben Gamel has been an incredibly consistent and productive member of the Charleston RiverDogs.

"Ben has been one of our more consistent hitters all year," hitting coach Greg Colbrunn said. "If you go back and look at the monthly stats, he's been around .300 all season."

"I think I made good adjustments during the season," Gamel said. "I started off struggling a bit, but Colby and I worked hard in the cage and I was able to figure stuff out. It was mostly mechanical stuff I needed to fix."

The Neptune Beach, Florida native has hit an even .330 so far this season, with 60 RBIs, 21 doubles, and two home runs.

"He was the most consistent guy on the team for us all year," manager Carlos Mendoza said. "From the first day, he's been the same guy. He swings at good pitches and is aggressive, he plays the game hard — the right way, and he goes about his business the right way."

The coaches have known all along that Gamel had serious potential, he just needed to get past the first couple of weeks in the season.

"Earlier in the season he was just trying to do too much," Colbrunn said. "It was his first full season and he wanted to start it off big, so he was trying to do too much at the plate.

"Ben's mechanics are real simple and he has one of the best swings we've had come through here in a while. Now we just need him to get bigger and stronger and he can start really driving the ball."

"He has the ability to repeat his swing as long as he stays focused on driving the ball," Mendoza added. "And even defensively, he can play the entire outfield, he runs good routes. This is a guy who can do it all."

Hitting .311 since the All Star break and .325 over the past ten games, Gamel hasn't had too many lows and he's surely headed towards finishing the season in strong fashion.

"I feel good going into the offseason," Gamel said. "I'm focused on getting bigger, stronger, and faster. I want to gain some weight to put some meat on my bones and get stronger."

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\r\n \r\n\r\n\"Ben has been one of our more consistent hitters all year,\" hitting coach Greg Colbrunn said. \"If you go back and look at the monthly stats, he's been around .300 all season.\"
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\r\n\"I think I made good adjustments during the season,\" Gamel said. \"I started off struggling a bit, but Colby and I worked hard in the cage and I was able to figure stuff out. It was mostly mechanical stuff I needed to fix.\"
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\r\nThe Neptune Beach, Florida native has hit an even .330 so far this season, with 60 RBIs, 21 doubles, and two home runs.
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\r\n\"He was the most consistent guy on the team for us all year,\" manager Carlos Mendoza said. \"From the first day, he's been the same guy. He swings at good pitches and is aggressive, he plays the game hard — the right way, and he goes \r\nabout his business the right way.\"
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\r\nThe coaches have known all along that Gamel had serious potential, he just needed to get past the first couple of weeks in the season.
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\r\n\"Earlier in the season he was just trying to do too much,\" Colbrunn said. \"It was his first full season and he wanted to start it off big, so he was trying to do too much at the plate.
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\r\n\"Ben's mechanics are real simple and he has one of the best swings we've had come through here in a while. Now we just need him to get bigger and stronger and he can start really driving the ball.\"
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\r\n\"He has the ability to repeat his swing as long as he stays focused on driving the ball,\" Mendoza added. \"And even defensively, he can play the entire outfield, he runs good routes. This is a guy who can do it all.\"
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\r\nHitting .311 since the All Star break and .325 over the past ten games, Gamel hasn't had too many lows and he's surely headed towards finishing the season in strong fashion.
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\r\n\"I feel good going into the offseason,\" Gamel said. \"I'm focused on getting bigger, stronger, and faster. I want to gain some weight to put some meat on my bones and get stronger.\"
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