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Mat Gamel: His Time Is (Almost) Here

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

When the rumors were flying last year of CC Sabathia becoming a Brewer, everyone wondered which young stud from the Brewers farm system would be traded: Matt LaPorta or Mat Gamel.

As we all know, LaPorta was the center piece of the trade that brought Sabathia to Milwaukee. The Brewers went on to make the playoffs for the first time in 26 years and the Indians got one of the top hitters in the minor leagues.

LaPorta was recently called up by the Indians, and he has already hit his first career home run. Brewer fans need not worry; Mat Gamel isn't far behind of his former teammate.

Gamel is swinging a huge bat right now at Triple A. He is batting .350, has an on-base percentage of .435, and is slugging an i...

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