Prince-less Brewers lineup has promise
The Brewers are going to score enough runs to matter, but one of the keys is 26-year-old Mat Gamel, a lefty-hitting corner infielder who has certainly proved himself against minor league pitching. Gamel has been on the fantasy radar for a while, but hey, in an Alex Gordon-kind of way, we must remember it takes some players years to emerge. Gamel was almost the Brewers' starting third baseman a few years ago, but journeyman Casey McGehee swooped in, took the job and ran with it in 2009. McGehee eventually flamed out, while Gamel smacked 28 home runs and posted a .912 OPS at Triple-A Nashville in 2011. In fact, he was good enough in 2010 to warrant supplanting the below-average McGehee, but Gamel still had to wait a year, in part because he couldn't play third base well enough defensively. Now, with the move to first base, he doesn't have to. He's really under the radar, and I love it.
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