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Ben Gamel with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Cheryl Pursell)

2015 Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Players of the Year

We took a look at the Players of the Year for the Dominican Summer League Yankees, the Gulf Coast Yankees, the Pulaski Yankees, Staten Island Yankees, Charleston RiverDogs, Tampa Yankees and the Trenton Thunder.  Now we move to the International League and take a look at who were the top hitters and pitchers for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.

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Let us take a look a look at some prospects who had an incredible year with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders in 2015.  This is based on their season statistics and is not based on their scouting report.

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Ben Gamel (Cheryl Pursell)

Ben Gamel (Cheryl Pursell)

Outfielder – Ben Gamel

The 2015 season was a breakout year for 23-year old Ben Gamel, in his first taste of the highest level of Minor League Baseball he put his name on the map.  In 129 games, 500 at bats, he had 150 hits which was good for an even .300 batting average.  Out of those 150 hits, 28 were doubles, 14 were triples and 10 were homeruns.  Throughout the season he drove in 64 runs and walked 46 times.  He stole 13 bases over the course of the season in 18 attempts.

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Cole Figueroa (Cheryl Pursell)

Cole Figueroa (Cheryl Pursell)

Infielder – Cole Figueroa

The New York Yankees signed Cole Figueroa to a minor league contract before the start of the 2015 season and he performed well for the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. In 121 games he hit .292 with 131 hits over 449 at bats with 19 of them being doubles, 1 triple and 3 homeruns.  He stole 44 bases and walked 44 times while striking out just 27 times.  Over the season he stole 4 bases in 8 attempts.

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Kyle Davies (Bryan Green)

Kyle Davies (Bryan Green)

RHP – Kyle Davies

Right-handed pitcher Kyle Davies led the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders with 11 wins in 27 games.  In a season that saw 24 different pitchers make a start for the Yankees Triple-A affiliate he was the mainstay in the RailRiders rotation.  Davis struck out 99 batters over 152 2/3 innings pitched, earning a 3.30 ERA along the way.

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Bryan Mitchell (Robert M Pimpsner)

Bryan Mitchell (Robert M Pimpsner)

RHP – Bryan Mitchell

Next to Kyle Davis, Bryan Mitchell was the second best starting pitcher for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders during the 2015 season.  In 15 starts for the RailRiders he earned a 5-5 record with a 3.12 ERA and 61 strikeouts over 75 innings pitched.  He pitched 1 complete game over the course of the season before being called up to the Major Leagues to pitch mostly out of the bullpen for the New York Yankees.

 

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