• Full name Dominic Avery Hamel
  • Born 03/02/1999 in Chandler, AZ
  • Profile Ht.: 6'2" / Wt.: 206 / Bats: R / Throws: R
  • School Dallas Baptist
  • Drafted in the 3rd round (81st overall) by the New York Mets in 2021 (signed for $755,300).
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    Hamel was draft-eligible last year, but after two years at Yavapai (Ariz.) JC and just four starts (two good and two poor) for Dallas Baptist, teams decided they didn’t have enough to pick him in a five-round draft. There will be no such concerns this year. Hamel was Dallas Baptist’s ace in 2021, ranking among the nation’s top 10 in strikeouts (129) and top 20 in strikeout rate (13.4 K/9). He reached double digits in strikeouts in six of his first 15 starts in 2021. Hamel has shown the consistent ability to elevate his plus 90-94 mph fastball for swings and misses. It has the vertical movement that frustrates hitters, although he could still improve his command of it. Right now when hitters do catch up to it, they have done damage—all 14 of his home runs allowed came on his fastball. He spins an average low-80s slider with modest depth and some sweep, but it shows the potential to sharpen into an above-average pitch. It’s currently effective when he works it on the edge of the strike zone. He also throws a below-average changeup. Hamel’s steadily improving consistency, feel for spin and track record of success make for an alluring combination. Hamel has a good build (6-foot-2, 206 pounds), fast arm and gets good extension in his delivery. His fastball/slider combination presents options both as a starter and power reliever.

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  • RHP Dominic Hamel assigned to Binghamton Rumble Ponies from Brooklyn Cyclones.
  • RHP Dominic Hamel and assigned to New York Mets.
  • Puerto Rico activated RHP Dominic Hamel.

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