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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
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Cole Hamels held the Royals to an unearned run over seven innings to win Tuesday.
The lefty prevailed in the Hamels-Hammel matchup, as Jason gave up four runs in 5 2/3 innings to take the loss. It was just the fourth win of the year for Hamels, even though he's allowed two earned runs or fewer on 10 occasions now. He'll get the Twins next. Jun 19 - 11:23 PM

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Cole Hamels allowed two runs - one earned - and five hits with four walks and six strikeouts over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Dodgers.

Hamels threw 59 of his 96 pitches for strikes, not exactly exhibiting pinpoint control, but he worked out of jams and did not let his season-high four free passes come back to bite him. He has three straight quality starts on the road, but he has just one victory over his past six outings away from home. He'll be back out on the road Tuesday in a Hamels vs. Jason Hammel matchup in Kansas City.
Jun 14 - 2:27 AM

Cole Hamels allowed five runs, including two home runs, over 7 1/3 innings in a loss to the Astros on Thursday.

Homers continue to be an issue for Hamels, who, after serving up two more on Thursday has now given up 17 dingers in 13 starts. The loss dropped him to 3-6 with a climbing 3.86 ERA and 1.24 WHIP through 13 starts. He's been surprisingly usable this year after a down 2017 season but it's a downward trend worth monitoring. An interleague start against the Dodgers awaits the 34-year-old on Wednesday.
Jun 8 - 12:49 AM

Cole Hamels struck out eight Angels while allowing two runs over seven innings in a no-decision Saturday.

Hamels gave up a pair of solo homers, one to Mike Trout and one to Ian Kinsler, but did well to limit the damage otherwise. Of course, homers have been his bugaboo, as he's now given up 15 in 12 starts and has served up two dingers in each of his last three starts. That aside, it's been a very positive rebound year for the 34-year-old, as he's got a 3.63 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and 74/27 K/BB ratio over 72 innings. The Astros present another tough test for the southpaw Friday.
Jun 3 - 1:05 AM

Cole Hamels allowed five runs on eight hits over 6 1/3 innings in a loss to the Royals on Sunday.

Hamels gave up a pair of homers in the outing, giving him 13 dingers served up in 11 starts this year. Beyond that, he also walked three while striking out just two, an indication that it just wasn't his day. He was arguably lucky to get away with just five runs allowed. It's been a resurgent year for the 34-year-old, Sunday's start notwithstanding, as he's got a 3.74 ERA with 66 strikeouts in 65 innings through his 11 outings. With the six-man rotation still in play, Hamels' next turn will likely come Saturday against the Angels.
May 27 - 6:48 PM

Cole Hamels earned his third victory of the season on Tuesday, limiting the Yankees to two runs on four hits over seven innings of work.

The veteran southpaw racked up seven strikeouts on the night while issuing two walks. Both of the runs that he allowed came via solo home runs, with Gleyber Torres smacking one in the third inning and Miguel Andujar adding one in the seventh. Hamels has surprisingly returned to being a reliable fantasy option this season, compiling a 3.38 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 64/23 K/BB ratio over 58 2/3 innings. Fire him up in all formats for Sunday's start against the Royals.
May 23 - 12:27 AM

Cole Hamels (neck) was scratched from his scheduled start on Saturday due to continued neck stiffness.

Hamels was scratched from his start on Thursday with the same issue but was hopeful that he would have been able to start on Saturday against the White Sox. Rangers' manager Jeff Bannister said that Hamels should be able to start in next week's series against the Yankees. Ariel Jurado will be recalled from Double-A Frisco to start for the Rangers on Saturday.
Source: MLB.com
May 19 - 9:37 AM

Cole Hamels (neck) is hoping to be ready to start for the Rangers on Saturday versus the White Sox.

Hamels had to be scratched from Thursday's scheduled start because of neck stiffness. Doug Fister moved up a day to start Thursday in his place and Matt Moore was pushed up to Friday, leaving an opening Saturday. If Hamels isn't quite ready yet then, Texas could call up Austin Bibens-Drikx to start.
May 18 - 2:36 PM

Cole Hamels (neck stiffness) was scratched from his scheduled start on Thursday against the White Sox.

Doug Fister will start in place of Hamels, and there's no scheduled starter yet for the Rangers on Friday. The southpaw is coming off his best start of the year where he threw six scoreless frames against the Astros on Friday. For now consider Hamels day-to-day, but there's a chance he could be headed to the 10-day disabled list.
May 17 - 3:31 PM

Cole Hamels outdueled Justin Verlander by allowing just one hit over six scoreless frames as part of a 1-0 victory over the Astros on Friday.

It was an old-fashioned pitchers’ duel. The only hit allowed by Hamels was a leadoff single to Evan Gattis in the fifth inning. He fanned five in the victory while walking three and hitting two batters. Hamels has now allowed two earned runs or fewer in four straight starts, lowering his ERA to 3.48 for the year. Maybe he’s not the pitcher he once was, but he’s still a useful arm in mixed fantasy leagues.
May 12 - 12:16 AM

Cole Hamels allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Red Sox.

Hamels gave up a two-run home run to Mitch Moreland in the sixth inning, one of five hits allowed, and he also walked two in the outing. The southpaw struck out five. He left in line for his second win of the year but his bullpen couldn't protect the lead, leaving Hamels at 1-4 overall. He'll carry a 3.94 ERA and 1.36 WHIP into a tough matchup Friday against the defending champion Astros.
May 5 - 11:35 PM

Cole Hamels allowed two runs -- one earned -- over five innings Monday in a no-decision versus the Indians.

Hamels struck out eight batters, but he walked three and surrendered four hits as Texas ultimately fell 7-5 in the series opener at Progressive Field in Cleveland. Hamels is showing way better swing-and-miss stuff this year than he did last year, but the veteran left-hander stands 1-4 with a 4.08 ERA and 1.39 WHIP through 39 2/3 innings. He has a tough matchup against the Red Sox next.
Apr 30 - 10:34 PM

Cole Hamels dropped to 1-4 after allowing two runs in 6 1/3 innings Tuesday against the A's.

Hamels allowed two runs or fewer for the third time in six starts. His stuff has degraded, so at this point, two runs for six innings is about the best anyone should hope for when he starts. He can keep his team in games, but with such a mediocre team around him, it's not going to get him many wins.
Apr 24 - 11:25 PM

Cole Hamels was touched up for seven hits and four runs in 6 1/3 innings Wednesday in the Rangers’ loss to the Rays.

He notched four strikeouts and didn’t walk anyone. Hamels was cruising until the sixth inning when he allowed three hits, a hit-by-pitch and three earned runs. He was finally pulled in the seventh after yielding hits to Joey Wendle and Denard Span. The veteran left-hander will take a three-start winless streak into his next outing Tuesday against Oakland.
Apr 18 - 5:02 PM

Cole Hamels allowed two runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Astros on Friday.

Good news: Hamels velocity was up about one mph from his first three starts, as he was consistently in the 90-93 mph range tonight. That's still not quite ideal, but if he stays there, he could retain modest mixed-league value. He struck out seven and walked two tonight. Both runs came on solo shots from George Springer.
Apr 13 - 11:12 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Robinson Chirinos
2Carlos Perez
1B1Ronald Guzman
2B1Rougned Odor
2Jurickson Profar
SS1Elvis Andrus
3B1Adrian Beltre
2Isiah Kiner-Falefa
LF1Joey Gallo
CF1Delino DeShields
2Carlos Tocci
RF1Nomar Mazara
DH1Shin-Soo Choo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cole Hamels
2Mike Minor
3Martin Perez
4Matt Moore
5Doug Fister
6Bartolo Colon
7Austin Bibens-Dirkx
8Yovani Gallardo
9Joe Palumbo
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Keone Kela
2Matt Bush
3Alex Claudio
4Jake Diekman
5Tony Barnette
6Chris Martin
7Jesse Chavez
8Ronald Herrera
9Jose Leclerc
10Ricardo Rodriguez