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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher

Team: Philadelphia Phillies
Age / DOB:  (30) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 192
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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Cole Hamels fanned 10 while holding the Giants to one run in eight innings in Thursday's victory.
Hamels has been about as effective as anyone in the National League over the last two months. He has gone 11 straight starts without allowing more than three runs, bringing his overall ERA down from 4.43 to 2.72. Of course, since he's pitching for the Phillies, he's still just 5-5 on the season. Jul 24 - 4:44 PM

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ESPN's Buster Olney reports that the Phillies have told teams to this point that Cole Hamels is unavailable.

It doesn't jibe with previous reports that have indicated the Phillies are at least entertaining the possibility of dealing Hamels. Perhaps they just haven't liked what other teams have been willing to offer and are pulling Hamels off the block for that reason. Whatever the reason, the Phils could still conceivably change their minds before the end of the month. At the moment, though, it appears Hamels isn't going anywhere.
Jul 21 - 11:52 PM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Phillies "have been discouraged" by what they're hearing from other teams on Cole Hamels.

Cafardo says that Hamels will be traded if the Phils can get a team to cover his entire contract while also surrendering three top prospects. So far, however, it doesn't appear likely that they'll get what they're asking for. For what it's worth, previous reports have indicated Philly is unlikely to trade Hamels and that they'd much prefer to deal Cliff Lee.
Source: Boston Globe
Jul 20 - 9:57 AM

Cole Hamels held the Braves to one run over seven innings Saturday in the Phillies' 2-1 victory.

Hamels was superb, striking out nine batters and issuing zero walks. The one run he gave up was on a Chris Johnson RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning. Hamels is 4-5 on the season with a 2.83 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, and 115 strikeouts in 114 1/3 total frames. He'll take on the Giants at home next week.
Jul 19 - 10:13 PM

Rob Bradford of WEEI.com hears that the Phillies are "currently showing no inclination" to trade Cole Hamels.

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reported over the weekend that the Red Sox have been scouting Hamels. However, Bradford says that while Boston checked in on the left-hander's availability earlier this season, they haven't had any recent discussions with the Phillies. Even if Philly indeed hasn't placed Hamels on the trade block, they could always be persuaded if a team gives them a good enough offer.
Source: WEEI.com
Jul 18 - 8:29 AM

Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe reports that the Red Sox were one of a few teams to scout Cole Hamels last week.

The Red Sox figure to be sellers at the trade deadline, but Hamels still has four years remaining on his contract after this season. The Phillies haven't given any indication that they'll shop Hamels this month, but they also haven't dismissed the idea. If they do put him on the block, potential suitors will surely line up even with the lefty's big contract.
Jul 13 - 2:13 PM

FOX Sports' Jon Morosi and Ken Rosenthal report that Cole Hamels can be traded to the Dodgers, Angels, Cardinals, Nationals, Braves, Yankees, Red Sox, Rangers and Padres without his permission.

The left-hander is able to block a deal to the other 20 clubs. There's been no indication to this point that the Phillies could shop Hamels, but he would surely bring the most in return if they did decide to consider it. The left-hander holds a 2.87 ERA this season and still has four seasons remaining on his seven-year, $153 million contract.
Jul 8 - 7:26 PM

Cole Hamels allowed two runs -- one earned -- in 6 2/3 innings Monday in a victory over the Brewers.

The win was his first since June 6, even though he had allowed a total of nine runs -- eight earned -- in his previous five starts, twice pitching shutout ball in that span. He's 3-5 with a 2.87 for the year. The Phillies scored a total of six runs in his losses.
Jul 8 - 12:54 AM

Cole Hamels fell to 2-5, allowing three runs over five innings as the Marlins shut out the Phillies 5-0 on Wednesday.

The Phillies again failed to give Hamels run support, but Hamels struggled more on Wednesday than he did at any point in June. The lefty needed 97 pitches to get through five innings (thanks to a 34-pitch first inning), allowing five hits, walking four, and striking out three. Hamels still has a 2.98 ERA, a 1.22 WHIP, and a 94/33 K/BB ratio. He'll try to bounce back in his next start against the Brewers on the road.
Jul 2 - 11:03 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi report that the Blue Jays are on Cole Hamels' no-trade list.

There's been no indication that the Phillies will shop Hamels, but if they do it sounds like sending him to Toronto won't be an option. The left-hander has four years plus an option remaining on his seven-year, $153 million contract.
Jul 1 - 11:08 PM

Cole Hamels got a no-decision, allowing three runs over seven innings as the Phillies defeated the Marlins 5-3 in 14 innings on Thursday.

All three came on solo home runs to Jarrod Saltalamacchia in the third inning, to Giancarlo Stanton in the fourth, and to Marcell Ozuna in the seventh. Overall, Hamels allowed six hits, walked none, and struck out seven. All six of Hamels' June starts have registered as quality starts, and he now has a 2.84 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP, and a 91/29 K/BB ratio in 88 2/3 innings. He'll face the Marlins again next week on the road.
Jun 27 - 12:05 AM

Cole Hamels allowed three runs -- two earned -- over 7 1/3 innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Hamels looked off on a hot and humid day in St. Louis, issuing five walks and five hits. He struck out eight but received only one run of support from the Philadelphia offense and fell to 2-4 on the year. The left-hander will bring a 2.76 ERA and 1.21 WHIP into his next start at home against the Marlins.
Jun 21 - 7:15 PM

Cole Hamels went a third straight start without allowing a run by blanking the Braves for seven innings on Monday.

Hamels left with a 1-0 lead, but that was blown in the ninth, leaving him with a second straight no-decision in his streak. He's pitched 22 2/3 scoreless innings in his last three starts. Hamels joined Martin Perez and Adam Wainwright as the pitchers this year with three straight starts of at least seven innings pitched and no runs allowed. The last pitcher to do it four times in a row was Brandon Webb in 2007. He actually did it five times, mixing in three shutouts.
Jun 17 - 12:44 AM

Cole Hamels was brilliant in a no-decision, shutting the Padres out over eight innings in Wednesday's win.

Hamels was dominant, but he was matched pound-for-pound by Tyson Ross, who shut the Phillies out over seven innings. The lefty allowed only five hits, walked one, and struck out a season-high 11 batters. Over his last seven starts, Hamels has a 1.78 ERA and a 56/14 K/BB ratio in 50 2/3 innings. On the season, he owns a 3.07 ERA and a 70/21 K/BB ratio in 67 1/3 innings. Hamels will face the Braves on the road in his next start.
Jun 11 - 10:16 PM

Cole Hamels hurled 7 2/3 scoreless innings in an 8-0 win over the Reds on Friday night.

It was his longest start of the season. Hamels held the Reds to just five hits (four of them singles) and a pair of walks while whiffing seven batters. The strong effort helped the Phillies end a six-game losing streak. The southpaw has now gone seven innings in six straight starts and has his ERA down to 3.49 for the year. Those fantasy owners who were patient are beginning to enjoy the spoils. He'll try to keep the good times rolling next week against the Padres.
Jun 6 - 11:06 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Carlos Ruiz
2Wil Nieves
1B1Ryan Howard
2Darin Ruf
2B1Chase Utley
2Andres Blanco
SS1Jimmy Rollins
3B1Cody Asche
2Reid Brignac
LF1Domonic Brown
2John Mayberry
CF1Ben Revere
RF1Marlon Byrd
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Cliff Lee
2Cole Hamels
3A.J. Burnett
4Kyle Kendrick
5Roberto Hernandez
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jonathan Papelbon
2Mike Adams
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jake Diekman
5Ken Giles
6Mario Hollands
7Justin De Fratus
8Phillippe Aumont