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Cole Hamels | Starting Pitcher | #35

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (32) / 12/27/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 205
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / Rd. 1 (17) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Cole Hamels was hit hard in Friday's loss to the Pirates, allowing five runs on eight hits in just 4 2/3 innings.
Hamels walked two and struck out five in the contest. He was locked into a pitcher's duel with Jonathan Niese heading into the fifth inning, before the Bucs offense erupted for five runs. Even with the rough outing, Hamels still sports a 3.34 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 67/23 K/BB ratio through 62 innings on the year. He'll look to get back on track when he takes on the Indians in Cleveland on Wednesday. May 28 - 12:20 AM

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Cole Hamels limited the Astros to two runs -- one earned -- over eight innings Sunday in the Rangers' 9-2 win.

Evan Gattis took Hamels deep in the bottom of the sixth inning, but the left-hander was otherwise sharp. He whiffed eight, yielded only two walks, and scattered five hits across his eight frames. Hamels stands 5-0 with an ace-like 2.83 ERA and 62 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings this season. A home start against the Pirates is next.
May 22 - 5:03 PM

Cole Hamels could not keep the ball in the yard in Tuesday's 8-5 loss to the A's, yielding three home runs and four total runs over 6 2/3 innings in his no-decision.

Three home runs allowed are never a good thing for a starting pitcher (great analysis in the history of mankind), but at least Tuesday's trio against Hamels were all of the solo variety. Danny Valencia and Khris Davis clocked dingers in the second inning, with Davis connecting once more off the southpaw ace in the sixth. Hamels will carry a 3.10 ERA, 1.32 WHIP and 51/19 K/BB ratio (49 1/3 innings) into his next scheduled start, a home date with the Angels.
May 18 - 1:07 AM

Cole Hamels gave up five runs -- three earned -- over 5 2/3 innings Wednesday in a no-decision against the White Sox.

It wasn't his sharpest outing, but he did strike out nine Chicago batters against zero walks and the Rangers wound up winning the game 6-5. Hamels will look to bounce back next week against the Athletics. That start is at the pitcher-friendly Oakland Coliseum.
May 11 - 5:25 PM

Cole Hamels was brilliant in Friday's win over the Tigers, whiffing nine over seven innings of one-hit ball.

Hamels also issued a pair of walks on the night. He was in complete command of all of his pitches and generated a plethora of weak swings from a Tigers lineup that has traditionally mashed left-handed pitching. Now 4-0 on the year, he'll bring a sparkling 2.68 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into Wednesday's start against the White Sox.
May 6 - 11:02 PM

Cole Hamels allowed four earned runs over five innings Sunday in the Rangers' loss to the Angels.

Hamels was scratched from his last turn in the Texas rotation due to soreness in his left groin and he had his worst start of the season in his return Sunday. The left-hander walked four and gave up seven hits to a struggling Anaheim offense, watching his season ERA rise from 2.52 to 3.30. Hamels should be better prepared physically for his next turn on the road against the Marlins.
May 2 - 8:46 AM

Cole Hamels (groin) will start against the Angels on Sunday.

Hamels was scratched from a scheduled Monday start against the Yankees due to left groin soreness. He threw a 26-pitch bullpen that same day and felt good. Then, on Wednesday, the 32-year-old southpaw threw another problem-free bullpen. "Felt free and easy, nothing holding me back," Hamels said, adding, "If it was later [in the season], I don’t think we would have taken this sort of precaution. I probably would just bite the bullet and fight through it."
Apr 27 - 9:36 PM

Cole Hamels (groin) threw 26 pitches in a bullpen session Monday with no issues.

The Rangers will see how he responds on Tuesday, but the plan calls for him to throw another bullpen session Wednesday, which potentially sets up his return on Saturday versus the Angels. "It went really good," said Rangers pitching coach Doug Brocail. "They wrapped [his hamstring] so it was protected, but he stayed in his lane well and got down the mound well. It went really good."
Apr 25 - 7:32 PM

Cole Hamels (groin) is scheduled to throw a bullpen session Monday.

Hamels was scratched from Monday's scheduled start due to left groin soreness. If all goes well during his bullpen session, he could be cleared to return Saturday against the Angels.
Apr 25 - 5:39 PM

Cole Hamels has been scratched from his scheduled start on Monday due to left groin soreness.

It's an issue Hamels dealt with last season, as well. The Rangers don't think it's a serious, as the left-hander is expected to miss just the one outing. The club has yet to name a replacement for Hamels.
Apr 24 - 11:19 AM

Cole Hamels limited the Astros to one run in 6 2/3 innings in winning Wednesday.

Hamels didn't make things easy for himself; he hit three batters and walked three more. He also gave up five hits and committed an error. Still, he got the job done, in part due to the Astros making three outs on the bases. Hamels is 3-0 with a 2.52 ERA.
Apr 21 - 12:55 AM

Cole Hamels allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Orioles on Thursday.

It didn't seem to be Hamels' night, as he walked two while striking out just four on the evening. The clunker was his first in three starts this season, as he'd allowed just eight hits combined over his first two outings, both victories. The southpaw will take a 2.95 ERA and 1.25 WHIP into a meeting with the Astros on Wednesday.
Apr 14 - 11:02 PM

Cole Hamels cruised on Saturday versus the Angels, allowing just one run on four hits in six innings.

Hamels picked up his second win of the year on Saturday against the Angels. He threw six innings of one-run baseball, striking out four and walking three. The southpaw induced three double plays, cleaning up the occasional baserunner, and only allowed one runner to advance past second base after a shaky first frame. He also continued his extreme ground-ball tendencies this year, as he now owns a 74.2 percent ground-ball rate after two starts.
Apr 10 - 12:14 AM

Cole Hamels yielded two runs over seven innings in Monday’s Opening Day 3-2 victory over the Mariners.

Hamels gave up solo homers to Robinson Cano and Kyle Seager, but otherwise he was able to keep the Mariners off the board. Interestingly, he has now allowed as many home runs to left-handed batters as he did for all of 2015. The southpaw struck out eight and walked three in the victory. Hamels’ upside isn’t nearly as high as it was in the National League, but he’s still capable of being a solid No. 2 option on mixed league staffs.
Apr 4 - 7:14 PM

Cole Hamels turned in a strong spring start in Wednesday's win over the Royals, tossing five innings of one-run ball.

Hamels was making his final spring start and he looked in fine form, striking out five and walking one while allowing just two hits over his five innings of work. He finishes spring training with a tough 5.79 ERA in 9 1/3 innings, but the southpaw should be a reliable fantasy option heading into the regular season. Last year, he held a 3.66 ERA across 12 starts after being traded to the Rangers.
Mar 30 - 5:20 PM

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