Cole Hamels#35, SP, Texas
- December 27, 1983
- Birth Place:
- San Diego, California
- 2002 1ˢᵗ round (17ᵗʰ pick) by the Philadelphia Phillies
— Player Notes
Advice: Hamels, coming off his no-hitter against the Cubs, retired his first six tonight before Brandon Belt homered to start the third. The Giants totaled three runs then, but Hamels kept them scoreless into the seventh afterwards. Despite giving up a Buster Posey homer in that frame, he came back out for the eighth. He retired the first two batters he faced, only to get pulled after a Joe Panik double. The Rangers still led 7-4 at that point, but Panik scored off Tanner Scheppers, as did two others, and Hamels lost his chance at a win. Hamels threw just 97 pitches, so there was little reason not to use him in the eighth. If only he had been left in to attack Matt Duffy after the Panik double, he might have gotten his win after all.Sat, Aug 1 Rotoworld
Advice: The Rangers have themselves a co-ace with Yu Darvish to put in front of their 2016 rotation, and since the Phillies ate $9.5 million of the $82 million he's still owed and took back Harrison's $33 million, he won't break the budget. Of course, they had to give up three top prospects to get him, but since they managed to hold on to their two best in Joey Gallo and Nomar Mazara, it's hard to blame them for making the deal. They'd still seem to be long shots to reach the postseason this year, but this can't hurt their chances. Hamels loses some fantasy value with the deal, since he's going to the tougher league and a hitter's park, but at least he's looking at getting run support for the first time in years.Fri, Jul 31 Rotoworld
Advice: The deal had officially been approved by Major League baseball and will get completed, it just won't become official until Friday. Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman will be heading to the Rangers in exchange for Matt Harrison and five prospects: Jorge Alfaro, Jake Thompson, Nck Williams, Alec Asher and Jerad Eickhoff.
More: Todd Zolecki on TwitterThu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Advice: Alfaro, Williams, and Thompson are the three best prospects in the deal, and represent a nice return package for the Phillies. The Rangers get another ace to pair with Yu Darvish for the next few seasons as they strive to return to glory in the American League West. Hamels has a cool 3.64 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, and 137/39 K/BB ratio in 128 2/3 innings this season and he's coming off a no-hitter last Saturday against the Cubs.
More: Evan Grant on TwitterWed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Advice: TR Sullivan of MLB.com had first reported that the two sides were very close on ironing out a deal. Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reported that Jorge Alfaro, Jerad Eickhoff and and Nick Williams will head to the Phillies, while Jake Diekman will join the Rangers. The Phillies will also send cash to the Rangers as part of the deal. Expect everything to be finalized and officially announced on Thursday.
More: Jon Heyman on TwitterWed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Advice: While the two sides are reportedly at the finish line of a potential deal, there has been no word as to what the Phillies would receive in return. Sullivan expects a deal to be finalized on Thursday.
More: TR Sullivan on TwitterWed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Advice: Nightengale says the Dodgers prefer David Price, and the Tigers made it public Wednesday that they're going to begin selling parts. Hamels is also drawing interest from the Astros, but word from Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle is that the Astros expect the ace left-hander to land elsewhere. FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reported Wednesday afternoon that the Giants are "fading" in the Hamels chase. It's all coming together for Texas.Rotoworld
Advice: That's seemed to be the feeling for a while, as the Astros have made a nice effort for Hamels but can't seem to convince the left-hander to consider accepting a trade there. The Rangers and Dodgers are looking like the teams to beat for the southpaw.
More: Evan Drellich on TwitterWed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Advice: It's not a surprise. The Giants would like a frontline starter to pair with Madison Bumgarner, but they have a weak farm system and, thus, can't compete for Hamels if there's a bidding war. San Francisco might have to set their sights a bit lower in their desire for a starter.
More: Ken Rosenthal on TwitterWed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Advice: Salisbury is well-connected with the Phillies and it's the second time in the last few days that he's listed the Rangers as the favorites for Hamels' services. The Dodgers will likely be their biggest competitors, with the Astros, Yankees, Giants, Cubs, Red Sox and Diamondbacks also in the mix.
More: Jim Salisbury on TwitterWed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 8/7 vs. SEA
Monday, August 3
8:05 PM EDT FSSW, RTSW
Head-to-head vs. Houston
|Career vs. Hou||10||10||4||3||0||0||0||0||0||64.1||68||37||35||9||13||63||4.90||1.26||.265|
|Home (this year)||10||10||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||64.2||53||25||24||9||17||64||3.34||1.08||.222|
|Night (this year)||13||13||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||86.1||75||37||36||9||27||91||3.75||1.18||.231|
|Last game vs. Hou||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||7.0||7||4||3||2||1||8|
|Last 10 Games||Season To Date|
|Aug 1||SF||L 7-9||-||7.2||8||5||5||2||1||6||0||0||0||0||0||7.2||5.87|
|Changed team from Phi to Tex|
|Jul 25||@ChC||W 5-0||W||9.0||0||0||0||0||2||13||6||7||0||0||0||128.2||3.64|
|Jul 19||Mia||W 8-7||-||3.0||8||5||5||0||0||1||5||7||0||0||0||119.2||3.91|
|Jul 10||@SF||L 2-15||L||3.1||12||9||9||1||2||4||5||7||0||0||0||116.2||3.63|
|Jul 5||@Atl||W 4-0||-||7.0||6||0||0||0||0||6||5||6||0||0||0||113.1||3.02|
|Jun 30||Mil||L 3-4||-||7.0||5||2||2||0||1||7||5||6||0||0||0||106.1||3.22|
|Jun 24||@NYY||L 2-10||L||5.0||8||5||5||0||3||3||5||6||0||0||0||99.1||3.26|
|Jun 14||@Pit||L 0-1||-||7.0||4||0||0||0||1||12||5||5||0||0||0||94.1||2.96|
|Jun 8||@Cin||L 4-6||L||6.0||8||5||5||1||2||7||5||5||0||0||0||87.1||3.19|
|Jun 3||Cin||W 5-4||-||7.0||6||2||2||0||3||8||5||4||0||0||0||81.1||2.88|