Cole Hamels

#35, SP, Texas
Cole Hamels
  • Height:
    6-3
  • Weight:
    202
  • Bats:
    L
  • Throws:
    L
  • Born:
    December 27, 1983
  • Birth Place:
    San Diego, California
  • College:
    None
  • Draft:
    2002 1ˢᵗ round (17ᵗʰ pick) by the Philadelphia Phillies
  • W
    6
  • L
    7
  • ERA
    3.76
  • K
    143
  • BB
    40


Player Notes
Cole Hamels surrendered five runs in 7 2/3 innings against the Giants in his debut for the Rangers on Saturday.

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
Rangers acquired LHP Cole Hamels, LHP Jake Diekman and cash from the Phillies for C Jorge Alfaro, RHP Jake Thompson, OF Nick Williams, RHP Alec Asher, LHP Matt Harrison and RHP Jerad Eickhoff.

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
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com reports that the eight-player trade between the Rangers and Phillies involving Cole Hamels is complete, but won't be announced until Friday.

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 Twitter

Thu, Jul 30 Rotoworld
Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports that the Phillies will acquire Matt Harrison, Alec Asher, Jake Thompson, Jerad Eickhoff, Jorge Alfaro, and Nick Williams in exchange for Cole Hamels and Jake Diekman.

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 Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Jon Heyman of CBS Sports confirms that the Rangers have agreed to a deal to acquire Cole Hamels from the Phillies.

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 Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
TR Sullivan of MLB.com reports that the Rangers are getting close to acquiring Cole Hamels from the Phillies.

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 Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Rangers are "now the clear-cut favorite" to land Cole Hamels.

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.

More: Bob Nightengale on Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Evan Drellich of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Astros "remain in the Cole Hamels race" but expect him to land elsewhere.

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 Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Giants are "fading" in the pursuit of Cole Hamels.

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 Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld
Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com "strongly believes" that the Phillies will trade Cole Hamels to the Rangers.

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 Twitter

Wed, Jul 29 Rotoworld

Next Game- Scheduled Next Start 8/7 vs. SEA

Home Score Away

Monday, August 3

Head-to-head vs. Houston

Head-to-head vs. Houston
G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
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
Pitching
Last 10 Games Season To Date
Date Opp. Score Dec IP H R ER HR BB K W L SV BS HLD IP ERA
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
Career Stats
Pitching
Pitching
Year Team G GS W L SV BS HLD CG SHO IP H R ER HR BB K ERA WHIP BAA
2006 Phi 23 23 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 132.1 117 66 60 19 48 145 4.08 1.25 .237
2007 Phi 28 28 15 5 0 0 0 2 0 183.1 163 72 69 25 43 177 3.39 1.12 .237
2008 Phi 33 33 14 10 0 0 0 2 2 227.1 193 89 78 28 53 196 3.09 1.08 .227
2009 Phi 32 32 10 11 0 0 0 2 2 193.2 206 95 93 24 43 168 4.32 1.29 .273
2010 Phi 33 33 12 11 0 0 0 1 0 208.2 185 74 71 26 61 211 3.06 1.18 .237
2011 Phi 32 31 14 9 0 0 0 3 0 216.0 169 68 67 19 44 194 2.79 0.99 .214
2012 Phi 31 31 17 6 0 0 0 2 2 215.1 190 80 73 24 52 216 3.05 1.12 .237
2013 Phi 33 33 8 14 0 0 0 1 0 220.0 205 94 88 21 50 202 3.60 1.16 .246
2014 Phi 30 30 9 9 0 0 0 0 0 204.2 176 60 56 14 59 198 2.46 1.15 .235
2015 Phi 20 20 6 7 0 0 0 1 1 128.2 113 53 52 12 39 137 3.64 1.18 .233
2015 Tex 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7.2 8 5 5 2 1 6 5.87 1.17 .286
Totals 296 295 114 90 0 0 0 14 7 1937.2 1725 756 712 214 493 1850 3.31 1.14 .238
Batting
Batting
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG OPS
2006 Phi 22 44 4 5 0 0 0 3 6 24 0 0 .114 .216 .114 .329
2007 Phi 29 64 7 9 2 0 0 2 2 26 0 0 .141 .164 .172 .336
2008 Phi 35 76 3 17 2 0 0 3 0 29 0 0 .224 .234 .250 .484
2009 Phi 30 61 6 9 3 0 0 5 1 29 1 0 .148 .161 .197 .358
2010 Phi 32 67 4 10 2 0 0 2 0 20 0 0 .149 .149 .179 .328
2011 Phi 32 69 2 11 0 1 0 3 3 33 0 1 .159 .194 .188 .383
2012 Phi 30 69 5 15 2 0 1 5 4 27 0 1 .217 .270 .290 .560
2013 Phi 31 56 4 10 1 1 0 5 1 24 0 1 .179 .207 .232 .439
2014 Phi 30 62 1 13 2 0 0 0 0 28 0 0 .210 .210 .242 .452
2015 Phi 19 39 2 6 1 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 .154 .154 .179 .333
Totals 290 607 38 105 15 2 1 28 17 255 1 3 .173 .199 .209 .408
Fielding
Fielding
Year Team G POS GS INN PO TC A E DP FPCT
2006 Phi 23 P 23 132 4 24 20 0 0 1.000
2007 Phi 28 P 28 183 6 29 22 1 0 .966
2008 Phi 33 P 33 227 11 47 33 3 3 .936
2009 Phi 32 P 32 193 7 34 27 0 0 1.000
2010 Phi 33 P 33 208 10 37 26 1 2 .973
2011 Phi 32 P 31 216 11 34 22 1 4 .971
2012 Phi 31 P 31 215 10 39 25 4 0 .897
2013 Phi 33 P 33 220 9 39 29 1 0 .974
2014 Phi 30 P 30 204 6 32 26 0 1 1.000
2015 Phi 20 P 20 128 5 27 20 2 0 .926
2015 Tex 1 P 1 7 3 3 0 0 0 1.000
Totals 296 P 295 1937 82 345 250 13 10 .962