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Cole Hamels
3.32 15-5 200
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-4 / 205 NFBC ADP: 82.39
Position: SPBorn: 12/27/1983 Birthplace: San Diego, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Phillies (2002)

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Oct. 5 2:23 PM PT3:23 PM MT4:23 PM CT5:23 PM ET17:23 ET21:23 GMT5:23 2:23 PM MST4:23 PM EST4:53 PM VEN1:23 UAE (+1)4:23 PM CT-Hamels had the worst playoff performance of his career Thursday, getting ripped for seven runs in 3 1/3 innings as he allowed six hits and three walks in a 10-1 loss to Toronto in the ALDS opener.
Analysis: It was the most runs and fewest innings that the former World Series MVP has pitched in 16 playoff starts. Including this defeat, Hamels has a 7.64 ERA in his last seven outings.
Sep. 29 9:31 AM PT10:31 AM MT11:31 AM CT12:31 PM ET12:31 ET16:31 GMT0:31 9:31 AM MST11:31 AM EST12:01 PM VEN20:31 UAE11:31 AM CT-Hamels wasn't at his best on Wednesday, allowing five runs - three earned - over seven innings in an 8-5 win over the Brewers.
Analysis: Hamels doesn't appear to be heading into the postseason on a high as he's posted a 6.75 ERA over his last six starts.
Sep. 27 9:59 AM PT10:59 AM MT11:59 AM CT12:59 PM ET12:59 ET16:59 GMT0:59 9:59 AM MST11:59 AM EST12:29 PM VEN20:59 UAE11:59 AM CT-Manager Jeff Banister moved Hamels' final regular-season start up from Friday against Tampa Bay to Wednesday's series finale vs. Milwaukee.
Analysis: He said the change was made to allow Colby Lewis and Perez to start the last two games against the Rays.
Sep. 24 9:51 PM PT10:51 PM MT11:51 PM CT12:51 AM ET0:51 ET4:51 GMT12:51 9:51 PM MST11:51 PM EST12:21 AM VEN8:51 UAE11:51 PM CT-Hamels struck out seven over seven innings of a 3-0 victory over Oakland on Froday to clinch the AL West for Texas.
Analysis: He won for the first time since Aug. 25 against Cleveland. Hamels went 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA in his previous four starts. But he looked ready for the postseason in this contest.
Sep. 16 8:45 PM PT9:45 PM MT10:45 PM CT11:45 PM ET23:45 ET3:45 GMT11:45 8:45 PM MST10:45 PM EST11:15 PM VEN7:45 UAE (+1)10:45 PM CT-The struggling Hamels was reached for six runs in six innings while not receiving a decision Friday against Oakland.
Analysis: Hamels did strike out six but was hurt by a pair of homers, and was on the hook for a loss before the Rangers scored twice in the ninth for a 7-6 victory. It's the third time in four starts that the lefty has allowed six or more runs, and he's winless with a 10.50 ERA during that stretch.
Sep. 6 7:55 AM PT8:55 AM MT9:55 AM CT10:55 AM ET10:55 ET14:55 GMT22:55 7:55 AM MST9:55 AM EST10:25 AM VEN18:55 UAE9:55 AM CT-The Hamels-Felix Hernandez pitching duel didn't live up to expectations as both struggled on Monday. Hamels allowed seven runs in 1 2/3 innings in a 14-6 loss to Seattle.
Analysis: Hamels' bid for the AL Cy Young Award has taken a hit as he's given up 13 runs and 14 hits over six innings in his last two starts.
Aug. 26 8:08 AM PT9:08 AM MT10:08 AM CT11:08 AM ET11:08 ET15:08 GMT23:08 8:08 AM MST10:08 AM EST10:38 AM VEN19:08 UAE10:08 AM CT-Hamels was in top form in Thursday's start against Cleveland, as the All-Star left-hander yielded only a pair of singles and struck out eight over eight stellar innings to earn his 14th victory.
Analysis: Hamels lowered his ERA to 1.59 since the All-Star break, tied with Tampa Bay's Jake Odorizzi for the best mark in the AL. He's allowed two runs or less while working at least six innings six times in eight starts over that stretch, and has amassed 47 strikeouts in 43 1/3 innings over his past six assignments.
Aug. 20 10:49 PM PT11:49 PM MT12:49 AM CT1:49 AM ET1:49 ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST1:19 AM VEN9:49 UAE12:49 AM CT-Hamels allowed a run, three hits and struck out 10 in 7 1/3 innings of a 6-2 win over the Rays.
Analysis: Hamels is 4-2 with a 1.85 ERA in his last seven starts.
Aug. 14 8:56 AM PT9:56 AM MT10:56 AM CT11:56 AM ET11:56 ET15:56 GMT23:56 8:56 AM MST10:56 AM EST11:26 AM VEN19:56 UAE10:56 AM CT-Hamels surrendered a career-high 14 hits over seven innings, though he managed to hold Detroit to two runs in Saturday's loss.
Analysis: Hamels is now winless in three starts since collecting his 12th victory July 28 against Kansas City, receiving just three runs of support during the drought. The All-Star hurler still sports a 1.96 ERA over his past six outings and has fanned 40 batters in 41 1/3 innings during that period.
Aug. 9 9:39 PM PT10:39 PM MT11:39 PM CT12:39 AM ET0:39 ET4:39 GMT12:39 9:39 PM MST11:39 PM EST12:09 AM VEN8:39 UAE11:39 PM CT-Hamels yielded two runs in six innings for Texas, which rallied for a 4-3 win over the Rockies on Monday.
Analysis: He avoided losing back-to-back starts for the first time since 2014 thanks to the Rangers' late rally. He struck out six and walked one.
Aug. 3 7:28 PM PT8:28 PM MT9:28 PM CT10:28 PM ET22:28 ET2:28 GMT10:28 7:28 PM MST9:28 PM EST9:58 PM VEN6:28 UAE (+1)9:28 PM CT-Hamels was very good again Wednesday at Baltimore but suffered his third loss in 22 starts after allowing three runs and four hits over seven innings.
Analysis: Hamels was 7-1 in his previous 11 starts and 3-0 with a 0.84 ERA since the All-Star break.
July 29 7:50 AM PT8:50 AM MT9:50 AM CT10:50 AM ET10:50 ET14:50 GMT22:50 7:50 AM MST9:50 AM EST10:20 AM VEN18:50 UAE9:50 AM CT-Hamels was dominant Thursday in winning his third straight start. The left-hander gave up two runs and struck out a season-high 12 in eight innings against the Royals.
Analysis: After allowing five earned runs in back-to-back outings against the Twins earlier this month, Hamels (12-2) has allowed two earned runs over 21 1/3 innings in his last three starts.
July 24 9:17 PM PT10:17 PM MT11:17 PM CT12:17 AM ET0:17 ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST11:47 PM VEN8:17 UAE11:17 PM CT-Hamels allowed one run - none earned - over 5 1/3 innings Saturday, improving to 11-2 with a win over the Royals.
Analysis: Since allowing five runs in back-to-back starts, the left-hander hasn't given up an earned run over 13 1/3 innings in his last two outings.
July 16 2:41 PM PT3:41 PM MT4:41 PM CT5:41 PM ET17:41 ET21:41 GMT5:41 2:41 PM MST4:41 PM EST5:11 PM VEN1:41 UAE (+1)4:41 PM CT-Hamels dominated at Wrigley Field again Sunday, giving up an unearned run and four hits with no walks and seven strikeouts in eight innings of a 3-1 victory.
Analysis: It was his first start at Wrigley since throwing a no-hitter for Philadelphia last July. Eight days between starts certainly benefited Hamels, who was ripped for 10 runs and 15 hits while walking nine in 8 1/3 innings in his final two starts before the All-Star break.
July 9 10:21 AM PT11:21 AM MT12:21 PM CT1:21 PM ET13:21 ET17:21 GMT1:21 10:21 AM MST12:21 PM EST12:51 PM VEN21:21 UAE12:21 PM CT-Hamels had another poor start against the Twins on Friday, matching a career high with six walks while giving up five runs and five hits in 4 1/3 innings against Minnesota.
Analysis: Hamels threw 109 pitches despite failing to escape the fifth inning. The left-hander was also pulled in the fifth at Minnesota five days earlier, getting tagged for five runs and 10 hits in a 5-4 defeat. The good news for Hamels is that he won't see the Twins again this year. He's 4-1 with a 1.51 ERA in his other six starts since the beginning of June.
July 5 5:26 PM PT6:26 PM MT7:26 PM CT8:26 PM ET20:26 ET0:26 GMT8:26 5:26 PM MST7:26 PM EST7:56 PM VEN4:26 UAE (+1)7:26 PM CT-Hamels was named an All-Star for the fourth time and first as a member of the Rangers on Tuesday.
Analysis: Hamels, an All-Star with the Phillies in 2007, 2011 and 2012, is 9-2 with a 2.93 ERA in 17 starts and ranks among the league leaders with 105 strikeouts.
July 3 4:59 PM PT5:59 PM MT6:59 PM CT7:59 PM ET19:59 ET23:59 GMT7:59 4:59 PM MST6:59 PM EST7:29 PM VEN3:59 UAE (+1)6:59 PM CT-Hamels lasted a season-low four-plus innings and allowed five runs and 10 hits in Sunday's 5-4 loss at Minnesota.
Analysis: The loss was Hamels' first since May 27 and just his third in 29 starts since joining the Rangers last season. He had won a team-record nine straight road decisions.
June 29 8:44 AM PT9:44 AM MT10:44 AM CT11:44 AM ET11:44 ET15:44 GMT23:44 8:44 AM MST10:44 AM EST11:14 AM VEN19:44 UAE10:44 AM CT-Hamels won his fourth straight start Tuesday, tossing seven scoreless innings at Yankee Stadium to improve to 9-1 on the season.
Analysis: The left-hander is 4-0 with a 1.51 ERA in six starts since suffering his only loss on May 27.
June 23 10:35 AM PT11:35 AM MT12:35 PM CT1:35 PM ET13:35 ET17:35 GMT1:35 10:35 AM MST12:35 PM EST1:05 PM VEN21:35 UAE12:35 PM CT-Hamels improved to 8-1 on Wednesday when he allowed one run while striking out eight over six innings in a 6-4 win over the Reds.
Analysis: The veteran left-hander is 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA in his last four starts - all Texas victories.
June 17 7:52 PM PT8:52 PM MT9:52 PM CT10:52 PM ET22:52 ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST10:22 PM VEN6:52 UAE (+1)9:52 PM CT-Hamels pitched 7 2/3 innings as the Texas Rangers beat the St. Louis Cardinals 1-0 on Friday night.
Analysis: Hamels (7-1) allowed three hits while striking out six and walking three. He lowered his road ERA to 1.64 this season and turned in his fourth consecutive quality start. Hamels scattered five baserunners and allowed only one to reach second.
June 13 8:54 AM PT9:54 AM MT10:54 AM CT11:54 AM ET11:54 ET15:54 GMT23:54 8:54 AM MST10:54 AM EST11:24 AM VEN19:54 UAE10:54 AM CT-Hamels become the seventh active pitcher to reach 2,000 strikeouts in the Rangers' 6-4 win against the Mariners on Sunday.
Analysis: Hamels picked up strikeout No. 2,000 in the third inning when he got Leonys Martin swinging. It was one of five strikeouts for Hamels, who allowed one run on four hits in seven innings and improved to 6-1. He joins C.C. Sabathia, Bartolo Colon, Felix Hernandez, Jake Peavy, John Lackey and Justin Verlander.
June 7 8:49 PM PT9:49 PM MT10:49 PM CT11:49 PM ET23:49 ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST11:19 PM VEN7:49 UAE (+1)10:49 PM CT-Hamels allowed two runs over seven innings while taking a no-decision in Tuesday's win over Houston.
Analysis: Hamels also allowed a home run for a sixth consecutive start. He's given up 10 over than span.
June 2 8:51 AM PT9:51 AM MT10:51 AM CT11:51 AM ET11:51 ET15:51 GMT23:51 8:51 AM MST10:51 AM EST11:21 AM VEN19:51 UAE10:51 AM CT-Hamels got a no-decision Wednesday.
Analysis: Hamels allowed three runs with three walks and one dinger in seven innings.
May 28 8:24 AM PT9:24 AM MT10:24 AM CT11:24 AM ET11:24 ET15:24 GMT23:24 8:24 AM MST10:24 AM EST10:54 AM VEN19:24 UAE10:24 AM CT-Hamels' win streak ended at 12 games Friday.
Analysis: Hamels gave up eight hits and six runs - five earned - in 4 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since the start before throwing a no-hitter in his final appearance for Philadelphia last July 25. He came to the Rangers in a trading deadline deal six days later.
May 23 2:34 PM PT3:34 PM MT4:34 PM CT5:34 PM ET17:34 ET21:34 GMT5:34 2:34 PM MST4:34 PM EST5:04 PM VEN1:34 UAE (+1)4:34 PM CT-Hamels improved to 5-0 with a sparkling performance in Sunday's 9-2 win over Houston.
Analysis: Hamels (2.83 ERA) fanned a season-high 11 in eight innings while yielding two runs.
May 7 8:39 AM PT9:39 AM MT10:39 AM CT11:39 AM ET11:39 ET15:39 GMT23:39 8:39 AM MST10:39 AM EST11:09 AM VEN19:39 UAE10:39 AM CT-Hamels tossed seven outstanding innings to lead the Rangers to a 5-1 victory at Detroit on Friday.
Analysis: Hamels yielded only one hit - a bloop single to Ian Kinsler in the top of the first - and two walks while striking out nine and not allowing a run. The Texas ace is now 4-0 with a 2.68 ERA in six starts.
Apr. 25 11:00 AM PT12:00 PM MT1:00 PM CT2:00 PM ET14:00 ET18:00 GMT2:00 11:00 AM MST1:00 PM EST1:30 PM VEN22:00 UAE1:00 PM CT-Hamels has been scratched from Monday's start against the Yankees due to a left groin strain.
Analysis: Hamels isn't expected to miss more than one start with the issue. The Rangers will select the contract of Cesar Ramos from Triple-A Round Rock to start in his place.
Apr. 5 2:10 PM PT3:10 PM MT4:10 PM CT5:10 PM ET17:10 ET21:10 GMT5:10 2:10 PM MST4:10 PM EST4:40 PM VEN1:10 UAE (+1)4:10 PM CT-Hamels started the season by allowing two runs and four hits in seven innings of Monday's 3-2 win over Seattle.
Analysis: Dating to last season, Hamels has won his last five starts with a 2.83 ERA.
Mar. 23 11:49 AM PT12:49 PM MT1:49 PM CT2:49 PM ET14:49 ET18:49 GMT2:49 11:49 AM MST1:49 PM EST2:19 PM VEN22:49 UAE12:49 PM CT-Hamels has been picked to start on opening day for the AL West champion Texas Rangers.
Analysis: Hamels will be the seventh different Texas starter on opening day in as many years. Hamels previously started the opener for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2013 and 2015. Hamels went 7-1 in 12 starts after the Rangers got him in a trade with the Phillies last July 31.
Feb. 24 6:21 AM PT7:21 AM MT8:21 AM CT9:21 AM ET9:21 ET14:21 GMT22:21 7:21 AM MST9:21 AM EST9:51 AM VEN18:21 UAE8:21 AM CT-Hamels struck out trying to see last year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, and he's suing a London-based event promoter over it.
Analysis: The former Philadelphia Phillies star filed the lawsuit in Philadelphia on Friday. He alleges Cornucopia Events failed to get him and his wife into the 2015 New York City lingerie show even though he paid nearly $70,000 for three VIP packages. The suit says the money was to cover a four-night stay in a luxury hotel, a limousine with champagne, access to exclusive restaurants and goodie bags.

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