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Cole Hamels
3.64 6-7 137
Team: TexasHt / Wt: 6-3 / 202 NFBC ADP: 73.72
Position: SPBorn: 12/27/1983 Birthplace: San Diego, California
Bats/Throws: L/L Draft: 1st Round by Phillies (2002)

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Oct. 6 10:50 AM PT11:50 AM MT12:50 PM CT1:50 PM ET13:50 ET17:50 GMT1:50 10:50 AM MST12:50 PM EST1:20 PM VEN21:50 UAE12:50 PM CT-Yovani Gallardo will start for the Texas Rangers in their ALDS opener Thursday, and Hamels will pitch for the AL West champions in the second game at Toronto. Manager Jeff Banister announced only the starters for the first two games Tuesday, when the team worked out at home before departing for Canada.
Analysis: The Rangers have won their past 10 games started by Hamels, including the regular-season finale Sunday with his complete game in a 9-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels to clinch the division title. Hamels is 7-1 in 12 starts since Texas acquired him from Philadelphia in late July.
Oct. 5 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Hamels pitched the Rangers to the AL West title on Sunday, allowing two runs and three hits in a complete-game 9-2 victory.
Analysis: Hamels has gone 7-0 with a 3.21 ERA over his last 10 starts - all Texas victories. He could find the going a bit tougher in the playoffs against the high-scoring Blue Jays.
Sep. 25 3:20 PM PT4:20 PM MT5:20 PM CT6:20 PM ET18:20 ET22:20 GMT6:20 3:20 PM MST5:20 PM EST5:50 PM VEN2:20 UAE (+1)5:20 PM CT-Hamels improved to 5-1 with the Rangers on Thursday at Oakland, giving up an unearned run and four hits over six innings in the 8-1 victory.
Analysis: Hamels is 2-0 with a 1.80 ERA in his last three outings.
Sep. 20 5:58 PM PT6:58 PM MT7:58 PM CT8:58 PM ET20:58 ET0:58 GMT8:58 5:58 PM MST7:58 PM EST8:28 PM VEN4:58 UAE (+1)7:58 PM CT-Hamels improved to 10-8 on Saturday with a gem against Seattle.
Analysis: Hamels struck out 12 and limited the Mariners to one run over seven innings in the 10-1 victory.
Sep. 15 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET17:04 ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST4:34 PM VEN1:04 UAE (+1)4:04 PM CT-Hamels did not get a decision Monday.
Analysis: Hamels was charged with three runs in seven innings.
Sep. 9 2:30 PM PT3:30 PM MT4:30 PM CT5:30 PM ET17:30 ET21:30 GMT5:30 2:30 PM MST4:30 PM EST5:00 PM VEN1:30 UAE (+1)4:30 PM CT-Hamels cruised to victory Tuesday.
Analysis: Hamels had a ball hit his cheek and tossed seven innings of four-run ball.
Sep. 3 3:21 PM PT4:21 PM MT5:21 PM CT6:21 PM ET18:21 ET22:21 GMT6:21 3:21 PM MST5:21 PM EST5:51 PM VEN2:21 UAE (+1)5:21 PM CT-Hamels was solid Wednesday.
Analysis: Hamels allowed three runs in seven innings in a quality start.
Aug. 29 3:28 PM PT4:28 PM MT5:28 PM CT6:28 PM ET18:28 ET22:28 GMT6:28 3:28 PM MST5:28 PM EST5:58 PM VEN2:28 UAE (+1)5:28 PM CT-Hamels treated the O's as birdfeed on Friday.
Analysis: Hamels pitched his best game since being acquired by Texas, striking out 10 in eight innings Friday night in a 4-1 win over the sinking Orioles. Hamels is a former World Series MVP.
Aug. 24 1:16 PM PT2:16 PM MT3:16 PM CT4:16 PM ET16:16 ET20:16 GMT4:16 1:16 PM MST3:16 PM EST3:46 PM VEN0:16 UAE (+1)3:16 PM CT-Hamels earned his first Texas win Sunday.
Analysis: The mercenary hurler allowed two runs on eight hits and two walks over six innings. He struck out two.
Aug. 18 12:26 PM PT1:26 PM MT2:26 PM CT3:26 PM ET15:26 ET19:26 GMT3:26 12:26 PM MST2:26 PM EST2:56 PM VEN23:26 UAE2:26 PM CT-Hamels remained at 0-1 with his new club, allowing three runs over seven innings in Texas' 4-3 victory against Seattle on Monday.
Analysis: This was by far Hamels' best performance since joining the Rangers, though opponents are batting .303 in his three outings compared to .233 in his 20 games for Philadelphia.
Aug. 11 4:38 PM PT5:38 PM MT6:38 PM CT7:38 PM ET19:38 ET23:38 GMT7:38 4:38 PM MST6:38 PM EST7:08 PM VEN3:38 UAE (+1)6:38 PM CT-Hamels is on track to make his next start.
Analysis: Hamels was scratched from his scheduled start Thursday because of a sore left groin. He threw a bullpen session before Friday's game and says everything felt "pretty good." Texas has lost both of Hamels' starts since he was acquired from Philadelphia two weeks ago. If all goes well, he will start Monday against Seattle.
Aug. 1 2:22 PM PT3:22 PM MT4:22 PM CT5:22 PM ET17:22 ET21:22 GMT5:22 2:22 PM MST4:22 PM EST4:52 PM VEN1:22 UAE (+1)4:22 PM CT-Hamels was officially added to the Texas Rangers' active roster on Saturday.
Analysis: The three-time National League All-Star is scheduled to make his American League debut on Saturday night at home against the San Francisco Giants. In his last start for the Philadelphia Phillies, the 31-year-old left-hander no-hit the Chicago Cubs on July 25.
July 30 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET1:09 ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST12:39 AM VEN9:09 UAE12:09 AM CT-Hamels' locker was still intact in Philadelphia's clubhouse, as was Matt Harrison's in Texas' locker room.
Analysis: Details were still being finalized late Thursday night for the expected blockbuster deal that will send ace lefty Hamels and reliever Jake Diekman to the Rangers for Harrison and a package of top prospects. But players on both sides already talked like they had lost beloved teammates.
July 28 3:54 PM PT4:54 PM MT5:54 PM CT6:54 PM ET18:54 ET22:54 GMT6:54 3:54 PM MST5:54 PM EST6:24 PM VEN2:54 UAE (+1)5:54 PM CT-Hamels is being pushed back one day in Philadelphia's starting rotation and is not scheduled to start for the Phillies again until after Friday's trade deadline has passed.
Analysis: Hamels threw a season-high 129 pitches in Sunday's no-hitter over the Cubs at Wrigley Field. He is 6-7 with a 3.64 ERA in 20 starts. The decision gives Hamels an extra day of rest, and prevents him from getting hurt before Friday's 4 p.m. deadline to trade players without securing waivers.
July 25 4:02 PM PT5:02 PM MT6:02 PM CT7:02 PM ET19:02 ET23:02 GMT7:02 4:02 PM MST6:02 PM EST6:32 PM VEN3:02 UAE (+1)6:02 PM CT-Hamels enhanced his trade value even more, becoming the first pitcher to throw a no-hitter against the Chicago Cubs in 50 years while leading Philadelphia to a 5-0 win Saturday.
Analysis: Hamels struck out 13 in the first no-hitter versus the Cubs since Sandy Koufax pitched a perfect game in 1965.
July 7 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET0:49 ET4:49 GMT12:49 9:49 PM MST11:49 PM EST12:19 AM VEN8:49 UAE11:49 PM CT-Hamels' winless stretch extended to seven starts despite another solid outing Sunday at Atlanta.
Analysis: Hamels, who gave up six hits over seven shutout innings, is 0-3 with a 3.06 ERA since his last victory.
June 25 2:21 PM PT3:21 PM MT4:21 PM CT5:21 PM ET17:21 ET21:21 GMT5:21 2:21 PM MST4:21 PM EST4:51 PM VEN1:21 UAE (+1)4:21 PM CT-Hamels didn't help his trade value Wednesday.
Analysis: After missing his previous turn because of a strained right hamstring, Hamels allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in five innings. Signed at $22.5 million a season through 2018, he is among the veterans the last-place Phillies may trade by the end of July.
June 18 12:38 PM PT1:38 PM MT2:38 PM CT3:38 PM ET15:38 ET19:38 GMT3:38 12:38 PM MST2:38 PM EST3:08 PM VEN23:38 UAE2:38 PM CT-Hamels will miss at least one start because of a mild right hamstring strain. Hamels is 5-5 with a 2.96 ERA. The three-time All-Star and 2008 World Series MVP is a valuable trade asset for rebuilding Philadelphia, which has the worst record in the majors.
Analysis: Right-hander Phillippe Aumont will be called up from Triple-A Lehigh Valley to start Philadelphia's game against St. Louis on Friday night instead of Hamels. Aumont was converted to starter this season after struggling as a reliever since the Phillies acquired him from Seattle in the Cliff Lee trade of December 2009. He was 3-4 with a 2.35 ERA in 14 games, including 10 starts for the IronPigs.
June 15 1:34 PM PT2:34 PM MT3:34 PM CT4:34 PM ET16:34 ET20:34 GMT4:34 1:34 PM MST3:34 PM EST4:04 PM VEN0:34 UAE (+1)3:34 PM CT-Hamels pitched seven scoreless innings against Pittsburgh on Sunday but the Phillies lost 1-0 in 11 innings.
Analysis: Hamels (5-5, 2.96 ERA) rebounded nicely from a 6-4 loss in Cincinnati on June 8. He gave up five runs in six innings in that game.
June 9 12:21 PM PT1:21 PM MT2:21 PM CT3:21 PM ET15:21 ET19:21 GMT3:21 12:21 PM MST2:21 PM EST2:51 PM VEN23:21 UAE2:21 PM CT-Hamels lost for the second time in three starts Monday, giving up five runs and eight hits over six innings in a 6-4 defeat at Cincinnati.
Analysis: Monday's outing ended a streak of six straight quality starts for the left-hander, who is now 5-5 with a 3.19 ERA.
June 4 2:50 PM PT3:50 PM MT4:50 PM CT5:50 PM ET17:50 ET21:50 GMT5:50 2:50 PM MST4:50 PM EST5:20 PM VEN1:50 UAE (+1)4:50 PM CT-Hamels didn't record a decision Wednesday versus Cincinnati despite a strong performance, allowing two runs over seven innings in a 5-4 victory.
Analysis: Hamels is 4-1 with a 1.83 ERA over his last six starts with a gaudy 0.90 WHIP.
May 30 12:08 PM PT1:08 PM MT2:08 PM CT3:08 PM ET15:08 ET19:08 GMT3:08 12:08 PM MST2:08 PM EST2:38 PM VEN23:08 UAE2:08 PM CT-Hamels allowed two runs in eight innings and fanned nine on Friday night but took a 4-1 loss to Colorado, his first in five games.
Analysis: Hamels (5-4, 2.91 ERA) was 4-0 with a 1.53 ERA in his prior four starts.
May 24 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET18:45 ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST6:15 PM VEN2:45 UAE (+1)5:45 PM CT-Hamels allowed one run and five hits over eight innings in Saturday's 8-1 win at Washington.
Analysis: Hamels' trade value is soaring right now. He's posted a 1.53 ERA while winning each of his last four starts.
Apr. 17 3:10 PM PT4:10 PM MT5:10 PM CT6:10 PM ET18:10 ET22:10 GMT6:10 3:10 PM MST5:10 PM EST5:40 PM VEN2:10 UAE (+1)5:10 PM CT-Hamels allowed five runs and five hits in six innings and took the loss in Thursday's 5-2 defeat in Washington.
Analysis: Two of the hits were home runs, and Hamels has allowed seven in 18 innings. That's half of his 30-start total from 2014.
Apr. 12 5:54 PM PT6:54 PM MT7:54 PM CT8:54 PM ET20:54 ET0:54 GMT8:54 5:54 PM MST7:54 PM EST8:24 PM VEN4:54 UAE (+1)7:54 PM CT-Hamels limited Washington to one run on a homer and one other hit over seven innings in Philadelphia's 3-2 win Saturday, though he didn't receive the victory.
Analysis: Hamels has given up five home runs in 12 innings, all on solo shots.
Apr. 7 9:02 AM PT10:02 AM MT11:02 AM CT12:02 PM ET12:02 ET16:02 GMT0:02 9:02 AM MST11:02 AM EST11:32 AM VEN20:02 UAE11:02 AM CT-In Monday's loss, Hamels gave up five hits in five innings, striking out six. He allowed four homers for the second time in his career.
Analysis: Hamels is 1-7 with a 5.13 ERA in his first game of the season, including five straight losses.

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