Cole Hamels

Cole Hamels

SP - TEX
Height: 6' 3"Weight: 195 lbsAge: 34Bats: LThrows: LCountry: USA

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BAL @ TEX
Fri, 7/28 8:05pm
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Cole Hamels gets win Tuesday night

Cole Hamels pitched six innings against the Marlins Tuesday and, enjoying solid run support, came away with a win in the 10-4 victory. Over six, he allowed six hits, four runs (all earned), and two walks while recording five strikeouts. The win gives Hamels a 5-1 record on the year to go with a 3.97 ERA. He will pitch again Sunday against Kevin Gausman and the Orioles in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact

The entire Rangers rotation needs consistent run support like this to have any serious postseason hopes. As for Hamels, he deserves solid respect for having a good year. His K/9 is low by his standards but he compensates for that by maintaining a healthy GB% and limiting damage when needed. He'll turn 34 this offseason and sure, he's seen better years, but he has been adaptive and that has prolonged a good career.

Steve Painter1 day ago
Cole Hamels has rough outing Thursday night

Cole Hamels pitched 5 1/3 innings against the Orioles Thursday night, allowing nine hits, seven runs (all earned), and two walks while recording three strikeouts in a 9-7 losing effort. Of note were the three home runs allowed by Hamels. The loss gives him a 4-1 record on the year and he carries a 3.78 ERA thus far. He will pitch again Tuesday against Dan Straily and the Marlins in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact

Any time a pitcher has an outing like this the level of concern rises but Hamels is prone to slip-up's and he has been pitching quite well since returning from an oblique injury. So, while the raised eyebrows should be evident, a widespread alarm would be a bit too reactive at this point.

Steve Painter6 days ago
Cole Hamels strong Saturday night against Royals

Cole Hamels pitched 7 2/3 strong innings against the Royals Saturday night, allowing four hits, no runs, and one walk while recording five strikeouts before his exit after throwing 99 pitches. Had he remained for just one more out he would have earned the win, but had to settle for the quality start in the Rangers 1-0 win. He will pitch again Thursday against Wade Miley and the Orioles in Baltimore.

Fantasy Impact

Hamels has had three strong outings in a row as he looks to regain his form after being injured much of the first half. The Rangers are holding steady as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches but either way, that won't affect Hamels too much, he's not going anywhere. He's healthy and looking to finish the year with some strong outings.

Steve Painter2 weeks ago
Cole Hamels produces a gem over 7 2/3 Friday night

Cole Hamels was spectacular over 7 2/3 innings Friday night as he held the Angels to only three hits, no runs, one walk while recording six strikeouts en route to a decisive 10-0 victory. Hamels was lifted due to being on a pitch count because of his recent stay on the disabled list.

Fantasy Impact

Seems like others are always talking about regression for Hamels and yes, there has been some of that but he's a pitcher who can still deal. Owners are very happy with his last two starts so hopefully, he can stay healthy and continue to produce strong outings.

Steve Painter3 weeks ago
Cole Hamels dominates White Sox Saturday

Cole Hamels sparkled in his start Saturday against the White Sox, allowing just two hits, two runs (both earned), no walks while recording six strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings Saturday in Chicago. The Rangers' offense was equally dominating and Texas won by a score of 10-4. With the win, Hamels' record improves to 3-0 on the year. He will pitch again Friday against Ricky Nolasco and the Angels in Arlington.

Fantasy Impact

This outing should put to rest any concerns about whether Hamels is fully ready to offer consistent fantasy production for owners. His last start was brutally bad, leaving some to question their investment. But he's back and will hopefully stay healthy, offering mid-rotation value to patient managers.

Steve Painter4 weeks ago