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Major League Baseball

Career W-L
99-74
 
Career ERA
3.38
Name  Cole Hamels
Born  12/27/1983
Height  6-3
Weight  195
Number  35
Position  SP
Bats  L
Throws  L
4/10/2014 8:04:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (biceps tendinitis) could be back in the rotation on April 22, according to Todd Zolecki of mlb.com.
Insight: GM Ruben Amaro Jr. said that Hamels might need just two more rehab starts after his turn on April 12.
 
4/2/2014 8:28:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (biceps tendinitis) will start his rehab assignment on Sunday, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Hamels entered spring training behind schedule due to a shoulder problem and fell further behind when it didn't feel right early on. The team gave him time off and now its a matter of building up his innings. He could be back April 26 if he makes four rehab starts or May 1 if he makes five.
 
3/27/2014 8:37:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (biceps tendinitis) threw two innings in a minor league game and was pleased with how he felt, according to espn.com. The Phillies placed Hamels on the 15-day DL Thursday.
Insight: Hamels entered spring training behind schedule due to a shoulder problem and fell further behind when it didn't feel right early on. The team gave him time off and now its a matter of getting innings and building arm strength. Figure a return in early May at the latest.
 
3/24/2014 2:25:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) threw another bullpen session Sunday and away "thrilled," according to beat writer Matt Gelb.
Insight: Hamels entered spring training behind schedule due to a shoulder problem and fell further behind when it didn't feel right early on. The team gave him time off and now its a matter of getting innings and building arm strength. Figure a return in late April.
 
3/14/2014 2:18:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) threw a bullpen session Wednesday and came out clean so he'll try again on Sunday.
Insight: Hamels entered spring training behind schedule due to a shoulder problem. He can be ruled out for the first two weeks of April, even if he avoids a setback going forward, and there's a chance he won't pitch at all in the first month of the season.
 
3/11/2014 6:15:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) will throw a bullpen session Wednesday, according to Matt Gelb of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Insight: Hamels entered spring training behind schedule after experiencing shoulder discomfort in November and he began experiencing arm fatigue last week after initially making good progress. He can be ruled out for the first two weeks of April, even if he avoids a setback going forward, and there's a chance he won't pitch at all in the first month of the season.
 
3/9/2014 3:26:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels doesn't feel pain in his left shoulder but says his arm is "fatigued out," according to mlb.com.
Insight: Hamels entered spring training behind schedule after experiencing shoulder discomfort in November, but he made good progress and was only expected to miss one or two starts. He didn't exactly suffer a setback, as his shoulder is structurally fine, but the fatigue means he'll have to slow his throwing program again. The Phillies hope that the cause of the fatigue is Hamels pushing himself too hard, too fast.
 
3/6/2014 12:15:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) was expected to face hitters Thursday but a setback has put his spring training on hold.
Insight: Hamels was already expected to miss Opening Day after experiencing shoulder tendinitis in November, but now we have to start worrying about his season-long fantasy value. It's possible he won't be ready until May, so adjust your rankings accordingly.
 
3/4/2014 7:11:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) is expected to face hitters Thursday and could make his Grapefruit League debut next week, according to csnphilly.com.
Insight: Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day after experiencing shoulder tendinitis in November, but he may have to miss just one or two starts. He's no longer experiencing soreness but is behind schedule in his throwing program. Draft him as you normally would in fantasy.
 
2/26/2014 4:41:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) threw his first bullpen session of the spring on Wednesday and will throw another one Saturday, according to Todd Zolecki of mlb.com.
Insight: Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day after experiencing shoulder tendinitis in November, but he may have to miss just one or two starts. He's no longer experiencing soreness but is behind schedule in his throwing program. Draft him as you normally would in fantasy.
 
2/23/2014 3:09:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) says he has made "tremendous progress" in his recovery from shoulder tendinitis, according to csnphilly.com. He's better now but the injury set him back in his throwing program.
Insight: Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day after experiencing shoulder tendinitis in November, but he may have to miss just one or two starts. "I'm feeling like my body is ready to make a big jump," he said Sunday. "I feel right where I usually am about Feb. 1 going into spring training. That’s about the time I’m usually ready for my first ‘pen. I’m happy where I am." He'll throw his first bullpen session Tuesday.
 
2/19/2014 11:34:00 AM
Description: The Phillies expect starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) to throw off a mound next Tuesday, according to Ryan Lawrence of the Philadelphia Daily News.
Insight: Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day after experiencing shoulder tendinitis in November, but he may have to miss just one or two starts. He's better now, but is slightly behind schedule in his throwing program.
 
2/13/2014 3:57:00 PM
Description: The Phillies expect starter Cole Hamels (shoulder) to pitch sometime in April, according to philly.com.
Insight: Hamels will not be ready for Opening Day after experiencing shoulder tendinitis in November, but he may have to miss just one or two starts. He's better now, but is behind schedule in his throwing program by roughly two weeks.
 
2/12/2014 11:36:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia lefthander Cole Hamels expects to miss the start of the 2014 season. He's been limited by shoulder tendinitis this offseason. SOURCE: Jim Salisbury, Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia
Insight: The good news is, he should be ready to throw a bullpen session in about a week and a half. If all goes according to plan, Hamels (8-14, 3.60 ERA last season) shouldn't have to miss more than a start or two in April. The injury seems minor enough that it won't affect his draft position.
 
Hot9/8/2013 6:40:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels surrendered two solo homers Sunday, but those were the only two hits he allowed against the Braves.
Insight: Hamels struck out nine batters over eight innings. The left-hander has gone 5-2 with a 2.18 ERA and an 84/12 K/BB over his last 95 innings after starting out 2-11 with a 4.58 ERA. He has thrown at least seven innings in nine straight starts.
 
9/4/2013 11:09:00 AM
Description: Philadelphia lefthander Cole Hamels struggled with back discomfort during his last start. SOURCE: Philadelphia Inquirer
Insight: The fact that we're just hearing about this now suggests the injury isn't too serious. Until we hear otherwise, we'd expect Hamels (6-13, 3.50 ERA) to make his scheduled start Sunday against Atlanta.
 
Hot8/29/2013 10:01:00 AM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels has thrown seven straight starts of seven innings or more and three runs or less.
Insight: However, he only has two wins to show for his efforts during that stretch. He did earn a victory against the Mets Wednesday after allowing two runs with eight K over seven innings. The left-hander is 4-2 with a 2.25 ERA, a 1.04 WHIP and a 1.13 BB/9 in 80 innings since the start of July.
 
8/18/2013 6:10:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels held the red-hot Dodgers in check over seven innings Sunday but came away with a no decision.
Insight: Hamels allowed two runs on seven hits and had an 8/0 K/BB, but Philadelphia didn't win the game until the ninth inning. The left-hander has done a good job of turning around his season and now has a 3.61 ERA amd a 1.19 WHIP, but he's still just 5-13.
 
8/1/2013 9:58:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels took a frustrating no decision Thursday against the Giants despite allowing zero runs in eight innings.
Insight: Hamels had a 1-0 lead going into the ninth, but high-priced closer Jonathan Papelbon blew the save and the game. Since starting out 1-9 with a 4.86 ERA over the first two months of the season, Hamels has posted a 2.88 ERA and a 68/15 K/BB in 75 innings over his last 11 starts but is just 3-4 in those outings.
 
7/9/2013 9:57:00 PM
Description: Phillies starter Cole Hamels won two straight starts for the first time this season with a victory over Washington Tuesday.
Insight: Hamels turned in eight innings of six-hit, one-run baseball Tuesday to improve to 4-11. His ERA since June 1 is 3.06.
 

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