Cole Hamels

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Cole Hamels has thrown 39,224 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2019, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2019, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (92mph) and Change using a Circle Change grip (84mph), also mixing in a Cutter (88mph), Curve (79mph) and Sinker (92mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2019 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' fourseamers, has essentially average velo and has slightly less natural movement than typical. His change generates an extremely high number of swings & misses compared to other pitchers' changeups, is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' changeups, is slightly firmer than usual and has some natural sink to it. His cutter generates fewer whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' cutters and has well above average velo. His curve is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and is slightly harder than usual. His sinker is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers, generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' sinkers, has less armside run than typical and has slightly above average velo.