Cole Hamels has thrown 40,004 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
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 and has some natural sink to it. His cutter results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' cutters and has slightly above average velo. His sinker generates a very high amount of groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has less armside run than typical. His curve is a real worm killer that generates an extreme number of groundballs compared to other pitchers' curves, has a sharp downward bite and is slightly harder than usual.