Cole Hamels

Chicago Cubs

Pitch Repertoire At-A-Glance

Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2019, Cole Hamels threw 37,634 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2007 and 2018, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season, the MLB Postseason and Spring Training. In 2018, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (93mph), also mixing in a Change using a Circle Change grip (84mph), Cutter (88mph), Sinker (92mph) and Curve (79mph). He also rarely threw a Slider (86mph).

BETA Feature:
Basic description of 2018 pitches compared to other LHP:
His fourseam fastball has slightly above 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 and is slightly firmer than usual. His cutter results in somewhat more groundballs compared to other pitchers' cutters, has slightly above average velo and has strong cutting action. His sinker results in many more groundballs compared to other pitchers' sinkers and has slightly above average velo. His curve generates more whiffs/swing compared to other pitchers' curves, is slightly harder than usual and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' curves. His slider is much harder than usual, has primarily 12-6 movement and results in somewhat more flyballs compared to other pitchers' sliders.