From the Collection: Cole Hamels, p, Phillies

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Card: 2006 Bowman Heritage RC

I don’t have anything against the Phillies.  For some reason I always think of them as the National League version of the Rangers–a team that beats you with power pitchers and power hitters.  Not a lot finesse, just power everything.

Not sure why I think that.  Its probably all the old pictures I saw growing up of all the old Phillies in that white and red uniform.  They all seemed like they were white, barrel chested beer drinkers who never ran out a ground ball.  And Darren Daulton.

Anyway.

Got this card in Spring Training of Hamels rookie year.  I think that the 2006 Bowman Heritage set is still one of the nicer sets every made, and many look really good autographed.  I remember this was one of my best mail days ever, getting almost a dozen autographs in the mail that day.

Hamels is a heck of a pitcher, and fits the Phillies prototype that I have in my head.  He is a workhorse, pitching near or over 200 innings per season, and generally striking out near on batter per inning.  He is a three time All-Star, and pretty much the most consistent pitcher in the Phillies rotation.

Year Age Tm Lg W L ERA IP H BB SO ERA+ WHIP Awards
2003 19 PHI-min A,A+ 6 3 1.34 101.0 61 39 147 0.990  
2004 20 PHI-min A+ 1 0 1.12 16.0 10 4 24 0.875  
2005 21 PHI-min AA,A+ 4 0 2.31 35.0 17 19 37 1.029  
2006 22 PHI-min AAA,A+,A 3 1 1.10 49.0 29 12 68 0.837  
2006 22 PHI NL 9 8 4.08 132.1 117 48 145 115 1.247
2007 23 PHI NL 15 5 3.39 183.1 163 43 177 135 1.124 AS,CYA-6
2008 24 PHI NL 14 10 3.09 227.1 193 53 196 141 1.082
2009 25 PHI NL 10 11 4.32 193.2 206 43 168 97 1.286
2010 26 PHI NL 12 11 3.06 208.2 185 61 211 133 1.179
2011 27 PHI NL 14 9 2.79 216.0 169 44 194 137 0.986 AS,CYA-5
2012 28 PHI NL 17 6 3.05 215.1 190 52 216 132 1.124 AS,CYA-8
2013 29 PHI NL 8 14 3.60 220.0 205 50 202 106 1.159
8 Yrs 99 74 3.38 1596.2 1428 394 1509 123 1.141
162 Game Avg. 14 10 3.38 222 199 55 210 123 1.141
Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 12/29/2013.
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