Headliners Set 21 Cole Hamels replaces Prime Matt Kemp in Headliners packs today. Signature Series Cole Hamels is a 96 overall. Hamels has a five-pitch mix, but those familiar with him know it’s more like a three-pitch mix. If you struggle with players like Cliff Lee or Jon Lester, you’ll generally struggle with a pitcher like Cole Hamels. You have to approach batters a different way with left-handed pitchers like these in an online game.
He has 112 stamina, 98 K/9, 90 BB/9 and 88 control. You have to locate your fastballs with Hamels, and if you can do that the circle-change can then be used to devastate batters.
Here are his full ratings:
Here are his quirks:
Here’s a look at his price on the community market immediately after he was released:
The odds on the Headliners packs remain the same as always, so good luck if you try getting him in packs as you’ll have a 1:10 chance at a diamond, albeit that diamond might not be Cole Hamels.