Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 2/5/13
Each day MTRphilly.com will be breaking down the players on the Philadelphia Phillies 40 man roster and their non roster invitees. Today we will discuss pitcher Cole Hamels. Summary:  Cole Hamels had the best season of his career in 2012. He had a career high in wins (17) and strikeouts (216) and an solid 1.124 WHIP. Hamels made his third All Star team and was 8th in Cy Young Award votes. The 29 year old left hander was rewarded for his efforts with a 7 year contract extension. Hamels should just be entering his prime and will be the cover of the Phillies rotation for the foreseeable future. Scouting Report:  Low to mid 90′s fastball Unfair change-up that is one of the games best Average curveball Hits:  Is coming off the best season of his career. Should just be going into the prime of his career and could get even better. Has developed his curveball enough to use it effectively with his fastball and change-up and keep batters off balance. Hamels has developed mental toughness a...
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