Colbert Michael Hamels… married Heidi Strobel (Dec. 31, 2006); has three children: two sons, Caleb Michael (Oct. 9, 2009) and Braxton Grady (Oct. 24, 2011), and one daughter, Reeve Kenean (July 9, 2012)…is a 2002 graduate of Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, CA where he starred in baseball…did not pitch in his junior year due to a broken humerus bone in his left arm…was signed for the Phillies by Darrell Connor after being the 17th overall player selected in the country in the 2002 First Year Player Draft.
Selected Rangers 2016 Pitcher of the Year by the DFW chapter of the BBWAA in his 1st full season with the club, posting his 8th 200-inning season and 5th 200-strikeout campaign in anchoring the Texas rotation…landed 4th career All-Star selection (4th in A.L. player voting for starting pitchers), 1st since 2012…went 15-5 with a 3.32 ERA (74 ER/200.2 IP) in 32 games/starts…ranked among A.L. leaders in win pct. (6th, .750), strikeouts (7th, 200), quality starts (T6th, 22), ERA (8th, 3.32), and SO/9 (8th, 8.97), groundball pct. (9th, 49.6), wins (T9th, 15), road ERA (2nd, 2.40) and night ERA (5th, 2.97)… also had most walks (77, 3rd in the A.L.) and highest WHIP (1.306) of his career.2016
Was 13-8, 3.65 ERA (86 ER/212.1 IP) over 32 games/ starts with Philadelphia and Texas…averaged 9.11 strikeouts per 9 innings, second-highest figure of his career (9.86 SO/9 in 2006)…posted career highs for walks (62), hit by pitches (10), wild pitches (9) and balks (4, tied for first in ML)…opponents hit .238 (190-800), nearly identical figures for right-handers (.238, 149-627) and lefties (.237, 41-173)…RHB hit 20 of 22 HR allowed…had 21 quality starts (13 w/ PHI, 8 w/ TEX), T16th in MLB…opposition hit .228 (43-189) with runners in scoring position and .210 (53-252) with two outs in an inning…missed a pair of starts, with PHI on Jul 19 (mild right hamstring strain) and with TEX on Aug. 13 at Minnesota (left groin soreness).2014
Finished 6th in NL Cy Young Award voting... Posted a career-best ERA (2.46) and tied his career high in quality starts (25, other: 2013)... His 1.82 ERA (22 ER, 109.0 IP) on the road was the lowest by a LHP since 1998 (Tom Glavine, 1.78)... Posted a 2.06 ERA (43 ER, 188.0 IP) over his final 27 starts, which ranked 3rd in MLB over that span, trailing Clayton Kershaw (1.85) and Felix Hernandez (1.96)... Became the first starting pitcher since Orel Hershiser in 1989 (15-15, 2.31 ERA) to finish a season with an ERA under 2.50 and a .500 or worse record... Allowed 3 ER or fewer in each of his last 23 starts, the first Phillies pitcher to do so since Chris Short went 26 straight (1967-68)... Pitched at least 200.0 innings for the 5th consecutive season, becoming the first Phillie to do so since Hall of Famer Steve Carlton did so in 9 straight seasons (1972-80)... Made 30 or more starts for the 7th consecutive season, becoming the first Phillie to do so since Carlton did so in 9 straight (1972-80)... T-2nd in the NL in quality starts (25), ranked 5th in ERA, 6th in opponent's SLG % (.345), 7th in SO (198) & FIP (3.04) and 8th in opponent's OPS (.641)... Received the lowest run support average of his career (3.39); 6th-lowest among all starters in MLB... Missed the first 3 weeks of the season due to left biceps tendinitis; made 3 rehab starts for Clearwater (A) before being activated on 4/23... Pitched 7.0 innings or more in a career-best 10 straight games, 5/11-6/26... Earned his 100th career win on 5/17 vs CIN, becoming just the 7th pitcher (and 4th LHP) since 1900 to win 100 or more games as a Phillie... Had a 24.2-inning scoreless streak, 6/1-21, which fell 0.1 inning shy of his career-long streak of 25.0... Went 7.0 innings or more while allowing 1 ER or none in 5 consecutive starts (7/19-8/9), falling 1 game shy of tying the Phillies franchise record of 6 straight... Started and threw 6.0 innings in the Phillies' combined no-hitter, 9/1 at ATL... Finished the season with 1,707 career SO, the 3rd-most in Phillies history; trails Robin Roberts by 164 SO for 2nd place in club history... Had 4 double-digit SO games, increasing his career total to 27, 3rd-most in franchise history... Tossed back-to-back double-digit SO games (5/11 at NYM & 5/17 vs CIN) for the 3rd time in his career