Cole Hamels Career Strikeouts Overview

During Cole Hamels's 15-year Major League Baseball career, he had a lifetime total of 2560 strikeouts, an average of 171 strikeouts per season. 2012 was his best season with 216 strikeouts and his worst season was 2020 when he had 2 strikeouts. Cole Hamels outperformed similar player cohorts when comparing career totals, besting USA (348.10090556274), Millenial (297.65763384005), Y (2134.7777777778), mlb (347.409776226), and SP (475.04233750745) player career averages. See the charts and graphs below that visualize this information in more detail.

Strikeouts are outs recorded by the pitcher or team's pitchers when the player at bat accumulates 3 strikes before putting the ball in play, is walked, or hit by a pitch. Strikes are accumlated by swinging and missing a pitch, not swinging at a pitch in the strike zone, or by hitting a foul ball. Foul ball strkes however are not counted for a third strike unless the foul results from a bunt or is a foul tip third strike caught by the catcher. Generally, for Strikeouts, higher is better. (Source)

Cole Hamels Lifetime Strikeouts and Similar Stats

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Cole Hamels Strikeouts By Year Line Chart

This line chart shows Cole Hamels's yearly Strikeouts for each season of his Major League Baseball career. Also included, for comparison, are yearly player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, SP, and players from their country of birth. For these groups, averages are calculated for each group's performance for the defined year.
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Cole Hamels Cumulative Strikeouts by Year

This line chart attempts to show show how Cole Hamels's career Strikeouts progressed by year. Each year on the chart represents Cole Hamels's career Strikeouts at the end of that season.
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Cole Hamels Strikeouts By Year Box Chart

This chart attempts to draw comparisons between Cole Hamels and related player groups by summarizing Strikeouts for each season played by Cole Hamels. The box represents the middle 50% of the data for each player with the line in the box being the median value. The whiskers represent the ranges for the top and bottom 25% of the data. Review the spread and medians to draw your conclusions!
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Cole Hamels Strikeouts Per Season Stats Table

This table shows Cole Hamels Strikeouts stats per season for his full MLB career with the aggregations’ sum, average, minimum, maximum, and median. Also included, for comparison, are season player averages for MLB, Hall of Fame players, SP, and players from their country of birth. The comparisons are calculated for each group for each year of Cole Hamels career.

Note: "—" indicate there were no players for comparison for a specific year. Most commonly this happens for the hall of fame group where there may not have been a hall of famer playing that year.
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