27-year old righty starting pitcher Jason Hammel is a solid back end of the rotation starter for the Rockies. He has started 23 games for the Rockies this year and he is 8-7 with a 4.35 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP. He is second on the team in wins, starts and innings pitched so far this year. Hammel has now pitched in 57 games (53 starts) in his two years with the Rockies and he is 18-15 with a 4.34 ERA and a 1.35 WHIP. Not too many people out there thought much about the trade that brought him over from the Rays last season but it has really helped out the Rockies and Hammel. Hammel would be nothing more than a mop up man if he were still with the Rays.