5. Cole Hamels
Cole Hamels is a four-time All-Star and former World Series MVP. However, at 34-years-old, he’s only a shell of his former self.
For the second straight season, his ERA hovers in the low fours and sits at a gruff 4.36. The left-hander has struggled with the long ball this season, as he’s already given up 21 home runs. That’s three more than last season and he projects to give up more than any other year in his career.
Hamels has particularly struggled as of late, driving his price down even further. However, even with these concerns, he could provide a nice boost to the Brewers’ starting unit. His experience would be great for a club who doesn’t have very many players with playoff games under their belt. For this reason alone, he’d be worth giving up a low prospect and help the club advance closer to the playoffs.