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Colby Lewis

34-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2014 Stats

W-L

0-1

ERA

6.75

WHIP

1.50

K

4

SV

0

2014 RotoWire Projections

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2014 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lewis never returned from last year's torn flexor tendon injury, suffering a few setbacks during the rehab process and then undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in August. He returned to the Rangers on ...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 240   DOB: 8/2/1979   BORN: Bakersfield, CA   COLLEGE: Bakersfield (CA) JC      Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed a minor league deal with the Rangers in November of 2013.

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Making his season debut, Lewis did not find much success, allowing four runs -- three earned -- in 5.1 innings.

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Colby Lewis Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS SH IP H ER HR K BB W L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
2006 26 AAA TOL 25 25 0 154.7 158 65 13 111 38 7 7 0 3.78 1.27
2006 26 MAJ DET 2 0 0 3.0 8 1 1 5 1 0 0 0 3.00 3.00
2007 27 AAA SAC 15 15 0 95.7 70 20 8 97 23 8 3 0 1.88 0.97
2007 27 MAJ OAK 26 1 0 37.7 44 27 7 23 14 0 2 0 6.45 1.54
2008 28 JPN JPN 26 26 2 178.0 151 53 12 183 27 15 8 0 2.68 1.00
2009 29 JPN JPN 29 0 1 176.0 156 58 13 186 19 11 9 0 2.97 0.99
2010 30 MAJ TEX 32 32 0 201.0 174 83 21 196 65 12 13 0 0 0 3.72 1.19
2011 31 MAJ TEX 32 32 1 200.3 187 98 35 169 56 14 10 0 0 0 4.40 1.21
2012 32 MAJ TEX 16 16 0 105.0 99 40 16 93 14 6 6 0 0 0 3.43 1.08
2013 33 AA Fri 5 5 0 18.0 23 14 4 15 4 0 1 0 0 0 7.00 1.50
2013 33 AAA Rou 5 2 0 6.0 10 6 1 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 9.00 2.33
2014 34 AAA Rou 1 1 0 5.0 4 2 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 3.60 1.40
2014 34 MAJ TEX 1 1 0 5.3 8 4 1 4 0 0 1 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
2014 RotoWire Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Colby Lewis
3-Year Averages MAJ   24 24 0 152.7 143 69 25 131 35 10 8 0 0 0 4.07 1.17
Career  (View All) MAJ   153 115 1 729.0 738 387 109 617 259 44 45 0 4.78 1.37

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Colby Lewis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Apr. 14 Sea 5.3 8 4 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 L 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
5.3 8 4 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
5.3 8 4 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.75 1.50
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 5.3 IP/G
5.3 8 4 4 1 0 4 1 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 6.75 1.50

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Colby Lewis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201224747115811212.252
2011486864411923321.274

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2012180463411024.236
201135383126812214.204

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201249.742053853.261.21
201192.75506229225.541.28

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201255.3240406113.580.96
2011107.795010727133.431.15
Colby Lewis Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G GS IP K/9 BB/9 K/BB HR/9 GB/FB Ratio Strand % Fastball ERA FIP BABIP
2006 26 AAA TOL 25 25 154.7 6.46 2.21 2.92 0.76 71.6% 3.78 3.73 .308
2006 26 MAJ DET 2 0 3.0 15.00 3.00 5.00 3.00 3.00 100% 3.00 5.23 .669
2007 27 AAA SAC 15 15 95.7 9.13 2.16 4.22 0.75 85.9% 1.88 3.01 .264
2007 27 MAJ OAK 26 1 37.7 5.50 3.35 1.64 1.67 0.75 60.8% 6.45 5.55 .308
2008 28 JPN JPN 26 26 178.0 9.25 1.37 6.78 0.61 75.3% 2.68 2.48 .304
2009 29 JPN JPN 29 0 176.0 9.51 0.97 9.79 0.66 72.2% 2.97 2.37 .315
2010 30 MAJ TEX 32 32 201.0 8.78 2.91 3.02 0.94 0.89 71.6% 90.1 MPH 3.72 3.67 .292
2011 31 MAJ TEX 32 32 200.3 7.59 2.52 3.02 1.57 0.71 69.7% 89.0 MPH 4.40 4.71 .277
2012 32 MAJ TEX 16 16 105.0 7.97 1.20 6.64 1.37 0.70 75.3% 87.9 MPH 3.43 3.98 .290
2013 33 AA Fri 5 5 18.0 7.50 2.00 3.75 2.00 56.5% 7.00 5.09 .347
2013 33 AAA Rou 5 2 6.0 6.00 6.00 1.00 1.50 61.5% 9.00 6.03 .411
2014 34 AAA Rou 1 1 5.0 3.60 5.40 0.67 0.00 71.4% 3.60 4.80 .248
2014 34 MAJ TEX 1 1 5.3 6.75 0.00 0.00 1.69 1.50 57.1% 88.2 MPH 6.75 4.70 .388
2014 Projections MAJ   Subscribe now to see our 2014 projections for Colby Lewis
3-Year Averages MAJ   24 24 152.7 7.72 2.06 3.74 1.47 71.2% 4.07 4.30 .283
Career MAJ   153 115 729.0 7.62 3.20 2.38 1.35 68.7% 4.78 4.55 .304

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2014 Stat Review for Colby Lewis    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2013 (min 140 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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0.00 K/BB
TERRIBLE
6.75 K/9
WEAK
0.00 BB/9
ELITE
88.2 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.7 HR/9
TERRIBLE
1.50 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

A few general measures of a pitcher's effectiveness.

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6.75 ERA
TERRIBLE
1.50 WHIP
TERRIBLE
4.70 FIP
TERRIBLE
BABIP/Strand

Balls in play avg. and % of runners left stranded.

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.388 BABIP
HIGH
57.1% Strand Rate
LOW

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Worst Matchups for Colby Lewis (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
Adrian Gonzalez LA 10 7 2 3 1 0 0 .700 1.400 2.127
Jason Giambi CLE 10 7 1 3 2 3 0 .700 1.200 1.950
Justin Smoak SEA 9 5 1 1 0 3 0 .556 1.111 1.667
Jose Bautista TOR 11 4 2 2 4 1 0 .364 .909 1.442
Mark Reynolds MIL 9 3 2 5 0 4 0 .333 1.000 1.333
J.J. Hardy BAL 12 4 2 4 0 0 0 .333 .917 1.250
David Ortiz BOS 18 6 3 5 2 4 0 .333 .833 1.233
Alex Avila DET 12 4 2 2 1 2 0 .333 .833 1.218
Josh Willingham MIN 19 6 3 5 0 4 1 .316 .895 1.211
Franklin Gutierrez SEA 16 6 2 5 0 3 0 .375 .813 1.188

Best Matchups for Colby Lewis (by OPS against, min 9 AB)

Batter Team AB H HR RBI BB K SB AVG SLG OPS
David DeJesus TB 14 1 0 0 4 3 0 .071 .143 .421
Michael Bourn CLE 13 2 0 0 0 3 1 .154 .231 .385
Jeff Keppinger CHI-A 11 1 0 0 1 2 0 .091 .182 .348
Alberto Callaspo OAK 11 1 0 0 2 1 0 .091 .091 .322
Scott Sizemore NY-A 11 1 0 1 1 4 0 .091 .091 .258
Marco Scutaro SF 14 1 0 1 1 2 1 .071 .071 .248
Asdrubal Cabrera CLE 9 1 0 0 0 2 1 .111 .111 .222
Jason Kubel MIN 14 1 0 0 0 4 0 .071 .071 .143
Miguel Olivo LA 14 0 0 0 0 6 0 .000 .000 .000
Brandon Allen NY-N 9 0 0 0 0 5 0 .000 .000 .000

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Colby Lewis: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Lewis' contract was purchased from Triple-A Round Rock, allowing him to toe the rubber Monday against the Mariners, Rangers VP of Communications John Blake reports.

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Lewis is now on track to start Monday for the Rangers if Sunday's game isn't rained out, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Lewis will have his scheduled start pushed back a few days, but has been assured that he'll be part of the Rangers' rotation, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

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Lewis (hip) is scheduled to start Saturday for the Rangers if he progresses through the rest of the week without a setback, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Lewis may soon get the call to the big leagues, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star Telegram reports.

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Lewis allowed two earned runs over five innings during his rehab start at Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday.

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Lewis will make another start for Triple-A Round Rock on Sunday, and won't return to the Rangers until April 11 at the earliest, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Lewis threw 92 pitches in a minor league exhibition game Tuesday as he continued his comeback from hip surgery, giving up five runs in 5.1 innings, the Associated Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014

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2013

Lewis was limited to just 16 starts, eventually requiring surgery to repair a torn flexor tendon in his right (throwing) forearm that is expected to sideline him until late June at a minimum. When healthy, Lewis continued to be a solid innings eater, posting good peripherals across the board. Texas signed him to an incentive-heavy, one-year deal in late September, keeping Lewis off the free agent market. He's a decent bet to turn in 15 solid starts from late June onward if his rehab goes as planned, so don't dismiss him entirely on draft day.

2012

Lewis enjoyed another fine season, though a spike in home runs allowed raised his ERA over half a run from his 2010 season despite similar peripherals. He posted ERAs of 4.90 or greater in four of the six months, though his post-break peripherals (73:23 K:BB, 80 hits allowed and just 12 homers in 87.1 innings) were a marked improvement over his first-half numbers despite a similar ERA. He allowed a whopping 22 homers in just 92.2 innings pitching at home (compared to just seven allowed in 87 innings at home the year prior). His true value lies somewhere between his past two seasons, which should result in 200 innings, 180 strikeouts, and an ERA around 4.00.

2011

Lewis' return from a few seasons in Japan was a resounding success, despite a poor 12-13 record. He fanned 196 batters in 201 innings, and although his post All-Star break ERA (4.18) was nearly a full run higher than his pre-break numbers, his peripherals remained strong (91:27 K:BB ratio in 90.1 innings) and he's a good bet to be one of the better starters in the AL again in 2011. Go the extra buck or two in leagues that reward strikeouts.

2010

Lewis is headed back to MLB after going 26-17 with a 2.82 ERA in 55 games the last two seasons for the Hiroshima Carp with an impressive 369:46 K:BB ratio in 354.1 innings. He could get a shot to win a spot in a major league rotation given his success in Japan.

2008

Lewis pitched well enough at Triple-A Sacramento to get a look in the majors, but didn't pitch well enough once promoted to convince the A's he could contribute in 2008. Claimed, and later released, by the Royals this winter and Lewis now plans to play in Japan in 2008.

2006

Lewis missed all of last season recovering from rotator cuff surgery. He started throwing in the Instructional League and could make some appearances this spring if he doesn't suffer any setbacks. A rehab assignment at Triple-A will be necessary before the Tigers consider bringing Lewis to the majors.

2005

Lewis, who was claimed off waivers by the Tigers in October, is expected to miss the first half of the 2005 season while recovering from rotator cuff surgery. He has been very successful at the minor league level, but struggled in his major league stint with Texas in 2004. When he does return from his injury, Lewis will probably be sent to Triple-A Toledo and has little chance of making it back to the majors this year.

2004

Another young Texas arm, another disappointing season. It's the same pattern for Lewis as it is with the Rangers' other young pitchers, too: a terrible K:BB rate, to the point where there's no choice but to send them back to Triple-A for a few starts, only to see the pattern repeat itself upon pitching in the bigs again. Lewis went 4-0 in September and lowered his season ERA to 7.30, by nearly a full run. Whether that's a sign for hope or an indication of how futile his season had been prior to September is left up to the reader to decide.

2003

Lewis was jerked between the Triple-A rotation and major league bullpen before finally getting regular work as a starter for Texas in September. Not surprisingly, he struggled with his control in the big leagues and was sent to winter ball to pitch 30 innings to refine his control a bit. Was it a success? Lewis walked 11 hitters in 22.2 innings before being shut down for good with fatigue.