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Colby Lewis

37-Year-Old Pitcher – Texas Rangers

2016 Stats

W-L

6-1

ERA

3.21

WHIP

1.02

K

61

SV

0

2016 Preseason Projections

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2016 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Lewis racked up a surprising 17 wins while making 33 starts covering 204.2 innings -- all career-highs last season. His 6.2 K/9 continues a three-year trend of decline though a more normal .291 BABIP ...

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2016 ADP:  496.3

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STATUS:  60-Day DL     INJURY TYPE:  Shoulder     EST. RETURN:  9/3/2016
LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 238   DOB: 8/2/1979
BORN: Bakersfield, CA   COLLEGE: Bakersfield (CA) JC  Show ContractHide Contract

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Colby Lewis Contract Information:

Agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the Rangers in December 2015.

August 25, 2016  –  Colby Lewis News

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Lewis (shoulder) is in line to return to the rotation Sept. 3, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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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 29 29 1 170.3 211 98 25 133 48 10 14 0 0 0 5.18 1.52
2015 35 MAJ TEX 33 33 1 204.7 211 106 26 142 42 17 9 0 0 0 4.66 1.24
2016 36 AA FRI 1 1 0 2.2 4 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3.38 2.27
2016 36 MAJ TEX 15 15 0 98.0 81 35 13 61 19 6 1 0 0 0 3.21 1.02
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3-Year Averages     31 31 1 187.5 211 102 25 137 45 13 11 0 0 0 4.90 1.37
Career  (View All)     229 191 3 1,196.7 1,233 622 172 949 368 77 68 0 4.68 1.34

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Colby Lewis Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
# of Team Games To Display:    Show 14Show 14    Show 30Show 30    Show 60Show 60
DATE OPP IP H R ER HR BB K HBP WP CG W-L SV BS HLD ERA WHIP
Jun. 21 Cin 5.0 5 6 6 1 1 3 0 0 0 L 0 0 0 3.21 1.02
Last 14 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 30 Games (Team)
0 Games Pitched:  Avg. 0.0 IP/G
0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00
Last 60 Games (Team)
1 Games Pitched:  Avg. 5.0 IP/G
5.0 5 6 6 1 1 3 0 0 0 0-1 0 0 0 10.80 1.20
Colby Lewis Minors 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 ERA WHIP
Aug. 24 San Antonio 2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 - 0 4.50 2.50
Last 14 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 4.50 2.50
Last 30 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 4.50 2.50
Last 60 Days
1 Games:  Avg. 2.0 IP/G
2.0 4 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0-0 0 4.50 2.50

Colby Lewis Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
2016192261440417.229
2015469632211626413.271
2014425673112427310.320

Vs. Right

Year Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR BAA
201619335541716.222
201539279209518013.260
201433766178718115.283

Home

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201649.02103010105.141.33
2015103.08307223125.071.23
201490.03906822145.901.54

Away

Year IP W L SV K BB HR ERA WHIP
201649.040031931.290.71
2015101.79607019144.251.24
201480.37506526114.371.49
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 29 29 170.3 7.03 2.54 2.77 1.32 0.81 68.8% 88.7 MPH 5.18 4.53 .349
2015 35 MAJ TEX 33 33 204.7 6.24 1.85 3.38 1.14 0.86 64.8% 88.0 MPH 4.66 4.24 .298
2016 36 AA FRI 1 1 2.2 0.00 4.09 0.00 0.00 80% 3.38 4.56 .392
2016 36 MAJ TEX 15 15 98.0 5.60 1.74 3.21 1.19 0.91 74.7% 87.4 MPH 3.21 4.32 .240
Today's Projections     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Next 7 Days     0 0 .0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0% 0.00 0.00 .000
Rest Of Season     0 6 35.5 5.27 2.44 2.16 1.72 62.9% 5.60 5.33 .285
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3-Year Averages     31 31 187.5 6.58 2.16 3.04 1.20 66.7% 4.90 4.19 .322
Career     229 191 1,196.7 7.14 2.77 2.58 1.29 68.5% 4.68 4.44 .304

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2016 Stat Review for Colby Lewis    As compared to the top 100 starting pitchers in 2015 (min 130 in)

K/BB/HR Stats

A collection of stats that measure different skills.

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3.21 K/BB
GOOD
5.60 K/9
POOR
1.74 BB/9
ELITE
87.4 MPH Fastball
TERRIBLE
1.2 HR/9
WEAK
0.91 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE FLYBALLER
ERA/WHIP/FIP

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3.21 ERA
GREAT
1.02 WHIP
ELITE
4.32 FIP
WEAK
BABIP/Strand

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

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.240 BABIP
LOW
74.7% Strand Rate
ABOVE AVERAGE

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

Lewis (shoulder) will throw three innings in a rehab start for Double-A San Antonio on Wednesday, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Lewis (shoulder) will throw live batting practice Friday with an eye toward a rehab start on Aug. 24, T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Lewis (shoulder) will throw live batting practice in Tampa on Friday, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Lewis (shoulder) threw a 30-pitch bullpen session Saturday, Ryan Posner of MLB.com reports.

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Lewis (shoulder) could be cleared to resume throwing from the mound next week, T,R, Sullivan of MLB.com reports.

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Lewis (shoulder) is set to throw from 120 feet Saturday, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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Lewis (lat) continues to throw from flat ground but could progress to mound work by late next week, T.R. Sullivaan of MLB.com reports.

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Lewis (lat) has felt good in recent workouts and is expected to return at the end of August, Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

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2016

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2015

Lewis lost a year and a half to injury before 2014, so just taking 29 turns and logging 170 innings is sort of an automatic success. The innings on the whole weren’t particularly good as evidenced by his ratios, but he debuted in mid-April and made it the rest of the way without missing time. His strikeout rate was way down and the opposition ripped him to the tune of 11.1 H/9 and 1.3 HR/9. Homers have always been an issue for Lewis, but allowing that many baserunners in addition to the homers made it too difficult to find any success. His issues in the Rangers' ballpark continued as he logged a 5.90 ERA at home, pushing his career mark to 5.16 in 417 innings, but Texas decided to bring him back on a one-year deal regardless to solidify the back end its rotation.

2014

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 an incentive-laden deal after becoming a free agent during the offseason. Lewis has been a highly effective starter when healthy the past three seasons, though it remains to be seen how he'll recover from his elbow injury, reports during his abbreviated rehab stint had him topping out in the mid-80s with his fastball.

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.