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Chris Colabello

34-Year-Old First Baseman – Free Agent

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Following a breakout campaign in which he slashed .321/.367/.520 in 333 at-bats, Colabello was expected to provide solid value for fantasy owners. However, just 16 games into the 2016 season, the firs...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: NO   BATS: R   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 4"   WT: 210   DOB: 10/24/1983   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Chris Colabello Contract Information:

Signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers in July of 2017.

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Colabello signed a minor-league contract with the Brewers on Monday, MLB.com reports.

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Chris Colabello Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2013 29 MAJ MIN 55 181 160 14 31 10 3 0 7 17 0 1 20 58 0 0 1 .194 .287 .344 .631
2014 30 MAJ MIN 59 220 205 17 47 19 13 0 6 39 0 2 14 66 0 0 1 .229 .282 .380 .662
2015 31 MAJ TOR 101 360 333 55 107 35 19 1 15 54 2 0 22 96 0 2 3 .321 .367 .520 .887
2016 32 MAJ TOR 10 32 29 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 9 0 0 1 .069 .156 .069 .225

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Chris Colabello: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2016 8 1 1
2015 34 46 33 13 12
2014 23 19 19 13
2013 26 11 11 11

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Chris Colabello Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016100000.000.000.000
201591247162.308.571.935

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016190010.105.105.333
2015242318380.326.500.868

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201680000.000.000.111
2015167277281.323.521.896

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2016210010.095.095.269
2015166288261.319.518.876
Chris Colabello vs. Today's Pitcher Stats

Chris Colabello Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2013 29 MAJ MIN 181 160 11% 32% 0.34 64% .253 .150
2014 30 MAJ MIN 220 205 6.4% 30% 0.21 68% .308 .151
2015 31 MAJ TOR 360 333 6.1% 26.7% 0.23 71% .411 .199
2016 32 MAJ TOR 32 29 6.3% 28.1% 0.22 69% .100 .000

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Chris Colabello Defensive Stats

Year Pos Inn PMFinal (?) EXP Tot (?) PM (?) AirPM (?) EPM (?) InnHome (?) PMH (?) InnLHP (?) PMLHP (?) LEFT (?) MID (?) RGHT (?)
2015 1B 240 -5 27 -4 0 -5 128 -4 64 -1 -1 -2 -1
2015 LF 257 -13 55 -8 -13 133 -3 74 -3
2015 RF 108 -8 28 -5 -8 75 -4 20 -2
2016 1B 62 1 3 1 0 1 17 0 8 0 0 1 0
2016 LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
Year Pos SHAL (?) MED (?) DEEP (?) CERS (?) SBRS (?) PSBRS (?) BRS (?) GDPRS (?) OFARS (?) GFPDMERS (?) PMRS (?) SZRS (?) TRS (?)
2015 1B 0 0 -1 -3 0 -4
2015 LF -2 -3 -3 0 0 -1 -1 -7 0 -9
2015 RF -1 -3 -2 0 0 0 -1 -4 0 -5
2016 1B 0 0 0 1 0 1
2016 LF 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Chris Colabello: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Colabello was released by the Indians on Saturday.

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The Indians informed Colabello on Sunday that he wouldn't make the Indians' Opening Day roster.

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Colabello will play for Team Italy in the upcoming World Baseball Classic, Jordan Bastian of MLB.com reports.

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Colabello signed a minor league deal, which includes a spring training invite, with the Indians on Tuesday, Paul Hoynes of Cleveland.com reports.

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Colabello elected to become a free agent on Tuesday, Sportsnet's Ben Nicholson-Smith reports.

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Colabello cleared waivers and was outrighted by the Jays, Ben Nicholson-Smith of Sportsnet reports.

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Colabello, who spent the entire second half in the minors following a suspension, slashed a disappointing .185/.254/.293 in 157 at-bats with Triple-A Buffalo.

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Colabello was optioned to Triple-A Buffalo on Monday.

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Colabello has officially completed his 80-game suspension, but will likely remain with Triple-A Buffalo, Brendan Kennedy of the Toronto Star reports.

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2016

Colabello's story of finally making the major leagues after nearly a decade spent independent ball was nice when he broke through with the Twins in 2013. But in 2015, at age 31, Colabello proved he not only could make the majors, he could also be a productive hitter. With the Blue Jays, who have made magic with so many right-handed power hitters in the past, Colabello found his stride and clubbed 15 home runs in just 360 plate appearances. He hit .300 against both lefties and righties and was a staple in Toronto's playoff lineup. Colabello has a penchant for strikeouts and will almost certainly never hit .300 again - of the 10 qualified players to strike out more than 27 percent of the time in 2015, only three hit even above .260. Still, Colabello's home run stroke makes him a worthwhile 1B/DH target, and he can feast in Toronto's loaded lineup even as a semi-regular member of the lineup.

2015

Colabello, a late bloomer who was undrafted and played independent ball until he was signed in 2012 by the Twins, was the International League Player of the Year in 2013 after hitting .352 with 24 home runs and a 1.066 OPS. While he struggled in his first taste of the majors in 2013, he won a starting DH role at the start of the 2014 season and began the season red hot by hitting .295 with 27 RBI. Colabello suffered a thumb injury on April 23, and he was never quite the same, proceeding to go on an 8-for-73 slump that led to his demotion to Triple-A. He then posted a lackluster .805 OPS at Triple-A. Colabello has shown great raw power and a decent walk rate at times the past two years and his thumb injury may have been the cause for his disappointing season. He could still find a productive bench role in the majors, but his mediocre defensive ability and age (31) limit his upside.

2014

Colabello is the definition of a late bloomer as he went undrafted and played independent ball until he was signed in 2012 by the Twins. He parlayed a strong showing last year for Italy in the World Baseball Classic, where he hit .333 (6-for-18) with two home runs, into an outstanding season at Triple-A. He was named the International League Player of the Year after hitting .352 with 24 home runs and a 1.066 OPS. He struggled when called up the majors, however, hitting just .194 with a .631 OPS. He hit seven home runs and the rebuilding Twins questionably only gave him 181 plate appearances in the majors. Colabello has shown great raw power and a decent walk rate, so he could emerge with a role in the majors at some point, but the fact that he is already 30 years old limits his upside.