Colome
2018 Stats
2018 Full Season Projections
W-L
3-5
ERA
3.12
WHIP
1.231
K
52
SV
12
 
 
 
 
 
2018 Fantasy Outlook
The Rays’ penchant last season for playing closely contested games worked to the benefit of Colome, who converted an MLB-high 47 saves in 53 chances. However, the 29-year-old wasn’t nearly as effective during his second season as the Rays’ closer compared... read more
The Rays’ penchant last season for playing closely contested games worked to the benefit of Colome, who converted an MLB-high 47 saves in 53 chances. However, the 29-year-old wasn’t nearly as effective during his second season as the Rays’ closer compared to his first year as the team’s ninth-inning man. Colome saw his strikeout and walk rates dip in undesirable directions, with his K/BB rate nearly getting cut in half. Unsurprisingly, the weakened control resulted in his ERA jumping more than a full run and his WHIP ticking up to 1.20, leaving Colome more dependent on the lofty save total for his fantasy utility than owners anticipated. A 4.37 xFIP suggests that Colome was fortunate his ERA wasn’t more of an eyesore, and since the downturn in performance was accompanied by velocity declines in all of his pitches, a bounceback isn’t a given. Perhaps in recognition of Colome’s value plunging further, the Rays shopped him over the winter, an indication that he’s not guaranteed to stick around throughout the season.
LEAGUE: Majors    40 MAN: Yes    BATS: R    Throws: R    HT: 6'1"    WT: 220 lbs.    DOB: 12/31/1988    College: None    Drafted: 2007Show Contract
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Alex Colome Contract Info:
Agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Rays in January of 2018, avoiding arbitration.
Unblemished ERA in July
PSeattle Mariners
July 23, 2018
Colome earned his 16th hold with a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts during a win over the White Sox on Sunday. He has a perfect ERA across 6.2 innings over seven appearances in July.
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2018 Stat Review for Alex Colome
3.25 K/BB
GOOD
9.00 K/9
AVERAGE
2.77 BB/9
GOOD
95.2 MPH Fastball
GOOD
0.7 HR/9
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1.73 GB/FB Ratio
MODERATE GROUNDBALLER
3.12 ERA
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1.23 WHIP
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3.15 FIP
GOOD
0.317 BABIP
HIGH
76.7 % Strand Rate
BELOW AVERAGE
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  1. Alex Colome 2018 Preseason Outlook
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  2. Alex Colome 2017 Preseason Outlook
    Colome was one of the few pleasant stories for the Rays in 2016 following his sudden induction into the closer's role after Brad Boxberger suffered an abdominal injury in spring training. The 27-year-old impressively notched 37 saves in 40 chances, successfully converting 21 consecutive save chances to begin the campaign. Colome's body of work firmly entrenched Boxberger in a setup role upon his eventual return, and the same pecking order will apply entering next spring. Colome posted elite metrics in the categories of K/9 (11.3) and K/BB (4.73), while regularly firing a mid-90s fastball. Control was certainly another strong point, as the right-hander generated a solid 2.4 BB/9 and 1.02 WHIP. His upside may only be capped by the Rays' inability to frequently enter the late innings with leads to protect, but even a modest improvement overall could vault Colome into the elite 45-plus save range in 2017.
  3. Alex Colome 2016 Preseason Outlook
    Colome has followed a very familiar path to this point in his career. He has a live arm, which pushed the Rays to use him as a starter, but he struggled with command and was hit hard while struggling to work deep into games. Upon moving to the bullpen, he became completely dominant to the point of raising questions about why he was ever used as a starter. That’s Colome in a nutshell. He has the changeup that many others with that story lack, but he doesn’t have a great third pitch and the lack of command hurts him as well. His fastball was better in relief and the results speak for themselves. He had a 1.41 WHIP and a 15 percent strikeout rate as a starter, and a 1.13 WHIP with a 27 percent strikeout rate as a reliever. It is rumored that the Rays have both Brad Boxberger and Jake McGee on the market to see what they can bring back. If either one goes, Colome goes right into the eighth-inning role with the potential to be the closer at some time in 2016.
  4. Alex Colome 2015 Preseason Outlook
    The Rays traded away Jeremy Hellickson this offseason, leaving a gap in the rotation where Colome or Nate Karns could fill in until Matt Moore is back from his Tommy John surgery. Colome, a 6-foot-2 righty, profiles as the more exciting option, as he has a 1.30 ERA in six big league starts (34.2 innings). That is a small sample size, and his 25:14 K:BB ratio in those starts is disconcerting, but the early returns need to be acknowledged. If he had a better command profile, there would be no doubt about Colome's ability to stick in a rotation. He has a plus fastball that sits in the mid-90s, with three secondary offerings that all have above-average potential. In his age-26 season, Colome has a chance to establish himself as a mid-rotation arm, and if that happens, the Rays should be able to find a way to keep him in the mix, even after Moore returns.
  5. Alex Colome 2014 Preseason Outlook
    Colome put together a solid season with Triple-A Durham, posting a 3.07 ERA while averaging 9.2 K/9 over 14 starts. He had a few successful spot starts with the Rays, but his season ended after the promotion when he was placed on the disabled list with an elbow strain. He features a big fastball with solid movement that he uses to induce groundballs and his secondary pitches are developing. Injuries have limited him to fewer than 20 starts in both of the last two seasons. The Rays are expected to have a crowded rotation again in 2014, so he could begin the season with Durham if he does not win a spot in the spring, but he could convert to the bullpen in the future.
  6. Alex Colome 2013 Preseason Outlook
    Colome missed about a month in the early part of the season with an oblique injury before returning strong for Double-A Montgomery. In 14 starts he posted an 8-3 record with a 3.48 ERA and averaged 9.0 K/9. He earned a promotion to Triple-A Durham in August, where made three starts before a shoulder injury shut him down early. He is still a very intriguing prospect for the Rays given his electric fastball paired with a solid curveball. Since he's currently a starter on a team stocked with pitching talent, he will likely be stuck at Triple-A in 2013 for the whole season, but could be used to help the Rays' bullpen in September or earlier if there are injuries on the pitching staff.
  7. Alex Colome 2012 Preseason Outlook
    Colome started the season at High-A Charlotte where he had a respectable 3.58 ERA and a 7.84 K/9IP. As should be expected, he struggled more after a promotion in late July to Double-A Montgomery. His strikeout rate dropped by more than 2.0 K/9IP while his walk rate increased by more than 1.0 BB/9IP. Colome has a sizzling fastball that can work in the upper-90s and is developing a curveball to complement the heater. He'll likely begin at Double-A Montgomery and work on his command issues with a likely mid-to-late season promotion to Durham if he continues his development. Look for him to enter the Rays pitching picture some time in 2013 given their depth.
  8. Alex Colome 2011 Preseason Outlook
    Colome fared well during a 2010 campaign spent mostly at Low-A Bowling Green. As evidenced by the strikeout rate (9.3 K/9IP), he has good stuff, but the issue to this point has been consistently controlling it. While the ceiling here is high, he's far from a finished product and it's unlikely that he'll advance past Double-A this season. Beyond that, the Rays' deep farm system will ensure that he gets the necessary time to develop. Consider him worthy of a spot in deeper keeper leagues, but Colome may not get a chance to start for the Rays until 2013.
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Unblemished ERA in July
PSeattle Mariners
July 23, 2018
Colome earned his 16th hold with a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a hit and recorded two strikeouts during a win over the White Sox on Sunday. He has a perfect ERA across 6.2 innings over seven appearances in July.
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Mixed bag in June
PSeattle Mariners
June 26, 2018
Colome earned his eighth hold with a scoreless eighth inning against the Orioles on Monday, striking out two. He sports a 5.87 ERA across 7.2 innings in June (nine appearances).
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Falters against former teammates
PSeattle Mariners
June 8, 2018
Colome allowed two earned runs on two hits and a hit batsman over one inning in a win over the Rays on Thursday. He struck out one.
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Grabs hold against old squad
PSeattle Mariners
June 2, 2018
Colome was credited with his second hold in Friday's extra-innings win over the Rays, firing a scoreless eighth inning in which he recorded a strikeout.
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Grabs first hold Monday
PSeattle Mariners
May 29, 2018
Colome recorded his first hold in a win over the Rangers on Monday, firing a scoreless eighth inning in which he allowed a hit, was charged with a balk, and recorded two strikeouts.
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