Danny Coulombe

Danny Coulombe

34-Year-Old PitcherRP
Baltimore Orioles
2024 Fantasy Outlook
Coulombe didn't make Minnesota's Opening Day roster and was subsequently traded to Baltimore, where he quickly established himself as the team's top left-handed reliever. The 34-year-old doesn't throw very hard - he averaged just 91.1 mph on his sinker - but gave up only 2 hits on the pitch all season. Coulombe's wicked breaking balls were effective as well, with all three pitches inducing 30-plus percent whiff rates, including an 86 mph cutter that he threw 42.5% of the time. This led to career-best marks across multiple categories, including strikeouts (58), WHIP (1.11) and holds (21). The southpaw also ranked in the 87th percentile or better in average exit velocity allowed (85.6 mph, 96th percentile), hard-hit percentage (30.4%, 95th) and walk rate (5.6%, 87th). On the heels of a strong season, Coulombe projects as one of Baltimore's top setup men for 2024. Read Past Outlooks
RANKSFrom Preseason
#600
ADP
$Signed a one-year, $2.3 million contract with the Orioles in January of 2024. Contract includes $4 million team option for 2025. Contract for 2025 includes $100,000 escalators for 50 appearances, $50,000 each for 51, 52, 53, 54 and 55 appearances, $55,000 each for 56, 57, 58, 59 and 60 appearances and $60,000 each for 61, 62, 63, 64 and 65 appearances.
Lining up for setup role
PBaltimore Orioles
March 4, 2024
Coulombe has allowed one run on four hits over three innings in Grapefruit League play this spring.
ANALYSIS
Coulombe is one of the safer bets to earn a bullpen spot for the Orioles this spring. He is arguably the top left-hander in the bullpen and figures to fill a setup role after posting a 2.81 ERA, 1.11 WHIP and 58:12 K:BB over 51.1 innings in similar usage last season. He also had two saves and 21 holds in his first year with the Orioles.
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Pitching Appearances Breakdown
Average Pitch Count
13
Last 10 Games
13
Last 5 Games
12
How many pitches does Danny Coulombe generally throw?
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
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81-90
 
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111-120
 
121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
41-50
 
51-60
 
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121+
 
1-10
 
11-20
 
21-30
 
31-40
 
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51-60
 
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121+
What part of the game does Danny Coulombe generally pitch?
 
 
 
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% Games Reaching Innings Threshold
% Games By Number of Innings Pitched
Left/Right Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-11%
BAA vs RHP
2024
 
 
-42%
BAA vs LHP
2023
 
 
-17%
BAA vs RHP
2022
 
 
-4%
BAA vs RHP
BAA Batters K BB H 2B 3B HR
Since 2022vs Left .221 126 29 11 25 0 0 0
Since 2022vs Right .196 167 49 12 30 8 0 5
2024vs Left .077 13 5 0 1 0 0 0
2024vs Right .133 17 6 2 2 0 0 1
2023vs Left .256 91 20 8 21 0 0 0
2023vs Right .212 119 38 4 24 6 0 4
2022vs Left .167 22 4 3 3 0 0 0
2022vs Right .160 31 5 6 4 2 0 0
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Home/Away Pitching Splits
Since 2022
 
 
-49%
ERA at Home
2024
 
 
-37%
ERA at Home
2023
 
 
-61%
ERA at Home
2022
 
 
-100%
ERA on Road
ERA WHIP IP W L SV K/9 BB/9 HR/9
Since 2022Home 1.83 1.02 39.1 3 1 2 10.1 3.2 0.2
Since 2022Away 3.58 1.16 32.2 2 2 0 9.4 2.5 1.1
2024Home 2.45 0.55 3.2 0 0 0 9.8 2.5 0.0
2024Away 3.86 0.64 4.2 0 0 0 13.5 1.9 1.9
2023Home 1.63 0.90 27.2 3 1 2 11.1 1.6 0.3
2023Away 4.18 1.35 23.2 2 2 0 9.1 2.7 1.1
2022Home 2.25 1.63 8.0 0 0 0 6.8 9.0 0.0
2022Away 0.00 0.69 4.1 0 0 0 6.2 2.1 0.0
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Stat Review
How does Danny Coulombe compare to other relievers?
This section compares his stats with all relief pitcher seasons from the previous three seasons (minimum 30 innings)*. The bar represents the player's percentile rank. For example, if the bar is halfway across, then the player falls into the 50th percentile for that stat and it would be considered average.

* Exit Velocity, Barrels/BBE %, Balls Hit 95+ MPH %, and Spin Rate are benchmarked against 2019 data (min 30 IP). See here for more exit velocity/barrels stats plus an explanation of current limitations with that data set.
  • K/BB
    Strikeout to walk ratio.
  • K/9
    Average strikeouts per nine innings.
  • BB/9
    Average walks per nine innings.
  • HR/9
    Average home runs allowed per nine innings.
  • Fastball
    Average fastball velocity.
  • ERA
    Earned run average. The average earned runs allowed per nine innings.
  • WHIP
    Walks plus hits per inning pitched.
  • BABIP
    Batting average on balls in play. Measures how many balls in play against a pitcher go for hits.
  • GB/FB
    Groundball to flyball ratio. The higher the number, the more likely a pitcher is to induce groundballs.
  • Left On Base
    The percentage of base runners that a pitcher strands on base over the course of a season.
  • Exit Velocity
    The speed of the baseball as it comes off the bat, immediately after a batter makes contact.
  • Barrels/BBE
    The percentage of batted ball events resulting in a Barrel. A Barrel is a batted ball with similar exit velocity and launch angle to past ones that led to a minimum .500 batting average and 1.500 slugging percentage.
  • Spin Rate
    Spin Rate is the rate of spin on a baseball after it is released. It is measured in revolutions per minute (rpm).
  • Balls Hit 95+ MPH
    The percentage of batted balls hit that met or exceeded the 95 MPH threshold.
  • Swinging Strike
    The percentage of pitches that result in a swing and a miss.
K/BB
5.50
 
K/9
11.9
 
BB/9
2.2
 
HR/9
1.1
 
Fastball
90.6 mph
 
ERA
3.24
 
WHIP
0.60
 
BABIP
.138
 
GB/FB
2.75
 
Left On Base
55.6%
 
Exit Velocity
79.3 mph
 
Barrels/BBE
2.5%
 
Spin Rate
2580 rpm
 
Balls Hit 95+ MPH
17.5%
 
Swinging Strike
9.9%
 
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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Coulombe made only 10 appearances last season before he underwent surgery to repair the labrum in his left hip. The left-hander was a solid bullpen piece in 2021 with a 3.67 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 33:7 K:BB across 34.1 innings. He'll compete for a bullpen role this spring and could make the team as a left specialist (career .637 OPS allowed to left-handed batters).
The Sean Doolittle trade thrust Coulombe into a more prominent spot in the A's bullpen and he held his own, earning 13 holds while only blowing one lead. His strikeout and walk rates left quite a bit to be desired -- Coulombe had a 6.8 K/9 and 3.8 BB/9 -- but he did a good job of keeping the ball in the yard (0.70 HR/9) thanks to a 56.2 percent groundball rate. Opposing lefties combined for just a .271 wOBA and five extra-base hits against Coulombe (118 batters faced), and Coulombe was excellent at home, posting a 2.25 ERA over 32 innings. The Oakland bullpen is righty-heavy, and Coulombe should once again play an important role in 2018, likely as the top lefty option barring any further offseason additions.
Following a weak finish to the 2015 season, Coulombe spent 2016 shuttling between Oakland and Triple-A Nashville. The lefty failed to break camp with the big league club, and when he did reach the majors, he failed to make a strong case for a full-time spot entering 2017. His 10.2 K/9 was impressive, but his 3.2 BB/9 left much to be desired, and he served up too many home runs for anyone's liking. He posted just a 62.5 percent strand rate, which certainly didn't help matters. There is something good that can be taken from last season though; the 27-year-old's stellar performance with Triple-A Nashville. In 25 innings with the Sounds, he gave up just three runs while posting a 35:6 K:BB. Coulombe still has a bit of developing to do, but his expansive four-pitch arsenal and propensity for missing bats could help him carve out a steady role in the Athletics' bullpen if he can show more command in the coming year.
Coulombe is a rare four-pitch reliever, which has certainly helped in his ascent through the Dodgers' system as he's been able to miss plenty of bats along the way. The Dodgers gave him a taste of the big leagues in September, where he didn't do much to stand out in a tiny sample (4.1 innings). He was then sent to the Arizona Fall League, where he held the opposition without an earned run through four appearances before being shut down. Considering that he skipped Triple-A in 2014 and that he has all of his minor league options remaining, Coulombe seems destined for the Pacific Coast League to begin the 2015 campaign.
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Avoids arbitration
PBaltimore Orioles
January 29, 2024
Coulombe signed a one-year contract with the Orioles on Monday that includes a club option for 2025.
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Ends regular season with loss
PBaltimore Orioles
October 1, 2023
Coulombe (5-3) allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and struck out two over one inning, taking the loss Sunday versus the Red Sox.
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Gets walked off Wednesday
PBaltimore Orioles
September 20, 2023
Coulombe (5-2) allowed a run on two hits over one-third of an inning, taking the loss Wednesday versus the Astros.
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Grabs another win
PBaltimore Orioles
September 3, 2023
Coulombe (5-1) struck out one over 1.1 perfect innings to earn the win Sunday over the Diamondbacks.
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Earns win Tuesday
PBaltimore Orioles
August 30, 2023
Coulombe (4-1) pitched 1.2 perfect innings to earn the win Tuesday over the White Sox.
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