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Career Summary
Years G IP W L SV ERA WARP
15 124 187.3 8 10 1 5.19 0.2
Birth Date8-13-1979
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA..
cFIP and DRA are not available on a by-team basis and display as zeroes(0). See TOT line for season totals of these stats.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA- WARP
2004 ATL MLB 18 0 19.0 2 1 0 18 8 15 0 .265 91 8.5 3.8 0.0 7.1 44% .305 .240 1.37 2.64 3.32 102 5.19 106.9 0.1
2005 ATL 0 23 4 44.3 1 5 0 47 14 30 10 .260 96 9.5 2.8 2.0 6.1 48% .270 .282 1.38 5.52 5.28 0 0.00 102.1 0.0
2005 DET 0 12 3 25.0 1 1 0 35 7 17 7 .264 103 12.6 2.5 2.5 6.1 54% .333 .328 1.68 6.17 6.12 0 0.00 113.0 0.0
2006 DET MLB 20 1 38.7 2 0 1 46 14 25 6 .258 107 10.7 3.3 1.4 5.8 42% .323 .277 1.55 5.08 4.89 105 5.33 113.5 0.2
2009 KCA MLB 43 0 50.3 2 3 0 50 22 29 7 .262 105 8.9 3.9 1.3 5.2 43% .269 .257 1.43 5.23 4.83 116 6.21 0.0 -0.6
2010 KCA MLB 5 0 2.0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 .272 115 22.5 9.0 0.0 4.5 60% .500 .387 3.50 6.55 18.00 110 6.12 122.6 -0.0
2012 KCA MLB 3 0 8.0 0 0 0 12 3 3 0 .275 101 13.5 3.4 0.0 3.4 39% .387 .303 1.88 3.42 6.75 117 6.13 119.2 -0.1
2005 TOT MLB 35 7 69.3 2 6 0 82 21 47 17 .262 98 10.6 2.7 2.2 6.1 50% .294 .299 1.49 5.75 5.58 100 4.67 106.0 0.6
CareerMLB1248187.381012137012030.26210110.23.41.45.846%.302.2791.515.075.191075.35111.60.2

Statistics for All Levels

'opp' stats - Quality of opponents faced - have been moved and are available only as OPP_QUAL in the Statistics reports now.
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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP W L SV H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA DRA-
1998 DNV Rk 13 13 73.3 1 7 0 92 28 53 7 .000 11.3 3.4 0.9 6.5 0% -.966 .000 1.64 5.03 5.77 0 0.00 0.0
1999 JAM A- 15 15 77.3 7 5 0 77 25 61 4 .000 9.0 2.9 0.5 7.1 0% -.811 .000 1.32 3.78 4.54 0 0.00 0.0
2001 MCN A 23 21 128.0 7 7 0 136 26 91 9 .000 9.6 1.8 0.6 6.4 0% -1.008 .000 1.27 3.37 3.59 0 0.00 0.0
2002 MYR A+ 26 26 163.0 9 8 0 170 38 94 8 .000 9.4 2.1 0.4 5.2 0% .299 .000 1.28 3.36 3.53 0 0.00 0.0
2003 GRN AA 39 12 107.0 11 3 2 104 33 58 9 .000 8.7 2.8 0.8 4.9 0% .276 .000 1.28 4.11 3.36 0 0.00 0.0
2003 esc Wnt 16 3 24.7 0 2 0 29 13 14 0 .000 10.6 4.7 0.0 5.1 0% -1.074 .000 1.70 3.55 3.28 0 0.00 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 18 0 19.0 2 1 0 18 8 15 0 .265 91 8.5 3.8 0.0 7.1 44% .305 .240 1.37 2.64 3.32 102 5.19 106.9
2004 GRN AA 3 0 3.0 1 0 0 1 0 5 0 .000 3.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0% .167 .000 0.33 0.81 0.00 0 0.00 0.0
2004 GWN AAA 51 0 74.0 4 1 0 72 22 64 4 .000 8.8 2.7 0.5 7.8 0% .318 .000 1.27 3.24 3.65 0 0.00 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 23 4 44.3 1 5 0 47 14 30 10 .260 96 9.5 2.8 2.0 6.1 48% .270 .282 1.38 5.52 5.28 100 4.43 102.1
2005 DET MLB 12 3 25.0 1 1 0 35 7 17 7 .264 103 12.6 2.5 2.5 6.1 54% .333 .328 1.68 6.17 6.12 100 5.09 113.0
2005 MIS AA 2 2 7.7 0 0 0 6 2 7 0 .262 7.0 2.3 0.0 8.2 65% .300 .000 1.04 2.31 1.17 0 0.00 0.0
2005 GWN AAA 3 3 14.0 1 1 0 12 5 9 0 .260 48 7.7 3.2 0.0 5.8 51% .279 .190 1.21 3.21 1.93 99 4.23 99.0
2006 DET MLB 20 1 38.7 2 0 1 46 14 25 6 .258 107 10.7 3.3 1.4 5.8 42% .323 .277 1.55 5.08 4.89 105 5.33 113.5
2006 TOL AAA 2 2 6.0 0 0 0 4 2 6 0 .260 93 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 38% .125 .229 1.00 2.08 0.00 93 4.98 108.4
2007 ERI AA 5 1 10.7 2 0 1 11 5 10 3 .267 107 9.3 4.2 2.5 8.4 38% .276 .272 1.50 6.44 5.89 99 4.38 103.1
2007 OMA AAA 1 0 1.7 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 .280 102 15.9 0.0 0.0 5.3 33% .500 .274 1.76 2.36 0.00 99 4.57 105.0
2007 TOL AAA 6 0 10.0 0 1 0 10 8 6 0 .254 93 9.0 7.2 0.0 5.4 41% .312 .290 1.80 4.38 3.60 118 8.78 129.7
2008 NWA AA 10 0 17.0 2 0 1 18 4 8 1 .272 87 9.5 2.1 0.5 4.2 43% .288 .250 1.29 3.86 5.29 112 6.04 112.3
2008 OMA AAA 23 10 95.0 5 5 1 109 27 62 15 .264 103 10.3 2.6 1.4 5.9 46% .313 .258 1.43 5.15 4.64 97 4.69 105.3
2009 KCA MLB 43 0 50.3 2 3 0 50 22 29 7 .262 105 8.9 3.9 1.3 5.2 43% .269 .257 1.43 5.23 4.83 0 0.00 0.0
2009 OMA AAA 13 0 25.3 2 3 2 27 8 26 1 .273 93 9.6 2.8 0.4 9.2 36% .361 .251 1.38 2.86 2.85 0 0.00 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 5 0 2.0 0 0 0 5 2 1 0 .272 115 22.5 9.0 0.0 4.5 60% .500 .387 3.50 6.55 18.00 110 6.12 122.6
2010 OMA AAA 2 0 2.0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 .246 93 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 50% .167 .148 1.00 4.08 0.00 99 4.90 106.5
2010 ESC Wnt 7 0 5.3 0 0 0 8 3 3 2 .000 13.6 5.1 3.4 5.1 0% .316 .000 2.08 8.56 10.19 0 0.00 0.0
2011 ABQ AAA 27 0 29.7 2 1 3 33 7 17 5 .276 120 10.0 2.1 1.5 5.2 54% .295 .248 1.35 5.64 4.85 94 4.46 102.2
2011 GIG Wnt 13 1 23.7 1 1 0 20 8 21 1 .000 7.6 3.0 0.4 8.0 0% .268 .000 1.18 3.20 4.18 0 0.00 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 3 0 8.0 0 0 0 12 3 3 0 .275 101 13.5 3.4 0.0 3.4 39% .387 .303 1.88 3.42 6.75 117 6.13 119.2
2012 OMA AAA 40 1 67.0 4 2 7 66 28 59 7 .272 99 8.9 3.8 0.9 7.9 54% .303 .245 1.40 4.56 3.09 90 4.19 101.5
2012 GIG Wnt 10 8 30.3 0 2 0 29 13 28 5 .000 8.6 3.9 1.5 8.3 0% .282 .000 1.38 4.69 5.04 0 0.00 0.0
2012 OBR Wnt 2 0 1.0 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 .000 27.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .600 .000 4.00 7.08 9.00 0 0.00 0.0
2013 CSP AAA 2 2 5.7 0 1 0 9 1 3 0 .267 124 14.3 1.6 0.0 4.8 50% .375 .277 1.76 3.04 0.00 106 3.89 99.4
2013 GWN AAA 6 2 13.0 0 1 0 15 3 8 1 .253 104 10.4 2.1 0.7 5.5 38% .318 .261 1.38 3.67 6.23 109 6.12 118.8
2013 IND AAA 1 0 0.3 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 .241 101 27.0 0.0 27.0 27.0 0% .000 .768 3.00 36.21 27.00 106 2.26 79.6

Plate Discipline

YEAR PITCHES ZONE_RT SWING_RT CONTACT_RT Z_SWING_RT O_SWING_RT Z_CONTACT_RT O_CONTACT_RT SW_STRK_RT
2009 784 0.4605 0.4222 0.7734 0.6039 0.2671 0.8578 0.6106 0.2266
2010 63 0.4921 0.3810 0.8333 0.6774 0.0938 0.8571 0.6667 0.1667
2012 120 0.5417 0.4583 0.8727 0.6154 0.2727 0.8750 0.8667 0.1273
Career9670.47260.4240.78960.61010.25650.85990.6460.2104

Injury History  —  No longer being updated

Last Update: 12/31/2014 23:59 ET

Date On Date Off Transaction Days Games Side Body Part Injury Severity Surgery Date Reaggravation
2011-05-19 2011-07-31 Minors 73 0 Right Foot Fracture - -
2009-10-16 2009-10-16 Off 0 0 Right Knee Surgery 2009-10-16
2007-07-13 2007-09-30 TradedDL 79 73 - Neck Recovery From Surgery Herniated Disc 2006-11-10 -
2007-03-31 2007-07-13 60-DL 104 87 Neck Recovery From Surgery Herniated Disc 2006-11-10
2006-11-10 2006-11-10 Off 0 0 Neck Surgery Herniated Disc 2006-11-10
2006-08-14 2006-10-28 60-DL 75 45 Neck Cartilage Injury Herniated Disc -
2006-04-07 2006-05-01 Minors 24 0 Right Upper Arm Strain Biceps -
2005-09-18 2005-10-02 DTD 14 14 Right Shoulder Stiffness -
2000-06-05 2000-09-05 Minors 92 0 Right Elbow Surgery Tommy John Surgery - -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2011 PIT $
2010 KCA $665,000
2007 KCA $385,000
2005 ATL $318,500
YearsDescriptionSalary
3 yrPrevious$1,368,500
3 yrTotal$1,368,500

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
3 y 163 d1 year (2016)

Details
  • 1 year (2016). Re-signed by Kansas City as a free agent 11/25/15 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year (2015). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 12/22/14 (minor-league contract).
  • 2014. Signed by Brother of Taiwan.
  • 1 year (2013). Signed by Pittsburgh as a free agent 2/6/13 (minor-league contract). Acquired by Atlanta in trade from Pittsburgh 4/24/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Signed by Kansas City as a free agent 1/28/12 (minor-league contract). Contract purchased by Kansas City 6/14/12. DFA by Kansas City 6/23/12. Sent outright to Triple-A 6/25/12.
  • 1 year (2011). Signed by LA Dodgers as a free agent 1/5/11 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.665M (2010). Re-signed by Kansas City 12/12/09 (avoided arbitration). Split contract paying $0.24M in minors. Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 4/22/10 after being DFA 4/16/10. Released by Kansas City 5/3/10. Signed by KIA of Korea 5/4/10.
  • 1 year (2009). Re-signed by Kansas City 1/2/09 (minor-league contract). $0.435M in majors. Contract purchased by Kansas City 5/24/09.
  • 1 year (2008). Re-signed by Kansas City 11/20/07 (minor-league contract).
  • 1 year/$0.385M (2007). Re-signed by Detroit 2/07. Acquired by Kansas City in trade from Detroit 7/13/07. Sent outright to Triple-A by Kansas City 11/20/07.
  • 1 year (2006). Re-signed by Detroit 3/06.
  • 1 year/$0.3185M (2005). Re-signed by Atlanta 2/05. Acquired by Detroit in trade from Atlanta 7/05.
  • Signed by Atlanta 1995 as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

Previous Year Preseason Upside By Year

Yr Proj 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 PEAK 5
20150.21.6out of baseball0.810.63.5

BP Annual Player Comments

YearComment
2011 Roman Colon, another Brave turned Royal, pitched all of four innings for the organization before deciding to take his meager talents to South Korea.
2010 The Royals have so many former Braves pitchers that it wouldn't be a surprise to see Gene Garber on the rubber one of these days. The Royals acquired Colon in 2007 after an off-field incident made him persona non grata with the Tigers. He put up some decent numbers in Omaha in 2009 before receiving a call to join the ailing bullpen. He was ineffective in general terms (his 4.82 Fair Run Average was below average) and effective by Royals standards (it was the third-best in the Royals pen). There is little to recommend him—indeed, there may be less to recommend him—over any of 100 other relievers looking for a big-league job.
2009 Following him in line is Roman Colon, another former fledgling Bravo who failed to hatch, and has since bounced to the Tigers and Royals.
2007 Colon had surgery in November to repair a herniated disk in his neck. That sounds scarier than it really is in baseball terms; he`s expected to be back for the start of the season, though he might need extended spring training. On the mound, he`s had trouble missing bats with his fastball, but there are 30 pitching coaches in the league who will tell you they can turn him into a plus reliever. His stature and overall approach are reminiscent of Antonio Alfonseca.
2006 Answer to the question, `What did Caesar digest his food with?` and also `What does it sound like when you order your twenty-third rum and cola?` Colon was meant to be the reward for trading Kyle Farnsworth to the Braves, but the Tigers weren`t happy with the early returns. A non-prospect for years, Colon`s development coincided with a turn to full-time relief, which added about 5 mph to his fastball. The Tigers, like the Braves, have thought about moving him back to starting. The Tigers say he`ll be competing for the fifth starter`s spot in the spring, and will quickly discover that he should stay in relief.
2005 Least likely nickname for Roman (accent, second syllable) Colon, should he become famous enough to merit one: Bildungsroman. In any event, this particular novel of education, after some fits and starts, fared well in the low minors as a starter and transitioned deftly to relief work over the last season-and-a-half. Last year, he was named Richmond's pitcher of the year and also pitched well in 19 innings in Atlanta. He's a good bet to win a spot in the Atlanta bullpen coming out of spring training.

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Texas and Toronto Dig Deep for Rotation HelpR.J. Anderson2012-06-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Nick Johnson, Chad Durbin, and DregsChristina Kahrl2011-03-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Central PreoccupationsChristina Kahrl2010-05-03
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: SenioritisChristina Kahrl2010-04-27
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Rounding Out the ALChristina Kahrl2010-04-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Weekend RoundupChristina Kahrl2010-04-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: AL Roster CleanupChristina Kahrl2010-04-06
BP Unfiltered: UPDATED AL Projected Opening Day RostersJohn Perrotto2010-04-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: American LeagueChristina Kahrl2010-03-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Action: Impaled RangersChristina Kahrl2010-01-11
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL ActionChristina Kahrl2009-12-13
This article requires BP Premium accessWinter League Preview: The Dominican LeagueCarlos J. Lugo2009-10-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: AL Central, PlusChristina Kahrl2009-06-02
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessTeam Health Reports: Detroit TigersWill Carroll2008-03-17
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Hit and Run: Trade Deadline EditionJay Jaffe2007-07-31
Transaction Analysis: American League RoundupChristina Kahrl2007-07-26
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction of the Day: Roster Review of the CentralsChristina Kahrl2007-04-05
This article requires BP Premium accessFuture Shock: Where Did the Tigers and the Athletics Come From?Kevin Goldstein2006-10-14
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: September 15-18, 2006Christina Kahrl2006-09-19
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: August 18-22Christina Kahrl2006-08-23
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: Intro? We Don't Need No Stinkin' IntroWill Carroll2006-08-22
Transaction Analysis: August 15-17Christina Kahrl2006-08-18
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 30-31Christina Kahrl2006-06-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 25-29Christina Kahrl2006-05-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 10-11Christina Kahrl2006-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: March 29-30Christina Kahrl2006-03-31
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-24
Prospectus Notebook: Tigers, YankeesBaseball Prospectus2005-12-28
Prospectus Notebook: Braves, TigersBaseball Prospectus2005-10-21
This article requires BP Premium accessUnder The Knife: PenaltiesWill Carroll2005-09-27
This article requires BP Premium accessThe Claussen Pickle, Revisited: An Analysis of Traded Braves Prospects, 1990-2004Jay Jaffe2005-08-08
Prospectus Hit List: Week of July 31Jay Jaffe2005-08-02
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 31Christina Kahrl2005-08-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: Fantasy Implications of the Trade Deadline MovesJeff Erickson2005-08-01
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 30Christina Kahrl2005-07-31
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: July 14-19, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-07-21
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Today: The Braves, AgainJoe Sheehan2005-07-06
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: June 23-30Christina Kahrl2005-06-30
This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: May 24-June 12, 2005Christina Kahrl2005-06-16
This article requires BP Premium accessProspectus Q&A: John SchuerholzJonah Keri2005-05-16


BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2010-04-16 13:00:00 (link to chat)KC's 13-man bullpen: unimaginably ridiculous, or onto something?
(BL from Bozeman, MT)
13-man staffs are an abomination. BTW, the Royals designated Roman Colon for assignment today and called up Josh Rupe, another Texas castoff. Bullpen problem solved! (Bradford Doolittle)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Although he has not thrown an MLB pitch in 2016, Roman Colon threw 1,082 pitches that were tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2009 and 2012, including pitches thrown in the MLB Regular Season and Spring Training. In 2012, he relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph) and Slider (84mph), also mixing in a Change (88mph).