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Birth Date12-31-1988
Height6' 2"
Weight220 lbs
Age26 years, 8 months, 0 days
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2011
2012
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WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2013 TBA MLB 3 3 16.0 14 9 12 2 .260 93 7.9 5.1 1.1 6.8 45% .255 .277 1.44 5.08 2.25 110 5.18 -0.1
2014 TBA MLB 5 3 23.7 19 10 13 1 .265 99 7.2 3.8 0.4 4.9 41% .247 .223 1.23 0.00 2.66 115 2.96 0.5
2015 TBA MLB 29 13 94.7 94 28 71 9 .262 99 8.9 2.7 0.9 6.8 43% .302 .263 1.29 3.83 3.80 102 4.14 0.8
CareerMLB3719134.3127479612.262998.53.10.86.443%.287.2581.303.983.421064.081.3

Statistics for All Levels

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YEAR Team Lg G GS IP H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA
2007 DTB Rk 14 11 39.3 30 31 50 1 .000 6.9 7.1 0.2 11.5 0% .312 .000 1.55 3.73 2.98
2008 PRI Rk 12 11 46.3 50 26 52 5 .266 92 9.7 5.1 1.0 10.1 47% .352 .288 1.64 5.08 6.80
2009 HUD A- 15 15 76.0 46 32 94 0 .258 93 5.4 3.8 0.0 11.1 56% .267 .208 1.03 2.30 1.66
2010 BGR A 22 22 114.0 98 45 118 14 .256 105 7.7 3.6 1.1 9.3 48% .286 .254 1.25 4.42 3.95
2010 PCH A+ 1 1 4.0 5 0 8 0 .265 94 11.2 0.0 0.0 18.0 100% .000 .191 1.25 0.19 2.25
2010 ESC Wnt 5 0 6.0 1 3 4 0 .000 1.5 4.5 0.0 6.0 0% .071 .000 0.67 3.75 0.00
2011 PCH A+ 19 19 105.7 78 44 92 8 .252 94 6.6 3.7 0.7 7.8 44% .253 .225 1.15 4.05 3.66
2011 MNT AA 9 9 52.0 41 28 31 5 .259 106 7.1 4.8 0.9 5.4 43% .237 .240 1.33 5.33 4.15
2011 ESC Wnt 11 0 11.7 10 8 14 0 .000 7.7 6.2 0.0 10.8 0% .357 .000 1.54 2.69 0.77
2012 MNT AA 14 14 75.0 69 34 75 2 .261 105 8.3 4.1 0.2 9.0 47% .332 .241 1.37 2.85 3.48
2012 DUR AAA 3 3 16.7 12 9 15 1 .252 105 6.5 4.9 0.5 8.1 44% .262 .215 1.26 3.94 3.24
2013 TBA MLB 3 3 16.0 14 9 12 2 .260 93 7.9 5.1 1.1 6.8 45% .255 .277 1.44 5.08 2.25
2013 DUR AAA 14 14 70.3 63 29 72 5 .255 108 8.1 3.7 0.6 9.2 42% .301 .247 1.31 3.49 3.07
2014 TBA MLB 5 3 23.7 19 10 13 1 .265 99 7.2 3.8 0.4 4.9 41% .247 .223 1.23 0.00 2.66
2014 PCH A+ 3 3 11.0 7 5 10 0 .246 96 5.7 4.1 0.0 8.2 45% .241 .185 1.09 0.00 1.64
2014 DUR AAA 15 15 86.0 84 30 73 2 .251 104 8.8 3.1 0.2 7.6 42% .319 .237 1.33 0.00 3.77
2015 TBA MLB 29 13 94.7 94 28 71 9 .262 99 8.9 2.7 0.9 6.8 43% .302 .263 1.29 3.83 3.80
2015 PCH A+ 2 2 6.0 9 0 5 2 .260 95 13.5 0.0 3.0 7.5 45% .350 .373 1.50 5.84 3.00
2015 DUR AAA 2 2 9.3 8 3 12 1 .242 99 7.7 2.9 1.0 11.6 50% .333 .247 1.18 3.27 1.93

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
2013 265 0.4981 0.4528 0.7583 0.6515 0.2556 0.8372 0.5588 0.2417
2014 385 0.4857 0.4675 0.8222 0.6631 0.2828 0.8871 0.6786 0.1778
2015 1433 0.4829 0.4627 0.7798 0.6445 0.2928 0.8767 0.5806 0.2202
Career20830.48540.46230.78490.64880.28620.87360.59590.2151

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
2013-08-30 2013-10-09 60-DL 40 31 Right Elbow Strain - -
2013-06-29 - Minors - - - Not Disclosed - -
2012-08-14 2012-09-05 Minors 22 0 - Not Disclosed - -
2012-04-12 2012-05-26 Minors 44 0 - Abdomen Strain Oblique - -
2010-07-28 2010-08-16 Minors 19 0 Not Disclosed -

Compensation

Year Team Salary
2015 TBA $510,800
2014 TBA $
2013 TBA $
YearsDescriptionSalary
2011Current$510,800
1 yrTotal$510,800

 

Service TimeAgentContract Status
0 y 118 d1 year/$0.5108M (2015)

Details
  • 1 year/$0.5108M (2015). Re-signed by Tampa Bay as a free agent 3/8/15.
  • 1 year (2014). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/14. Placed on restricted list 3/24/14 (50-game suspension for PED violation).
  • 1 year (2013). Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/2/13.
  • 1 year (2012). Contract purchased by Tampa Bay 11/18/11. Re-signed by Tampa Bay 3/3/12.
  • Signed by Tampa Bay as an amateur free agent from the Dominican Republic.

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Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv
10 vs L (Multi) .228 .345 .252 .242
11 vs R (Multi) .218 .265 .382 .231
18 Split (Multi) .009 .080 -.130 .011
19 LgAvg (Multi) .008 .020 .017 .015
30 vs L (2014) .217 .327 .239 .221
31 vs R (2014) .225 .262 .350 .224
38 Split (2014) -.008 .065 -.111 -.003
39 LgAvg (2014) .007 .019 .010 .013

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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessCloser Report: Week 22Matt Collins2015-08-25
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Expert FAAB Review: Week 20Mike Gianella2015-08-18
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 12, 2015Daniel Rathman2015-06-12
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week 11Wilson Karaman2015-06-12
West Coast By Us: You Wouldn't Wear One to a Bar MitzvahJordan Shusterman2015-06-06
West Coast By Us: You Wouldn't Wear One to a Bar MitzvahJake Mintz2015-06-06
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This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: June 2, 2015Chris Mosch2015-06-02
Expert FAAB Review: Week NineMike Gianella2015-06-02
Fantasy Rounders: Sleepless in SeattleDoug Thorburn2015-06-01
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week NineWilson Karaman2015-05-29
This article requires BP Premium accessBaseball Therapy: Are You Over 18? Russell A. Carleton2015-05-12
This article requires BP Premium accessWhat You Need to Know: Bombered!Daniel Rathman2015-05-12
Fantasy Rounders: Evan AlmightyDoug Thorburn2015-05-11
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Starting Pitcher Planner: Week SixWilson Karaman2015-05-08
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Freestyle: Junior Circuit Players to MonitorNick Shlain2015-05-05
Expert FAAB Review: Week FiveMike Gianella2015-05-05
This article requires BP Premium accessPainting the Black: Who Are These Guys?R.J. Anderson2015-04-07
This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFive to Watch: American League Position BattlesNick Shlain2015-03-24
This article requires BP Premium accessRumor Roundup: Alex Colome's Series of Unfortunate EventsDaniel Rathman2015-03-16
This article requires BP Premium accessPitching Backward: Every Team's Pitching Depth, RankedJeff Long2015-03-13
BP Unfiltered: The Most Volatile Starting Rotations, the Least Volatile StartersSam Miller2015-03-12
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BP Unfiltered: Do the Rays Have a Drug Problem?Ben Lindbergh2014-04-02
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessGet to Know: Relief Pitcher ProspectsBen Carsley2014-03-05
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Prospects Will Break Your Heart: 2014 Organizational RankingsJason Parks2014-02-26
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BP Chats

DateQuestionAnswer
2015-06-02 18:00:00 (link to chat)Any advice on how to successfully tank in dynasty without pissing anyone off? I think I've got the second part down, considering once I decided to rebuild four weeks ago I've gone undefeated thanks to streaming Alex Colome, Despaigne, Severino Gonzalez, Kelly, and others with the expectation that they would suck and have them end up doing great.
(Patrick from NJ)
I am terrible at tanking without pissing people off. In terms of your stream options I'd have to see the opponents but Colome and Despaigne aren't terrible stream options for winning so maybe, stream worse? (Mauricio Rubio)
2015-05-05 15:00:00 (link to chat)Does Chase Whitley have middle of the rotation upside?
(John from CT)
Not for me. He's pitched two good games so far and did a good job keeping the Jays off balance last night, but his fastball still topped out at 92 mph and his secondary offerings aren't exceptional. Whitley has a thankless job as the extra starter, I expect him to do what he did last year where he was fine as a replacement starter for 4-5 weeks and then falls apart.

I mentioned him briefly in my column today, I prefer Alex Colome in AL-Only leagues: http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=26257 (Nick Shlain)
2015-01-15 18:00:00 (link to chat)Do you prefer Alex Colome or Nate Karns or Burch Smith as a starter?
(Goseman from Detroit)
I'll take Colome out of that trio. (Mark Anderson)
2014-09-25 13:00:00 (link to chat)On a dynasty/points team how would you rank these guys these in 2015 which would you keep if one had to go? Jarred Cosart, McHugh, Marco Gonzales, Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez, Alex Colome, Daniel Norris Mark Appel,
(OB1KENOBI from Tampa)
I'd cut Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez. (Craig Goldstein)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Any of these guys going to wind up more than back-end fodder? Sean Nolin, Robbie Erlin, Jimmy Nelson, Alex Wood, Oberholtzer, Holmberg, Taylor Jordan, Maurer, Enny Romero, Alex Colome.
(TheKernel from Pasadena)
Don't sleep on Enny Romero. I think there is a better chance of him providing impact in the bullpen, but I've been working on the Rays system lately and scouts really like this kid's stuff; I've seen it several times myself, so I can definitely appreciate a mid-90s FB and hard breaking ball from a southpaw. The command concerns, but if he can develop into an effectively wild type, he has the stuff to pitch above the middle-of-a-rotation. Projection is #2/3 type, but I think a late-innings arm is the realistic role. (Jason Parks)
2013-12-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)Between Alex Colome, Jake Odorizzi, and Enny Romero who has the best chance to make the ML rotation this year?
(Reed from OKC)
Odorizzi, but in terms of ceiling, I'd take both Romero and Colome. (Jason Parks)
2013-11-22 14:00:00 (link to chat)How much have you seen of Alex Colome? Do you think he could fill a rotation slot if David Price is traded or should the Rays transition him to the pen?
(Jack from FL)
I really like Colome. He has a starter's repertoire and the mechanics to profile in the rotation. The only question is pitch command, as his timing and momentum can be inconsistent at times. The Rays have the luxury of pitching depth, so they can be patient as Colome refines his game. (Doug Thorburn)
2013-06-20 13:00:00 (link to chat)Paul, please list a few pitchers that could have that Kris Medlen like run in the 2nd half. And maybe some bullpen arms that if they move into a starting role, could have real value in mixed leagues. Oh and hello Curtis!
(andtinez from Houston)
Franklin Morales (Rubby or Webster, too, but neither is currently in their pen) and Tony Cingrani (obv, but he fits the model now) are currently in pens. Guys who could just make a big run who aren't currently in a rotation: Erasmo Ramirez, Trevor Rosenthal (prob more 2014 if he's gonna be an SP again), Alex Colome, and Tim Stauffer. http://pauls.files.wordpress.com/2013/06/hiandrew.jpg (Paul Sporer)
2013-06-13 13:00:00 (link to chat)You've previously mentioned Chris Arhcer, Alex Colome and Alex Torres as "tweener" types whose future in the major leagues are late-inning relievers. Now that all three have made major league starts with improved secondary offerings, has your view on their ML future changed in any way?
(Mark from DC)
Well, Archer is a starting pitcher for me, a 2/3 type who's probably more of a no. 3 because of the command. The stuff is top of the line, though. There's always that chance he ends up in the bullpen because of the two wipeout pitches, but I do believe in Archer as a starter. Colome and Torres are still relievers for me, but they can be good ones. Whatever the Rays have done with Torres is working, as most scouts I was speaking to had written him off by the end of last season. It's a plus fastball and it's an absolutely nasty changeup. An Alex Torres throwing strikes is a good big league reliever. I'll give Colome a slight more chance to start, but still think that's a seventh- or eighth-inning type of arm. (Jason Cole)
2013-04-30 12:00:00 (link to chat)Why is Chris Archer getting so much more love than his teammate Jake Odorizzi? Odorizzi is younger and pitching better at the same level. Sure, Archer has that slider, but when it comes to getting that next rotation spot, shouldn't results matter? And age vs level? It's not like Odorizzi is a scrub.
(Apats from Parts Unknown)
Odorizzi is a solid prospect as well, no doubt. We're not talking about polished versus raw here, though, since Odorizzi needs to work on his command as well. It's hard to draw conclusions based solely on minor-league stats, especially with pitchers. If Archer is working on his changeup and command and pitching worse than he would otherwise how much do you hold that against him? I don't know the answer, just throwing it out there. (That Durham rotation also features a resurgent Alex Torres and a reworked Alex Colome.) (R.J. Anderson)
2013-04-04 11:00:00 (link to chat)Would Alex Colome have a better shot to stick in the rotation and get more buzz in an org that wasn't so deep in pitching? Back end of the bullpen arm or just a 7th/8th guy at best?
(Jon from Fla)
I think he's a 7/8 type, but that's not a bad thing. I don't see him as a long-term starter. I'm sure he would get more buzz in a weaker system or an org that promotes arms more aggressively. (Jason Parks)


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PITCHf/x Pitcher Profile

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Alex Colome has thrown 2,084 pitches that have been tracked by the PITCHf/x system between 2013 and 2015, all of them occuring in the MLB Regular Season. In 2015, he has relied primarily on his Fourseam Fastball (95mph), also mixing in a Cutter (89mph), Change (86mph), Curve (79mph) and Slider (85mph). He also rarely throws a Sinker (95mph).