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Portrait of Roman Colon

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Career Summary
Years IP W L SV SO ERA WARP
6 187.3 8 10 1 120 5.19 0
Birth Date8-13-1979
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
BatsR
ThrowsR
WARP Summary

MLB Statistics

Historical (past-seasons) WARP is now based on DRA. (For previous card version with FAIR_RA, click here.)
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 H BB SO HR oppTAv PPF H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 GB% BABIP TAv WHIP FIP ERA cFIP DRA WARP
2004 ATL MLB 18 0 19.0 18 8 15 0 .265 91 8.5 3.8 0.0 7.1 44% .305 .240 1.37 2.64 3.32 97 3.65 0.4
2005 ATL 0 23 4 44.3 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 0.0
2005 DET 0 12 3 25.0 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 0.0
2006 DET MLB 20 1 38.7 46 14 25 6 .258 107 10.7 3.3 1.4 5.8 42% .323 .277 1.55 5.08 4.89 104 6.44 -0.3
2009 KCA MLB 43 0 50.3 50 22 29 7 .262 105 8.9 3.9 1.3 5.2 43% .269 .257 1.43 5.23 4.83 112 4.43 0.4
2010 KCA MLB 5 0 2.0 5 2 1 0 .272 115 22.5 9.0 0.0 4.5 60% .500 .387 3.50 6.55 18.00 109 15.82 -0.3
2012 KCA MLB 3 0 8.0 12 3 3 0 .275 101 13.5 3.4 0.0 3.4 39% .387 .303 1.88 3.42 6.75 111 6.11 -0.1
2005 TOT MLB 35 7 69.3 82 21 47 17 .262 98 10.6 2.7 2.2 6.1 50% .294 .299 1.49 5.75 5.58 111 6.66 -0.9
CareerMLB1248187.32137012030.26210110.23.41.45.846%.302.2791.515.075.191095.85-0.7

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.
Minor league stats are currently shownClick to hide.
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
1998 DNV Rk 13 13 73.3 92 28 53 7 .000 11.3 3.4 0.9 6.5 0% .000 .000 1.64 5.03 5.77
1999 JAM A- 15 15 77.3 77 25 61 4 .000 9.0 2.9 0.5 7.1 0% .000 .000 1.32 3.78 4.54
2001 MCN A 23 21 128.0 136 26 91 9 .000 9.6 1.8 0.6 6.4 0% .000 .000 1.27 3.37 3.59
2002 MYR A+ 26 26 163.0 170 38 94 8 .000 9.4 2.1 0.4 5.2 0% .299 .000 1.28 3.36 3.53
2003 GRN AA 39 12 107.0 104 33 58 9 .000 8.7 2.8 0.8 4.9 0% .276 .000 1.28 4.11 3.36
2003 esc Wnt 16 3 24.7 29 13 14 0 .000 10.6 4.7 0.0 5.1 0% .000 .000 1.70 3.55 3.28
2004 ATL MLB 18 0 19.0 18 8 15 0 .265 91 8.5 3.8 0.0 7.1 44% .305 .240 1.37 2.64 3.32
2004 GRN AA 3 0 3.0 1 0 5 0 .000 3.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0% .167 .000 0.33 0.81 0.00
2004 GWN AAA 51 0 74.0 72 22 64 4 .000 8.8 2.7 0.5 7.8 0% .318 .000 1.27 3.24 3.65
2005 ATL MLB 23 4 44.3 47 14 30 10 .260 96 9.5 2.8 2.0 6.1 48% .270 .282 1.38 5.52 5.28
2005 DET MLB 12 3 25.0 35 7 17 7 .264 103 12.6 2.5 2.5 6.1 54% .333 .328 1.68 6.17 6.12
2005 MIS AA 2 2 7.7 6 2 7 0 .262 7.0 2.3 0.0 8.2 65% .300 .000 1.04 2.31 1.17
2005 GWN AAA 3 3 14.0 12 5 9 0 .260 48 7.7 3.2 0.0 5.8 51% .279 .190 1.21 3.21 1.93
2006 DET MLB 20 1 38.7 46 14 25 6 .258 107 10.7 3.3 1.4 5.8 42% .323 .277 1.55 5.08 4.89
2006 TOL AAA 2 2 6.0 4 2 6 0 .260 93 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 38% .125 .229 1.00 2.08 0.00
2007 ERI AA 5 1 10.7 11 5 10 3 .267 107 9.3 4.2 2.5 8.4 38% .276 .272 1.50 6.44 5.89
2007 OMA AAA 1 0 1.7 3 0 1 0 .280 102 15.9 0.0 0.0 5.3 33% .500 .274 1.76 2.36 0.00
2007 TOL AAA 6 0 10.0 10 8 6 0 .254 93 9.0 7.2 0.0 5.4 41% .312 .290 1.80 4.38 3.60
2008 NWA AA 10 0 17.0 18 4 8 1 .272 87 9.5 2.1 0.5 4.2 43% .288 .250 1.29 3.86 5.29
2008 OMA AAA 23 10 95.0 109 27 62 15 .264 103 10.3 2.6 1.4 5.9 46% .313 .258 1.43 5.15 4.64
2009 KCA MLB 43 0 50.3 50 22 29 7 .262 105 8.9 3.9 1.3 5.2 43% .269 .257 1.43 5.23 4.83
2009 OMA AAA 13 0 25.3 27 8 26 1 .273 93 9.6 2.8 0.4 9.2 36% .361 .251 1.38 2.86 2.85
2010 KCA MLB 5 0 2.0 5 2 1 0 .272 115 22.5 9.0 0.0 4.5 60% .500 .387 3.50 6.55 18.00
2010 OMA AAA 2 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 .246 93 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 50% .167 .148 1.00 4.08 0.00
2010 ESC Wnt 7 0 5.3 8 3 3 2 .000 13.6 5.1 3.4 5.1 0% .316 .000 2.08 8.56 10.19
2011 ABQ AAA 27 0 29.7 33 7 17 5 .276 120 10.0 2.1 1.5 5.2 54% .295 .248 1.35 5.64 4.85
2011 GIG Wnt 13 1 23.7 20 8 21 1 .000 7.6 3.0 0.4 8.0 0% .268 .000 1.18 3.20 4.18
2012 KCA MLB 3 0 8.0 12 3 3 0 .275 101 13.5 3.4 0.0 3.4 39% .387 .303 1.88 3.42 6.75
2012 OMA AAA 40 1 67.0 66 28 59 7 .272 99 8.9 3.8 0.9 7.9 54% .303 .245 1.40 4.56 3.09
2012 GIG Wnt 10 8 30.3 29 13 28 5 .000 8.6 3.9 1.5 8.3 0% .282 .000 1.38 4.69 5.04
2012 OBR Wnt 2 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 .000 27.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 0% .600 .000 4.00 7.08 9.00
2013 CSP AAA 2 2 5.7 9 1 3 0 .267 124 14.3 1.6 0.0 4.8 50% .375 .277 1.76 3.04 0.00
2013 GWN AAA 6 2 13.0 15 3 8 1 .253 104 10.4 2.1 0.7 5.5 38% .318 .261 1.38 3.67 6.23
2013 IND AAA 1 0 0.3 1 0 1 1 .241 101 27.0 0.0 27.0 27.0 0% .000 .768 3.00 36.21 27.00

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.

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BP Articles

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This article requires BP Premium accessTransaction Analysis: Texas and Toronto Dig Deep for Rotation HelpR.J. Anderson2012-06-18
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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
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This article requires BP Fantasy or Premium accessFantasy Focus: AL Spring Job BattlesPeter Schoenke2006-03-24
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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 2015, 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).