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Portrait of Roman Colon

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2014 Projections (Preseason PECOTA - seasonal age 34)
IP ERA WHIP SO W L SV WARP
36.0 4.79 1.43 24 1 1 0 0.0
Birth Date8-13-1979
Height6' 5"
Weight245 lbs
Age35 years, 2 months, 8 days
BatsR
ThrowsR
-0.12010
2011
0.12012
2013
0.02014
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WARP Summary

Standard

YEAR TEAM AGE G GS IP IP-SP IP-RP W L SV BS QS BQS PA H R ER HR TB BB UBB HBP SO ERA FIP FRA VORP WARP
2004 ATL 24 18 0 19.0 0.0 19.0 2 1 0 1 0 0 82 18 9 7 0 22 8 7 0 15 3.32 2.64 3.09 4.5 0.4
2005 ATL 25 23 4 44.3 23.3 21.0 1 5 0 0 2 0 191 47 28 26 10 84 14 13 0 30 5.28 5.52 6.69 -6.3 -0.8
2005 DET 25 12 3 25.0 9.7 15.3 1 1 0 1 0 0 115 35 17 17 7 65 7 7 0 17 6.12 6.17 6.48 -0.1 -0.0
2006 DET 26 20 1 38.7 2.3 36.3 2 0 1 1 0 0 170 46 21 21 6 77 14 12 1 25 4.89 5.08 4.52 6.7 0.7
2009 KCA 29 43 0 50.3 0.0 50.3 2 3 0 3 0 0 220 50 27 27 7 82 22 21 2 29 4.83 5.23 5.99 -0.8 -0.1
2010 KCA 30 5 0 2.0 0.0 2.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 14 5 4 4 0 7 2 2 1 1 18.00 6.55 9.11 -0.8 -0.1
2012 KCA 32 3 0 8.0 0.0 8.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 37 12 6 6 0 17 3 3 0 3 6.75 3.42 3.90 0.8 0.1
Career1248187.335.3152.0810172082921311210830354706541205.195.075.554.00.3

Advanced

'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 FRA FRA+ TAv oppAVG oppOBP oppSLG oppTAv BABIP PPF PVORP PWARP VORP WARP
1998 DNV Rk 13 13 73.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
1999 JAM A- 15 15 77.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2001 MCN A 23 21 128.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2002 MYR A+ 26 26 163.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .299 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 GRN AA 39 12 107.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .276 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2003 esc Wnt 16 3 24.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 18 0 19.0 3.09 128 .240 .265 .336 .429 .265 .305 91 4.5 0.4 4.5 0.4
2004 GRN AA 3 0 3.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .167 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2004 GWN AAA 51 0 74.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .318 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 23 4 44.3 6.69 47 .282 .263 .326 .411 .260 .270 96 -5.5 -0.6 -6.3 -0.8
2005 DET MLB 12 3 25.0 6.48 67 .328 .268 .331 .425 .264 .333 103 -0.1 -0.0 -0.1 -0.0
2005 MIS AA 2 2 7.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.667 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2005 GWN AAA 3 3 14.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 -.800 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2006 DET MLB 20 1 38.7 4.52 115 .277 .271 .338 .431 .258 .323 107 6.7 0.7 6.7 0.7
2006 TOL AAA 2 2 6.0 2.99 126 .229 .261 .338 .382 .260 .125 93 1.7 0.2 1.7 0.2
2007 ERI AA 5 1 10.7 9.21 14 .272 .267 .345 .392 .267 .276 107 -1.1 -0.1 -1.1 -0.1
2007 OMA AAA 1 0 1.7 1.56 170 .274 .317 .375 .500 .280 .500 102 0.9 0.1 0.9 0.1
2007 TOL AAA 6 0 10.0 5.03 77 .290 .259 .323 .398 .254 .312 93 -0.4 -0.0 -0.4 -0.0
2008 NWA AA 10 0 17.0 5.17 76 .250 .268 .333 .406 .272 .288 87 -0.6 -0.1 -0.6 -0.1
2008 OMA AAA 23 10 95.0 6.03 85 .258 .282 .354 .450 .264 .313 103 9.9 1.0 9.9 1.0
2009 KCA MLB 43 0 50.3 5.99 81 .257 .267 .335 .424 .262 .269 105 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2009 OMA AAA 13 0 25.3 4.33 104 .251 .270 .343 .412 .273 .361 93 3.0 0.3 3.0 0.3
2010 KCA MLB 5 0 2.0 9.11 22 .387 .284 .350 .464 .272 .500 115 -0.8 -0.1 -0.8 -0.1
2010 OMA AAA 2 0 2.0 4.39 110 .148 .283 .335 .397 .246 .167 93 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2010 ESC Wnt 7 0 5.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .316 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2011 ABQ AAA 27 0 29.7 7.12 95 .248 .291 .360 .462 .276 .295 120 1.4 0.1 1.2 0.1
2011 GIG Wnt 13 1 23.7 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .268 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 3 0 8.0 3.90 113 .303 .273 .335 .431 .275 .387 101 1.0 0.1 0.8 0.1
2012 OMA AAA 40 1 67.0 5.22 98 .245 .279 .344 .435 .272 .303 99 5.2 0.5 5.2 0.5
2012 GIG Wnt 10 8 30.3 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .282 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2012 OBR Wnt 2 0 1.0 0.00 0 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .600 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
2013 CSP AAA 2 2 5.7 4.80 119 .277 .279 .340 .446 .267 .375 124 1.7 0.2 1.4 0.1
2013 GWN AAA 6 2 13.0 5.28 87 .261 .254 .327 .385 .253 .318 104 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0
2013 IND AAA 1 0 0.3 24.98 -367 .768 .268 .317 .360 .241 .000 101 -0.7 -0.1 -0.7 -0.1

Statistics For All Levels

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Year Team Lg W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP H/9 BB/9 HR/9 K/9 WHIP ERA VORP WARP
1998 DNV Rk 1 7 0 13 13 73.3 92 28 53 7 0% .000 11.3 3.4 0.9 6.5 1.64 5.77 0.0 0.0
1999 JAM A- 7 5 0 15 15 77.3 77 25 61 4 0% .000 9.0 2.9 0.5 7.1 1.32 4.54 0.0 0.0
2001 MCN A 7 7 0 23 21 128.0 136 26 91 9 0% .000 9.6 1.8 0.6 6.4 1.27 3.59 0.0 0.0
2002 MYR A+ 9 8 0 26 26 163.0 170 38 94 8 0% .299 9.4 2.1 0.4 5.2 1.28 3.53 0.0 0.0
2003 esc Wnt 0 2 0 16 3 24.7 29 13 14 0 0% .000 10.6 4.7 0.0 5.1 1.70 3.28 0.0 0.0
2003 GRN AA 11 3 2 39 12 107.0 104 33 58 9 0% .276 8.7 2.8 0.8 4.9 1.28 3.36 0.0 0.0
2004 GRN AA 1 0 0 3 0 3.0 1 0 5 0 0% .167 3.0 0.0 0.0 15.0 0.33 0.00 0.0 0.0
2004 GWN AAA 4 1 0 51 0 74.0 72 22 64 4 0% .318 8.8 2.7 0.5 7.8 1.27 3.65 0.0 0.0
2004 ATL MLB 2 1 0 18 0 19.0 18 8 15 0 44% .305 8.5 3.8 0.0 7.1 1.37 3.32 4.5 0.4
2005 GWN AAA 1 1 0 3 3 14.0 12 5 9 0 0% -.800 7.7 3.2 0.0 5.8 1.21 1.93 0.0 0.0
2005 ATL MLB 1 5 0 23 4 44.3 47 14 30 10 48% .270 9.5 2.8 2.0 6.1 1.38 5.28 -6.3 -0.8
2005 DET MLB 1 1 0 12 3 25.0 35 7 17 7 54% .333 12.6 2.5 2.5 6.1 1.68 6.12 -0.1 -0.0
2005 MIS AA 0 0 0 2 2 7.7 6 2 7 0 0% -.667 7.0 2.3 0.0 8.2 1.04 1.17 0.0 0.0
2006 TOL AAA 0 0 0 2 2 6.0 4 2 6 0 38% .125 6.0 3.0 0.0 9.0 1.00 0.00 1.7 0.2
2006 DET MLB 2 0 1 20 1 38.7 46 14 25 6 42% .323 10.7 3.3 1.4 5.8 1.55 4.89 6.7 0.7
2007 TOL AAA 0 1 0 6 0 10.0 10 8 6 0 41% .312 9.0 7.2 0.0 5.4 1.80 3.60 -0.4 -0.0
2007 ERI AA 2 0 1 5 1 10.7 11 5 10 3 38% .276 9.3 4.2 2.5 8.4 1.50 5.89 -1.1 -0.1
2007 OMA AAA 0 0 0 1 0 1.7 3 0 1 0 33% .500 15.9 0.0 0.0 5.3 1.76 0.00 0.9 0.1
2008 OMA AAA 5 5 1 23 10 95.0 109 27 62 15 46% .313 10.3 2.6 1.4 5.9 1.43 4.64 9.9 1.0
2008 NWA AA 2 0 1 10 0 17.0 18 4 8 1 43% .288 9.5 2.1 0.5 4.2 1.29 5.29 -0.6 -0.1
2009 KCA MLB 2 3 0 43 0 50.3 50 22 29 7 43% .269 8.9 3.9 1.3 5.2 1.43 4.83 -0.8 -0.1
2009 OMA AAA 2 3 2 13 0 25.3 27 8 26 1 36% .361 9.6 2.8 0.4 9.2 1.38 2.85 3.0 0.3
2010 OMA AAA 0 0 0 2 0 2.0 1 1 1 0 50% .167 4.5 4.5 0.0 4.5 1.00 0.00 0.2 0.0
2010 ESC Wnt 0 0 0 7 0 5.3 8 3 3 2 0% .316 13.6 5.1 3.4 5.1 2.08 10.19 0.0 0.0
2010 KCA MLB 0 0 0 5 0 2.0 5 2 1 0 60% .500 22.5 9.0 0.0 4.5 3.50 18.00 -0.8 -0.1
2011 ABQ AAA 2 1 3 27 0 29.7 33 7 17 5 54% .295 10.0 2.1 1.5 5.2 1.35 4.85 1.2 0.1
2011 GIG Wnt 1 1 0 13 1 23.7 20 8 21 1 0% .268 7.6 3.0 0.4 8.0 1.18 4.18 0.0 0.0
2012 OBR Wnt 0 0 0 2 0 1.0 3 1 1 0 0% .600 27.0 9.0 0.0 9.0 4.00 9.00 0.0 0.0
2012 KCA MLB 0 0 0 3 0 8.0 12 3 3 0 39% .387 13.5 3.4 0.0 3.4 1.88 6.75 0.8 0.1
2012 GIG Wnt 0 2 0 10 8 30.3 29 13 28 5 0% .282 8.6 3.9 1.5 8.3 1.38 5.04 0.0 0.0
2012 OMA AAA 4 2 7 40 1 67.0 66 28 59 7 54% .303 8.9 3.8 0.9 7.9 1.40 3.09 5.2 0.5
2013 GWN AAA 0 1 0 6 2 13.0 15 3 8 1 38% .318 10.4 2.1 0.7 5.5 1.38 6.23 0.2 0.0
2013 IND AAA 0 1 0 1 0 0.3 1 0 1 1 0% .000 27.0 0.0 27.0 27.0 3.00 27.00 -0.7 -0.1
2013 CSP AAA 0 1 0 2 2 5.7 9 1 3 0 50% .375 14.3 1.6 0.0 4.8 1.76 0.00 1.4 0.1

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 788 0.4784 0.4286 0.7827 0.6074 0.2603 0.8646 0.6075 0.2173
2010 53 0.4717 0.3962 0.8095 0.6800 0.1429 0.8824 0.5000 0.1905
2012 121 0.5620 0.4750 0.8947 0.6324 0.2642 0.9070 0.8571 0.1053
Career9620.48850.43270.79830.61450.25430.87090.6330.2017

Injury History

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 (2013)

Details
  • 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.

2014 Preseason Forecast

Last Update: 3/11/2014 05:35 ET

PCT W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR BABIP WHIP ERA FRA VORP WARP
90o 2.3 1.2 0.8 36 2 54.2 46 16 37 5 .270 1.15 3.56 3.87 7.8 0.8
80o 2 1 0.7 32 1 47.7 44 15 32 5 .286 1.24 3.97 4.31 4.5 0.5
70o 1.8 0.9 0.6 29 1 43.2 42 14 29 5 .297 1.31 4.27 4.64 2.6 0.3
60o 1.6 0.8 0.5 26 1 39.4 40 14 27 5 .307 1.37 4.53 4.92 1.1 0.1
50o 1.4 0.7 0.5 24 1 36.0 38 13 24 5 .316 1.43 4.78 5.19 0.0 0.0
40o 1.3 0.7 0.4 22 1 32.7 36 12 22 4 .326 1.49 5.03 5.47 -1.0 -0.1
30o 1.1 0.6 0.3 19 1 29.2 34 12 20 4 .336 1.56 5.31 5.77 -1.8 -0.2
20o 0.9 0.5 0.3 17 1 25.2 31 11 17 4 .347 1.64 5.63 6.12 -2.4 -0.2
10o 0.7 0.4 0.2 13 1 19.9 26 9 14 3 .364 1.75 6.10 6.63 -3.0 -0.3
Weighted Mean1.40.70.423135.23713244.3141.424.745.150.20.0

Diagnostics

Breakout Rate Improve Rate Collapse Rate Attrition Rate MLB %
6% 12% 12% 13% 27%

Long-Term Forecast (Beyond the 2014 Projections)

Playing time estimates are based on performance, not Depth Charts.
Year Age W L SV G GS IP H BB SO HR GB% BABIP WHIP ERA FRA H/9 BB/9 K/9 HR/9 WARP
20153521138263692442845.3231.485.015.449.93.46.01.1-0.3
20163621133154592036745.3201.464.995.429.83.36.01.2-0.2
20173721130149541832745.3191.475.015.459.93.35.91.3-0.2
20183821129148531832745.3201.475.005.449.93.46.01.3-0.2
20193911028146511730645.3241.495.145.5810.13.45.91.2-0.3
20204021130149541831745.3181.485.015.4410.03.35.71.3-0.2
20214121129148531729745.3171.475.025.4510.03.25.51.3-0.2
20224211027145501627645.3171.485.055.4910.13.25.41.2-0.2
20234311024140451423645.3191.495.155.6010.23.25.21.4-0.3

Upside By Year

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 PEAK 5
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Comparable Players (Similarity Index 74)

Rank Score Name Year Run Average Trend
1 90 Vinnie Chulk 2013 0.00 DNP
2 87 Vladimir Nunez 2009 36.00
3 85 Bryan Corey 2008 6.60
4 83 Chris Bootcheck 2013 9.00
5 81 Lee Gardner 2009 0.00 DNP
6 81 Brad Thomas 2012 0.00 DNP
7 81 Kane Davis 2009 0.00 DNP
8 81 Juan Rincon 2013 0.00 DNP
9 81 Micah Bowie 2009 0.00 DNP
10 80 Jason Childers 2009 0.00 DNP
11 79 Brandon Duckworth 2010 0.00 DNP
12 79 Alberto Castillo 2010 10.12
13 78 Chris Jakubauskas 2013 0.00 DNP
14 77 Randy Choate 2010 4.84
15 77 D.J. Carrasco 2011 6.39
16 77 C.J. Nitkowski 2007 0.00 DNP
17 77 Mike Venafro 2008 0.00 DNP
18 77 Julio Manon 2007 0.00 DNP
19 77 Nick Bierbrodt 2012 0.00 DNP
20 76 Scott Strickland 2010 9.00
21 76 Josh Kinney 2013 0.00 DNP
22 76 Ryota Igarashi 2013 0.00 DNP
23 76 Valerio De Los Santos 2007 0.00 DNP
24 76 Tim Corcoran 2012 0.00 DNP
25 76 Trever Miller 2007 5.44
26 76 Marty McLeary 2009 0.00 DNP
27 76 Jim Crowell 2008 0.00 DNP
28 76 Brian Sanches 2013 0.00 DNP
29 76 Mike Koplove 2011 0.00 DNP
30 75 Chad Paronto 2010 0.00 DNP
31 75 David Lee 2007 0.00 DNP
32 75 John Bale 2008 4.39
33 75 Luis Ayala 2012 3.36
34 75 Willie Eyre 2013 0.00 DNP
35 75 Geoff Geary 2011 0.00 DNP
36 75 Justin Miller 2012 0.00 DNP
37 75 Terry Adams 2007 0.00 DNP
38 74 R.A. Dickey 2009 4.76
39 74 Jeremy Powell 2010 0.00 DNP
40 74 Randy Williams 2010 6.12
41 74 Esteban Yan 2009 0.00 DNP
42 73 Tyler Walker 2010 4.08
43 73 Jim Brower 2007 18.90
44 73 Damian Moss 2011 0.00 DNP
45 73 David Riske 2011 0.00 DNP
46 73 Scott Proctor 2011 7.59
47 72 Randy Keisler 2010 0.00 DNP
48 72 Joe Nelson 2009 4.69
49 72 Aaron Heilman 2013 0.00 DNP
50 72 Randy Flores 2010 3.48
51 72 Tug McGraw 1979 5.92
52 72 Shawn Camp 2010 3.36
53 72 Doug Brocail 2001 0.00 DNP
54 72 Felix Rodriguez 2007 0.00 DNP
55 72 Travis Smith 2007 0.00 DNP
56 71 Jim Brosnan 1964 0.00 DNP
57 71 Joe Hoerner 1971 2.47
58 71 Chris Sampson 2012 0.00 DNP
59 71 Jay Howell 1990 2.32
60 71 Mark Williamson 1994 4.41
61 71 Kiko Calero 2009 1.95
62 71 Justin Lehr 2012 0.00 DNP
63 71 Bobby Tiefenauer 1964 4.24
64 71 Mike Henneman 1996 6.00
65 71 Dustin Hermanson 2007 0.00 DNP
66 71 David Weathers 2004 4.81
67 71 Mike Maddux 1996 5.18
68 71 John Wasdin 2007 5.95
69 71 Jeff Harris 2009 0.00 DNP
70 71 Matt Herges 2004 6.20
71 71 Andy McGaffigan 1991 5.62
72 71 Jay Witasick 2007 5.46
73 71 Rick White 2003 6.58
74 71 Steve Reed 1999 4.82
75 71 Kevin Gryboski 2008 0.00 DNP
76 71 Stephen Randolph 2008 0.00 DNP
77 70 Mike Magnante 1999 3.89
78 70 Darren Holmes 2000 13.03
79 70 Steve Howe 1992 2.86
80 70 Raul Valdes 2012 2.90
81 70 Joe Slusarski 2001 9.00
82 70 Jerry Spradlin 2001 0.00 DNP
83 70 Grant Jackson 1977 4.25
84 70 Jeff Russell 1996 3.54
85 70 Chad Durbin 2012 3.69
86 70 Dave Giusti 1974 3.58
87 70 Tim Burke 1993 0.00 DNP
88 70 Aquilino Lopez 2009 0.00 DNP
89 70 Willie Hernandez 1989 6.03
90 70 Mike Munoz 2000 15.75
91 70 Tom Gorman 1959 8.41
92 70 Craig Lefferts 1992 4.31
93 70 Joel Peralta 2010 2.20
94 70 Dave Veres 2001 3.97
95 70 Josias Manzanillo 2002 7.62
96 70 Mike Fetters 1999 6.97
97 70 Mike Marshall 1977 5.40
98 70 Jim Gott 1994 5.45
99 70 Paul Quantrill 2003 2.21
100 70 Joe Borowski 2005 4.47

Platoon

SORT_FIELD PLATOON AVG OBP SLG TAv

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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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 2014, Roman Colon threw 1,057 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).