Alex Colomé Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/31/1988 (32)
Alex Colomé Season Stats
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Alex Colomé News
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome notched his second save of the season in Wednesday's 3-2 win over the Tigers. Colome worked two innings, allowing one hit while striking out three batters. Aside from his blown save, the 32-year-old has been excellent, as he has yet to allow an earned run- three unearned- in four innings of work this season. It's an encouraging sign for Colome's fantasy value that he has been on the mound for all three of the Twins' traditional save chances to start 2021. With Colome pitching two innings and Hansel Robles pitching for the second straight day, it wouldn't be surprising to see Taylor Rogers or Tyler Duffey work the ninth if there's a save chance in Thursday's game.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome closed out his team's first win of the 2021 season in a 2-0 victory over the Brewers. Manager Rocco Baldelli went back to Colome in the ninth after the latter blew the save on Opening Day- and Colome rewarded his manager's faith with a scoreless inning for his first save of the season. It's his 43rd converted save out of 48 attempts since the start of 2019. As hard as it was to stomach Colome blowing the save on Thursday, it was equally encouraging to see Baldelli go right back to him. The veteran likely won't get all the ninth-inning gigs for the Twins this year, but double-digit saves are certainly within reach on a team with postseason aspirations.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome had a shaky outing in his debut with his new team on Opening Day. Colome entered the game in the ninth inning with a three-run lead but couldn't shut the door, registering a blown save. The 32-year-old reliever normally relies on his cutter, but the pitch was hit hard by the Brewers, with two of the batted balls registering exit velocities of 106 MPH or greater. It's only one game, though it's not the start Colome's fantasy managers envisioned, especially considering his two late-inning counterparts- Taylor Rogers and Hansel Robles- both tossed scoreless innings on Thursday.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome has been depended on to close out games since 2016. He has accumulated 138 career saves in the process. In 2017 with the Rays, he even led the American league with 47 saves. For the past two seasons, Colome was the White Sox's stopper, and it has become apparent that he is quite comfortable in the closer's role. Last year was a fortunate one. Colome pitched to a 0.81 ERA and a 0.94 WHIP, although it came with a fantastically lucky .200 BABIP and an 86% strand rate. Some of his component skills are on the decline as well. His strikeout rate hit a six-year low at 18%, and his walk rate has grown over the past two seasons. He did compensate for fewer strikeouts in '20 with more ground balls, though, with a 52% ground-ball rate. In Minnesota, he could become the club's primary closer after Taylor Rogers and Sergio Romo split the duties a season ago. Colome still has enough skills to close games should he be tasked with the job, but don't overspend on a guy whose strikeout and walk rates are going in the wrong direction, especially since he may not have a firm grasp on the closer's gig in his new home.