Alex Colomé Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/31/1988 (32)
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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome worked a scoreless frame for his team in Wednesday's loss to the New York Yankees. Colome allowed one hit but struck out a pair of batters, inducing six whiffs in the process, five of them on his cutter. The veteran righty has certainly righted the ship since his poor April showing, though his Statcast metrics remain downright frightening. Colome ranks in the bottom five percent of the league in average exit velocity, barrel rate, expected ERA, and expected wOBA. Worst of all, he hasn't worked a save situation since April 21 and doesn't appear to be in line for one anytime soon, making him droppable in most formats.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome was saddled with his fourth loss of the season on Saturday. Colome entered the game in the bottom of the 10th inning with the automatic runner on second and proceeded to serve up a game-winning homer to Cleveland Indians' second baseman Cesar Hernandez on a fastball right down the middle. The appearance snapped a stretch of 7 2/3 scoreless innings dating back to May 1 for the veteran right-hander. After seemingly turning his season around pitching in relatively low-leverage situations, Colome took a step back on Saturday. The Twins' closer situation is an ever-changing one, though Taylor Rogers and Hansel Robles should remain the favorites for saves in the bullpen moving forward.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome pitched another scoreless frame in a losing effort to the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. Colome entered the game in the top of the seventh inning- and worked through the heart of the White Sox order, striking out a batter in the process. The 32-year-old has now pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings in a row, lowering his season ERA from 8.31 to 4.41. The lower leverage situations have seemingly gotten Colome's season back on track, so it wouldn't be surprising to see manager Rocco Baldelli go back to the veteran in a save situation moving forward.
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.