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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Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome notched the easiest save of the season in Friday's win over the Blue Jays. Colome needed just five pitches to shut the door on Toronto, firing five strikes and picking up a punchout in the process. His rough start to the season is a distant memory now, as the veteran reliever has been one of the more steady fantasy closing options in the second half. Colome should continue to rack up saves for a Twins team that has sneakily been a better squad since the trade deadline.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome barely managed to pick up his 15th save of the season Wednesday against the Cubs. Colome allowed a leadoff double, induced a strikeout, then surrendered an RBI single. The veteran reliever yielded a walk, RBI groundout, and another single before bearing down to get the third out via a strikeout. Colome has been a dependable closer in the second half of the season- as evidenced by his 2-0 record, 3.07 ERA, and 13 saves in 29 1/3 innings pitched. Fantasy managers can continue to count on Colome for saves, despite the somewhat shaky performance.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome locked up his 11th save of the season in Sunday's win over the Rays. Colome allowed a leadoff single, induced a double play, then proceeded to walk a batter and yield an infield single before getting a fly ball to end the game. The righty has had some down performances here and there but has largely excelled in his second stint as the Twins closer. The key to his success has been his cutter, which has yielded a .195 opponent batting average and a 30.7 percent whiff rate. Colome makes for a solid closing option down the stretch for a revitalized Twins team.
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.