Alex Colomé Stats
- Height / Weight
- 6' 1" / 225 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- 12/31/1988 (33)
Alex Colomé Season Stats
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Colorado Rockies pitcher Alex Colome allowed two runs on two hits and a walk while striking out one across over an inning to secure the save in Saturday's 3-2 win over the Detroit Tigers. He entered the game in the ninth inning to protect a three-run lead. The right-hander surrendered a two-run triple to Austin Meadows, which reduced the Rockies' lead to 3-2. He struck out Harold Castro for the final out to notch his second save of the season. The 33-year-old is in the mix for save chances along with reliever Daniel Bard. Colome has converted both save opportunities while sporting a 6.35 ERA and 2.12 WHIP over 5 2/3 innings in 2022.
Colorado Rockies relief pitcher Alex Colome picked up his first save of the season in Monday's 4-1 win over the Phillies. Colome entered the game to pitch the ninth inning with a three-run lead. He Got Bryce Harper to ground out, Nick Castellanos to fly out, walked Rhys Hoskins, and finally got Kyle Schwarber to ground out. The veteran has been a reliable source of saves in the past for fantasy managers, but he seems to be a clear second in terms of closing options for the Rockies behind Daniel Bard. Bard has converted four of five save opportunities to this point and pitched in two of the Rockies' last three games heading into this one. Colome has now converted one of two save opportunities with a 2.65 ERA and just two strikeouts over 3 2/3 innings pitched. He may be worth a roster spot in deep roto leagues for some occasional saves, but fantasy managers should not expect the kind of save numbers from him that they have seen in the past.
The Colorado Rockies agreed to an undisclosed one-year deal with free-agent relief pitcher Alex Colome on Saturday night, according to a source. The Rockies added Colome, shortstop Jose Iglesias and outfielder Scott Schebler on a busy Saturday. Colome doesn't have typical closer stuff, but the 33-year-old veteran has 155 career saves over nine major league seasons, and he should immediately be penciled in as the Rockies ninth-inning man for the 2022 season. In 67 relief outings for the Minnesota Twins last year, he had a 4.15 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, 58 strikeouts, 23 walks and 17 saves in 65 innings pitched. Carlos Estevez and Daniel Bard will be his primary competitors for saves in Colorado. Colome will have minimal fantasy value as the expected closer, and Coors Field isn't the most attractive destination for a pitcher of Colome's pedigree.
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.