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 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 picked up his 10th save of the season Monday against the Tigers. Colome got two quick groundouts but put two baserunners on, one on a throwing error before inducing a flyout to lock up the win for Minnesota. The righty is closing out games with success for the Twins, even though it occurred much later in the season than anyone expected. Colome is 8-for-10 on save chances in August, with just four runs allowed in 12 1/3 innings. It remains to be seen if the Twins can keep up this level of play, though Colome should be considered a solid closing option as long as they do.
Minnesota Twins relief pitcher Alex Colome recorded his second consecutive save in Saturday's win over the Brewers. Colome walked one batter but needed just 13 pitches to navigate the frame, locking down the win for Minnesota. The veteran has sprinkled in a couple of shaky performances but has been very solid since being reinstalled as the team's closer in August, pitching to a 3.18 ERA while converting on seven save chances. Colome looks like a solid fantasy closer down the stretch, especially with the Twins playing much better.
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.