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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (44) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 280
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
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Bartolo Colon was blasted for seven runs in five innings by the Pirates on Thursday.
Colon is the lone pitcher in either league to have given up at least six runs on four occasions this season, and his ERA is up to 6.96. The Braves are 5-5 when he pitches this year, so as disappointing as he's been, it's not like they'd be doing much better with an average starter in his place. Still, at this point, they have to start thinking about making a change. May 25 - 3:35 PM

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Bartolo Colon gave up two runs -- one earned -- in 4 1/3 innings during a 5-2 victory over the Nationals.

His team won the game but he didn't stick around long enough to be officially credited with the win. He allowed seven hits (all singles) and no walks while striking out six and out-dueling Nationals' ace Max Scherzer in the ballgame. It was Colon's own throwing error that allowed the unearned run in the fifth inning. His record holds at 2-4 with a 6.38 ERA in nine starts. He has 33 strikeouts and 11 walks in 48 innings pitched. He will climb the hill to take on the Pirates on Thursday.
May 20 - 10:01 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed three runs -- two earned -- over five innings Monday in a win over the Blue Jays.

Atlanta's offense backed him with 10 runs as Colon moved to 2-4 on the season. He gave up seven hits and two walks while tallying just a single strikeout. The veteran right-hander will carry an ugly 6.80 ERA into his next start at home versus the Nationals.
May 15 - 10:36 PM

Bartolo Colon was blasted for eight runs in 5 2/3 innings by the Astros on Tuesday.

Colon survived a five-run first, and he held the Astros scoreless for three innings before giving up a run in the fifth and two in the sixth. He's 1-4 with a 7.22 ERA, but his rotation spot probably isn't in serious doubt just yet.
May 9 - 11:20 PM

Bartolo Colon was pasted for five runs in four innings by his former team in Wednesday's loss to the Mets.

He wasn't alone in getting beat up as the Mets went on to score 11 more runs against the bullpen. Colon failed to strike out a single batter while walking two and giving up seven hits. He falls to 1-3 with a 6.27 ERA after six starts. He has 23 strikeouts and nine walks in 33 innings and has proven all too hittable, having allowed 38 base knocks.
May 4 - 12:18 AM

Bartolo Colon gave up six runs in five innings in a no-decision against the Brewers on Friday.

Colon gave up 10 hits, including homers to Orlando Arcia and Ryan Braun. The 43-year-old has had a couple of good starts mixed in with some shaky ones. While he’s sporting a typical solid 23/7 K/BB ratio over 29 innings, he owns a 5.59 ERA through five starts. He’s too unpredictable to trust in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 29 - 12:58 AM

Bartolo Colon struggled in Friday's loss to the Phillies, allowing four runs on 11 hits over his seven frames.

The veteran right-hander walked one and struck out four on the evening. The Phillies got to him early in this one, scratching out a run in the second inning and adding a pair in the third. Colon settled in afterwards though and was able to keep his team in the game. He'll carry a 4.50 ERA and 1.08 WHIP into Thursday's matchup against the Mets in New York.
Apr 21 - 10:19 PM

Bartolo Colon held the Padres to one hit over seven innings of one-run ball Sunday in the Braves' 9-2 victory.

The only hit he allowed was a Ryan Schimpf solo homer in the top of the second inning. Colon struck out six and issued just one walk in the dominant outing, dropping his season ERA from 6.30 to 4.24. He'll carry a 1-1 record into his next start on the road against the Phillies, a very familiar foe.
Apr 16 - 5:42 PM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for six runs in four innings by the Marlins on Tuesday.

Colon had a nice first start against the Mets, but he gave up three in the first and three in the third tonight. While he's displayed good velocity thus far, he's just a fringy NL-only starter, in our minds.
Apr 11 - 11:33 PM

Bartolo Colon limited his old team to one run over six innings in a no-decision Wednesday against the Mets.

Colon struck out six and allowed just two hits. He didn't impress this spring, but it's not like he has anything to prove in March these days. We don't expect that he'll maintain early season mixed-league value like he did last year.
Apr 5 - 11:16 PM

Bartolo Colon turned in another clunker, getting ripped for six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings against the Tigers on Saturday.

This comes after he gave up five runs in three innings his last time out. The 43-year-old is saddled with a 9.20 ERA after 14 2/3 innings of work. This will be his first year with the Braves after spending the last three with the Mets. He went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA in 191 2/3 innings in 2016.
Mar 18 - 6:27 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered five runs and eight hits in three innings Monday against the Pirates.

Colon had a rough one today against a lineup that included just one starter (the Pirates even let their pitcher hit today, while the Braves used as a DH). It doesn't mean anything as far as the regular season goes, but one wonders if it will play into his decision whether to join the Dominican Republic for round two of the WBC.
Mar 13 - 5:20 PM

Bartolo Colon has not decided whether he will pitch for the Dominican Republic in the World Baseball Classic.

Colon could join the Dominican Republic team should they advance to the second round of the WBC. To be determined. The Braves inked the veteran right-hander to a one-year, $12.5 million contract in mid-November.
Mar 8 - 9:31 PM

Bartolo Colon made his spring debut with the Braves while allowing a run in two innings in a 7-4 victory over the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He gave up three hits but no walks while striking out one. He will turn 44 years old in May but still knows how to win games. He went 15-8 with a 3.43 ERA as a Met last year.
Feb 25 - 5:58 PM

Braves signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a one-year, $12.5 million contract.

The deal was agreed to last week and then finalized Thursday after Colon passed his pre-signing physical. The veteran right-hander posted an impressive 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings this past season for the Mets, but he turns 44 years old next May and it's not yet clear how the Braves' new ballpark will play. Atlanta also signed 42-year-old starter R.A. Dickey earlier this month.
Thu, Nov 17, 2016 03:25:00 PM

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Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Matt Adams
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Rio Ruiz
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
3Danny Santana
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Jose Ramirez
4Ian Krol
5Eric O'Flaherty
6Daniel Winkler
7Chaz Roe
8Jason Motte
9Jacob Lindgren
10Armando Rivero
11Sam Freeman
12Luke Jackson
13Matt Wisler