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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (42) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
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Bartolo Colon wasn't great but escaped with a no-decision Tuesday, permitting three runs over five frames in a 4-3 win over the Reds.
Colon gave up eight hits -- including a home run -- while walking one and striking out four. It was the rotund right-hander's shortest start of the season to this point, although he had pitched well prior to tonight and still boasts a 3.42 ERA and 21/3 K/BB ratio over 23 2/3 innings. He'll face the Braves and Padres next week. Apr 26 - 10:43 PM

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Bartolo Colon gave up four hits and three earned runs in six innings of work against the Phillies on Wednesday, but he didn’t factor in the decision.

The big man threw strikes, gave up a couple of runs, and collected another quality start -- all in a standard night’s work for Colon. He did this a year ago, posting a 3.31 ERA in April before struggling from May through July. Like most ground-ball pitchers who don’t miss many bats and put the ball in play a bunch, Colon is heavily dependent on his BABIP. In his three successful months in 2016, his BABIP was below .290. In his poor three months, it was above .310. And, yes, you guessed it. Colon’s sporting, though barely, a sub-.300 BABIP this month. He’s not worth much more than the occasional streaming start in a good matchup in mixed leagues, which he’ll get on Monday against the Reds at home.
Apr 20 - 11:41 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up two runs in 5 1/3 innings Friday in a 6-5 win over the Indians.

He now has 219 career wins, which ties him with Pedro Martinez for the second-most ever by a Dominican-born pitcher. Colon surrendered eight hits and walked a batter, so the Indians had their fair share of chances, but the 42-year-old was able to limit the damage. He struck out five in the victory against his former club. Colon is going to have his bad days, but he should do just fine holding down a spot in the back-end of the Mets’ rotation. He owns a 2.13 ERA and 13/1 K/BB ratio over 12 2/3 innings so far this season, but he’s more of a matchup play in mixed fantasy leagues.
Apr 16 - 12:01 AM

Bartolo Colon pitched well in a loss Saturday, limiting the Phillies to one run over six innings while striking out seven.

One of the Phillies' five hits against him was a Ryan Howard home run, and it ended up being all either team could muster. Still, it was a strong first showing from the 42-year-old, even with the caveat that the Phillies are going to make a lot of pitchers look good this season. An interleague date with the Indians is next up for Colon on Friday.
Apr 9 - 10:06 PM

Bartolo Colon tossed six scoreless innings and struck out six Wednesday against the Blue Jays.

Colon entered with a 10.03 ERA in three spring starts, but that wasn't much of a concern. He hasn't had a sub-5.00 ERA in spring training since 2011. Last year, he went 0-3 with a 7.02 ERA in March and then went 4-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his first four regular-season starts.
Mar 23 - 4:32 PM

Bartolo Colon was clobbered in a losing effort against the Nationals in Grapefruit League play on Friday, surrendering eight runs on nine hits over his five innings of work.

The 42-year-old right-hander struck out five and didn't issue a walk in the contest. He also served up three home runs in the game, with Danny Espinosa, Michael Taylor and Chris Heisey each taking him deep. For the spring, Colon now sports an inflated 10.03 ERA.
Mar 18 - 10:29 PM

Bartolo Colon beat the Tigers by allowing one run in three innings in his spring debut Monday.

Colon was surely good for another four or five innings, but the Mets had other guys needing to pitch, too. Besides, they were using the DH today, so there wasn't that incentive to keep Colon in the game.
Mar 7 - 4:15 PM

Mets re-signed RHP Bartolo Colon to a one-year, $7.25 million contract.

The 42-year-old hurler will return to provide veteran leadership and a durable presence at the back-end of the Mets rotation. He's coming off a solid 2015 season where he registered a 4.16 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 136/24 K/BB ratio over 194 2/3 innings.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 08:09:00 PM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon have agreed to a one-year, $7.25 million contract pending a physical.

Initial reports of the signing came from the Dominican Republic. Colon turns 43 in May, so a one-year contract was always the most logical deal he was going to draw in free agency. The veteran right-hander made 31 starts for the Mets in 2015, pitching to a 4.16 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 136/24 K/BB ratio across 194 2/3 innings. Despite Colon's advanced age, he's been as durable as they come over the last three seasons, having pitched 587 1/3 innings in that space.
Wed, Dec 16, 2015 04:14:00 PM

According to MLB.com's Mark Bowman, the Braves have discussed signing free agent Bartolo Colon.

Colon, a 42-year-old pitcher, might not seem to be the best fit for a rebuilding club like the Braves, but Bowman says Atlanta's front office is looking for cheap, short-term options that can eat some innings and won't block the team's younger starters. Colon does fit that bill to a degree. He is also drawing interest from the Mets and several other potential suitors, so his price tag -- even on a one-year deal -- could climb out of the Braves' comfort zone.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 09:09:00 AM

Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that "numerous teams" beyond the Mets are interested in free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon.

The Mets have reportedly increased their efforts to resign the age-less 42-year-old, but they're not alone. Per Rosenthal, "numerous teams" are showing interest. No concrete efforts have been tossed Colon's way as of yet, though they should come soon enough. In 2015, Colon started 31 contests (plus two relief appearances) and held a 4.16 ERA.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 05:59:00 PM

Marc Carig of Newsday reports that the Mets are stepping up their efforts to re-sign free agent right-hander Bartolo Colon.

The Mets have reportedly agreed to trade left-hander Jon Niese to the Pirates for second baseman Neil Walker, so they now have a need for the fifth spot in the starting rotation. Zack Wheeler is due back from Tommy John surgery around midseason, so Colon would function as a placeholder and insurance in case there's an injury. The 42-year-old posted a 4.16 ERA over 31 starts and two relief appearances in 2015.
Wed, Dec 9, 2015 03:53:00 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets met with Bartolo Colon's reps on Monday.

Rosenthal adds that the "level of team’s interest not known." General manager Sandy Alderson did note after the season that the club was open-minded about bringing Colon back as a reliever or insurance for the rotation. The 42-year-old held a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts and two relief appearances in 2015.
Mon, Dec 7, 2015 06:13:00 PM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Wednesday that the team is open-minded about bringing Bartolo Colon back as a reliever or insurance for the starting rotation.

Of course, this is assuming Colon is open to returning in such a role. Even though he'll be going into his age-43 season, he could get offers to start elsewhere. Colon posted a 4.16 ERA in 31 starts and two relief appearances during the regular season. He pitched exclusively out of the bullpen during the Mets' postseason run.
Wed, Nov 4, 2015 11:58:00 AM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Bartolo Colon is unavailable for Game 2 of the World Series against the Royals on Wednesday.

It's not a surprise after Colon threw 50 pitches over 2 1/3 innings in relief in Game 1 on Tuesday. However, Jon Niese is available one day after throwing 21 pitches in two scoreless innings of work.
Wed, Oct 28, 2015 03:58:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Kevin Plawecki
2Rene Rivera
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Wilmer Flores
3B1David Wright
2Eric Campbell
LF1Michael Conforto
2Alejandro De Aza
CF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Juan Lagares
RF1Curtis Granderson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Matt Harvey
3Noah Syndergaard
4Steven Matz
5Bartolo Colon
6Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Antonio Bastardo
4Jerry Blevins
5Hansel Robles
6Logan Verrett
7Jim Henderson
8Josh Edgin
9Jenrry Mejia