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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
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Mets manager Terry Collins said that Bartolo Colon could start against the Phillies on Friday.
Colon is currently slated to toe the rubber on Saturday. He threw just 47 pitches in his last start, as the Marlins blasted him for seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. And it was later revealed that the big right-hander has been pitching through a sprained tendon in his right foot. One benefit of starting Colon on Friday is that it would line him up on regular rest for the Wild Card Game next Wednesday. Colon would be a fallback option for that elimination game (if the Mets get in) should Noah Syndergaard be needed for a longer outing on Sunday in order to secure a spot. Sep 28 - 4:23 PM
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Bartolo Colon suffered a sprained tendon in his right foot two weeks ago while running the bases.

That might help explain why he got blown up for seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins. It was the worst start of the season for Colon, whose ERA jumped from 3.12 to 3.42. The hope is he can continue to pitch through the foot injury.
Sep 27 - 5:07 PM

Bartolo Colon had his worst start of the season Monday, yielding seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings in a loss to the Marlins.

It was obvious from the get-go that Colon didn't have anything working in this one. The Marlins were hitting screamers everywhere, totaling eight hits over the big righty's 2 1/3 frames. Colon has been prone to the occasional clunker like this over the last few seasons, but obviously this one came at a bad time. He'll face the Phillies in his final start of the regular season.
Sep 26 - 11:29 PM

Bartolo Colon was solid in Wednesday's game versus the Braves, allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings while taking a no-decision in a game the Mets eventually lost.

He struck out six without issuing any free passes. He kept the Braves off the scoreboard for six innings before surrendering a two-run homer to catcher Anthony Recker in the seventh. Colon left the game with a lead but closer Jeurys Familia later blew the save and the game. The 43-year-old is having one of the best seasons of his very long career. His record holds at 14-7 with a 3.12 ERA. His only fantasy weakness is strikeouts -- he has just 122 in 184 1/3 innings.
Sep 21 - 11:48 PM

Bartolo Colon spun seven scoreless innings in a 3-0 win over the Twins on Friday.

Just another night at the office for 43-year-old wonder. Colon gave up just three hits (all of them singles) and walked a pair while striking out six. He now sits at 14-7 with a 3.14 ERA and 116/32 K/BB ratio over 177 2/3 innings this season. Not bad for someone who was originally brought back as rotation insurance. He’s been a lifesaver.
Sep 16 - 10:04 PM

Bartolo Colon posted a quality start in a no-decision against the Braves on Saturday, allowing three runs on four hits over his six frames.

Colon walked one and punched out two on the evening. Most of the damage against him was done via the long ball, with Nick Markakis and Matt Kemp each launching solo home runs. The 43-year-old hurler somehow continues to pitch well, registering a 3.27 ERA and 1.22 WHIP over 170 2/3 innings on the season. He draws another favorable matchup his next time out, taking on the Twins at home on Friday.
Sep 11 - 12:35 AM

Bartolo Colon fired six scoreless frames in a 5-0 win over the Reds on Monday.

Bart just keeps chugging along. The 43-year-old wonder ran into some trouble the third and sixth innings, but he was able to wiggle out of both jams without any damage. He struck out a pair and walked one in the victory and now sits at 13-7 with a 3.22 ERA on the year. The favorable matchups should keep on coming down the stretch, so he’s a must-own in all fantasy formats.
Sep 5 - 4:54 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up two runs -- one earned -- in seven innings but had to settle for a no-decision as the Mets scored late to win 5-2 over the Marlins on Wednesday.

He fanned just three batters but didn't walk anyone. He gave up seven hits including a solo homer by Christian Yelich. A pair of errors, including one he made himself, led to the unearned run in the second inning. The Mets didn't score the go-ahead run until the eighth inning so Colon did not receive the win. His record holds at 12-7 with a nice 3.35 ERA. He has 106 strikeouts and 28 bases-on-balls in 158 2/3 innings over 27 starts. He draws two starts next week against a pair of weak teams (Reds and Braves).
Aug 31 - 11:10 PM

Bartolo Colon was charged with four runs over seven-plus innings in a 9-4 victory over the Phillies on Friday.

Colon pitched better than the line indicated. He held the Phillies to just one run over the first seven innings (and didn’t give up his first hit until the fifth) before running out of gas in the eighth, as the first four batters reached against him before he was pulled. He struck out six and walked a pair in the victory. While this doesn’t matter for fantasy owners, Colon also doubled and singled for his first multi-hit game in 14 years. The 43-year-old now has a 3.44 ERA and 1.25 WHIP on the year and will face off against the Marlins next week in another home start.
Aug 26 - 10:29 PM

Bartolo Colon scattered nine hits and two runs over 6 1/3 innings Saturday in a win over the Giants.

It wasn't Colon's best effort but it was good enough for his 11th win of the year. He finished with five strikeouts and a walk while throwing 72 of his 103 pitches for strikes. Denard Span sent Colon's third-inning offering into McCovey Cove but aside from that, the veteran right-hander kept the damage to a minimum. Colon will take a 3.36 ERA into his next start Friday against the Phillies.
Aug 20 - 8:25 PM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for five runs and nine hits in four innings by the Diamondbacks on Monday.

On the plus side, Colon drew his first career walk in his 282 career plate appearance. He now has a lifetime K/BB ratio of 142/1. Colon took the loss, leaving him 10-7 with a 3.38 ERA on the season. The Diamondbacks remain the only team he hasn't beaten in his career.
Aug 16 - 2:04 AM

Bartolo Colon gave up just one run and struck out eight batters across seven innings but settled for a no-decision against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday.

His offense failed to give him much support. He allowed seven hits and one walk. Despite pitching very well his record holds at 10-6 with a 3.35 ERA in 23 starts. Today's strikeouts were a welcome sight for his fantasy owners considering he has only 91 punchouts in 134 1/3 innings. If he had won this game he would have a win versus every team in the majors in his career. He will get another chance to complete the feat versus the Diamondbacks on Monday.
Aug 11 - 12:34 AM

Bartolo Colon limited the Yankees to one run over 6 2/3 innings in a win Thursday.

Colon struck out just one but was rarely in trouble, allowing five singles and a double without walking a batter. The win was his 10th of the year, the fifth consecutive year he's reached the double-digit benchmark and the 13th time in his career. Colon owns a 3.46 ERA and 1.20 WHIP ahead of Wednesday's start against the Diamondbacks.
Aug 4 - 10:28 PM

Bartolo Colon was knocked around for five runs in five innings and was charged with a loss to the Rockies on Saturday.

He gave up seven hits with the big blow being a two-run homer by rookie David Dahl. Colon fanned four and walked one. His record falls to 9-6 with a 3.58 ERA in 120 1/3 innings.
Jul 30 - 11:25 PM

Bartolo Colon fired seven innings of one-run ball Tuesday to help the Mets defeat the Cardinals 3-1 in the second half of a doubleheader.

Colon kept the Cardinals off balance with his slider all night, yielding just three hits while striking out eight. He did not walk a batter. The one run St. Louis scored all evening came on a solo homer by Jedd Gyorko in the top of the second inning. Colon, 43, is now 9-5 with a 3.35 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 78/21 K/BB ratio in 115 2/3 innings this season.
Jul 26 - 10:46 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Rene Rivera
3Kevin Plawecki
1B1Lucas Duda
2James Loney
2B1Wilmer Flores
2Kelly Johnson
3Ty Kelly
4Neil Walker
SS1Asdrubal Cabrera
2Matt Reynolds
3Gavin Cecchini
3B1Jose Reyes
2T.J. Rivera
3Eric Campbell
4David Wright
LF1Yoenis Cespedes
2Alejandro De Aza
3Justin Ruggiano
CF1Curtis Granderson
2Michael Conforto
3Juan Lagares
RF1Jay Bruce
2Brandon Nimmo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Jacob deGrom
2Noah Syndergaard
3Steven Matz
4Bartolo Colon
5Jon Niese
6Seth Lugo
7Robert Gsellman
8Rafael Montero
9Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jeurys Familia
2Addison Reed
3Jim Henderson
4Fernando Salas
5Jerry Blevins
6Hansel Robles
7Josh Edgin
8Sean Gilmartin
9Logan Verrett
10Gabriel Ynoa
11Josh Smoker
12Erik Goeddel
13Jenrry Mejia