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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
Contract: view contract details

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Bartolo Colon pitched well in a no-decision against the Dodgers on Sunday night, allowing two runs on seven hits over his six frames.
The ageless wonder walked one and struck out three on the evening. The Dodgers scratched out single runs in the third and fifth innings, but were unable to get anything going offensively against him otherwise. Colon will carry a 3.39 ERA and 1.23 WHIP into Saturday's matchup against the Marlins in Miami. May 29 - 11:16 PM

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Bartolo Colon limited the Nationals to one run over seven frames in Monday's 7-1 win.

Colon had arguably his worst start of the season last week against the Nats at home, but he held them in check on the road. The rotund right-hander struck out just two and issued two walks, but he gave up only five singles on the night. Colon has been a little hit-or-miss of late but will take a nice 3.44 ERA and 1.22 WHIP into this weekend's matchup against the Dodgers.
May 23 - 11:36 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up three earned runs in 4 2/3 innings Wednesday as the Mets fell to the Nationals.

New York's bullpen let Washington tack on another four runs after Colon exited, resulting in a 7-1 loss. Colon walked five and yielded five hits in his second straight rough outing. He still holds a respectable 3.75 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 40/9 K/BB ratio in 48 innings (nine starts) this season. A big rematch with the Nationals is next on the docket.
May 18 - 10:53 PM

Bartolo Colon struggled in Thursday's loss to the Dodgers, surrendering five runs on seven hits over five innings.

All was well in the universe of Bartolo Colon in his last start. Against the Padres, he pitched into the seventh allowing three runs and hit his first career home run at the plate, to boot. No such smooth sailing in Thursday's affair, at least not in the early going. The Dodgers scored four in the first -- highlighted by a three-run homer off the bat Yasmani Grandal -- and one more in the second (that one courtesy of a solo homer by Chase Utley). The aged veteran settled down after that rocky opening, but the damage had already been done. Through 43 1/3 innings, Colon holds a perfectly respectable 3.53 ERA, 1.15 WHIP and 36/44 K/BB ratio. A home start against the rival Nationals shows next on his schedule.
May 13 - 12:24 AM

Bartolo Colon channeled Babe Ruth in Saturday's 6-3 win over the Padres, hitting a two-run home run while hurling 6 2/3 innings of three-run ball.

Bartolo Colon is 42 years old, with 43 rapidly approaching on May 24, but that hasn't slowed him yet. On the mound, he struck out five against just one walk, while at the plate, he clocked a two-run bomb off Padres starter James Shields with two outs in the second inning. The home run was not just his first of the season. It was the first of his career. He will carry a hot bat and a 2.82 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 33/4 K/BB ratio across 38 1/3 innings into his next start/batting showcase, a road date with the Dodgers.
May 8 - 12:01 AM

Bartolo Colon held the feeble Braves bats at bay Monday, whiffing seven over eight shutout frames in a 4-1 victory.

Colon gave up seven hits, but five of them were singles and he didn't issue any walks. He had thrown only 99 pitches through his eight innings, but Mets manager Terry Collins elected to pull Colon and get closer Jeurys Familia some work. Slated to turn 43 later this month, Colon sports a 2.56 ERA and 28/3 K/BB ratio over 31 2/3 frames. He'll take on the Padres in San Diego this weekend.
May 2 - 10:57 PM

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

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

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