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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher

Team: New York Mets
Age / DOB:  (42) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 283
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Bartolo Colon held the Phillies to three runs in six innings Monday in the Mets' 6-3 victory.
Colon walked two and gave up six hits, but only one of those hits -- a Freddy Galvis double -- went for extra bases. Colon fanned six Philadelphia hitters and is now 7-3 with a 4.82 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and 52/5 K/BB ratio in 61 2/3 innings this season. The big man remains a strong matchup-to-matchup fantasy starter, and he has a pretty good one at home against the Rockies on Sunday. May 25 - 4:32 PM

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Bartolo Colon was hit hard by the Cardinals in Wednesday's loss, serving up nine runs (eight earned) in 4 1/3 innings.

Colon issued a walk to Matt Carpenter in the fourth inning, which is only notable because it's only the second walk he had allowed on the season and his first since his Opening Day start. He finished having issued two free passes while allowing 11 hits (including two home runs) and striking out four. Colon now has a poor 4.85 ERA with a 1.19 WHIP and a 46/3 K/BB ratio over 55 2/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back at home versus the Phillies in his next start.
May 20 - 10:45 PM

Bartolo Colon was knocked around for six runs (five earned) over five innings in a loss to the Brewers.

Colon didn't get much help from his defense, but the Brewers didn't have any problem squaring him up, either. He gave up seven hits, including two long home runs. On the bright side, he didn't walk a batter and still owns an incredible 42/1 K/BB ratio over 51 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back next week against the Cardinals.
May 15 - 9:48 PM

Bartolo Colon improved to 6-1, allowing four runs in six innings against the Phillies on Sunday.

Colon wasn't his sharpest, but the Mets provided him just enough run support to pick up his MLB-leading sixth win. He allowed eight hits, walked none, and struck out six. His numbers on the season are quite good, owning a 3.30 ERA with a 0.99 WHIP and a 40/1 K/BB ratio in 46 1/3 innings. Colon will try for win number seven to kick off a weekend homestand against the Brewers.
May 10 - 4:46 PM

Bartolo Colon pitched effectively into the eighth inning, earning his fifth win of the season to help the Mets take down the Orioles on Tuesday.

Colon was working on a shutout until Manny Machado lifted a solo home run to left-center with one out in the eighth inning. He got one more out, then was taken out of the game. The right-hander scattered six hits in total while issuing no walks and striking out nine. The 41-year-old has been in top form through six starts, sporting a terrific 2.90 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 36/1 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. Colon will go for win number six at Wrigley Field against the Cubs next.
May 5 - 9:36 PM

According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets no longer plan to trade Bartolo Colon.

Colon figured to serve as trade bait this summer for the Mets, but attitudes have changed now that the team is off to such a promising start. And maybe those attitudes will change again if the Mets begin to collapse. Colon, 41, has an impressive 3.31 ERA, 0.98 WHIP, and 25/1 K/BB ratio through 32 2/3 innings (five starts) this season. He's making $11 million in the final year of a two-year, $20 million deal.
Apr 30 - 9:42 AM

Bartolo Colon suffered his first loss of the season, surrendering four runs in 6 2/3 innings, as the Mets fell to the Marlins 7-3 on Wednesday.

Colon simply wasn't on his game the way he had been in his previous four starts with which he jumped out to a 4-0 record. He allowed a season-high nine hits and recorded a season-low two strikeouts. One positive, at least, was that he didn't issue any walks. Giancarlo Stanton did most of the damage, hitting a two-run home run in the first and adding an RBI single in the fifth. Colon will bring a 3.31 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a 25/1 K/BB ratio in 32 2/3 innings into a home start against the Orioles next.
Apr 29 - 10:23 PM

Bartolo Colon improved to 4-0 after limiting the Braves to three runs over six innings as the Mets won their 11th consecutive game on Thursday.

Colon allowed seven hits, walked none, and struck out five on the afternoon. Andrelton Simmons accounted for most of the damage, knocking in two of the Braves' three runs. Colon is quietly off to a terrific start for the surging Mets, sitting with a 2.77 ERA, a 0.88 WHIP, and a 23/1 K/BB ratio. The 41-year-old will look to stay unbeaten when he faces the Marlins in Miami next week.
Apr 23 - 5:17 PM

Bartolo Colon spun seven innings of one-run ball in a 4-1 win over the Marlins on Friday.

The Mets have won six straight for the first time since 2011. Colon scattered six hits while walking none and striking out five. The veteran right-hander gave up a solo homer to Giancarlo Stanton, but held the Marlins off the board the rest of the way. He even drove in a run with a sacrifice fly, giving him RBI in back-to-back games. He's doing it all. Colon is now 3-0 with a 2.25 ERA and 18/1 K/BB ratio in 20 innings across his first three starts. He'll look to remain undefeated next week with a start against the Braves at home.
Apr 17 - 10:31 PM

Bartolo Colon improved to 2-0 after yielding three runs over seven innings in a 4-3 victory over the Braves on Sunday.

Colon was victimized by a two-run triple from Andrelton Simmons in the second inning and a solo home run from Jonny Gomes in the seventh. It was otherwise a great outing for Colon, as he allowed only six hits, walked none, and struck out five. He also helped himself with an RBI single in the fourth inning. Colon, now 2-0 with a 2.77 ERA in his first two starts, will try to stay undefeated in his next start at home against the Marlins.
Apr 12 - 4:32 PM

Bartolo Colon struck out eight batters while spinning six frames of one-run ball in Monday's 3-1 victory over the Nationals.

Colon served up a longball to Bryce Harper in the fourth inning, but he gave up just two singles aside from that and issued only one walk. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter after throwing 86 pitches. The 41-year-old isn't your typical Opening Day starter, but Colon could deliver some deep league value in 2015. He'll take on the Braves in Atlanta this weekend.
Apr 6 - 7:38 PM

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Bartolo Colon will start against the Nationals on Opening Day.

An official announcement is expected Monday. It's a nice honor for the 41-year-old hurler who posted a 4.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 151/30 K/BB ratio across 202 1/3 innings in 2014. Jacob deGrom is expected to get the call for the Mets home opener the following week.
Mar 22 - 5:12 PM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for five runs and seven hits in two innings by the Rays on Sunday.

After a clean first start, Colon has given up eight runs in his last two outings. It looks like he's well on his way to finishing with a spring ERA over 5.00 for the fourth straight year.
Mar 15 - 5:37 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up three runs and five hits in three innings Tuesday in a loss to the Braves.

Freddie Freeman's three-run homer with two outs in the third ruined Colon's day. He was one out away from opening the spring with five consecutive scoreless innings.
Mar 10 - 3:49 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Saturday that he's deciding between Bartolo Colon, Zack Wheeler and Jacob deGrom for his Opening Day starter.

A report on Friday indicated that Colon was the favorite, but Collins isn't tipping his hand. "You’ve got a guy who won 15 games last year, one who pitched really well in the second half and the Rookie of the Year," Collins said. "We’ll have to see." The Mets will also feature Matt Harvey and Jon Niese in what should be a formidable rotation.
Mar 1 - 10:11 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Travis d'Arnaud
2Kevin Plawecki
3Anthony Recker
4Johnny Monell
1B1Lucas Duda
2B1Daniel Murphy
2Dilson Herrera
SS1Wilmer Flores
2Ruben Tejada
3B1David Wright
LF1Michael Cuddyer
2Cesar Puello
CF1Juan Lagares
2Darrell Ceciliani
RF1Curtis Granderson
2John Mayberry
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Matt Harvey
2Jacob deGrom
3Jon Niese
4Bartolo Colon
5Dillon Gee
6Noah Syndergaard
7Rafael Montero
8Zack Wheeler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jenrry Mejia
2Jeurys Familia
3Carlos Torres
4Vic Black
5Alex Torres
6Jerry Blevins
7Buddy Carlyle
8Sean Gilmartin
9Hansel Robles
10Erik Goeddel
11Jack Leathersich
12Bobby Parnell
13Josh Edgin