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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (43) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 280
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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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

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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's Mark Bowman reports that the Braves have signed Bartolo Colon, pending a physical.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports was first to report that Colon had signed somewhere, and FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal says it's a one-year deal worth $12.5 million. The Braves have now inked contracts with a 42-year-old R.A. Dickey and a 43-year-old Colon in back-to-back days. The effectiveness for either or both pitcher could fall off a cliff at any moment, but the Braves are obviously hoping they can each be solid innings-eaters for another year. Colon put up a nice 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 191 2/3 innings in 2016.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:22:00 AM

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reports that Bartolo Colon has agreed to a contract with an unidentified team.

Heyman isn't sure which club it is but does know that it's not the Mets. Colon was 43 years of age for much of the 2016 season but still managed to post a 3.43 ERA and 1.21 WHIP across 191 2/3 innings. His effectiveness could come to a screeching halt at any point, but he's probably not a bad investment for some team on a one-year contract.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 10:12:00 AM

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated Monday that re-signing Bartolo Colon wouldn't be a high priority.

Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports reported last month that the Mets had interest in retaining the rotund right-hander, but Alderson seems to like the club's rotation depth. Colon will turn 44 next May but should draw some interest in this weak pitching market.
Mon, Nov 7, 2016 09:02:00 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Mets have interest in re-signing Bartolo Colon but "nothing is close."

Colon hasn't slowed down at all despite turning 43 in May. His 15 wins this year were 10th-most in the National League while his 3.43 ERA was the NL's 13th-lowest. Colon should attract interest from a number of teams, but New York remains his most likely landing spot.
Sat, Oct 29, 2016 09:03:00 PM

Should the Mets win the Wild Card Game against the Giants on Wednesday, Bartolo Colon or Robert Gsellman would start Game 1 of the NLDS.

Colon is an option to pitch out of the bullpen during the Wild Card Game. Should the Mets not need him in that capacity on Wednesday, though, he would start the first game of the NLDS (assuming a victory). Gsellman would start Game 1 if Colon is used out of the bullpen in relief of Noah Syndergaard during Wednesday's winner-take-all contest against Madison Bumgarner and friends.
Wed, Oct 5, 2016 05:06:00 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Tuesday that two of Bartolo Colon, Seth Lugo, and Robert Gsellman will be available out of the bullpen for Wednesday's Wild Card game against the Giants.

Whoever is left off the roster will be held back to start Game 1 of the NLDS against the Cubs if the Mets advance. We will get more clarity on the specifics when rosters are announced on Wednesday.
Tue, Oct 4, 2016 01:24:00 PM

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C1Tyler Flowers
2Kurt Suzuki
3Anthony Recker
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Brandon Phillips
2Jace Peterson
3Sean Rodriguez
4Micah Johnson
SS1Dansby Swanson
2Chase d'Arnaud
3B1Adonis Garcia
LF1Matt Kemp
CF1Ender Inciarte
2Emilio Bonifacio
RF1Nick Markakis
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Bartolo Colon
3Jaime Garcia
4R.A. Dickey
5Michael Foltynewicz
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3Mauricio Cabrera
4Ian Krol
5Jose Ramirez
6Daniel Winkler
7Josh Collmenter
8Chaz Roe
9Eric O'Flaherty
10Aaron Blair
11Armando Rivero
12Jacob Lindgren