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Josh Collmenter | Starting Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Josh Collmenter was terrific in Tuesday's victory over the Giants, scattering two hits over four scoreless innings.
Collmenter didn't walk a batter and racked up four strikeouts on the afternoon. He's already been tabbed as the D'Backs starter on Opening Day, and has backed up his manager's confidence thus far with six scoreless innings this spring. Mar 17 - 10:53 PM

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Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale on Sunday named Josh Collmenter the team's Opening Day starter.

The unorthodox righty with the high-80s fastball isn't your typical Opening Day starter. However, you can't argue with his results the last four years (3.42 ERA, 1.15 WHIP), especially when you consider half his games were in a hitter friendly ballpark. Jeremy Hellickson is the only other D'Back with a rotation spot locked up, but Chase Anderson is written down in ink and Rubby De La Rosa and Allen Webster are the favorites for the final two slots.
Mar 8 - 3:15 PM

Josh Collmenter threw two scoreless innings in Saturday's Cactus League win over the Mariners.

Collmenter needed just 18 pitches to get through his two innings of work, allowing only one hit while not walking or striking out a batter. The right-hander is one of the few givens in the Diamondbacks' rotation heading into the season, and he's already been dubbed the team's Opening Day starter. Collmenter had a 3.46 ERA in 179 1/3 innings last season in the desert and should put up similarly good numbers again this year.
Mar 7 - 6:04 PM

Diamondbacks general manager Dave Stewart said Friday that Josh Collmenter would start on Opening Day.

Stewart announced that Rubby De La Rosa, Jeremy Hellickson and Allen Webster would follow Collmenter in the rotation, with an open competition being held in spring training for the fifth and final spot in the rotation. There's still plenty of time for things to change before the start of the regular season, but as it stands the rotation looks very weak heading into the 2015 season.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 11:15:00 PM

Josh Collmenter went eight strong innings, allowing one run in a tough-luck loss to the Cardinals.

Collmenter gave up just three hits but didn't receive any backing from his offense. The loss dropped him to 11-9 with a 3.46 ERA and 1.13 WHIP to end the year. Collmenter showed he could hang as a starter, and he should be get a shot to break camp in the rotation next spring.
Sun, Sep 28, 2014 08:19:00 PM

Josh Collmenter improved to 11-8 by holding the Twins to two runs in 6 1/3 innings on Monday.

One would think Collmenter might wear down under this much heavier-than-expected workload, but he's been better than ever of late, turning in six straight quality starts. During that stretch, he's allowed just one homer in 42 innings. Beforehand, he had given up 17 in 129 1/3 innings, which is much closer in line with his track record.
Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:58:00 PM

Josh Collmenter painted eight innings of two-run ball but took the loss in Tuesday's 2-1 setback against the Giants.

Collmenter pitched beautifully, but unfortunately he had to lock horns with a dealing Jake Peavy. The right-hander only struck out one, but he didn't walk a batter. He's only four earned runs and 14 hits across 35 2/3 innings in his last five starts, good for a 1.01 ERA. Collmenter (10-8, 3.60 ERA) has a nice matchup on deck with a date versus the Twins in Minnesota.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 12:23:00 AM

Josh Collmenter painted six shutout innings in Wednesday's no-decision against the Giants.

Collmenter scattered three hits and struck out three in remaining stuck one win shy of a new career high. He's 2-0 in his last four starts, having held opposing offenses to two earned runs and 14 hits across 27 2/3 innings. The right-hander attributes his recent success locating the ball intelligently and mixing up his pitches. Collmenter (10-7, 3.67 ERA) has a rematch against San Francisco on Tuesday.
Thu, Sep 11, 2014 01:41:00 AM

Josh Collmenter fired seven innings of one-run ball to beat the Padres on Wednesday.

The right-hander wasn't blowing anybody away -- striking out three and walking two -- but he induced weak contact to the tune of four singles and a double. Though we preface this by saying that two of the starts came against the Padres -- who have hit much better during their recent surge -- Collmenter is dealing right now, allowing only one earned run in his last three starts across 21 2/3 frames (0.42 ERA). The hot streak leaves him 10-7 with a 3.81 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, and a 103/36 K/BB ratio. Collmenter looks to keep the good times rolling when he travels to San Francisco on Tuesday.
Thu, Sep 4, 2014 12:57:00 AM

Josh Collmenter yielded only one run over 6 1/3 innings but was handed a no-decision as the D'Backs came back late and defeated the Rockies 5-2 on Friday.

Collmenter and Bergman were locked in a pitcher's duel -- or, more accurately, an offensive ceasefire -- for much of the evening. The right-hander gave up only two hits without walking a batter while striking out five. Collmenter has pitched well over his last two starts and now sports a 3.94 ERA, a 1.25 WHIP, and a 100/34 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday next.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 12:42:00 AM

Josh Collmenter fired 8 1/3 innings of one-run ball (none earned), striking out eight, to baffle the Padres in a 5-1 win on Friday.

He let only four runners grace the base paths, and they all came via singles. Two of them occurred in the ninth inning, with Alexi Amarista crossing home on a Miguel Montero passed ball after Collmenter was lifted for Matt Stites. This performance came out of left field, as it was the first time Collmenter has cracked six innings worked, allowed less than three earned runs, or earned a win in over a month. Collmenter is nothing special, but he's been an appreciated back-end starter in NL-only formats, going 9-7 with a 4.05 ERA and 1.25 WHIP.
Sat, Aug 23, 2014 12:10:00 AM

Tuesday's game between the Diamondbacks and Indians has been postponed due to rain.

Play was suspended in the top of the fourth inning before eventually being called a while later. Scheduled starters Josh Collmenter and T.J. House were both pitching well before the delay but will obviously be unavailable for a few days now. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Josh Collmenter surrendered three runs on three hits over six innings Wednesday in a loss to the Royals.

Collmenter struck out six and walked two. The right-hander hates interleague play, having come into this evening with a 6.20 ERA in four career starts against the AL. Collmenter started out the season well, but he put up a mediocre 4.60 ERA in June and an ugly 5.14 ERA in July. Making his second start of August, he travels to Cleveland next week.
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 12:47:00 AM

Josh Collmenter yielded three runs on four hits over 5 1/3 innings Thursday versus the Pirates in a no-decision Diamondbacks' victory.

Collmenter struck out four and walked two. He came into tonight with a 1.59 ERA in four career starts against the Pirates and 5-2 with a 2.89 ERA in his last 10 starts at Chase Field. Collmenter remains 8-5 to go with a 4.07 ERA and 1.30 WHIP. He gets the Royals in Arizona next time around.
Fri, Aug 1, 2014 01:03:00 AM

Josh Collmenter stifled the Cubs en route to a win on Sunday, allowing only one run over seven frames.

Collmenter outdueled Jake Arrieta, holding the Cubs to four hits and a walk while striking out four. Not much has gone right for Arizona this season, but Collmenter certainly has. He has allowed one run or fewer in three out of his last four starts and now owns a 3.64 ERA, a 1.24 WHIP, and a 69/29 K/BB ratio. The right-hander will try to keep it going when he takes on the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park over the weekend.
Sun, Jul 20, 2014 07:13:00 PM

Depth Charts

C1Tuffy Gosewisch
2Gerald Laird
3Oscar Hernandez
1B1Paul Goldschmidt
2B1Aaron Hill
SS1Chris Owings
2Nick Ahmed
3Cliff Pennington
3B1Yasmany Tomas
2Jake Lamb
LF1David Peralta
2Cody Ross
3Ender Inciarte
CF1A.J. Pollock
RF1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Trevor Cahill
5Rubby De La Rosa
6Allen Webster
7Bronson Arroyo
8Patrick Corbin
9Randall Delgado
Relief Pitcher
R1Addison Reed
2Brad Ziegler
3Oliver Perez
4Evan Marshall
5Matt Stites
6Matt Reynolds
7Daniel Hudson
8David Hernandez
9Enrique Burgos
10Vidal Nuno
11Andrew Chafin