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Josh Collmenter | Starting Pitcher

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (29) / 2/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
Contract: view contract details

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Josh Collmenter gave up four runs in six innings, taking the loss as the Diamondbacks fell to the Phillies on Sunday.
Collmenter wasn't being hit particularly hard until the fourth inning, when Darin Ruf clubbed a solo home run to make it a 2-0 game. In the sixth, Collmenter allowed a triple and a double as the Phillies pushed it to 4-0. Collmenter overall served up six hits and a pair of walks while recording only one strikeout. It was, at least, an improvement over his previous start when he allowed nine runs to the Nationals. He'll take his 5.36 ERA into a home start against the Cubs next. May 17 - 4:36 PM

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Josh Collmenter was trounced in a loss to the Nationals on Monday as he gave up nine runs in only 1 1/3 innings of work.

The Nats put a four-spot up in the first inning with a Denard Span solo home run and a Ryan Zimmerman three-run homer. They'd tack on six more in the second, five of which were charged to Collmenter. He allowed eight hits and a walk without recording a strikeout. The right-hander had otherwise pitched well for the most part coming into the start, but the outing sent his ERA rocketing up to 5.27 with a 1.37 WHIP and a 21/4 K/BB ratio in 41 innings. Collmenter will face baseball's worst offense in the Phillies on the road next, which could set him up for a nice bounce-back effort.
May 12 - 12:32 AM

Josh Collmenter notched a win Wednesday despite surrendering five earned runs in seven innings to the Rockies.

Collmenter struck out five and didn't issue a walk, but the potent Colorado offense pounded him for 10 hits -- including three home runs. Arizona's offense matched that output and then some, tallying 13 runs on 18 hits. Collmenter will carry a 3-3 record, 3.40 ERA, and 1.18 WHIP into his next start at home against the Padres.
May 6 - 6:53 PM

Josh Collmenter surrendered a mere unearned run across eight dominant innings in Wednesday's 9-1 triumph over the Rockies.

He struck out six, declined to issue a free pass and surrendered five hits. Collmenter went 0-2 with a 6.52 ERA in his first two starts, but has yielded only three earned runs over 23 innings in winning two of three outings since. This is the first time all season he'd whiffed more than five batters -- mitigating his fantasy value -- though we're encouraged on behalf of NL-only owners that he's walked only three batters all year.
Apr 30 - 12:19 AM

Josh Collmenter pitched his second career shutout and went 3-for-5 with an RBI at the plate Friday against the Giants.

He ended up with almost as many hits as the four he allowed on the night. He struck out just two, but allowing the Giants to put the ball in play hasn't hurt many pitchers of late (Collmenter being one exception, having given up five runs in a loss to the Giants on Opening Day). Collmenter's previous shutout came last May 29 against the Reds. Unless the Diamondbacks decide to rearrange their rotation and pitch him Wednesday against the Rangers, he's due to face the Pirates next time out.
Apr 18 - 1:44 AM

Josh Collmenter allowed nine hits and three earned runs over five innings against the Dodgers on Sunday.

This marks two straight starts in which Collmenter has failed to make it past the fifth inning. He was pulled despite throwing just 74 pitches. The Dodgers slashed him for solitary runs in the third, fourth and fifth, with Yasiel Puig capping off the scoring on Collmenter's line with a solo home run. While he's struggled early this season, Collmenter has never posted an ERA higher than 3.69. He'll try to move the numbers in that direction when he takes on the defending champion Giants in his next start.
Apr 12 - 8:05 PM

Josh Collmenter couldn't make it out of the fifth inning in an Opening Day loss to the Giants.

Collmenter had been matching Madison Bumgarner through four innings, but the Giants led off the fifth with two singles and a double, ultimately plating four runs. Collmenter was taken out with two outs in the inning. All told, he yielded 10 hits and a walk while striking out four. He'll look to rebound in his next start at home against the Dodgers.
Apr 7 - 1:33 AM

Josh Collmenter delivered an outstanding performance in Friday's Cactus League victory over the Indians scattering three hits and two walks over seven scoreless innings.

The Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter struck out three on the impressive afternoon. He has yet to be scored upon in 13 innings of work on the spring while registering a 6/2 K/BB ratio. Though he isn't going to compile many strikeouts, the 29-year-old hurler owns a career 3.42 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 516 career innings and makes for a solid backend starter in the later rounds of fantasy drafts.
Mar 27 - 7:00 PM

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

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

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S1Josh Collmenter
2Jeremy Hellickson
3Chase Anderson
4Rubby De La Rosa
5Archie Bradley
6Bronson Arroyo
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