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Josh Collmenter | Relief Pitcher | #55

Team: Arizona Diamondbacks
Age / DOB:  (30) / 2/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 235
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: Central Michigan
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 15 (0) / ARZ
Contract: view contract details

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Diamondbacks exercised RHP Josh Collmenter's $1.825 million option for 2016.
Collmenter, who was the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter this year, posted a 3.79 ERA and 63/24 K/BB ratio over 121 innings between the bullpen and the rotation. He had more success as a reliever and will likely stick there in 2016. Tue, Nov 3, 2015 01:23:00 PM

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The Diamondbacks are expected to pick up Josh Collmenter's $1.825 million option for 2016.

Collmenter served as the Diamondbacks' Opening Day starter this past season, but soon found himself in the bullpen, where he had much better results. The 29-year-old finished with a 3.79 ERA and 63/24 K/BB ratio over 121 innings. He would still be under team control for two more seasons if the Diamondbacks decline the option, but they would likely have to pay more in arbitration. Collmenter's contract includes a $2 million mutual option for 2017.
Tue, Nov 3, 2015 08:42:00 AM

Josh Collmenter is expected to start on Thursday against the Brewers.

That's assuming he's not needed in relief before then. Collmenter held a 5.24 ERA in 12 starts for the D'Backs earlier this season but has put up a 1.54 ERA in seven relief appearances since then. It's been over a month since he's thrown more than two innings, so he would figure to be pretty limited from a pitch count perspective on Thursday. Collmenter would be taking Chase Anderson's (triceps) spot in the rotation.
Tue, Jul 21, 2015 07:33:00 PM

Josh Collmenter is expected to start on Saturday against the Rockies.

The Diamondbacks need a fill-in after sending Allen Webster to the minors. It will just be a spot start for Collmenter, as Patrick Corbin (elbow) is due back next week. Collmenter was demoted from the rotation earlier this month and holds a 5.09 ERA over 15 appearances -- 12 starts -- this season.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 06:36:00 PM

The Diamondbacks have decided to send Josh Collmenter to the pen rather than start him Saturday.

This comes as quite a surprise, even with Collmenter sporting a 5.24 ERA through 12 starts. He just hasn't been able to keep the ball in the park like he did last year, giving up homers at almost twice the rate that he did in 2014.
Sat, Jun 13, 2015 01:38:00 AM

Josh Collmenter could not keep the ball in the park during Sunday's loss to the Mets, surrendering four home runs and five runs total over six innings.

Collmenter set the tone early when he allowed a lead-off homer to Curtis Granderson in the first inning. He then allowed a two-run bomb to Eric Campbell in the second, yet another solo homer to Curtis Granderson in the fifth, and a finishing solo shot to Wilmer Flores in the sixth. When the dust settled, Collmenter had allowed five runs on nine hits. He simply wasn't fooling the Mets to the slightest and struck out only one in the game. With the homer-fest in the books, Collmenter holds a bloated 5.24 ERA, 1.38 WHIP and 33/10 K/BB ratio over 68 2/3 innings. A road outing against the Giants is up next.
Sun, Jun 7, 2015 06:56:00 PM

Josh Collmenter just missed out on a quality start, yielding three runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Diamondbacks beat the Braves on Tuesday.

Collmenter was strong through five innings, but faltered in the sixth. He left with two on and two outs, and reliever J.C. Ramirez allowed both inherited runners to score along with three more of his own. Collmenter gave up six hits but walked none and struck out three. He's been solid more often than not despite an unsightly 5.03 ERA. He has a 1.36 WHIP and a 32/9 K/BB ratio over 62 2/3 innings as well, which he'll take into Sunday's home start against the Mets.
Wed, Jun 3, 2015 01:13:00 AM

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.
Sun, May 17, 2015 04:36:00 PM

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.
Tue, May 12, 2015 12:32:00 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.
Wed, May 6, 2015 06:53:00 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.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 12:19:00 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.
Sat, Apr 18, 2015 01:44:00 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.
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 08:05:00 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.
Tue, Apr 7, 2015 01:33:00 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.
Fri, Mar 27, 2015 07:00:00 PM

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