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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TB
Contract: view contract details

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Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times writes of Alex Colome this offseason that the closer "figures to be a hot topic and likely to be dealt."
Colome is entering his first of three arbitration years this winter, so it makes sense that the cost-conscious Rays would be looking to trade him while his value is high. Slated to turn 29 next month, Colome boasts a 2.63 ERA and 129/38 K/BB ratio across 123 1/3 frames over the last two seasons as the Rays' closer. He led all of baseball with 47 saves in 2017. The Cardinals are one teams that's already been connected to Colome. Nov 19 - 9:03 AM

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According to Jon Morosi of MLB Network, the Rays and Cardinals have discussed a possible Alex Colome trade.

St. Louis is in search of a closer this winter with Juan Nicasio and Seung Hwan Oh hitting free agency and Trevor Rosenthal out through 2018 following Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. Colome led all major leaguers in saves in 2017 with 47 and he boasts a 2.63 ERA with 129 strikeouts over his last 123 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old right-hander carries three years of arbitration eligibility.
Nov 15 - 1:51 PM

Alex Colome allowed two hits and a run while earning a save against the Orioles on Saturday.

He gave up a double to J.J. Hardy and a single to Chance Sisco followed by a sacrifice fly off the bat of Anthony Santander. He was protecting a two-run lead so all was fine. Colome has wrapped up the major league saves title with 47 on the season. He has a 3.24 ERA with 58 strikeouts in 66 2/3 innings.
Sep 30 - 10:01 PM

Alex Colome nailed down his 46th save of the season Saturday versus the Orioles.

Tampa Bay was up 9-1 leading into the bottom of the ninth inning, but Baltimore began a late rally and so Colome got brought in to put out the fire. He retired the one batter he faced, needing just two pitches to include a flyout.
Sep 23 - 10:47 PM

Alex Colome picked up his 45th save of the season in a 3-2 victory over Boston on Sunday.

Colome did allow one hit, but it was quickly erased with a double play. It's a nice bounce back after his blown save on Friday. The 45 saves are now five ahead of Greg Holland for the MLB lead.
Sep 17 - 4:31 PM

Alex Colome gave up three runs -- two earned -- in two-thirds of an inning to blow a save Friday against the Red Sox.

A Danny Espinosa error helped the Red Sox along, but Colome gave up three hits and walked a batter in blowing the three-run lead. It was his first blown save since July 27.
Sep 16 - 1:25 AM

Alex Colome picked up his 43rd save of the year for the Rays in a win over Boston on Sunday.

Colome didn't give up a hit, and he struck out one. Outside of a few hiccups, he's been lights out for the Rays, with a 3.02 ERA and 56 strikeouts in just over 62 innings.
Sep 10 - 5:31 PM

Alex Colome secured his major-league leading 41st save with a scoreless ninth inning Friday against the White Sox.

Colome induced a couple of ground outs before striking out Omar Narvaez swinging to end it. He’s now five saves ahead of struggling Rockies closer Greg Holland for the major league lead.
Sep 1 - 11:21 PM

Alex Colome notched three strikeouts in a scoreless ninth inning to earn a save in a 5-3 defeat of the Royals.

He allowed a one-out single to Salvador Perez as he struck out the side. He hasn't been as dominant as some other closers but leads the major leagues with 40 saves. Colome has a 3.02 ERA with 54 strikeouts and 21 walks in 59 2/3 innings.
Aug 30 - 11:55 PM

Alex Colome earned his 36th save of the season Sunday against the Mariners.

Colome surrendered a one-out single to Yonder Alonso but he retired the next two batters he faced to seal a 3-0 shutout victory for Tampa Bay. The right-hander holds a 3.13 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 46/21 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings this season.
Aug 20 - 4:00 PM

Alex Colome notched a pair of strikeouts in a 1-2-3 ninth inning to record the save in Tuesday's win over the Blue Jays.

Tasked with protecting a two-run lead, Colome disposed of the Jays with ease on 12 pitches with a pair of punchouts and a groundout back to the mound. Colome has allowed just one runner to reach base (via a walk) in five appearances this month.
Aug 15 - 10:39 PM

Alex Colome struck out one in a perfect ninth inning Thursday against the Indians to earn his 34th save.

Colome had no trouble protecting a three-run lead, making quick work of the heart of the Indians' order en route to the save. His 34 saves lead the American League, and Colome owns a nice 3.31 ERA over 51 2/3 innings of work. It's not always as neat and tidy as Thursday's save, but you can't argue with the effectiveness.
Aug 11 - 12:37 AM

Alex Colome protected a two-run lead with a perfect ninth versus the Astros on Tuesday.

Colome isn't getting many easy save chances; five of his last seven have come in one-run games and the previous of those with a two-run lead was against the Yankees with Gary Sanchez, Brett Gardner, Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge due up. He's now 31-for-36 saving games this season. He hasn't been stellar, but he seems over his ugly stretch in late June that briefly put his job into doubt.
Aug 2 - 12:18 AM

Alex Colome earned his 30th save of the season Sunday in the Rays' 5-3 win over the Yankees.

Colome gave up a one-out single to Brett Gardner and then walked Clint Frazier, but he induced a pop-out from Aaron Judge and a groundout to Matt Holliday to protect Tampa Bay's two-run lead. The right-hander blew a save in his last outing on Thursday at Yankee Stadium.
Jul 30 - 5:43 PM

Alex Colome suffered a blown save against the Yankees on Thursday, allowing a run on two hits.

As blown saves go, this one was tough to swallow. Sure, Brett Gardner's leadoff triple put Colome in a bind, but it looked as though he was going to get out of it after retiring Clint Frazier and Aaron Judge while keeping Gardner at third. And when Gary Sanchez hit a seemingly harmless grounder toward the shortstop, it certainly seemed as though the game was over. But shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria assumed second baseman Tim Beckham would make the play, and Beckham did the same for Hechavarria, and in the end it was Colome left holding the bag. The blown save was his first in a month, and the 28-year-old still has a strong 3.66 ERA to go with his AL-best 29 saves. Thursday was simply a blip on the radar.
Jul 28 - 12:58 AM

Depth Charts

C1Wilson Ramos
2Jesus Sucre
3Curt Casali
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Brad Miller
2Daniel Robertson
SS1Adeiny Hechavarria
2Matt Duffy
3B1Evan Longoria
2Trevor Plouffe
LF1Corey Dickerson
2Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
3Mallex Smith
RF1Steven Souza
2Cesar Puello
DH1Lucas Duda
Starting Pitcher
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Jacob Faria
5Blake Snell
6Austin Pruitt
7Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Dan Jennings
4Xavier Cedeno
5Tommy Hunter
6Steve Cishek
7Kevin Gadea
8Sergio Romo
9Matt Andriese
10Shawn Tolleson
11Jose Alvarado
12Ryne Stanek
13Chaz Roe
14Chih-Wei Hu