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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #48

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (29) / 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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Making his Mariners debut Sunday, Alex Colome pitched a perfect ninth inning to secure the save in a 3-1 win over the Twins.
The first thought for some upon seeing Colome get the call in a two-run game was that he, and not Edwin Diaz, might close games for the M's going forward, but Diaz had pitched in four of the past five games and was unavailable for Sunday's contest. That throws some cold water on the idea Colome might still retain some fantasy value after the trade. He'll fill in for the occasional save chance when Diaz is overworked, but the 29-year-old can be safely dropped in most formats, even after Sunday's aberration. May 27 - 7:37 PM

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Mariners acquired RHP Alex Colome and OF Denard Span from the Rays for RHP Tommy Romero, RHP Andrew Moore and cash considerations.

From the Mariners' perspective, this is a terrific get, as it gives them an outstanding setup man to work in front of all-world closer Edwin Diaz. From a fantasy perspective, it's a devastating blow to Colome owners. Sure, there was a high likelihood that he could be dealt prior to the trade deadline, but most thought they would get at least another month's worth of saves out of him first.
May 25 - 6:38 PM

Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports that the Rays have traded Alex Colome and Denard Span to the Mariners.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times hears that Andrew Moore and Tommy Romero are going to Tampa Bay in the deal. It's a big blow to the fantasy value of Colome, who had rebounded after a slow start but is now slated for a setup role in Seattle. Chaz Roe and Jose Alvarado figure to be next in line for saves with the Rays, but manager Kevin Cash can be unpredictable.
May 25 - 6:04 PM

Alex Colome didn't have to work much for his 11th save of the year Thursday, securing the last out in a win over the Red Sox.

The Rays entered the ninth inning with a 6-1 lead that the Sox cut to 6-3, and with a runner on second base and two outs Rays manager Kevin Cash turned to Colome to snuff out the threat. The right-hander did just that, a nice confidence boost 24 hours after he suffered the loss against the same Sox. His 4.15 ERA and 1.48 WHIP aren't anything to see, but Colome is still the unquestioned closer in Tampa, and that makes him a must-hold in all leagues until something changes.
May 24 - 10:23 PM

Alex Colome gave up three runs (one earned) in the ninth inning and took a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

He came on to pitch the ninth inning of a tie ballgame and proceeded to blow the game. It wasn't all his fault though, an error on Willy Adames put leadoff batter J.D. Martinez on first base. Xander Bogaerts followed with a legit double to plate the first run, then Rafael Devers drew a walk. Colome threw a wild pitch to advance the runners, then Eduardo Nunez lifted a sac fly for run number two. Devers then scored on a passed ball on catcher Jesus Sucre for the final run. Colome nearly lost the closer role early in the year but has been solid lately before today. He has 10 saves in 12 chances to go with a 4.22 ERA.
May 23 - 11:06 PM

Alex Colome worked a perfect ninth inning with one strikeout in Saturday's road win against the Angels for his 10th save of the season.

Colome worked a tidy ninth, needing just 11 pitches to polish off the Halos. The 29-year-old Dominican closer had some issues earlier in the season, blowing two of his first three save opportunities. He has since slammed the door shut in converting each of his past nine chances. Colome has also struck out 22 batters over 20 2/3 innings.
May 20 - 12:53 AM

Alex Colome tossed a scoreless ninth inning for his ninth save Wednesday in the Rays’ win over Kansas City.

As usual, Colome made things interesting by allowing a lead-off single, though he set down the next three men in order with a fly-out and two strikeouts. Colome was disastrous in April (6.55 ERA, two blown saves) but has righted the ship by contributing a stingy 1.17 ERA over seven appearances this month. With Tampa unlikely to make much noise in the AL East, don’t be surprised if the Rays field trade offers for Colome this summer.
May 16 - 7:12 PM

Alex Colome notched his seventh save Monday with a scoreless ninth against the Royals.

Colome had a 1/4 K/BB ratio after five appearances this season, but he's at 17/3 in 13 2/3 innings since. He's back looking like the reliable closer he figured to be going into the year.
May 14 - 10:04 PM

Alex Colome got a five-out save without allowing a base-runner against the Blue Jays on Saturday.

He was called upon to protect a one-run lead with a runner on first base and one out in the eighth inning. He retired Josh Donaldson and Yangervis Solarte to squelch the threat. He came back out for the ninth and retired the side 1-2-3 for the save. He led the majors with 47 saves last year but has come close to losing the closer's job with his shaky performance this year. He has a 4.91 ERA with six saves in eight chances.
May 5 - 9:56 PM

Alex Colome picked up his third loss of the season against the Red Sox on Sunday.

Colome came in with the game tied, and he allowed the game-winning run to score on a single by Sandy Leon in the bottom of the eighth. He once again struggled with command with a walk and just 15-of-29 pitches going for strikes, and his ERA is up to 6.00 on the season. A very disappointing start to 2018 for the MLB leader in saves in 2017.
Apr 29 - 5:12 PM

Alex Colome notched his fifth save of the season as he finished off a 4-3 win over the Red Sox on Friday.

Colome allowed the tying run on base when Xander Bogaerts reached on an infield single to begin the frame, but he retired the next three batters he faced to finish off the victory. This included back-to-back strikeouts of Jackie Bradley, Jr. and Andrew Benintendi. The 29-year-old wasn’t missing many bats at the start of the year, which led to all sorts of issues, but he’s been a lot better recently.
Apr 28 - 12:05 AM

Alex Colome got the win over the Twins on Sunday by pitching a clean ninth inning.

Colome was excellent on Sunday, striking out the side and earning the victory after Carlo Gomez hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the inning. It's been a very disappointing beginning to his 2018 season, and his ERA still sits at 7.00 even after the clean inning. Here's hoping his strong performance leads to him pitching like the 2017 version going forward.
Apr 22 - 5:04 PM

Alex Colome notched his fourth save Wednesday in Tampa Bay’s win over the Rangers.

It wasn’t the cleanest outing for Colome, who allowed a hit, two walks and a run in his lone inning of work. Only 10 of the right-hander’s 20 pitches went for strikes, though he escaped disaster by getting Ronald Guzman to ground into a game-ending double play. Even with Colome off to a dismal start (9.00 ERA, two blown saves), his ninth-inning post appears to be safe, mostly because the Rays’ bullpen is so thin.
Apr 18 - 5:09 PM

After entering in a tie game in the ninth inning, Alex Colome gave up the go-ahead run in Friday’s loss to the Phillies.

On the bright side, Colome struck out three batters in the frame. He entered Friday’s action with just one strikeout in the 25 batters he’s faced this season. The bad news is that Colome gave up a double to Scott Kingery before Jorge Alfaro brought him home on a single. Colome is sporting an unsightly 10.80 ERA and 3.20 WHIP through his first six appearances this season.
Apr 13 - 10:29 PM

Alex Colome hung on for this third save of the season Tuesday against the White Sox.

The Rays entered the bottom of the ninth with a 6-1 lead, so Ryan Weber got the call initially, but he ran into immediate trouble and was eventually pulled with one run in and two runners on base. Colome managed to get Avisail Garcia on a ground out for the second out of the inning, but he served up a three-run homer to Jose Abreu to bring the White Sox within one run. It got even more tense when Colome walked Matt Davidson, but he was able to get Omar Narvaez to line out to end it. Colome has now been scored upon in three out of his five appearances and has only struck out one batter. It’s not what you want. For what it's worth, Colome is saying he feels fine.
Apr 10 - 6:41 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Chris Herrmann
1B1Ryon Healy
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Jean Segura
3B1Kyle Seager
2Andrew Romine
LF1Denard Span
2Guillermo Heredia
CF1Dee Gordon
RF1Mitch Haniger
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2James Paxton
3Mike Leake
4Erasmo Ramirez
5Marco Gonzales
6Wade LeBlanc
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Edwin Diaz
2Alex Colome
3Juan Nicasio
4James Pazos
5Dan Altavilla
6Nick Vincent
7Chasen Bradford
8Roenis Elias
9David Phelps