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Alex Colome | Relief Pitcher | #37

Team: Tampa Bay Rays
Age / DOB:  (28) / 12/31/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 220
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2007 / UDFA / TB
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Alex Colome allowed a base hit but no runs while earning the save in a 6-3 victory over the Astros on Saturday.
Called on to protect a three run lead in the ninth inning, he retired the first two batters on fly balls before allowing a single to Alex Bregman. He then induced Yuli Gurriel to tap a grounder to the shortstop to end the game. Colome has yet to allow a run or a walk this season. He has a 0.00 ERA with four strikeouts in seven innings of work. He has four saves in four chances. Apr 22 - 9:51 PM

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Alex Colome picked up his third save of the season on Friday, recording the final four outs to preserve a victory over the Blue Jays.

The right-hander was brought in to get the final out in the eighth inning and was left in to work a perfect ninth. He has yet to allow a run this season and owns a stellar 0.60 WHIP through his first three outings. Colome remains an undervalued fantasy asset and sits just outside the elite tier of closers.
Apr 7 - 11:09 PM

Alex Colome earned a save in the Rays' Opening Day win over the Yankees on Sunday.

Colome was brought into the game after rookie pitcher Austin Pruitt loaded the bases in the top of the ninth inning. Chris Carter drove in Chase Headley with a sacrifice fly, but Colome promptly retired the next two batters -- with a strikeout of young Yankees slugger Gary Sanchez. Colome carries high-level fantasy potential this year after registering a dominant 1.91 ERA and 71/15 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings in 2016.
Apr 2 - 5:48 PM

Alex Colome surrendered a pair of solo homers in his inning versus the Orioles on Wednesday.

The wins was blowing out and Colome hadn't had any previous issues with the home run ball this spring, so this probably isn't of much concern. He was one of the AL's best closers last year, and there's no reason that should change this year.
Mar 29 - 4:58 PM

According to Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports, the Nationals are unwilling to give up top outfield prospect Victor Robles in trade talks for Rays closer Alex Colome.

The Nationals desperately need a closer after letting Mark Melancon walk in free agency but teams are finding that Robles is a deal breaker. A former starter, Colome excelled in the closer role last season, contributing a remarkable 1.91 ERA while earning his first All-Star nod. Maybe the two sides will revisit this deal at some point, but if they do, it's unlikely Robles will be part of those discussions.
Mar 2 - 8:58 PM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays continue to draw interest in Alex Colome, but have no urgency to move him.

The Rays have already traded Drew Smyly and Logan Forsythe this offseason, so it makes sense that teams are calling, but Colome isn't arbitration-eligible for the first time until next winter. Perhaps the right offer could blow them away, but there's no pressure to make a deal right now. The Nationals have reportedly shown interest in Colome this offseason and still don't have a clear option at closer as we approach the start of February.
Jan 25 - 8:35 AM

FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal reports that the Rays are "getting inquiries" on Alex Colome but they're "setting a price they believe is appropriately high."

The Rays are listening on pretty much everyone, but they're also not giving up hope of contending in 2017 and Colome would obviously be a big part of that. He's also not even arbitration-eligible yet, so there's no rush to trade him. The Nationals are one team known to have asked about Colome and they're still looking for a closer.
Mon, Dec 12, 2016 08:12:00 PM

Jon Morosi of MLB Network reports that the Nationals have talked with the Rays about a potential Alex Colome trade.

The Nationals are on the lookout for a closer and Colome would certainly fit the bill, as he put up a 1.97 ERA with 37 saves and a 71/15 K/BB ratio over 56 2/3 innings this past season. But the cost is going to be considerable. The 27-year-old Colome isn't even eligible for arbitration yet.
Wed, Dec 7, 2016 02:22:00 PM

Alex Colome worked around a leadoff error in the ninth inning to slam the door on the Rangers and earn his 37th save.

Nomar Mazara led off the inning with a fly ball that Corey Dickerson dropped, putting the runner at second base. Colome buckled down to retire the next three batters in a row on flyouts to end the game. He was protecting a three run lead so it was one of the easiest save opportunities he has had in what has been a remarkable season for him. He has a 1.78 ERA with 69 punchouts in 55 2/3 innings.
Sat, Oct 1, 2016 11:18:00 PM

Alex Colome was asked to get four outs on Thursday, finishing off the Yankees for his 35th save of the season.

The Rays went a little unorthodox in the game, using just one reliever to bridge the gap between starter Blake Snell and Colome, so he was tasked with doing a little more than usual. He obliged, getting the third out in the eighth before working around a leadoff single to close out the Yanks in the ninth. Colome now has a shiny 1.88 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 66/15 K/BB ratio in 52 2/3 innings.
Thu, Sep 22, 2016 10:10:00 PM

Alex Colome allowed a pair of singles but nothing more Thursday, closing out the Orioles for his 33rd save of the year.

A couple of one-out hits in a one-run game threatened to give Colome his third blown save of the year, but he buckled down to strike out Mark Trumbo and Chris Davis to end the threat. The 27-year-old has quietly been a fantasy goldmine in 2016, posting a 1.97 ERA, 1.03 WHIP and 66/15 K/BB ratio over 50 1/3 innings. His 33 saves are fifth-most in the American League. Not bad for a guy who didn't have a single save prior to this season.
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 11:34:00 PM

Alex Colome yielded a hit and a walk but hung on to record his 29th save of the season Tuesday versus the Red Sox.

On to protect a one-run lead, Colome permitted a one-out single to Hanley Ramirez and a two-out walk to Chris Young, but he got Sandy Leon looking to end the threat. Colome has been shaky in his last two save chances, blowing one, but he's nailed down 29 in 31 chances overall this season.
Tue, Aug 30, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Alex Colome gave up back-to-back homers to blow a save and take the loss Friday against the Astros.

It was a night to forget for Colome. The Rays pulled ahead in the top of the ninth inning when Mikie Mahtook slugged a solo homer off Ken Giles, but Colome failed to retire a batter in the bottom of the frame. He gave up a leadoff homer to Carlos Correa to tie things up before Evan Gattis followed that up with a long walk-off homer. This was just Colome’s second blown save in 30 chances this season. He hadn’t allowed a run since July 23, so his job is secure.
Sat, Aug 27, 2016 01:08:00 AM

Alex Colome notched a two-out save against the Yankees on Friday.

Erasmo Ramirez got the call for the ninth inning initially, as the Rays had a four-run lead, but he was pulled after giving up a pair of one-out singles. Colome quickly put out the fire after getting Brett Gardner on a force out and Jacoby Ellsbury to fly out. After blowing his first save of the season last Saturday, he has converted each of his last two chances. He now owns a 2.23 ERA and 45/12 K/BB ratio over 36 1/3 innings this season to go along with 23 saves.
Fri, Jul 29, 2016 10:29:00 PM

Alex Colome entered the ninth inning with a two-run lead but gave up a game-tying two-run bomb to Jake Smolinski and a walk-off blast to Ryon Healy to blow the save and take a loss on Saturday.

It was a very rare poor game for Colome, who snapped his streak of 21 consecutive saves. This was his first blown save of the season. The bad game lifted his ERA from 1.59 to 2.34 on the season. His job security at closer should still be strong.
Sun, Jul 24, 2016 12:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
2Mallex Smith
3Shane Peterson
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Blake Snell
5Matt Andriese
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Jumbo Diaz
10Austin Pruitt
11Ryan Garton
12Chih-Wei Hu