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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
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Alex Colome retired the side in order in the ninth inning while notching a save against the Angels on Wednesday.
He was protecting a three-run lead and made quick work of Luis Valbuena, Andrelton Simmons and Ben Revere. No-drama saves have become standard practice for the Rays' closer. Colome has a 2.25 ERA with 12 saves and 17 strikeouts in 21 innings. May 24 - 10:52 PM

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Alex Colome notched his 11th save of the season with a scoreless ninth inning against the Yankees on Friday.

Colome struck out one batter and needed just 11 pitches to get through the frame. For all the closer chaos this season, the 28-year-old has been relatively drama-free so far, posting a 2.25 ERA and 17/6 K/BB ratio over 20 innings. He continues to be connected to the Nationals in trade rumors.
May 19 - 11:11 PM

Alex Colome struck out two in a scoreless frame to record his 10th save in Tuesday's win over the Indians.

Colome allowed a leadoff single to Edwin Encarnacion, but he quickly snuffed out the threat with a groundout and a couple whiffs. The Rays' closer has yet to give up a run this month and boasts a 2.00 ERA and 0.94 WHIP.
May 16 - 9:38 PM

Alex Colome struck out the only batter he faced in the eighth inning Sunday versus Boston.

Colome would have been in line for a save in the bottom of the ninth, but the Rays exploded for seven runs against the Tampa Bay bullpen in the top of the ninth so Tampa Bay turned the ball over to Danny Farquhar to finish off the 11-2 victory. Colome has a 2.12 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and 14/6 K/BB ratio in 17 innings this season. He is 9-for-11 in save chances.
May 14 - 6:14 PM

Alex Colome recorded the final four outs on Friday, protecting a one-run lead against the Red Sox to earn his ninth save of the season.

Colome retired all four hitters that he faced in order, including one strikeout. While he has already blown a pair of saves this season, he owns a terrific 2.16 ERA, 0.96 WHIP and 13/6 K/BB ratio across 16 2/3 innings and remains one of hte more reliable closer options in the American League.
May 12 - 10:45 PM

Alex Colome struck out the only batter he faced Thursday, securing the save in a win over the Marlins.

The Rays took a five-run lead into the ninth inning, but reliever Chih-Wei Hu got into trouble, allowing a run and putting two more on base, to press Colome into action. In 14 appearances, the 28-year-old now has a 2.51 ERA, 1.12 WHIP and 12/6 K/BB ratio to go with his eight saves.
May 4 - 10:41 PM

Alex Colome earned his sixth save of the season with a spotless ninth inning Monday versus the Rays.

It was a nice bounceback outing from the Tampa Bay closer, who took a blown save and a loss Sunday versus the Blue Jays. Colome needed just eight pitches in his 1-2-3 frame on Monday night against Tampa Bay. He's rocking a 2.77 ERA and 1.15 WHIP over 12 appearances this year.
May 1 - 11:31 PM

Alex Colome took a blown save and a loss after giving up two runs in the eighth inning Sunday against the Blue Jays.

Manager Kevin Cash decided to go to his beat reliever with one on and one out in a 1-0 game in the eighth. Colome promptly gave up a game-tying double. He then intentionally walked Kendrys Morales before giving up two more RBI singles. Colome entered this one with a 1.54 ERA, and he's still secure in the closer's role.
Apr 30 - 4:37 PM

Alex Colome blew an extra-inning lead and took a loss against the Orioles on Wednesday.

He pitched a clean 10th inning with the score tied and was put in position to earn a win when the Rays scored a run in the top of the 11th. He went back out to lock down the victory but quickly loaded the bases on two singles and a walk. He allowed a sacrifice fly to bring in the tying run, then walked another batter to load the bases again. Colome was then lifted from the game only to see Danny Farquhar walk in the winning run. Colome was charged with both runs and the loss. Those were the first earned runs he has allowed in 11 2/3 innings of work this season. He still has a rock-solid grip on the closer's role in Tampa Bay.
Apr 26 - 11:52 PM

Alex Colome walked a batter but hung on to convert his fifth save of the season Tuesday in Baltimore.

Colome issued a two-out walk to Chris Davis after getting a couple groundouts to start the frame, but he then set down Mark Trumbo swinging to close it out. The Rays' closer has been virtually untouchable this season, yielding just one unearned run over 10 frames.
Apr 25 - 10:24 PM

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

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

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Wilson Ramos
2Derek Norris
3Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2Rickie Weeks
2B1Brad Miller
2Michael Martinez
SS1Matt Duffy
2Tim Beckham
3Daniel Robertson
3B1Evan Longoria
LF1Colby Rasmus
CF1Kevin Kiermaier
2Peter Bourjos
RF1Steven Souza
DH1Corey Dickerson
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Archer
2Alex Cobb
3Jake Odorizzi
4Matt Andriese
5Erasmo Ramirez
6Nathan Eovaldi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Alex Colome
2Brad Boxberger
3Xavier Cedeno
4Danny Farquhar
5Diego Moreno
6Shawn Tolleson
7Kevin Gadea
8Tommy Hunter
9Chase Whitley
10Jumbo Diaz
11Ryne Stanek
12Jose Alvarado
13Ryan Garton