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Chris Colabello | Outfielder

Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Age / DOB:  (31) / 10/24/1983
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 234
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Chris Colabello went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in a losing effort against the White Sox on Monday.
Colabello broke a scoreless tie in the third inning with a solo home run to left-center off of Chris Sale. He has homered in back-to-back games and hasn't shown any signs of slowing down, batting .335/.373/.518 with eight home runs and 32 RBI. Jul 6 - 10:19 PM

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Chris Colabello went 2-for-4 and blasted his seventh home run of the season in a losing effort against the Tigers on Saturday.

Colabello continues to hammer the baseball, slashing an outstanding .335/.374/.505 with seven long balls and 31 RBI. He continues to be worth utilizing in mixed leagues until he cools off.
Jul 4 - 4:32 PM

Chris Colabello's solo home run in the top of the 12th inning was all the Blue Jays needed to capture a win over the Rays Wednesday.

There were only a total of 10 hits between the two clubs in the pitcher's duel, and Colabello's bomb to left-center that just snuck over the wall was the last one. The Jays removed Colabello from the 40-man roster back in February after they had claimed him off waivers, but they're glad he didn't get way from them now. He's hit .343/.383/.512 with six homers over 44 games this season.
Jun 24 - 4:08 PM

Chris Colabello hit his fifth homer and scored two runs against the Mets on Thursday.

Colabello hadn't homered since May 29, but since he's still batting .342, who is complaining? He's hit safely in 25 of his last 26 games.
Jun 18 - 10:29 PM

Chris Colabello went 1-for-4 in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Mets.

Nothing particularly noteworthy other than that he's on a five-game hitting streak. He had been on an 18-game hitting streak previously. The first baseman has done nothing but hit thus far, batting .342/.379/.480 with four home runs and 22 RBI in 161 plate appearances.
Jun 16 - 10:01 PM

Chris Colabello extended his hitting streak to 18 games, going 1-for-5 with an RBI single in Monday's win over the Marlins.

Colabello wasted no time extending the streak, sparking a six-run first inning with an RBI single. The first baseman has been red-hot through 135 plate appearances this season, batting .349/.393/.516 with four home runs and 20 RBI.
Jun 8 - 10:01 PM

Chris Colabello delivered a walk-off two-run single, helping the Jays walk off winners against the Astros on Sunday.

It was his only hit in four at-bats, so he had pretty good timing. The Jays mounted a rally against Astros closer Luke Gregerson. Jose Reyes and Jose Bautista had executed a double steal of third and second base, respectively, to set Colabello up to win the game. The 31-year-old is now on a 17-game hitting streak, batting .355/.400/.529 overall on the season with four home runs and 19 RBI.
Jun 7 - 4:17 PM

Chris Colabello had one hit in five at-bats, extending his hitting streak to 12 games in Tuesday's victory over the Nationals.

The lone hit was an RBI single in the seventh inning, extending the Jays' lead to 5-3 and sparking a three-run frame. Colabello has been a revelation for the Jays in 108 plate appearances this season, batting .356/.402/.538 with four home runs, 14 RBI, and three stolen bases. Given his track record, we're not expecting him to maintain a .900 OPS -- or even .800 -- over the long haul.
Jun 2 - 10:22 PM

Chris Colabello had a single in four at-bats in a losing effort in the first game of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Nationals.

Colabello has now hit safely in 12 straight games. He's provided a huge boost to Toronto's battered outfield, posting a .364/.411/.556 batting line with four home runs and 14 RBI over 26 games, but we're very skeptical it's going to last.
Jun 2 - 3:38 PM

Chris Colabello blasted a go-ahead two-run homer in the ninth inning on Friday, powering the Blue Jays to a come-from-behind 6-4 victory over the Twins in Minnesota.

It was Colabello's lone hit in four at-bats on the night, but certainly proved to be the critical blow in the ballgame. He has been a force the Blue Jays lineup since his callup, slashing .379/.432/.598 with four homers and 14 RBI. He needs to be owned and started in all mixed leagues until he cools off.
May 29 - 11:35 PM

Chris Colabello blasted his third home run of the season in a losing effort against the Mariners on Saturday afternoon.

His solo shot off opposing starter James Paxton in the fourth inning pulled the Jays to within a run at 3-2, but that would be as close as they would get. He finished the afternoon 1-for-3 and also drew a walk. Colabello has provided an offensive spark since joining the Blue Jays lineup, slashing .379/.438/.591 with three long balls and 10 RBI. He's worth riding in deeper mixed leagues for as long as he remains a regular in the lineup.
May 23 - 3:35 PM

Chris Colabello was 3-for-4 with a two-run homer Friday against the Mariners.

His ninth-inning blast off Fernando Rodney made things interesting, but Toronto's rally ultimately fell short. Colabello has been great since coming up from the minors earlier this month, batting .381 with two home runs, five doubles, and a .990 OPS over 17 games. Of course, he had a big start with the Twins last year before inevitably coming back down to Earth, so we wouldn't get too carried away in fantasy leagues.
May 22 - 10:12 PM

Chris Colabello went 4-for-4 with a double and a steal versus the Yankees on Wednesday.

Colabello isn't out there for his defense, but the Jays figure he might be their best option in left field with Jose Bautista and Michael Saunders banged up. If the outfield returns to full healthy, Colabello probably won't have much of a role.
May 6 - 9:59 PM

Blue Jays recalled 1B Chris Colabello from Triple-A Buffalo.

The 31-year-old Colabello has been smashing the ball in Buffalo, hitting .337 with five home runs and a .975 OPS over 23 games. He started out red-hot for the Twins last season before cooling off. Keep an eye on him to see if he jumps out to a fast start when given at-bats, but he's most likely not going to be roster-able in any league other than the deepest AL-only ones. Jonathan Diaz was optioned to Triple-A to make room for the first baseman.
May 5 - 2:21 PM

The Blue Jays are calling up Chris Colabello from Triple-A Buffalo on Tuesday, reports Shi Davidi of

The corresponding roster move isn't yet known. Colabello, 31, is batting .337 with five home runs and a .975 OPS over his first 23 games in Triple-A this season. He's capable of playing first base and the outfield.
May 5 - 9:23 AM

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C1Russell Martin
2Dioner Navarro
1B1Edwin Encarnacion
2B1Devon Travis
2Maicer Izturis
SS1Troy Tulowitzki
2Ryan Goins
3B1Josh Donaldson
LF1Michael Saunders
2Chris Colabello
CF1Kevin Pillar
RF1Jose Bautista
2Ben Revere
DH1Justin Smoak
Starting Pitcher
S1David Price
2Drew Hutchison
3R.A. Dickey
4Mark Buehrle
5Marco Estrada
6Marcus Stroman
Relief Pitcher
R1Roberto Osuna
2Aaron Sanchez
3Brett Cecil
4Aaron Loup
5Mark Lowe
6LaTroy Hawkins
7Liam Hendriks
8Bo Schultz
9Ryan Tepera