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Bartolo Colon | Starting Pitcher | #40

Team: Texas Rangers
Age / DOB:  (45) / 5/24/1973
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 280
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 1993 / UDFA / CLE
Contract: view contract details

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Bartolo Colon yielded three earned runs over five innings Monday in a win over the Diamondbacks.
Colon gave up a pair of RBI doubles in the top of the first inning but mostly settled in from there, yielding only four total hits and issuing just one walk while striking out three. The veteran right-hander is 7-10 on the season with a 5.19 ERA. He'll get the Angels at home in Arlington, Texas next time out. Aug 13 - 11:19 PM

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Bartolo Colon snapped a five-start losing streak after allowing four runs through seven innings in a win over the Mariners on Tuesday.

The Rangers are lacking rotation options, so Colon is most likely safe for the season, even though he's pitched to a 6.72 ERA since the beginning of June. he's 6-10 with a 5.18 ERA overall.
Aug 7 - 10:50 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed five runs over five innings of work Tuesday in the Rangers' lopsided 6-0 loss against the Diamondbacks.

Colon remains tied with Dennis Martinez for the most career wins (245) by a native of Latin America. His last victory came on June 30. The 45-year-old righty surrendered plenty of hard contact against the Diamondbacks offense, which racked up seven hits in five frames. A trio of extra-base hits, a solo home run by A.J. Pollock in the first inning and RBI doubles from Paul Goldschmidt and Nick Ahmed, accounted for the vast majority of the damage in this one. He struck out three batters and issued a pair of walks. He also went 0-for-2 with a pair of strikeouts at the plate. Colon is 5-10 with a 5.18 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 71/22 K/BB ratio in 20 starts. He’ll face the Mariners at home in his next start on Monday.
Aug 1 - 1:30 AM

Bartolo Colon was knocked for six runs on nine hits over seven innings in Thursday's loss to the A's.

It was a steady slog from the first pitch for Colon, who surrendered two runs in the first inning, one in the second (that on a Matt Chapman home run) and another three in the fourth inning. If there's one silver lining in this outing, it's that Colon was at least able to save the bullpen by toughing it out through seven innings. The veteran right-hander has been lit up in his first two starts coming out of the All-Star break, yielding a combined 11 runs on 17 hits over 11 2/3 innings in losses to the Indians and now the A's. He'll hit the road to take on the Diamondbacks next time out as he tries for a reduction on his current 5.02 ERA and 1.26 WHIP (118 1/3 innings).
Jul 26 - 11:36 PM

Bartolo Colon surrendered five runs on eight hits over 4 2/3 innings in Saturday's loss to the Indians.

Colon was cruising through the first four innings of the game, having surrendered just two hits and no runs heading into the top of the fifth inning. Then everything changed. That fifth started out poorly enough, with Melky Cabrera leading off matters with a double. Yan Gomes followed with an RBI single and then it was off to the races. Francisco Lindor, Michael Brantley and Jose Ramirez would all pick up RBI knocks as the inning progressed, with the final run on Colon's line coming home courtesy of the bullpen after he had mercifully been relieved of duty with two outs in the fifth. The wily right-hander still has some tricks up his sleeve, but when those tricks aren't working, he just doesn't have the stuff to make up for mistakes at this point in his career. A home start against the A's shows next on his schedule. He'll be putting a 4.85 ERA and 1.24 WHIP on the line in that contest.
Jul 22 - 12:30 AM

Bartolo Colon gave up four runs (three earned) in six innings and was charged with a loss to the Red Sox on Wednesday.

He allowed just an unearned run through the first four innings before getting hit hard in the fifth. He surrendered a two-run double to J.D. Martinez and a run-scoring triple to Xander Bogaerts in that frame. He finished the night having allowed nine base hits and two walks while striking out three. It counts as a quality start due to the unearned run. The ageless hurler falls to 5-7 with a 4.66 ERA and 1.21 WHIP after 17 starts and two relief appearances.
Jul 11 - 10:24 PM

Bartolo Colon pitched well in a losing effort against the Tigers on Friday night, surrendering three runs on five hits over his eight innings.

The 45-year-old hurler struck out three on the night and didn't walk a batter while working a complete game. All of the damage against him came via the long ball, with James McCann blasting a two-run homer in the second inning and JaCoby Jones launching a solo shot in the eighth. Colon will carry a 4.65 ERA and 1.17 WHIP into a difficult matchup against the Red Sox in Boston on Wednesday. While he has pitched better than anticipated for the Rangers, he still isn't a recommended fantasy option, especially at Fenway.
Jul 6 - 9:32 PM

Bartolo Colon allowed three earned runs, seven hits and two walks with two strikeouts over five innings in a win against the White Sox on Saturday.

The veteran was able to get ahead of hitters, throwing 21 first-pitch strikes to the 24 batters he faced. He wraps up June with a season-high three victories in the month. Saturday's outing snapped a modest two-outing streak with a pair of quality starts. He has alternated wins and losses over his past six outings. If you believe in trends, that's not good news for his next outing Friday in Detroit.
Jul 1 - 1:22 AM

Bartolo Colon pitched well on Sunday while allowing two runs over seven innings, but took the loss against the Twins.

Colon was good on a night where his opponent Jose Berrios was great, so the former takes a hard-luck loss. He allowed seven hits and a walk, and he struck out five. Even with the strong seven innings Colon still owns an unhealthy 4.72 ERA, and he doesn't miss enough bats (54 strikeouts in 87 1/3 innings) to have any fantasy value. It's still fun to see the 45-year-old pitch well, though. He's back on the mound on Saturday to face the White Sox.
Jun 24 - 4:52 PM

Bartolo Colon beat the Royals by allowing three runs in six innings on Monday.

Colon allowed nine hits and struck out just one, but that was good enough. He hasn't struck out more than four batters in any of his last 11 starts now, and he's barely keeping it together with a 4.91 ERA overall.
Jun 19 - 12:04 AM

Bartolo Colon was roughed up for eight earned runs, nine hits and a walk in just 3 1/3 innings in a road loss against the Dodgers on Tuesday.

Colon threw just 45 of his 72 pitches for strikes, although he did throw first-pitch strikes to 15 of the 19 batters he faced. It was par for the course for the veteran against Dodger Blue, as he is now a dismal 2-7 with a 6.12 ERA in 11 career starts against L.A. The eight runs allowed were his most since he allowed eight in a game June 5, 2017 against the Philadelphia Phillies. He was able to record his 2,500th strikeout in the first inning.
Jun 13 - 4:04 AM

Bartolo Colon allowed two earned runs, six hits and two walks with a strikeout over five innings Wednesday against the Athletics to pick up a win.

Colon tied Hall of Famer Juan Marichal for the most wins by a Dominican-born pitcher (243). The 45-year-old right-hander isn't going deep into games, and he has allowed 12 homers across his past seven outings. Still, he has a decent 4.16 ERA and 1.07 WHIP to make him worth using in deeper AL-only fantasy leagues. He is scheduled to work next on Tuesday on the road against the Dodgers.
Jun 7 - 1:25 AM

Bartolo Colon was tagged for six runs in three innings by the Angels on Friday.

Colon has given up 12 runs in his last three starts, taking his ERA from 2.82 to 4.21. He'll probably be over 5.00 before too long.
Jun 2 - 1:28 AM

Bartolo Colon allowed three runs in seven innings but did not earn a decision in Saturday's extra-inning win over the Royals.

The hefty 45-year-old continues to find a way to get the job done despite throwing almost exclusively mid-eighties fastballs. He struck out four batters, issued two walks and scattered five hits in the contest. He endured one bad inning when the Royals got to him for three runs in the third frame. His record holds at 2-2 with a 3.55 ERA in 11 games (nine starts). He doesn't have a big strikeout rate but does have an excellent 40:7 strikeout-to-walk rate in 63 1/3 innings. Only Josh Tomlin, Dylan Bundy and Danny Duffy have allowed more than Colon's 13 homers.
May 26 - 9:56 PM

Bartolo Colon gave up six earned runs over 5 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Yankees.

Colon entered the night with a shiny 2.82 season ERA, but that number climbed to 3.51 by the time the Bronx Bombers were done with him. He surrendered four home runs -- two of them to 21-year-old top Yankees prospect Gleyber Torres. Colon will bring a 2-2 record into his next scheduled start at home against the Royals. Kansas City's offense is just slightly less potent.
May 21 - 11:44 PM

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