Fantasy owners still not buying into Bartolo Colon's hot streak
After opening the season 2-5 with a 5.84 ERA, Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon is 6-0 with a 1.58 ERA in his last seven starts. Still, he's only owned in 76 percent of Fantasy leagues, and our Michael Hurcomb feels the veteran pitcher is underowned.
Earlier this week, I wrote in the Waiver Wire column how criminal I thought it was that Mets starting pitcher Bartolo Colon was still unowned in 25 percent of Fantasy leagues. Clearly, my message wasn't strong enough, as Colon's ownership has risen just 1 percent this week.
Colon has been pretty good for Fantasy owners over a long stretch. He has at least 28 Fantasy points in five of the last scoring periods, including Week 13, and is the 28th-highest scoring starting pitcher in points formats. In Rotisserie formats, he's the 42nd-ranked pitcher (including relievers) and over the last 28 days he checks in as the eighth-ranked pitcher.
I still don't get the hesitation to add Colon. Sure he gives up a lot of hits, but he doesn't compound the problem with a high walk rate and his strikeout rate is up compared to the last two seasons. Sure maybe the Mets aren't contenders, but Colon has proven he doesn't need a ton of run support to pick up victories.
I know sometimes you can be hesitant to chase a hot streak, but there's a lot of Fantasy points being left on waivers because Fantasy owners are hesitant to add Colon. His numbers are starting to look a lot like what he did last season, when he finished as the 12th-highest scoring pitcher in points formats and 19th-ranked pitcher in Rotisserie formats.
To show you I'm not all talk, I moved Colon up to 38th in the starting pitcher rankings.
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