Though he was their opening day starter in 2015, it didn't take Josh Collmenter long to fall out of the Diamondbacks' favor, getting banished to the bullpen when he compiled a 5.24 ERA in 12 starts. He was able to right the ship there, compiling a 1.89 ERA in 32 appearances, which of course means he'll probably begin 2016 in that role. He has served as sort of a swingman for the Diamondbacks in the past, so you shouldn't rule out the possibility of him starting again, especially since he's enough of a strike-thrower to help in WHIP when he's getting a sizable number of innings. With the role he's expected to fill, though, drafting him is a stretch even in NL-only leagues.
Diamondbacks pitcher Josh Collmenter tossed two scoreless innings to earn his first save of the season during Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Rockies. Collmenter did not allow a run and only two hits during the appearance. He also struck out one batter.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said that pitcher Josh Collmenter is the favorite to start this Saturday's game against the Rockies, according to FOX Sports Arizona. Collmenter could draw the nod with Allen Webster being optioned to Triple-A on Tuesday. Webster struggled in his four starts with Arizona, postin ga 7.11 ERA. Collmenter, for the 2015 season, is 3-6 with a 5.09 ERA.
Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter is moving to the bullpen, manager Chip Hale announced following Friday's game. Collmenter was in line to start on Saturday, but that assignment will now go to Allen Webster who is being summoned from Triple-A. Collmenter had some solid performances this season, but struggled in his last two starts when he gave up eight earned runs in just 11 2/3 innings. Hale did not elaborate on how permanent or temporary this move will be.
Diamondbacks manager Chip Hale said the team has noticed a small decline in pitcher Josh Collmenter's fastball, which they are concerned about, reports MLB Network Radio. Collmenter typically tops out at around 87-88 mph with his fastball, but it has been hovering around 84-85 mph recently. Collmenter has lost his last three decisions and his last win came on May 6.
Diamondbacks starter Josh Collmenter lost his third straight decision, Sunday against the Mets. "You never want to give up runs, especially early in the game," Collmenter said, per MLB.com. "If you give up runs before these guys even have a chance to hit, it puts them behind the eight ball, so you want to try to go out there and put up zeroes early." Collmenter gave up five runs on nine hits over six innings, dropping to 3-6 on the year. He walked one, struck out one, and gave up four home runs. "Not very good obviously. Any time you're giving up balls out of the park you're not doing a very good job," Collmenter said. "I haven't been doing a good job of controlling counts and getting ahead and making them hit my pitch." Collmenter's next start is Saturday, against San Francisco.