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September 27, 2018 08:00 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Intends to pitch in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon said he would like to pitch in 2019, Doug Padilla of reports.

Colon will pitch in the Dominican League this winter, agreeing to make at least six appearances, at least one in every stadium in the league. That smacks of a retirement tour, but the 45-year-old right-hander insists he wants to come back for a 22nd season. Colon has made just three appearances for the Rangers in September, with two of those three being relief outings after a start Sept. 5, when he allowed five runs in four innings against the Angels. He had been Texas' most consistent starter over the first two months of the season but has a 7.48 ERA since June 1.

September 20, 2018 05:48 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Makes relief appearance Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon allowed one run on three hits in 1.1 innings of relief in Wednesday's loss to the Rays.

This was Colon's first appearance since being removed from the Rangers' starting rotation -- 14 days since he last pitched. That's a clear sign he's not in the team's plans for the rest of the season. The Rangers prefer to give innings to the young relievers called up for September.

September 8, 2018 07:40 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Removed from rotation
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon will be removed from the rotation going forward, TR Sullivan of reports.

In a lost season for the Rangers, there's little reason to give innings to a 45-year-old when they could go to young pitchers who are part of the team's future. Adrian Sampson, who was five years old when Colon made his MLB debut, will take Colon's spot moving forward. Colon will be available out of the bullpen, but even there, the Rangers would likely prefer to give younger pitchers the opportunities.

September 8, 2018 01:00 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: May not start Tuesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon may not start Tuesday when his next likely turn in the rotation is due, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Texas manager Jeff Banister is exploring options, including replacing Colon with Adrian Sampson, who was an effective starter for Triple-A Round Rock. Keeping Colon in the rotation makes no sense for multiple reasons: He blocks important development innings for young pitchers, he hasn't been effective since the All-Star break (2-5, 8.12 ERA), and he's earning incentive bonuses of $150,000 for every 10 innings he throws beyond 130.

September 8, 2018 01:00 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: No plans to retire
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon has no plans to retire and hopes to return to the Rangers next season, Gerry Fraley of the Dallas Morning News reports.

Despite Colon's intentions, it's far from guaranteed that the 45-year-old will be able to find work in 2019. He's posted a 5.55 ERA this season after recording a 6.48 ERA last year, and he's been worse as the season has gone on, struggling to a 7.04 ERA over his last 17 starts. At this point, the more pressing question for Colon is whether or not he'll remain in the rotation down the stretch, with the Rangers reportedly wanting to give Adrian Sampson a shot to start.

September 6, 2018 05:28 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Takes 12th loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (7-12) took the loss Wednesday, giving up five runs (four earned) on seven hits and a walk over four innings while striking out three as the Angels romped to a 9-3 win over the Rangers.

The 45-year-old has been brutal in the second half, and Colon now has an 8.12 ERA in seven starts since the All-Star break. With the Rangers just playing out the string on the season and lacking any pitching prospects to audition in the rotation, however, he'll keep taking the mound every fifth day or so, with his next outing set for Tuesday in a road rematch against the Angels.

September 4, 2018 05:40 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Scheduled to start Wednesday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (illness) will start Wednesday against the Angels, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Colon was expected to start Sunday but was skipped due to a stomach virus. He'll end up being pushed back a few days rather than being skipped entirely and is set to square off against Jaime Barria, a pitcher less than half as old as he is.

September 1, 2018 11:45 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Returns from DL, won't start Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (back) was activated off the 10-day disabled list Saturday but will not start Sunday due to a stomach virus.

Colon landed on the DL last week with a lower-back strain and was able to miss the minimum 10 days. The 45-year-old's next turn in the rotation would come Saturday at Oakland, but it remains unclear if the Rangers will wait until then or simply re-insert him once available.

September 1, 2018 12:28 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Set to rejoin rotation Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (back) is scheduled to start Sunday against the Twins, Mike Berardino of the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.

Colon's stay on the disabled list will be a brief one, with the veteran right-hander slated to rejoin the rotation the first day he's eligible. The 45-year-old has posted an unremarkable 5.45 ERA across 140.1 innings this season.

August 25, 2018 10:52 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Will return as starter after injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Manager Jeff Banister said Colon (hamstring) will return to the starting rotation when he's ready to pitch, Martin Oppegaard of reports. The 45-year-old Colon was placed on the disabled list Friday.

Prior to Colon landing on the disabled list, there was speculation that he would be removed from the rotation and replaced by a young arm that could use the exposure to major-league hitters. Banister's comments suggest Colon will continue to get starts, although as the schedule moves into September, we suspect some of the organization's roster-expansion callups to take turns in the rotation. The Rangers will have multiple spots in the 2019 rotation up for grabs, and it makes sense to evaluate pitchers other than Colon.

August 24, 2018 06:08 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Shifts to DL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon was placed on the 10-day disabled list due to a lower back strain Friday, Evan Grant of The Dallas Morning News reports.

It's unclear if this issue was bothering Colon during his latest outing, as he was rocked for seven runs over five innings of work in a loss to the Athletics on Monday. The severity of the issue is unknown, although he'll be eligible to return from the shelf starting Sept. 1 as the move is retroactive to Wednesday. Hanser Alberto was recalled from Triple-A Round Rock in a corresponding move.

August 21, 2018 08:40 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Lit up by Oakland
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (7-11) was dealt the loss against Oakland on Monday, yielding seven earned runs on 10 hits over five innings, striking out three and walking one in the Rangers' eventual 9-0 defeat.

Colon was victimized by the long ball in this contest, as he served up three homers to the Athletics that accounted for five of their seven earned runs against him. It's impressive that he's still in a big-league rotation at 45-years-old, but Colon's reliance on pitching to contact and low strikeout totals have made him increasingly susceptible to these kinds of outings, as demonstrated by his bloated 5.45 ERA through 140.1 innings.

August 20, 2018 03:20 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Cleared to start Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (back) is listed as the Rangers' probable starter for Monday's game against the Athletics.

The 45-year-old had been scheduled to take the hill for Sunday's series finale against the Angels, but those plans were tabled after Colon experienced back stiffness earlier in the weekend. Colon was able to throw off flat ground from long distance Sunday without issue, so he'll merely be pushed back one day, which won't force the Rangers to alter their six-man rotation. After cruising to the tune of a 2.82 ERA and 0.84 WHIP through his first nine outings of the season, regression has set in hard for Colon ever since. Dating back to mid-May, the burly right-hander has submitted a 6.62 ERA and 1.52 WHIP over his last 84.1 innings.

August 20, 2018 12:32 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Not starting Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (back) won't start Sunday's game against the Angels but could be ready to pitch Monday against the Athletics, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Colon ended up getting scratched for the final game of the Rangers' homestand after complaining of back stiffness Saturday, resulting in Yovani Gallardo moving up a day in the Rangers' pitching schedule. The setback doesn't seem to be much of a concern for Colon, who was able to complete some long-tossing prior to Sunday's contest. If Colon reports no renewed discomfort following the Rangers' flight to Oakland, he should return to the mound during the series opener.

August 18, 2018 10:32 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Back stiffness threatens Sunday's start
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon may not be able to start Sunday against the Angels as he's battling back stiffness, TR Sullivan of reports.

An alternative plan if Colon is unable to go has not been announced. Eddie Butler has starting experience and would be well-rested if he's not called upon Saturday, so he could be a logical replacement.

August 14, 2018 02:08 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Notches second straight win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (7-10) allowed three runs on four hits and one walk while striking out three over five innings to earn the win in Monday's 5-3 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Colon survived a rocky first inning when the Rangers fell behind 2-0, then retired 10 consecutive batters while his teammates hit a pair of home runs to give him the lead. After Arizona nicked the right-hander for a run in the fifth inning, manager Jeff Banister opted not to test fate and pulled Colon after just 79 pitches. It was Colon's second straight win following a five-start losing streak. If the Rangers stick to a six-man rotation, Colon will next pitch Monday in Oakland.

August 8, 2018 01:44 PM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Sets new MLB mark with win
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (6-10) allowed four runs on eight hits while striking out one over seven innings to earn the win in Tuesday's 11-4 victory over Seattle.

It didn't start well for Colon, who allowed three runs, two home runs and two triples over the first three innings, but the 45-year-old right-hander got help from Rougned Odor and Jurickson Profar, a pair of infielders two decades younger than the starter. Profar hit a three-run homer and Odor added a two-run bomb to give Colon all the support he needed to earn career win No. 246, passing Dennis Martinez for the most wins among pitchers from Latin America. With the milestone out of the way, the Rangers may consider removing Colon from the rotation and concentrating on starters that will be around for 2019.

August 1, 2018 06:24 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Surrenders five in loss
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (5-10) took the loss Tuesday, allowing five runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out three over five innings against the Diamondbacks.

That's now three straight outings with at least five runs allowed for the 45-year-old, and his fifth straight start resulting in a loss. After a solid opening couple of months, Colon's ERA has ballooned up to 5.18 and he's working to just 5.2 K/9 in his 21st season. He'll get his next chance to turn it around Monday at home against the Mariners.

July 27, 2018 01:04 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Hammered for six runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (5-9) threw seven innings Thursday, taking the loss while yielding six runs on nine hits and two walks in the 7-6 loss against Oakland. He struck out four and allowed a home run.

Colon should be excited that July is coming to an end as he's lost all four of his starts during this month. His ERA has jumped to an unsightly 5.02 in 118.1 innings alongside a 68:20 K:BB. Colon did settle down later in his start Thursday after allowing all six runs in the first four innings. He'll look to break the losing streak Tuesday in Arizona.

July 22, 2018 12:48 AM
Rangers' Bartolo Colon: Surrenders five earned runs
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Colon (5-8) allowed five earned runs on eight hits and a walk while striking out two across 4.2 innings to take the loss Saturday against the Indians.

Colon danced in and out of danger through the first four innings, but was hit hard in the fifth inning and allowed hits to six of the first seven batters he faced. While he didn't allow a home run, he generated just three swinging strikes, allowing the Indians to make a lot of contact that eventually caught up to him. His strong control has allowed him to maintain a respectable 1.24 WHIP through 111.1 innings this season, but that is his only notable contribution.

Situational Stats
vs Seattle 21.020 5.14016
vs LHB 68.100 3.6901837
vs RHB 78.000 7.620744
Last 7 Games
Two Week Schedule
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Fantasy Points by Week

Pitching Stats
1997CLE47 5.6519171000 94.010766591234566
1998CLE149 3.7131316200 204.0205918415379158
1999CLE185 3.9532321100 205.0185979024776161
2000CLE158 3.8830302100 188.0163868121498212
2001CLE1412 4.0934341000 222.122010610126290201
2002CLE-MTL208 2.9333338300 233.1219857620270149
2003CHW1513 3.8734349000 242.022310710430567173
2004ANA1812 5.0134340000 208.121512211638371158
2005LAA218 3.4833332000 222.2215938626343157
2006LAA15 5.1110101100 56.17139321131131
2007LAA68 6.3419180000 99.113274701552976
2008BOS42 3.92770000 39.0442317521027
2009CHW36 4.1912120000 62.16942291322138
2011NYY810 4.0029261100 164.1172857321340135
2012OAK109 3.4324240000 152.116162581712391
2013OAK186 2.6530303300 190.1193605614029117
2014NYM1513 4.0931310000 202.1218979222530151
2015NYM1413 4.1633311100 194.2217949025424136
2016NYM158 3.4334330000 191.2200817324332128
2017ATL-MIN714 6.4828281000 143.01921121032813589
2018TEX712 5.7828241000 146.117297943232581
Total 247188 4.125655523813003461.2359317191584439649482535
Batting Stats
1997CLE19100000100 .000 .000 .000
1998CLE31201010100 .500 .500 .500
1999CLE32701000500 .143 .143 .143
2000CLE30500000500 .000 .000 .000
2001CLE34701000500 .143 .143 .143
2002CLE-MTL3345160302300 .149 .133 .133
2003CHW34600000300 .000 .000 .000
2004ANA34300000100 .000 .000 .000
2005LAA33301010200 .333 .333 .333
2006LAA10100000100 .000 .000 .000
2007LAA19300000000 .000 .000 .000
2008BOS7200000200 .000 .000 .000
2009CHW12000000000 --- --- ---
2011NYY29100000100 .000 .000 .000
2012OAK24400000300 .000 .000 .000
2013OAK30600000300 .000 .000 .000
2014NYM3162320003300 .032 .048 .032
2015NYM3358280402400 .150 .155 .138
2016NYM3460451214000 .098 .167 .083
2017ATL-MIN2819100001000 .000 .000 .000
2018TEX28400000300 .000 .000 .000
Total 5652991125111116600 .092 .107 .084
Fielding Stats
1997CLEP19172861753 .821
1998CLEP313148133411 .979
1999CLEP323253203124 .962
2000CLEP303037171821 .946
2001CLEP343440122714 .975
2002CLE-MTLP333348133234 .938
2003CHWP343432121733 .906
2004ANAP34344183034 .927
2006LAAP1010124710 .917
2007LAAP1918123811 .917
2008BOSP7782420 .750
2009CHWP12121411210 .929
2011NYYP292629101811 .966
2012OAKP24242861842 .857
2013OAKP30302962211 .966
2014NYMP313143112752 .884
2015NYMP33314493236 .932
2016NYMP343355124035 .945
2017ATL-MINP28283482423 .941
2018TEXP28243372242 .879
Total  5655526921884564847 .931
More Pitching Stats
1997CLE1105100 1.16102005 .286427 14.8 .4470
1998CLE5245193 1.3671004 .260883 12.7 .3790
1999CLE5247182 1.4597004 .242858 11.8 .3980
2000CLE4165165 1.1234204 .233807 12.7 .3710
2001CLE2223211 1.1675114 .261947 12.6 .4120
2002CLE-MTL5271255 1.1857404 .252966 11.2 .3860
2003CHW3217299 0.8316138 .248984 11.0 .4020
2004ANA1201249 0.8636101 .265897 12.5 .4720
2005LAA0232256 0.9924012 .254906 10.5 .4070
2006LAA07065 1.1213001 .306251 13.6 .5170
2007LAA198113 0.9622001 .320453 15.0 .4900
2008BOS04050 0.8600000 .282173 12.9 .4290
2009CHW37769 1.1600101 .280276 13.3 .5160
2011NYY3175169 1.1153100 .267694 11.8 .4400
2012OAK3180180 1.0810000 .266636 10.9 .4000
2013OAK0192238 0.8972201 .264769 10.5 .3690
2014NYM3199243 0.8832102 .273846 11.3 .4140
2015NYM5212222 1.0363200 .281815 11.3 .4370
2016NYM2207221 1.0287500 .268791 11.0 .4300
2017ATL-MIN0157174 0.9662111 .318648 14.3 .5540
2018TEX1177170 1.0811102 .291628 12.3 .5470
Total 4736903824 1.05876723645 .26814655 12.0 .4290
Postseason Pitching Stats
1998CLE10 1.23221000 14.29221076
1999CLE01 9.00220000 9.0119930412
2001CLE11 1.84220000 14.2123300613
2004ANA00 4.50110000 6.07331033
2005LAA01 4.50220000 8.010440127
2013OAK01 4.50110000 6.010330104
2015NYM11 2.08700001 8.27321047
Total 35 3.4917101001 67.0662726622652
Minor League Pitching Stats
1993 R-Cleveland61 2.591110211 66.0442419003343
1994 R-Burlington74 3.141212000 66.0463223344484
1995 A-Kinston133 1.962121000128.29131288039152
1996 AA-Canton-Akrn22 1.741312000 62.0441712222556
1996AAA-Buffalo00 6.0080000 15.016101020819
1997AAA-Buffalo71 2.221010110 56.2451514402354
2000AAA-Buffalo10 1.8011000 5.06110004
2006 A-Rancho Cuca00 0.0011000 4.02000013
2006AAA-Salt Lake01 6.1722000 11.214884123
2007 A-Rancho Cuca10 1.8622000 9.262200110
2007AAA-Salt Lake20 2.4033000 15.012440038
2008AAA-Pawtucket31 2.2799000 31.2239820621
2009AFX-Kannapolis01 2.5711000 7.07220018
2009AAA-Charlotte11 3.7522000 12.010552041
2017AAA-Rochester Red Wings01 9.8211000 3.24441025
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Player Info

Altamira, DR
Texas Rangers

MLB Experience:

2005: AL Cy Young