Bartolo Colon #40 - SP

NY Mets

  • Age: 41
  • DOB: 1973/05/24
  • POB: Altamira, Dom. Rep.
  • Height: 5-11 Weight: 285lbs
  • Bats/Throws: R/R
  • MLB Seasons: 16
  • Signed by Cleveland in 1993.
  • Current Status: On roster
  • Performance: Colon is cold (2-2, 5.48 in last 23IP).
Year to date29291412000190.1205908521251431.214.02
On Pace31311513000202.021795902226151-4.02

Scouting Report

AssetsWith a heater reaching the mid-to-late-90's, he's very tough to hit when able to mix in even a few off-speed pitches. Has a work horse mentality.
FlawsHas always had trouble keeping his weight in check. Doesn't have the same stamina as in years past. Has been prone to injuries. His strikeouts are in decline.
Career potentialSolid veteran right-hander.

Honours and Awards

2005AL - Cy Young Award (Best pitcher)
2005AL - Players Choice Awards (Outstanding Pitcher)
2005Named to the All-Star Game
1998Named to the All-Star Game
1995Carolina League (A) - Most Valuable Pitcher
1995Class A - All-Star Team (Baseball America)
1995Carolina League (A) - All-Star Team

Transactions / Injuries / Suspensions

2014/08/22Missed 3 games (bereavement list).
2014/08/19Bereavement list, day-to-day.
2014/08/18Personal reasons, day-to-day.
2013/12/11Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets to a two-year contract.
2013/10/31Filed for free agency.
2013/08/29Missed 14 games (left groin).
2013/08/17Left groin, 15-day DL (retroactive to August 14th, 2013).
2013/04/06Missed 5 games (suspended by mlb).
2012/11/03Re-signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2012/10/29Filed for free agency.
2012/10/11Missed the last 40 regular season games (suspended by mlb).
2012/10/06Did not make the Oakland Athletics playoff roster.
2012/08/22Suspended by the MLB for 50 games.
2012/07/03Missed 14 games (strained right oblique muscle).
2012/06/23Strained right oblique muscle, 15-day DL (retroactive to June 18th, 2012).
2012/06/19Strained right oblique muscle, day-to-day.
2012/01/15Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics to a one-year contract.
2011/10/30Filed for free agency.
2011/09/30Did not make the New York Yankees playoff roster.
2011/07/02Missed 18 games (left hamstring injury).
2011/06/12Left hamstring injury, 15-day DL.
2011/03/30Contract purchased from Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AAA).
2011/01/26Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2009/09/16Released by the Chicago White Sox.
2009/07/29Elbow injury, early September.
2009/07/23Missed 38 games (knee injury).
2009/06/09Knee injury, early September.
2009/01/14Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2008/10/31Filed for free agency.
2008/09/19Suspended by the Boston Red Sox.
2008/09/09Recalled from Pawtucket (AAA).
2008/09/07Missed 68 games (back injury).
2008/09/07Optioned to Pawtucket (AAA).
2008/08/26Back injury, late September (retroactive to June 17th, 2008).
2008/06/17Back injury, 15-day DL.
2008/05/21Contract purchased from Pawtucket (AAA).
2008/03/19Assigned by the Boston Red Sox to their minor league camp.
2008/02/25Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2007/10/30Filed for free agency.
2007/09/09Missed 44 games (right elbow injury).
2007/07/24Right elbow injury, 15-day DL.
2007/06/08Missed 9 games (right tricep injury).
2007/05/31Right tricep injury, day-to-day.
2007/04/21Missed 16 games (rotator cuff).
2007/03/31Rotator cuff, 15-day DL.
2006/10/02Missed the last 61 regular season games (triceps injury).
2006/07/30Triceps injury, 15-day DL (retroactive to July 27th, 2006).
2006/06/17Missed 56 games (right shoulder inflammation).
2006/04/19Right shoulder inflammation, 15-day DL (retroactive to April 16th, 2006).
2005/10/13Shoulder injury, day-to-day.
2005/10/11Did not make the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim playoff roster.
2003/12/09Signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to a four-year contract.
2003/10/27Filed for free agency.
2003/08/11Missed 3 games (back spasms).
2003/08/07Back spasms, day-to-day.
2003/05/21Suspended by the MLB for 5 games.
2003/01/15Acquired from the Montreal Expos.
2002/10/29Exercised his contract option with the Montreal Expos for next season.
2002/06/27Acquired from the Cleveland Indians.
2001/09/10Missed 5 games (right elbow injury).
2001/09/05Right elbow injury, day-to-day.
2001/07/20Suspended by the MLB for 7 games.


2013/12/11Signed as a free agent by the New York Mets.
2012/01/15Signed as a free agent by the Oakland Athletics.
2011/01/26Signed by the New York Yankees to a minor league contract.
2009/01/14Signed as a free agent by the Chicago White Sox.
2008/02/25Signed by the Boston Red Sox to a minor league contract.
2003/12/09Signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Angels.
2003/01/15In a three-way deal: New York Yankees traded Orlando Hernandez and cash to the Chicago White Sox for Antonio Osuna and Delvis Lantigua. Chicago White Sox then traded Orlando Hernandez, Jeff Liefer, Rocky Biddle and cash to the Montreal Expos for Bartolon Colon and Jorge Nunez.
2002/06/27Cleveland Indians traded Bartolo Colon, Tim Drew and cash considerations to the Montreal Expos for Lee Stevens, Brandon Phillips, Grady Sizemore and Cliff Lee.
1993/06/26Signed as a non-drafted free agent by the Cleveland Indians in 1993.

Career Stats

2014NY MetsNL29291412000190.1205908521251431.214.02
2011NY YankeesAL2926810011164.1172857321401351.294.00
2009Chicago WSAL12123600062.16942291321381.444.19
2007LA AngelsAL19186800099.113274701529761.626.34
2007Salt LakeAAA332000015.012440381.002.40
2007Rancho CucamongaA22100009.262201100.721.86
2006LA AngelsAL10101501156.17139321111311.465.11
2006Salt LakeAAA220100011.214884231.376.17
2006Rancho CucamongaA11000004.02000130.750.00
2005LA AngelsAL3333218020222.2215938626431571.163.48
2003Chicago WSAL34341513090242.022310710430671731.203.87
2002Total Cle/MtlMLB3333208083233.1219857620701491.242.93


GP - games played
GS - games started
W - wins
L - losses
SV - saves
CG - complete games
SHO - shutouts
IP - innings pitched
H - hits
R - runs
ER - earned runs
HR - homeruns
BB - walks or base on balls
K - strikouts
WHIP - walks and hits per inning pitched
ERA - earned runs avverage

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