Bartolo Colon SP NYM 1 day ago

Colon (2-1) was masterful Monday, shutting out the Braves for eight innings while striking out seven. He allowed seven hits and did not walk a batter.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Colon flies under the radar in the Mets' star-studded rotation, but he has been incredibly impressive in 2016. The veteran righty has allowed three runs or fewer in each of his starts this year and has walked a grand total of three batters compared to his 28 strikeouts. His next start comes Saturday against the Padres.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 1 week ago

Colon (1-1) gave up eight hits and three runs while striking out four in five innings of work during Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Reds.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran hurler was on the hook for the loss until his teammates bailed him out with a four-run seventh inning. Tuesday marked the second start in a row in which Colon did not factor into the decision. With 21 total strikeouts, it's been a solid season for the 42-year-old, but fantasy owners will need him to start picking up more wins.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 2 weeks ago

Colon (1-1) pitched six innings, allowing three runs, four hits and a walk while striking out four against the Phillies on Wednesday. Despite leaving the game with a lead, he did not factor in the decision as the contest wound up going into extra innings.

Competitive Edge Analysis

At age 42, Colon continues to amaze the baseball world as he logged his second quality start of 2016. The right-hander has started 30-plus games while throwing 190-plus innings in each of the last three seasons. In three starts so far this year, Colon has a 3.12 ERA with 16 strikeouts in 17.1 innings, and the veteran appears poised to have another productive campaign.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Colon (1-1)surrendered eight hits, two earned runs and a walk over 5.1 innings in Friday's 6-5 victory over the Indians. He struck out five.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The ageless right-hander turned in a shorter stint than in his 1-0, tough-luck loss to the Phillies in his last trip to the mound, but received sufficient run support on this occasion to garner the victory. Colon was relatively sharp, throwing 62 of his 97 pitches for strikes against his first major league club. He benefited from four home runs on the part of his offense, and has looked effective overall in back-to-back starts.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 3 weeks ago

Colon limited the Phillies to just one run on five hits while striking out seven in six innings Saturday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Colon's one mistake, a fastball that Ryan Howard hit out of the park to left field, costing him and the Mets the game. Colon was attempting to tie Pedro Martinez for second on the all-time list by Dominican-born pitchers with 218 wins behind Juan Marichal, who ranks first with 243 victories. He will get his next chance to tie that mark next week.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 2 months ago

Colon will be the Mets' fifth starter until Zack Wheeler (elbow) returns from the disabled list, Matt Ehalt of NorthJersey.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Wheeler's recovery and rehab from Tommy John surgery is expected to keep him off a major league mound until close to the All-Star break, so Colon's run as a starter will last around half the season before the veteran moves to a bullpen role. Although it's a reality that Colon won't be an every day starter for the whole season, he could potentially have fantasy value as a first half rental option.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 5 months ago

Colon agreed to a one-year, $7.25 million contract with the Mets on Wednesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Colon should begin the season as the Mets fifth starter with Zack Wheeler still sidelined, and will serve as an insurance policy should any of the other young Mets hurlers suffer an injury. The 42-year-old has been about as reliable as they over the last few seasons, starting at least 30 games in each of the last three and hovering around 200 innings. In his two years with the Mets, he hasn't been able to match the numbers he posted in 2013 with Oakland, but the Colon should once again serve at the back end of the Mets rotation in 2016. He reportedly turned down offers from Atlanta and Oakland to re-sign with the Mets.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon allowed three runs in five innings, with all the damage coming on a Darin Ruf home run in the first inning Tuesday against the Phillies.

Competitive Edge Analysis

After reeling off three scoreless starts, Colon allowed 11 runs over 23.2 innings his last four outings. This may be his last start of the season and as a Met, as he likely will pitch out of the bullpen in the playoffs and will be a free agent after the year.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 7 months ago

Colon allowed three runs on five hits and a walk while striking out just one batter over 6.1 innings against the Braves on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Colon entered the seventh inning with a 2-0 lead, but he proceeded to load the bases with one out before being yanked for reliever Addison Reed, who proceeded to give up a pair of hits that brought home all three inherited runners. Colon continues to get by mostly thanks to his veteran wiles, as he's remarkably given up three or fewer (usually fewer) runs in each of his last six outings, and yet he's struck out just seven batters in his last four starts combined.

Bartolo Colon SP NYM 8 months ago

Colon (14-12) took the loss Wednesday against Miami, allowing three runs on seven hits and awalk through 5.2 innings. He struck out two.

Competitive Edge Analysis

This game looked like an unlikely pitchers' duel between Colon and Adam Conley for three innings, but solo homers in the fourth and fifth followed by a sixth-inning rally changed the script. Colon hadn't lost a game since Aug. 9 in Tampa Bay, and he hadn't allowed more than two runs in an outing since his Aug. 21 start in Colorado. He'll have a great opportunity to get back on the right track in his next start, Tuesday against the Braves' league-worst offense.