Colby Lewis SP TEX 4 days ago

Lewis (2-0) surrendered nine hits and two earned runs over seven innings in Friday's 4-2 victory over the Angels.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran produced his fourth quality start in five games, and encouragingly did not issue a free pass for the first time all season. He still flirted with plenty of potential long-ball disaster by yielding a whopping 21 fly balls, but only yielded one actual homer on the night. Although he's already surrendered an elevated seven dingers over 31 innings in 2016, Lewis has giving up four runs or fewer in all five starts, and only three over his last 13 innings.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 week ago

Lewis didn't factor into the decision in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the White Sox, and gave up six hits, an earned run and four walks over six innings. He struck out three.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The veteran righty has now pitched six full frames in all four starts, and has generally been effective, surrendering no more than four earned runs in any one outing and only a single earned run in two of them. His typical control problems do continue to plague him, with Saturday's tally of four walks representing a season high. Lewis has only one decision on the season, a victory, and has posted a respectable 3.38 ERA over 24 innings with a 20:10 K/BB rate.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Lewis (1-0) filled up the stat sheet Saturday against the Orioles. It took the right-hander 104 pitches to make it through six innings. He allowed four runs, ten hits, two walks and three home runs while striking out seven and did not factor in the decision.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis should consider himself lucky to have escaped with a respectable ERA still intact. All three home runs were solo shots, and the veteran wiggled his way out of quite a few jams to leave a total of eight runners stranded through his six innings of work. Despite leaving the game with his team trailing 4-2, Lewis avoided his first loss of the season thanks to a six-run seventh inning by the Rangers offense. Overall, the 36-year-old has been serviceable through his first three starts, but there are plenty of better options with higher ceilings.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 3 weeks ago

Lewis (1-0) limited the Mariners to just one run on four hits and one walk while striking out six over six innings to improve to 1-0.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis fared far better in the rematch after allowing three runs over six innings in a no-decision against the Mariners in his last start. The veteran's improved numbers likely had to do with pitching in the much more pitcher-friendly SafeCo Field, where his propensity to give up home runs is less problematic. He won't have that luxury at home against the Orioles on Saturday.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Lewis threw six innings, allowing three runs, six hits and three walks while striking out four and taking a no-decision against the Mariners on Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The 36-year-old veteran is no stranger to allowing the home run -- he's allowed 1.3 HR/9 throughout his seven-year career. Last season, Lewis racked up a surprising 17 wins while making 33 starts covering 204.2 innings -- all career-highs. Breaking those career-best numbers once again is highly unlikely, but anything close to that will make the righty a valuable arm in many formats.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 4 weeks ago

Lewis allowed three runs, fueled by a pair of homers, over six innings in his season debut Wednesday.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The long ball is no stranger to Lewis, but he was otherwise able to control the damage in his season debut after a shaky spring training.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 1 month ago

Lewis allowed 23 hits and 15 earned runs in 16.1 innings this spring.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis' numbers from 2015 hide a declining K/9 rate and were greatly aided by a .291 BABIP, but he was able to pitch on a regular rotation this spring despite off-season knee surgery.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 months ago

Lewis will start the Rangers' B game Saturday against the White Sox, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram's Stefan Stevenson reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

He has been progressing to bullpen sessions lately, so it is no surprise he will be ready to take the mound this weekend. Lewis will slot in at the back of the Rangers rotation to start the season if he can make it through camp healthy, and after tossing 204.2 innings with a 4.17 FIP last season, he projects as a quantity over quality option in really deep leagues.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 months ago

Lewis (knee) was able to throw his bullpen session Friday as scheduled and dropped nearly 30 pounds this winter in an effort to keep him healthier for the upcoming season, the team's web site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Lewis was among the more fortunate pitchers last year, managing a 17-win season despite pedestrian peripherals, but he will be looked upon to fill at spot at the back of the Texas rotation if healthy.

Colby Lewis SP TEX 2 months ago

Lewis (knee) will throw his first bullpen session since undergoing knee surgery in October on Friday, Jeff Wilson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The Ranger had hoped to have Lewis ready at full strength for the start of spring training, but he'll be limited, initially, as he continues to rehab. An update should come following the session, but barring a setback this spring the Rangers expect to have Lewis available before Opening Day.