Bartolo Colon
P | Bats/Throws: R/R | 5' 11" 285LBS | Age: 50
W L ERA G GS SV IP SO WHIP
2016 15 8 3.43 34 33 0 191.2 128 1.21
2017 7 14 6.48 28 28 0 143 89 1.59
2018 7 12 5.78 28 24 0 146.1 81 1.35
21 Seasons 247 188 4.12 565 552 0 3,461.2 2,535 1.31
G W-L ERA IP SO WHIP
2016 34 15-8 3.43 191.2 128 1.21
2017 28 7-14 6.48 143 89 1.59
2018 28 7-12 5.78 146.1 81 1.35
21 Seasons 565 247-188 4.12 3,461.2 2,535 1.31
MLB Percentile Rankings
Pitch Distribution

Statcast Statistics

Season Age Pitches Batted
Balls
Barrels Barrel % Barrel/PA Exit
Velocity
Max EV Launch
Angle
LA Sweet-
Spot %
XBA XSLG WOBA XWOBA XWOBACON HardHit% K% BB% ERA xERA
2015 42 2706 651 35 5.4 4.3 88.9 113.4 11.8 34.1 .268 .427 .316 .314 .368 34.7 16.7 2.9 4.16 4.08
2016 43 2853 628 33 5.3 4.2 90.0 117.1 12.2 29.9 .273 .434 .311 .318 .365 37.6 16.2 4.0 3.43 4.28
2017 44 2286 523 38 7.3 5.9 88.8 114.7 13.1 34.0 .284 .500 .381 .351 .387 37.4 13.7 5.4 6.48 5.44
2018 45 2228 519 39 7.5 6.2 89.6 114.4 11.8 37.2 .300 .525 .362 .363 .403 40.8 12.9 4.0 5.78 5.81
Player 10073 2321 145 6.2 5.0 89.3 117.1 12.2 33.6 .280 .467 .340 .334 .379 37.5 15.1 4.0
MLB 6.9 4.7 88.5 122.4 12.2 33.1 .245 .406 .316 .316 .369 36.4 22.2 8.4
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Statcast Pitch Arsenal

Colon relies on 5 pitches.
Sinker
(62.3%) ,
Four Seamer
(16.4%) ,
Changeup
(11.1%) ,
Slider
(7.4%) ,
Cutter
(2.8%) ,


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Pitch Tracking



Batted Ball Profile

Season GB % FB % LD % PU % Pull % Straight % Oppo % Weak % Topped % Under % Flare/Burner % Solid % Barrel % Barrel/PA
2015 44.1 23.2 27.0 5.7 29.2 40.9 30.0 2.3 34.3 24.3 26.0 5.1 5.4 4.3
2016 45.1 22.1 26.4 6.4 31.1 39.5 29.5 2.4 32.2 23.6 26.9 6.2 5.3 4.2
2017 44.2 24.7 24.7 6.5 30.2 41.1 28.7 4.4 29.3 25.8 24.1 7.6 7.3 5.9
2018 43.2 24.9 26.4 5.6 42.2 36.2 21.0 3.7 32.4 22.7 24.9 8.7 7.5 6.2
Player 44.2 23.6 26.2 6.0 32.8 39.5 27.5 3.1 32.1 24.1 25.5 6.8 6.2 5.0
MLB 44.6 23.5 24.8 7.0 37.0 37.5 25.3 3.9 32.8 24.7 24.4 5.8 6.9 4.7
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Pitch Movement


How this works: Every pitch is affected by the forces of gravity, which means that every pitch drops on its way from the mound to the plate. These numbers are reported with gravity, which makes them larger and different than other pitch movement numbers you may have seen. Since gravity requires time, and slower pitches aren’t ‘better’ just because they have more time to move, the movement of a pitch is compared to ‘average’ movement by comparing it to other MLB pitch types within +/- 2 MPH and from within +/- 0.5 feet of extension and release.
Vertical Movement (inches) Horizontal Movement (inches)
Year Pitch Team Hand # MPH Inches of Drop vs Avg % vs Avg Inches of Break vs Avg % Break vs Avg
2018 Slider TEX R 164 80.5 42.8 -1.9 -4 4.3 -3.4 -44
2018 Sinker TEX R 1,389 86.9 30.1 -0.2 -1 16.9 0.9 6
2018 Changeup TEX R 248 80.8 36.1 0.1 0 13.8 -0.1 0
2018 Cutter TEX R 62 85.5 25.7 4.8 16 0.6 -2.7 -127
2018 4-Seam Fastball TEX R 365 89.3 19.6 0.1 1 8.2 0.1 2
2017 Cutter MIN R 7 86.6 20.3 8.1 28 0.3 -2.2 -116
2017 4-Seam Fastball MIN R 450 90.3 17.0 1.4 7 8.5 -0.9 -9
2017 Sinker MIN R 1,435 87.1 27.2 -0.1 -1 16.7 0.9 5
2017 Slider MIN R 166 81.5 37.4 -5.2 -12 2.8 -4.1 -60
2017 Changeup MIN R 222 81.3 33.6 -1.0 -3 14.3 0.4 3
2016 Slider NYM R 178 82.4 36.0 -5.2 -13 3.1 -3.5 -53
2016 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 725 90.4 18.7 -0.2 -1 7.0 -0.8 -11
2016 Changeup NYM R 118 81.5 33.5 -0.4 -1 13.3 0.5 4
2016 Sinker NYM R 1,776 87.6 28.1 1.2 4 15.2 0.7 5
2015 4-Seam Fastball NYM R 756 90.9 18.2 -0.5 -3 6.9 -1.0 -12
2015 Sinker NYM R 1,396 87.9 28.5 2.1 8 15.4 0.7 5
2015 Slider NYM R 252 82.8 37.3 -2.9 -7 2.9 -3.1 -51
2015 Curveball NYM R 8 81.5 34.0 -16.5 -33 6.9 -16.7 -171
2015 Changeup NYM R 198 82.6 32.0 -1.2 -4 13.2 0.1 1
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
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Run Values by Pitch Type

Year Pitch Type Team RV/100 Run Value Pitches % PA BA SLG wOBA Whiff% K% PutAway % xBA xSLG xwOBA Hard Hit %
2018 Sinker -0.8 -11 1,389 62.3 405 .291 .542 .373 8.2 10.4 13.9 .312 .531 .374 43.9
2018 4-Seam Fastball 0.3 1 365 16.4 87 .241 .398 .285 15.1 19.5 13.7 .266 .493 .333 43.3
2018 Changeup -2.9 -7 248 11.1 69 .348 .773 .480 25.3 10.1 10.0 .288 .551 .364 33.3
2018 Slider -1.8 -3 164 7.4 46 .267 .511 .322 18.3 19.6 11.8 .245 .445 .291 21.6
2018 Cutter -3.2 -2 62 2.8 20 .368 .579 .423 12.0 30.0 16.2 .375 .641 .447 38.5
2017 Sinker -1.8 -25 1,435 62.8 419 .346 .571 .422 7.8 11.9 16.1 .295 .507 .358 36.3
2017 4-Seam Fastball -2.7 -12 450 19.7 112 .330 .632 .415 15.2 17.0 11.9 .294 .575 .385 50.0
2017 Changeup 1.1 2 222 9.7 72 .224 .403 .303 31.5 20.8 21.1 .215 .362 .269 26.4
2017 Slider 0.1 0 166 7.3 43 .195 .463 .293 13.8 9.3 6.3 .272 .486 .335 32.4
2017 Cutter 2.1 0 7 0.3 1 .000 .000 .000 0.0 100.0 33.3 -- -- .000 --
! Note: Years are in reverse order.
! Note: To better align with other values, positive numbers (red) are good, and negative numbers (blue) are poor.
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Swing/Take

Runs
Year Team PA Pitches Heart Shadow Chase Waste All
2008 162 546 3 2 -5 -3 -3
2009 241 870 5 -4 -8 -3 -10
2011 687 2,516 16 0 -16 -8 -8
2012 605 2,048 11 6 -6 -5 7
2013 795 2,876 20 24 -12 -7 25
2014 843 2,997 3 11 -13 -9 -9
2015 843 2,822 -2 21 -13 -5 1
2016 789 2,844 13 14 -14 -6 7
2017 647 2,280 -8 -3 -14 -10 -35
2018 627 2,228 -19 17 -12 -9 -22
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Plate Discipline

Season Pitches Zone % Zone Swing % Zone Contact % Chase % Chase Contact % Edge % 1st Pitch Strike % Swing % Whiff % Meatball % Meatball Swing %
2015 2,706 54.3 62.7 87.0 31.8 78.4 42.1 66.6 48.6 14.4 9.5 72.0
2016 2,853 52.8 62.4 89.7 30.2 75.9 44.6 63.2 47.2 13.4 8.3 72.0
2017 2,286 49.9 64.9 90.1 28.6 78.6 46.1 65.1 46.8 12.6 7.4 75.0
2018 2,228 49.9 62.6 90.7 29.9 79.0 44.3 63.9 46.2 12.5 6.6 76.2
Player 10,073 51.9 63.1 89.2 30.2 77.9 44.2 64.7 47.3 13.3 8.0 73.4
MLB 48.6 67.0 82.0 28.4 57.9 42.6 60.9 47.2 24.8 7.3 76.2
! Note: All figures in this table cover the period 2015-present.

Percentile Rankings

Year xwOBA /
xERA
xBA xSLG xISO xOBP Brl Brl% EV Hard
Hit%
K% BB% Whiff% Chase
Rate
FB
Velo
FB
Spin
CB
Spin
Extension
2015 37 17 20 27 67 4 38 24 34 24 99 2 73 8 41 2
2016 40 15 30 44 62 16 64 9 22 15 97 1 66 6 31 1
2017 15 9 7 8 41 4 24 12 14 5 93 1 62 4 29 2
2018 3 1 1 2 30 6 28 16 7 1 98 1 72 2 36 1
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Expected Home Runs

Year Team Avg HR Trot Actual HR xHR HR-xHR Doubters Mostly Gone No Doubters No Doubter %
2016 22.9 24 23.2 1 9 17 10 41.7
2017 23.0 28 28.7 -1 11 16 16 57.1
2018 22.0 32 28.9 3 14 18 14 43.8
Player 22.6 84 80.7 3 34 51 40 47.6

Expected Home Runs by Park

Year HR
2016 24 26 16 24 25 20 27 22 22 18 24 28 20 20 22 24 16 21 26 26 22 21 31 27 21 23 24 31 23 26 19
2017 28 30 27 29 30 27 32 31 23 26 25 35 28 29 29 27 29 27 31 29 30 26 34 31 28 28 28 34 31 27 19
2018 32 33 25 31 30 27 31 29 23 22 25 34 34 27 26 33 27 28 30 31 31 33 36 35 24 23 27 28 33 29 21
Player 84 89 68 84 85 74 90 82 68 66 74 97 82 76 77 84 72 76 87 86 83 80 101 93 73 74 79 93 87 82 59
! Note: This tells how many of this player's home runs would have been out of other stadiums. This accounts for different wall heights, distances and environmental effects. For these purposes, the 2020 Blue Jays home field was still Rogers Centre, not Sahlen Field.
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Year to Year Changes

Metric 2015 2016 +/-   2017 +/-   2018 +/-  
Fastball Velocity 88.9 88.4 -0.5 87.8 -0.6 87.3 -0.5
Offspeed Velocity 82.6 81.4 -1.2 81.3 -0.1 80.8 -0.5
Breaking Velocity 82.8 82.5 -0.3 81.5 -1.0 80.5 -1.0
Exit Velocity 88.9 90.0 1.1 88.8 -1.2 89.6 0.8
Launch Angle 11.8 12.2 0.4 13.1 0.9 11.8 -1.3
Barrel % 5.4 5.3 -0.1 7.3 2.0 7.5 0.2
Hard Hit % 34.7 37.6 2.9 37.4 -0.2 40.8 3.4
LA Sweet-Spot % 34.1 29.9 -4.2 34.0 4.1 37.2 3.2
xBA .268 .273 0.005 .284 0.011 .300 0.016
BA .281 .268 -0.013 .318 0.050 .291 -0.027
xwOBA .314 .318 0.004 .351 0.033 .363 0.012
wOBA .316 .311 -0.005 .381 0.070 .362 -0.019
xSLG .427 .434 0.007 .500 0.066 .525 0.025
SLG .437 .430 -0.007 .554 0.124 .547 -0.007
K% 16.7 16.2 -0.5 13.7 -2.5 12.9 -0.8
BB% 2.9 4.0 1.1 5.4 1.4 4.0 -1.4
Swing % 48.6 47.2 -1.4 46.8 -0.4 46.2 -0.6
Whiff% 14.4 13.4 -1.0 12.6 -0.8 12.5 -0.1
In Zone % 54.3 52.8 -1.5 49.9 -2.9 49.9 0.0
Out of Zone % 45.7 47.2 1.5 50.1 2.9 50.1 0.0
Out of Zone Swing % 31.8 30.2 -1.6 28.6 -1.6 29.9 1.3
First Pitch Swing % 29.9 28.1 -1.8 29.5 1.4 27.7 -1.8
First Pitch Strike % 66.6 63.2 -3.4 65.1 1.9 63.9 -1.2
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Statcast Fielder Positioning

vs RHHvs LHH
YearAlignment TypePAwOBAPATotal%PATotal%
2016 Shifts 766 .311 378 26 6.9 388 65 16.8
2017 Shifts 645 .382 330 45 13.6 315 84 26.7
2018 Shifts 627 .362 335 17 5.1 292 66 22.6
! Note: Shifts are through the 2022 season, Shaded starting from the 2023 season, Shift: three or more infielders are on the same side of second base, Shade: positioned outside of their typical responsible slices of the field.
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Pitch Tempo

Bases EmptyRunners On Base
SeasonTeamPitchesTempoFast %Slow %PitchesTempoFast %Slow %
2011 801 15.4 45.7% 0.5% 378 22.9 1.1% 9.0%
2012 657 15.5 42.0% 0.8% 276 22.0 0.4% 5.8%
2013 848 16.0 36.8% 0.4% 425 23.4 0.0% 8.2%
2014 925 16.1 35.2% 1.1% 479 23.6 0.0% 11.5%
2015 826 17.0 32.6% 3.8% 417 26.2 2.2% 26.9%
2016 897 17.1 32.9% 3.3% 449 26.3 1.6% 31.6%
2017 668 15.9 36.4% 0.7% 422 24.0 0.0% 11.8%
2018 723 15.4 44.0% 0.6% 335 23.7 0.0% 13.4%
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Pitch Distribution