2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Alex Colome
Greg Jewett takes a closer look at Chicago White Sox closer Alex Colome to let fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the relief pitcher during the 2020 MLB season.
During drafts last year, many fantasy owners canvassed the White Sox bullpen targeting Alex Colomé and Kelvin Herrera . However, Colome won the job in the spring becoming one of 11 relievers to record at least 30 saves in 2019. He won four of his nine decisions with 55 strikeouts against 23 walks with a 2.80 ERA, 4.61 xFIP and 1.07 WHIP. Colome finished with a 45.2 ground ball percentage, 22.1 strikeout percent and 9.2 walk rate. This marks a downtrend in strikeout percentage by 3.4 points and his walk rate rose by almost two percent.
Protecting Colome’s ERA, a career low .215 batting average on balls in play. This sits more than 60 points below his career BABIP which means some migration to the mean could ensue. Although his swinging strike percentage and contact percent remained in line with past results, Colme’s indicators point to possible struggles in 2020.
According to Statcast, Colome allowed 170 batted ball events last year giving up 15 barrels (8.8 percent), an...