Alex Colome, Relief Pitcher, Tampa Bay Rays, #37
Date of Birth: 12/31/1988
Birthplace: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
Alex Colome, relief pitcher for the Tampa Bay Rays, was signed by the Rays in March, 2007. He pitched in their minor league system from 2007 through most of 2014, joining the Rays for three games in 2013 and five games in 2014.
As a minor league pitcher, Colome pitched 696.1 innings in 141 games. He had a 45-47 win-loss record and 690 strikeouts to 313 walks.
Colome pitched both as a starter and a reliever in 43 games with the Rays in 2015. He finished the season with an 8-5 record, 88 strikeouts to 31 walks, and a 3.94 ERA in 109.2 innings.
In 2016, Colome pitched in 57 games as a relief pitcher. He finished the season with a 1.91 ERA, 2 wins to 4 losses, 37 saves, and 71 strikeouts to 15 walks in 56.2 innings.
Colome finished the 2017 season with a 3.24 ERA in 65 games. He had 2 wins and 3 losses, 47 saves, and 58 strikeouts to 23 walks in 66.2 innings. His 47 saves were the most in all of major league baseball in 2017.
Career pitching statistics for Colome through 2017 include:
- 173 games played
- 272.2 innings pitched
- 15-13 win-loss record
- 47 saves
- 242 strikeouts to 88 walks
- 3.14 ERA
Colome's uncle, Jesus Colome, was a relief pitcher in the major leagues from 2001 through 2010. He played for the Rays, Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers, and Seattle Mariners.