Found February 16, 2013 on
RIGHT HANDED PITCHER
Born: August 13, 1979
Signed: International Free Agent, 1995 (Braves)
How Acquired: Minor League Free Agent
Country: Dominican Republic
Agent: Arn Tellem
WTM’S PIRATE PLAYER PROFILES
Colon is a big RHP who throws hard, usually averaging over 94 mph when pitching in relief in the majors. He also throws a slider, a splitter or cutter, and an occasional change. He’s never had an out pitch, though, and has generally gotten hit a little hard. He’s a mild groundball pitcher and hasn’t walked many or allowed many HRs, but he’s also had a low K rate. He moved very slowly through the Braves’ system, not being added to the 40-man roster until eight years after he signed. He pitched in the majors sporadically with the Braves, Tigers and Royals, without much success. The Pirates signed him to a minor league deal for 2013.
R: 3-4-0, 4.29 ERA, 1.52 WHIP, 63.0 IP, 4.0 BB/9, 6.3 K/9
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