Bartolo Colon
  1. General
  2. Awards
  3. Career Stats
  • Born: May 24, 1973 in Altamira, Pu D.R.
  • Weight: 285 lbs.
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Bats: R
  • Throws: R
  • Debut: April 04, 1997
  • Final Game: October 01, 2016
  • Cy Young Award - 2005
  • TSN Pitcher of the Year - 2005
 
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Bartolo Colon was a rotund individual, but pound for pound he was one of the most charismatic players in baseball, and doesn’t that say something?

The Dominican hurler (who also had the nickname of “Big Sexy”), played for 11 teams over a 21-year career.  Don’t let the number of squads that Colon played for make you think that this was a journeyman.  He wasn't.  This man was a coveted pitcher for the majority of his career, and while he was only an All-Star four times, he was a Cy Young winner when he was with the Angels in 2005, the same season that he led the American League in Wins.  He won 247 in total and fanned 2,553 batters.  We also have to mention one of the greatest "big men" moments in sports, but Colon had his first Home Run in the Majors at age 41 with the Mets.  If there is anything of Colon worth checking out on YouTube, that might be it, or at least the most fun.

Was Colon a Hall of Famer, a compiler, or both? 

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Altamira, Dominican Republic
  • Eligible In: Monday, 01 January 2024
  • Position: Pitcher
  • Played For: Atlanta Braves, Boston Red Sox, Chicago White Sox, Cleveland Indians, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Minnesota Twins, Montreal Expos, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Texas Rangers
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Cy Young (1) (AL (2005)

    TSN Pitcher of the Year (1) (2005)

    All-Star (1985, 2005, 2013 & 2016)

    Most Wins (1) (AL) (2005)

    Lowest BB/9 (2) (NL) (2015 & 2016)

    Most Complete Games (1) (AL) (2003)

    Most Shutouts (1) (AL) (2003)

    World Series Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note:

    Top Ten Cy Young Finishes: Won the 2005 AL Cy Young

    (AL: 1999, 4th), (NL: 2002, 6th) & (AL: 2013, 6th)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Earned Run Average)

    9 Top Ten Finishes (Wins)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (WHIP)

    3 Top Ten Finishes (H/9)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (BB/9)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (SO/9)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Innings Pitched)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (Strikeouts)

    9 Top Ten Finishes (Complete Games)

    9 Top Ten Finishes (Shutouts)

    6 Top Ten Finishes (SO/BB)

    5 Top Ten Finishes (ERA+)

    4 Top Ten Finishes (FIP)

    2 Top Ten Finishes (Win Probability Added)

    7 Top Ten Finishes (bWAR for Pitchers)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 30. Games Started: 552
    35. Strikeouts: 2,535
    50. Wins: 247
    76. Innings Pitched: 3,461.7

Should Bartolo Colon be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 0%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
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