12/31/1988 (28 y, 2 m, 29 d) Bats/Throws:
PContract: $0.5M / 1 Years (2016)
Reported: 1/1/2015 Risk: 2 ETA: 2015 Team Rank: NA Positional Rank: NA Overall Rank: NA
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Colome, credited with a hold Sunday after getting one out in Team Dominican Republic's 10-3 World Baseball Classic victory over Team Colombia, was used in back-to-back games, a violation of the agreement team officials had with the Rays, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports. (3/13/2017)
|Profile: Colome inherited the closer role when Brad Boxberger injured himself in camp, and he never gave the job back. Colome made the conversion to full-time reliever with aplomb, using his fastball and cutter combination to strike out 31% of the batters he faced and convert 37 of 40 save opportunities. His performance indicators come in the top quartile nearly across the board, and he was equally nasty against righties and lefties last season. The team could decide to give the closer role back to Boxberger and utilize Colome in late innings in the toughest situations, which would allow them to somewhat control his arbitration costs that may get rather expensive if he keeps this up. (Jason Collette)|
The Quick Opinion: Skills-wise, Colome is hands down the best reliever on the Rays and one of the better ones in baseball. That might not be enough for him to keep his job as closer, and he may find himself back in the setup role he so effectively filled in the second half of 2015.