Thursday, January 15, 2009
Bartolo Colon 2009
Bartolo Colon has reportedly been signed to a one year agreement by the Chicago White Sox. I've never been a big fan of Colon, probably because I felt that he wasn't worthy of the Cy Young award that he won. However, I think that this is a good signing. If he can stay healthy, Colon actually isn't a much a different pitcher than he was when he won the award. In 2008 he struck out 6.0 batters per nine innings, walked 2.2, and had a 40% groundball rate. All of those numbers are well within the range of what Colon has done in the rest of his career, and combined they make him an average to very slightly above average starting pitcher going into 2009.