Colomé had a 9-5 record with a 3.66 ERA and a.214 opponent batting average in 2011 between Charlotte and the Montgomery Biscuits (3-4, 4.15, .219 opponent average).
He had 123 strikeouts in 157 2/3 innings, but he also had 72 walks and 17 wild pitches.
Behind George Jensen, he was second in Tampa Bay farmhand victories (alongside Matt Moore and Victor Mateo), third in wild pitches, fifth in strikeouts, and third in walks.
According to Baseball America, he was the No. 5 best prospect for the Tampa Bay Rays and the No. 5 greatest prospect in the Florida State League (behind Shelby Miller, Matt Harvey, Hak-Ju Lee and Trevor May).
In his first season back with the Biscuits in 2012, he went 8-3 with a 3.48 ERA with 75 strikeouts in 75 innings, returning him to the spotlight.
With the Durham Bulls (1-0, 3.24, 15 Ks in 16 2/3 innings), he made it to AAA for three games. That year, he was sidelined because of shoulder difficulties.
He had a 4-5 record and a 2.60 ERA in his first five starts for Durham in 2013, striking out 61 batters in 55 1/3 innings. In terms of both losses and strikeouts, he was near the top in the IL at the time.
On May 30, 2013, Colomé was promoted to the major leagues and made his debut as a starter against the Miami Marlins. On the bench was Jake Odorizzi who had been demoted.
With seven strikeouts in 5 2/3 innings, he earned the win for the Rays with a 5-2 victory after allowing only one unearned run on five hits and two walks.
Unexpectedly, the first Dominican Academy graduate to make it to the major leagues pitched for a team famed for nurturing its own players.
In 2013, he got 1-1, 2.25 in three starts, then 2-0, 2.66 in five games, three of them starting, in 2014. After his first two successful major league seasons, he joined the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015 and played his first full season.
He made 13 starts in 43 games, going 8-5, 3.94 and pitching 109 2/3 innings in his role as a switch-hitter.
How Much Does Alex Colomé Make?
Alex Colome earns an average of $4,100,000 each year. Colome will be paid a base salary of $4,100,000 in 2022.