Francisco Liriano IcyHot Award: Bart Colon

Bartolo colon may be seem to be wearing a catcher’s vest under his jersey, but he can still sling it.

Big Fat Bartolo Colon (BFBC) is really the perfect pitcher to win this award.  He’s been in the league longer but the past, oh, I don’t know, 7 years have resembled the IcyHotness of Liriano.  This week he was hot.  BFBC racked up two shutouts and yielded a WHIP under 1.00.  Neither outing was completely dominant.  The first go round he was able to strike out 9 but also scattered 9 hits.  The second he only gave up 5 runs in a complete game shut out, but only struck out 3.  The one consistent stat was control.  BFBC gave up zero free passes in 16 innings this week.  Oh, and he turned 40 right before this stretch.  BFBC has been a great sign for the Oakland A’s.  He’s only getting paid $3M and still eats innings (and many other things) and will occasionally throw off a week like this.  I benefited from the second start in a fantasy streaming strategy.  Thanks.  We are just as likely to see BFBC here again on the Icy side, but we’ll enjoy the hefty one for now.  See full stats below:

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