Alex Colome doesn’t chime in often, but when MLB Network neglected to recognize him on a massive list of relievers across baseball, the 2016 All-Star entered the fray:
Hi guys! https://t.co/gMbvqT74kC— Alex Colome (@AlexanderColome) January 31, 2017
The #Bullpenning movement took center stage last Postseason. Which RP do you think is the best in @MLB? Tweet your vote w/ #Top10RightNow! pic.twitter.com/O9jZsoHvKV— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) January 31, 2017
Is there an argument to be made that Colome is among the best in baseball?
That title may be due to the likes of Andrew Miller, Kenley Jensen, or Aroldis Chapman, who returned to the Yankees this offseason, but Colome is at least in the conversation.
Just look how he stacked up in 2016: The following table has all relievers with at least 30 saves and 11.0 K/9 in 2016. Chapman is there, and two other American League East relievers.
2016 Reliever Leaderboard
Colome may not be the best, but was certainly among the best in 2016, and certainly should be considered among the top 24(!) of any stable of relievers.
This was surely an oversight by MLB Network.