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Alex Colome thinks you should remember his great 2016

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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:

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

Name SV G IP K/9 BB/9 LOB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR
Name SV G IP K/9 BB/9 LOB% ERA FIP xFIP WAR
Kenley Jansen 47 71 68.2 13.63 1.44 80.2% 1.83 1.44 2.41 3.2
Aroldis Chapman 36 59 58 13.97 2.79 80.5% 1.55 1.42 1.92 2.7
Craig Kimbrel 31 57 53 14.09 5.09 70.9% 3.40 2.92 3.48 1.2
Alex Colome 37 57 56.2 11.28 2.38 93.0% 1.91 2.92 2.75 1.1
Cody Allen 32 67 68 11.51 3.57 79.2% 2.51 3.31 3.08 1.0
Relievers with 30 saves, 11.0+ K/9 Fangraphs

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.