While matters of racial justice took center stage in 2020, Colin voiced support for efforts to launch a new inquiry into the 2014 killing of Tamir Rice by police in Cleveland…Rice was shot and killed while playing with a toy pellet gun… Colin shared that he had a similar encounter under the same circumstances at Tamir’s age but had been calmly approached and educated by the officer…“The difference between Tamir’s mom losing a son and mine not even knowing about this story is the difference in the color of our skin. There was no justice served in this case. It’s time to take another look at it.” ® Colin won his school’s third grade spelling bee to earn the right to compete at the district level, where he was subsequently “destroyed.” ® He only played basketball up to his freshman year of high school, but has been able to dunk since his senior year…the first time that he dunked on someone was at a local gym, just in time for his best friend’s dad to walk in and witness it—the only person he knew who did...Colin and his wife, Jessica, were married on Nov. 20, 2021 in Dallas.
Recalled on April 22 and remained with the Rays for the rest of the season…his 65 apps were second on the club behind Jason Adam (67)...Suffered a right oblique strain in the season-ending series in Boston and placed on the 15-day IL in advance of the last regular season game...Yielded 11 HR, tied for fifth among ML relievers and one shy of the co-leaders…were the most by a Rays reliever since Emilio Pagán (12) in 2019...Allowed 2 HR in his final 24 apps spanning 20.2 IP after nine HR in his first 41 apps and 38 IP...Three of his 11 HR allowed either tied the game or gave the opponent a lead…all three of these came in a span of seven apps from July 26–Aug 10...According to FanGraphs, 49.0 pct. of batted balls against him were fly balls, ninth in the AL (min. 50 IP)…in comparison, 31.8 pct. of batted balls were grounders and 19.1 pct. were line drives...Among pitchers with 0 GDP, his 58.2 IP ranked fourth in the majors behind ATL Kenley Jansen (64 IP), SEA Paul Sewald (64 IP) and MIA Elieser Hernández (62.1 IP)…ranked second in franchise history, trailing Al Reyes (60.2 IP) in 2007...On May 25 vs. MIA, recorded the third save of his career and first since Sep 23, 2019 vs. BOS… entered with a 5-3 lead in the ninth inning and the Rays defense made two errors behind him, leading to an unearned run…facing the bases loaded, got a game-ending strikeout of Jesús Aguilar...On July 26 at BAL, allowed a go-ahead, two-run homer to Ramón Urías in the 8th inning, the first time in his career he allowed one on an 0-2 pitch…replaced with runners on the corners and charged a third run on a sac fly…marked his first loss since Sept. 11, 2019, at TEX and the three runs were his most since July 16, 2019, at NYY (six)...On July 27 at BAL, allowed a game-tying, solo homer to Jorge Mateo with one out in the ninth inning, the second consecutive app he was charged a blown save…recorded the win after the Rays reclaimed the lead in extra innings...On Aug. 10 at MIL, yielded a game-tying homer to Rowdy Tellez in the ninth inning…marked the second time in six apps he allowed a game-tying or go-ahead homer in the ninth inning (or later)...On Oct. 4 at BOS, allowed a grand slam to Xander Bogaerts in the fifth inning…marked the third grand slam allowed in his career, following July 16, 2019, at NYY (Didi Gregorius) and June 12, 2019 vs. OAK (Ramón Laureano)…left the game with a 1-0 count on the next batter (right oblique strain) and placed on the 15-day IL the next day.
Missed the entire season recovering from Tommy John surgery.
Underwent Tommy John surgery on his left elbow on July 29, performed by Dr. Keith Meister in Arlington, Texas.
Selected from Triple-A Durham on June 8, between games of a doubleheader at BOS, and made his major league debut in the second game…stayed in the majors the rest of the season, making a team-high 51 apps over that span...Led AL lefty relievers with a .181 opp avg. (33- for-182), and ranked 7th overall among AL relievers…min. 50 IP, his 12.54 SO/9 IP ratio ranked 4th among AL lefties behind NYY Aroldis Chapman (13.42), BOS Chris Sale (13.32) and CLE Brad Hand (13.19)...Yielded 9 HR in 51.2 IP, but only 1 HR in his last 23 apps spanning 22 IP…27.3 pct. (9 of 33) of his hits allowed were homers…six of his 9 HR either tied the game (2) or gave the opponent a lead (4), with all six of those in the 7th inning (or later). ® On June 8 at BOS (G2), became the third Ray all-time to enter in relief and take the loss in his major league debut, following Álex Torres on July 18, 2011 vs. NYY and Franklin Núñez on Aug 14, 2004 at TEX…inherited 2-on, 1-out in the 2nd inning and stranded both, then yielded back-to-back singles to start the 3rd and was replaced with 2-on, 2-out, with both runs later scoring on a Michael Chavis double...On June 16 vs. LAA, retired all 6 BF, including 3 SO, for his first career win...On July 26 at TOR, entered with a 3-1 lead and got three flyouts for his first career save...On Aug 29 at HOU, started the 5th inning and allowed 5 BB, most by a Rays reliever since Justin Marks (5) on Sep 9, 2016 at NYY...Went 2-2 with a 6.26 ERA (27.1-IP, 19-ER) with 48 SO in 20 apps (2 starts) for Durham…from the start of May until he was selected to the major league roster, went 2-0 with a 3.38 ERA (18.2-IP, 7-ER) and 33 SO in 13 apps (2 starts) with the Bulls, including 11 scoreless outings.
POSTSEASON: Pitched in all 5 games of the ALDS against the Astros…became the third rookie to appear in 5 games of a Division Series, joining WAS Sammy Solis in 2016 and TOR Aaron Sanchez in 2015…his only run allowed was a Robinson Chirinos homer in Game 4.
Named Minor League Reliever of the Year by the Rays Baseball Operations department…began the season with Double-A Jackson in the D-backs organization, then pitched for Double-A Montgomery and Durham in the Rays system following a May 1 acquisition as a player to be named in the Steven Souza Jr. trade...Between the two organizations, went 6-0 with a 0.82 ERA (66-IP, 6-ER) and 110 SO for a 15.0 SO/9 IP ratio…no minor league pitcher with as many innings recorded a better SO/9 IP ratio…struck out 45.6 pct. of his batters faced. ® Named the Rays Minor League Pitcher of the Month for June, going 1-0 with a 0.57 ERA (15.2- IP, 1-ER) and 28 SO...Made 5 apps in the International League postseason, recording 12 SO in 7 IP, to help the Bulls win a second consecutive Governors’ Cup...Named to the Rays Organizational All-Star Team by MLB.com and Baseball America’s Minor League All-Star Team...Ranked by Baseball America as the No. 20 prospect in the Rays system following the season.