Colin D. Rea…is the son of Mike and Bridget...resides in Cascade, IA, with his wife, Megan, and their daughter, Emersyn…has one brother, Calvin and three sisters, Claire, Chloe and Corinne...graduated from Cascade (IA) High School…named first team All-Conference, All-District and All-State as a senior at Cascade High…also earned AllConference and All-District honors in basketball…attended University of Northern Iowa, St. Petersburg College (FL) as well as Indiana State University where he was selected out of in the 12th round of the 2001 First-Year Player Draft…enjoys listening to Eric Church and his all-time favorite athlete is Derek Jeter...originally signed by Padres' scout Jeff Stewart.
Missed the entire season recovering from Tommy John surgery on his right arm on 11/11/16.
Set career highs in every category, including wins (five), games started (19), innings pitched (102.2) while pitching to a 4.82 ERA (55 ER, 102.2 IP)...Allowed three earned runs or less in seven of his eight starts from 4/13-5/22, posting a 3-2 record with a 3.72 ERA (19 ER, 46.0 IP) while limiting the opposition to a .231 (40-for-173) average...The Padres were 11-8 in his 19 starts this season...Traded to the Miami Marlins in a seven player trade on July 29 and reacquired on August 1 from the Marlins in exchange for RHP Luis Castillo...Missed the final 58 games of the season on the 15-day DL with right elbow soreness ...underwent Tommy John surgery on 11/11...Entered 2016 as the No. 4 prospect in the Padres organization by ESPN.com and MLB.com and No .7 by Baseball America.
Made his Major League debut for San Diego with six starts after going a combined 5-4 with a 1.95 ERA (22 ER, 101.2 IP) and 80 strikeouts against 23 walks with a .210 opponent in average over 18 starts between Double-A San Antonio and Triple-A El Paso…His 1.95 ERA in the minors ranked as fifth-best of any minor leaguer with at least 100.0 innings pitched in 2015…Began the season with Double-A San Antonio and went 3-2 with a 1.08 ERA (9 ER, 75.0 IP) and 60 strikeouts against 11 walks with a .185 opponents average over 12 starts…named a Texas League Mid-Season All-Star for the Missions…his ERA at the time of his promotion to Triple-A on 7/3 was leading the Texas League…Promoted to El Paso on 7/3, making six starts for the Chihuahuas and going 2-2 with a 4.39 ERA (13 ER, 26.2 IP) before being selected by San Diego for his first career Major League call-up on 8/11…Selected to represent the Padres for the U.S. Team at the 2015 SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game at Great American Ball Park on 7/12, recording the final two outs of the game with one strikeout…Made his Major League debut for the Padres on 8/11, recording the win after working 5.0 innings and allowing three runs against the Reds…recorded his first career Major League hit in his first plate appearance with a single off of Michael Lorenzen…Made his final start of the season on 9/8 vs. COL, throwing 7.0 shutout innings, allowing just two hits.