He and his wife Julie have a son, Gage...Resides in Florissant, MO...Signed by Mike
Hankins (Dodgers)...Attended Meramec College (St. Louis) for one year before signing with the
Dodgers...Graduated from Fort Zumwalt South High School in St. Peters, MO, in 1997...In his youth, traveled
to play in an all-star tournament in Japan.2006Spent his first season in the Colorado organization, appearing in six games with Tulsa (AA) before being promoted on 4/26 to Colorado Springs (AAA)...Held Triple-A left-handed hitters to a .207 average. Righties hit .289 off him...Retired 25 of 48 first-batters faced with the SkySox and stranded 11 of 16 inherited runners...Posted a 3.07 ERA and went 1-0 in May, allowing opponents to hit just .184 for the month...Had a monthly-best 2.63 ERA in 12 June games (4 ER/13.2 IP)...Went a season-high 4.0 IP, allowing one earned run on 8/20 at TUC...Went 2-1 with a 2.33 ERA (9 ER/34.2 IP) in his first 30 games at Triple-A, but then went 0-1 with a 10.65
ERA over his final 18 games (28 ER/23.2 IP).2005Spent entire season with Mets' Triple-A affiliate, Norfolk of the International League, going 4-2 with a 5.67 ERA (27.0 ip, 17 er) in 28 relief appearances...recorded 31 strikeouts in 27.0 innings...endured a pair of stints on the disabled list due to a strained left knee, and did not pitch after mid-July...was actually in spring training with Detroit before Mets acquired him in an April 2 trade for right-handed pitcher Matt Ginter, 2nd straight year to be traded at end of spring...opponents batted .250 (25-for-100), just .195 (8-for-41) by left-handers...allowed runs in 3 of first 5 outings before first DL stint, April 21-May 7...permitted runs in just 2 of first 17 appearances after his return through June 23, posting a 3.06 ERA (17.2 ip, 6 er) in that stretch...allowed 7 runs over 3.2 IP in final 6 outings before going on DL for duration of season July 18.2004Acquired by the Tigers on April 1, Colyer appeared in a career-high 41 games with the Tigers...Made his Tigers debut on April 7 at Toronto, retiring both batters he faced...Fanned a season-high three batters on April 8 versus
Minnesota...also fanned three on May 11 versus Oakland...Tossed a scoreless inning on April 11 versus Minnesota to earn his first major league victory...Walked four-of-five batters faced over three outings June 13-17, before being optioned to Triple A Toledo on June 20...Posted a 1-0 record and 1.59 ERA (5.2IP/1ER) in five outings with Toledo before being recalled by the Tigers on June 30...Walked a career-high three batters in two innings of work on July 5 at Yankee Stadium against New York...Optioned to Toledo on July 9 -- posted a 1-1 record and 4.95 ERA (20.0IP/11ER) over 20 outings with Toledo
July 18-September 6...Recalled by the Tigers on September 10 -- proceeded to hold opponents scoreless in nine of his final 10 outings
of the season September 12-October 2...Limited lefthanders to a .255 batting average (14x55),
while righthanders batted .284 (19x67) in his three stints with Detroit...surrendered six of his eight home runs with Detroit to righthanded hitters...Held the first batter faced to a .182 batting average (6x33)...Lefthanders batted .261 (6x23) against him in Toledo, while righthanders batted .267 (20x75).2003The rookie left-hander made the Opening Day roster and had four tours of duty with the big league club during the season...appeared in 13 games with the Dodgers, all in relief, and was 0-0 with a 2.75 ERA...was especially effective against Colorado as he pitched 7.0 scoreless innings in four games vs. the Rockies, including 2.0 shutout frames on three different occasions...in between his time with the Dodgers, enjoyed a successful campaign as the closer for Triple-A Las Vegas...in 44 relief appearances with the 51s, was 2-3 with a 3.21 ERA and 23 saves, which ranked third in the Pacific Coast League and tied for first (with Jason Frasor) among all Dodger minor leaguers...in 50.2 innings, he struck out 50 batters and yielded 44 hits and 22 walks...was selected to pitch in the Triple-A All-Star Game, however he did not appear in the contest because he was with the Dodgers at the time...was selected as the Dodger organization's Minor League Pitcher of the Month for April when he was 2-0 with six saves and a 1.74 ERA in 10 games, allowing four hits and four walks with 15 strikeouts in 10.1 innings...made his big league debut on April 3 at San Diego and pitched season-high 2.2 innings, giving up one run on five hits and a walk...was optioned to Las Vegas following the game and was recalled on May 13 when pitcher Troy Brohawn was placed on the disabled list...hurled 2.0 shutout innings at Colorado on May 28...optioned to Las Vegas on May 29 to make room on the roster for outfielder Bubba Crosby...returned to the Major Leagues on July 6 when first baseman Fred McGriff was put on the disabled list...optioned back to Las Vegas on July 24 when pitcher Rodney Myers' contract was purchased from the 51s...recalled on Sept. 1 when the roster was expanded and made eight appearances in the season's final month...in the regular-season finale on Sept. 28 at San Francisco, hurled 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out a season-high four batters, including Barry Bonds swinging...while with Las Vegas, did not allow a run in 21 consecutive outings from April 19-June 28, a span of 24.1 innings, and gave up just two runs in first 26.0 innings (0.69 ERA)...over his first 27 appearances with the 51s, was 2-0 with 17 saves...recorded saves in nine straight appearances from May 6-June 11...during Spring Training, was 0-0 with two saves and a 3.60 ERA.
CAREER SUMMARY: The southpaw completed his first season in the Major Leagues and is in his seventh season in the Dodger organization...made four different stops in Los Angeles during 2003, including a spot on the Opening Day roster...has made all but one of his big league appearances against NL West opponents, posting a 2.41 ERA (5 ER, 18.2 IP) against his divisional foes...prior to making 59 relief appearances in 2002, had been primarily a starter throughout his minor league career, with 79 starts in 92 games.2002Converted from a starter to a full-time reliever, serving as the closer for Double-A Jacksonville...had 21 saves in 59 appearances, which led all Dodger minor leaguers and ranked fourth in the Southern League...the 21 saves were fifth among Southern League hurlers...limited opponents to a .214 batting average...recorded his first professional save in his initial outing of the campaign on April 4 vs. Tennessee, as he tossed a scoreless inning...in 17 appearances from June 1-July 13, gave up just one earned run and 13 hits with 21 strikeouts in 15.2 innings...elevated to Triple-A Las Vegas for the Pacific Coast League playoffs and pitched in two games.2001Pitched entire season for Single-A Vero Beach, making 24 starts to rank second on the team...won three of last four decisions...in June 14 start vs. Charlotte, gave up just one earned run on two hits with 14 strikeouts in six innings to earn Florida State League Pitcher of the Week honors for June 11-17...promoted to 40-man roster on Nov. 20.2000Entered season rated as the Dodgers' ninth-best prospect by Baseball America...pitched in 26 games (18 starts) for Vero Beach.