A 55-inch-plus jump from the uncommonly rotund 42-year-old Bartolo Colon (he turns 43 in May) may be asking too much, but the veteran hurler is probably more fit than fans realize. A player can't survive a 162-game regular season without putting in some work. Let's cut to the video:
You've seen the Trout tire workout and Hector Santiago kiss/push-up/sit-up combo. It's Bartolo Colon in the DR time! pic.twitter.com/G6LxOX5D9e
Call it ColonFit. That "rope wave" workout is a popular CrossFit exercise and demands a lot of strength in a person's shoulders, arms and lower back. We look forward to seeing Colon back on the mound, but especially in the batter's box, come April.
Elsewhere in MLB pitchers prepping for the season, we have Miami Marlins relief pitcher Carter Capps grinding out squats and box jumps wearing a high-altitude training mask while blasting music by Creed: