Feeling gloomy about an underachieving fantasy baseball squad buried down the standings? Hopefully Saturday night reminded everyone that miracles do happen.

Bartolo Colon—a 42-year-old pitcher whose at-bats have become public viewing for their comedic value—hit his first career home run. As SNY play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen joyfully shrieked, “The impossible has happened!”

If Bartolo Colon can go yard, what’s stopping a fantasy team from digging out of last place and chasing a championship? Like the veteran’s bat, some clubs simply need time to develop before hitting their stride.

The New York Mets hurler is also helping fantasy owners on the mound, where he has posted a 2.82 ERA while displaying his typical pinpoint command. If not for already discussing the jovial righty weeks ago, he’d frequent this week’s waiver-wire column as someone owned in 34 percent of Yahoo Sports leagues, below the 50 percent prerequisite.

The pitchers listed all throw harder than Colon, and the discussed hitters sure better hit with more efficacy. Then again, Colon has as many homers combined as two shortstops highlighted for other attributes.  

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