Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Selected by the Houston Astros in the 38th round of the 2004 MLB First-Year Player Draft.
Appeared in 20 games, making three starts ... Went 0-1 with a 8.32 ERA in 40 innings of work ... Washington State (May 13-15): Worked 1 1/3 scoreless innings in two appearances ... Southern Utah (April 25-26): Struck out a season-high six batters against one walk in 4 2/3 innings ... Loyola Marymount (Feb. 3-6): Made first collegiate start in UA’s second game of the year.
Graduated from Clovis West High School in Fresno, Calif., where he earned four varsity letters in baseball for coach Tim Thiessen ... Two-time team captain ... Two-time all-state selection his junior and senior years ... 2004 Fresno Bee Player of the Year ... 2004 Clovis Independent Player of the Year ... Fresno MVP of the City in 2004 ... Fresno Pitcher of the Year his senior season in 2005 ... Fresno Grizzles 2004 Player of the Year ... All-Tri-City Athletic Conference in 2003, 2004 and 2005 ... Two-time All-Valley selection in 2004-05 ... Clovis West High School Pitcher of the Year all four seasons ... 2005 Clovis West MVP and Pitcher of the Year ... Went 12-2 with a 1.14 ERA and 115 strikeouts in 86 innings pitched his senior year ... Clovis West lost in the Central Coast title game his senior season to Buchanan High School ... Went 9-2 and helped lead Clovis West to its first-ever Central Coast championship his junior year ... Tossed the first no-hitter in the Central Coast championship game to help win the title in 2004 ... Is fifth all-time in the Central Coast Section with 34 career wins.
Participated at the 2004 Area Code Games in Long Beach, Calif.
Full name: Michael Jeffrey Colla ... Born: 12/23/86 in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Son of Jeff and Becci Colla ... Has one sister, Cristina ... Is majoring in regional development.